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Moving Day!

behind the wheel wood in blue sun

Dear Readers,

I have the opportunity to move my blog to the Sun Sentinel’s new website, today is the day. My new blog will be called Behind The Wheel. I will be doing weekly car reviews on all of your favorite manufactures. I hope you follow me there.

My first review for Behind The Wheel will be on the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante. It is V12 Grand Tourer that has a price tag of $322,000. Find out if I think it is worth the price by going to www.Behind-The-Wheel.com

Thank you for reading,

Jonathan Brownfield

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Test Drive with the new McLaren 12c Coupe

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30 seconds behind the wheel of the new McLaren coupe, and you will realize that this coolest production car on the planet! It’s unique build was designed by engineers from the ground up for performance. To start with, McLaren uniquely designed the cabin to sit within a carbon fiber tub. This innovation came as a result of McLaren’s racing experience. McLaren is the only production car manufacture whose primary focus is building professional race cars. That is why you will find an air brake stolen from McLaren’s Formula 1 race car.

20120722-100036.jpgAbove is a “naked” McLaren coupe

I love driving this car! You get the sense that you truly are driving a race car. It backs a powerful 592 horsepower twin-turbo V8 engine and a dual-clutch transmission, which will take you up to 205 mph. The McLaren goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds flat. It features a hydraulic suspension system that rides as smooth as a Rolls-Royce in normal mode and as stiff as an F1 car in track mode. With a price tag starting at $240,000, this car is not cheap, but I think it is the best street legal car you can buy!

Big thank you to The Collection in Miami Florida for loaning me the car! http://www.thecollection.mclaren.com/

First Look at the Lexus LFA

The Lexus LFA is an incredible car. About a year ago, I got to take a first look at the car before it went on sale. The car sounds sexy and is hand built by Lexus LFA works. But at nearly $400,000, I don’t think it is worth the price tag!

First Look at the Mercedes SLS AMG

I shot this video about a year and a half ago, but still relevant. It is a first look at a very rare car, the Mercedes SLS AMG. The SLS is a redesign of the 1954 Mercedes Gullwing. It was the most advanced car to it’s time. The new Mercedes has a 6.3 L V-8 engine with 563 horsepower. It’s aluminum body is much larger than it’s predecessor, but it still is a great looking car!