Our list of cars as well as trucks which have been the ton of funA Chevrolet SS only landed in the Autoweek fleet. Its 6.2-liter V8 boasts 415 hp as well as 415 lb-ft, rocking the six-speed manual transmission. We adore the V8sroar as well as power. We puncture the float quality as well as how the SS strikes the nice balance between firm aggression as well as everyday livability, as in the chassis feels well controlled though doesnt kick we up. Its the singular automobile we can have the ton of fun in though which is also comfortable sufficient for prolonged drives.The exterior shape is conservative, prompting most in the office to call it the sleeper. The cars plaque says $48,570 as tested. Talk about bang for the buck!The SS is the only performance sedan upon the marketplace thats worth starting into debt for, according to calm executive Rory Carroll, whilst the king of LA (aka senior editor, West Coast) Mark Vaughn said, Its fast, absolute as well as fun, though looks bland as hell. we happen to adore bland as hell.Few cars rolling through Autoweek HQ prompt as much enthusiastic coffee pot review as has the SS. Its arrival got us wondering: What alternative cars have been so fun they have we look brazen to getting out of bed in the morning?Even if itsMonday.What alternative cars have the Autoweek editors shopping lists because, whilst we didnt necessarily expect greatness, theyre simply as well much fun to leave off? What cars do we jump in, fire up as well as begin smiling?Here have been some Autoweek staff favorites, arrange of the crowd-sourced list of cars (and trucks) which opened our eyes -- for the time being, anyway. Land Rover LR4 HSE Photo by Land Rover Land Rover LR4 HSEBase price: $58,000375 hpHow can we argue with the Land Rover? Every time weget in one, we yearn for the muddy two track in which to go play. Or the ton of snow. That the LR4 HSE can plunge into damn nearby anything AND be among the nicest-riding SUVs out there is the bonus.I theory we expected it to be unequivocally good, though the LR4 HSE is the most recent automobile to have me say, we think we unequivocally need the single of these, as well as Im totally not the ute person.-- Natalie Neff, paper calm manager BMW M2Base price: $51,700365 hpDriving the new BMW M2 competence be the most fun we can have for 50 grandits indeed the automobile for the behind roads.This is the automobile we thought we competence like though actually loved. we started smiling the notation we strike the starter button as well as it never left my face. Its only the ruin of the great automobile -- fast, connected, controlled, great steering feel. The float generally tender me: Ive carped about BMWs as well as their runflat tires making the cars float harsh. we thought this would be the same. No such worries: The float is fine, even in potholed Detroit.--Wes Raynal, editor Volkswagen Golf RBase price: $36,595292 hpAutoweek has the prolonged history of Golf love, approach behind to the Rabbit days, in fact. From the pointed shape to the near-perfect performance/comfort combo to over-the-top build quality, the Golf R continues which history.Golf-R is upon my shortlist. With some teenager debadging, we would imagine the lot of people would think someone only slapped wheels upon the customary Golf. As is, the damn-near the undiluted car.-- Wesley Wren, join forces with editor Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMGBase price: $49,225375 hpThe GLA45 rips as well as snorts like the correct AMG should, has the requisite giant air intakes as well as spoilers, as well as doesnt price as well as arm as well as the leg.Its very unsentimental for hauling stuff as well as solves traffic like few alternative cars. It also makes uncanny hissing as well as droning noises, which is entertaining. Optioned but the wing, the a sleeper.-- Jay Ramey, join forces with editor BMW M235i Photo by BMW BMW M235iBase price: $44,025320 hpThis is what the correct BMW is ostensible to drive like: great steering, excellent six-cylinder under the hood, brakes providing only sufficient --but not as well much --grab. A sheer delight.I vote for the BMW M235i, generally now which the M2 is upon the scene. You get balanced, permitted performance but the aggressive front fascia or price tag. we dont have experience with the late 1980s to mid-1990s BMWs everyone raves about, though we imagine this is probably the closest we can get new today.-- Graham Kozak, join forces with editor 1979 Mercedes 450SEL 6.9 Photo by bringatrailer.com A vote for the classic"There have been no more sleepers. The days of hot motors in solid wrappers have been behind us. The SS comes very close. Its definitely the most unassuming performance automobile upon the marketplace today, though the got vents as well as discretionary louvers which give it away. The Golf R as well as the GLA45 have big scoopy faces, black wheels as well as uncanny little hatchback wings.Put the W116 450SL 6.9 next to the W116 300SD as well as save for the 6.9s slightly wider tires, theyre indistinguishable. And the 6.9 could be ordered but the 6.9 badge. Thats the sleeper.-- Rory Carroll, calm directorThats our list. Whats yours?
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