Issue 142

April 23, 2014

In this issue:

Preview: 2015 Dodge Challenger
Driven: 2014 Audi RS5
WRR's Fantasy Racer GP Contest: Round Six
Classic: Buick Grand National & GNX
GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition - WiFi and remote control
WR TV: 2015 Subaru WRX STI
Momo Wheels Drone
Preview: 2015 Dodge Charger
Autoglym Custom Wheel Cleaner
Gear Spotlight: V-MODA Faders VIP Tuned Hearing Protection
Momo Design Pilot Limited Edition Automatic Chronograph

Preview: 2015 Dodge Challenger

By Bradley Iger / April 17, 2014

Debuting in 2008, Dodge threw its hat back into the pony car ring with the Challenger, a vehicle which rides on a shortened version of the LX platform which underpins the Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300. The Challenger saw a minor refresh for the 2011 model year, which brought updated infotainment systems, interior appointments, revised suspension geometry, and some very minor visual tweaks. Now looking into the 2015 model year, the Challenger sees another refresh, this one of much more significant scope.
 
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Driven: 2014 Audi RS5

By Bradley Iger / April 16, 2014

It's been a while since we last spent some time with the sharpest iteration of Audi's A5 sports coupe. As such, we thought we'd reacquaint ourselves with the RS5, see how things have progressed in the interim, and get a better sense of what it's like to live with it in the real world.
 
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WRR's Fantasy Racer GP Contest: Round Six

By Winding Road Staff / April 21, 2014

Congratulations to our round five winner, Russell Swope, for nailing all the questions from round five! Enjoy your new pair of V-MODA Faders VIP tuned earplugs, Russell!
 
Round six sees both IndyCar and Pirelli World Challenge series back in action this upcoming weekend at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. The contestant who correctly predicts the pole sitters and winners of the Indycar event and the PWC GT class will win a package of Rescue Tape - a must have for anyone who races.
 
Playing FRGP is easy - just head over to the contest page and answer five questions. That's it - you're entered to win!
 
So what're you waiting for? Play Fantasy Racer GP now
 
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Classic: Buick Grand National & GNX

By Ronan Glon / April 18, 2014

Generally speaking, the large-displacement muscle car era gradually came to an end in the late-1970s.  Consumer demand remained strong but the United States was still feeling shockwaves from the oil crisis that rocked the world in the middle of the 1970s, leading legislators to continuously push for ever-stricter emissions regulations.
 
Buick engineers wanted to keep building high-performance cars in spite of the restrictions placed on large engines.  They boldly set out to prove it was possible to go fast while keeping fuel economy in check by replacing raw displacement with forced induction.
 
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GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition - WiFi and remote control

Price: $399.99

Capture and share your life’s most meaningful experiences with the HERO3+ Black Edition. 20% smaller and lighter than its best-selling predecessor, it delivers improved image quality and powerful new features geared for versatility and convenience. SuperView™ is a new video mode that captures the world’s most immersive wide angle perspective, while Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate for stunning low-light performance. Combined with 30% longer battery life, 4x faster Wi-Fi, a sharper lens and compatibility with all GoPro mounts and accessories, the HERO3+ Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro yet.

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WR TV: 2015 Subaru WRX STI

By Bradley Iger / April 22, 2014

We enjoyed our drive of the new STI-flavored WRX on and around Laguna Seca back in February so much that we just couldn't keep ourselves away from the rally-bred bruiser. This time we got a chance to capture the road manners of the STI around the streets of Los Angeles and on the twisty roads of the Angeles National Forest. 
 

Momo Wheels Drone

Price: $175.00

The Drone by Momo is a true revolution in their range of wheel design and aesthetics. Its carved spokes imbue the wheel with an eye-catching design, showing off an explosive personality. The quality of finishes is at its peak in every single detail, from the new center cap to the thin diamond cut ring surrounding it.

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Preview: 2015 Dodge Charger

By Winding Road Staff / April 18, 2014

The Challenger isn't the only car in Dodge's portfolio that's getting a refresh for 2015. As Chrysler is often known to do, all the vehicles sharing the LX platform - which also includes the Chrysler 300 - get their updates simultaneously. While Dodge kept it simple when giving the Challenger a facelift, designers chose to give the Charger a more comprehensive makeover.  
 

Autoglym Custom Wheel Cleaner

Price: $15.00

Certain wheel types are manufactured from chemically sensitive metals. Traditional wheel cleaners cannot be used and an acid free cleaner is required.

Custom Wheel Cleaner is suitable for all wheel types including alloy, lacquered alloy, steel, chrome, painted, anodised and plastic finishes.

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Gear Spotlight: V-MODA Faders VIP Tuned Hearing Protection

By Bradley Iger / April 21, 2014

What Is It?
 
We all know that prolonged exposure to loud sounds can damage our hearing. But what if those loud sounds are why we're there in the first place? V-MODA Faders earplugs are specifically designed to maintain the clarity and detail of the sounds you're listening to while also reducing your exposure to damaging noise by 12dB evenly across the frequency spectrum. This makes them ideal for racing spectators, music fans, and anyone who spends a significant amount of time around especially loud sounds but also needs to be able to hear fine detail, like those who work in factories and machine shops.
 

Momo Design Pilot Limited Edition Automatic Chronograph

Price: $2,499

The Pilot Limited Edition Automatic Chronograph displays a Swiss made automatic chronograph movement for elegant and reliable time telling. Perfect for the man on the move, this sleek timepiece is complete with 25 jewels — standout in a subtle way.

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