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The hero of the pack is the 2015 Camaro Z/28, a track-proven, new-school muscle car with a winning heritage. Hot on its heels is the 2001 Audi RS 4 Avant, a car whose family-friendly functionality belies some serious road performance. If you want to get old school, the 1991 Honda CR-X SiR and the 1995 BMW M5 are ready for duty. In the classics department, the car that brought the dual-rotary motor to market - the Mazda Cosmo 110S Series II - will astound you with its form and its 7,000-RPM redline.
In addition, our June free car is the Lotus Carlton, a rare super-sedan hailing from a manufacturer better known for its light and lithe sports cars.
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2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28
While the Corvette C7 is an astonishing car, American muscle fans would be
foolish to sleep on the brand new Camaro Z-28. Even at nearly 4,000 pounds, this
Camaro delivers astonishing numbers on the strip (0-60 in 4.4 secs and less than
13 second quarter mile times) and that's not even what it is built for. The Z/28
proudly sports its road-racing homologation history by delivering a sticky and
well-balanced track experience. With suspension technology straight out of
Formula One and a development program that included the Nürburgring, Road
Atlanta, and Road America, this is a track-proven weapon just waiting to stomp
2001 Audi RS 4 Avant
The RS 4 Avant takes the notion of a wagon being some sort of sedate family
transporter and tosses it right out the window. It might be surprising to hear
but, in its time, this was the most powerful production car Audi ever built,
with a 375-hp twin-turbo V6. This isn't just some monster they released to scare
grocery-getters; the RS 4 Avant is a true sports car despite its ample room in
the rear. Bespoke body panels surround oversize tires, enlarged brake rotors sit
behind every wheel, and the suspension is lively and responsive. This speedy
wagon is ready for a trip to grandmother's house; just make sure the road over
the hills and through the woods has plenty of twists and turns to enjoy.
1995 BMW M5
The 1995 BMW M5 represents the last year of the E34 series. This was the fastest
production saloon car in its second evolution. It embodies both luxury and
performance like no other car of its time. The M5 was hand assembled and
designed for the BMW owner that wanted to lead the pack in a four-door luxury
sedan. While never well suited to the track due to its excessive weight, the M5
is the ultimate touring car. The quick-revving, 3.5-liter, 24-valve, straight-6
engine delivered north of 250 horsepower and the 6-speed transmission was one of
the few available in the mid-1990s. Together with its stiffer and lower
suspension, the car's performance will rival many sport coupes in its class.
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1991 Honda CR-X SiR
Whether you are a Honda fanboy or just looking for a something simple and fast,
the Honda CR-X SiR is a top choice for nearly any kind of racing. Start with the
VTEC - the CR-X is the second model after the Integra to receive it; once you
hit 6,000 RPM, the camshaft profile changes, the timing advances, and it's time
to hang on. Nimble by its very nature as a tiny two-seat hatch, the CR-X is a
perfect car to whip past the competition. Next, consider the form of the CR-X,
which lends itself to photographs or to looking fantastic while cruising with
friends. It's a lot of car in a small package, but isn't that also what they say
1972 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110 Series II
If not for the Cosmo 110S, Mazda may not have gone on to sell nearly two-million
rotary-powered vehicles over the next 40 years. The Cosmo was hand built and
only sold 1,519 models in total, but it was the halo vehicle from which Mazda's
later success spawned. Seeking a way to capitalize on their investment in the
Wankel rotary, Mazda brought this phenomenal and, at the time, futuristic sports
car to market. Produced from 1967 to 1972, the 110S initially had 110 horsepower
derived from its twin-rotor motor. The series II brought 128 ponies to bear and,
with them, a five-speed transmission and an improved ride. Less than ten models
were ever brought to the U.S., with car collector Jay Leno owning the only
remaining Cosmo stateside. Whether you drive one for its sleek looks or for its
screaming 7,000-RPM redline, the Cosmo is a JDM artifact that is worth a spin.
1990 Lotus Carlton - June Free Car
From an automaker best known for its elfin racers and commitment to lightness,
the large Carlton seems a bizarre vehicle to emerge wearing a Lotus badge. An
executive sedan tweaked within an inch of its life, Lotus' engineering expertise
allowed the Lotus Carlton to be the fastest sedan in the world for a period of
time. Born at a time when General Motors owned both Lotus and Vauxhall/Opel, the
idea was to build a halo car wearing the Lotus badge to generate some attention
to the brand. By boring out and twin-turbocharging the Vauxhall inline six, the
377 horsepower Carlton got a bit too much attention — the 180 mph-capable sedan
became so wildly controversial in Britain that law enforcement sometimes spoke
of banning it from the road. Perhaps the police were simply jealous, as no
cruiser in the UK could catch a Carlton on a clear motorway. Lest you think that
it's merely an unruly straight-line ruffian, Lotus did also tune the suspension.
It's no Elise, but you'd be surprised what the big Carlton is capable of.