2014 BMW M235i: More Than Just The Bargain M? [Ignition Episode 106]

On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the new BMW M235i, the smallest and least expensive performance car in the automaker’s lineup. It has the right formula: rear-wheel drive and a 320-horse turbo straight six.

The problem is that the M division, despite what the badges say, didn’t develop it. So is the M235i a poser or the real deal? Through instrumented testing, a drive on the winding road, and a hot lap with Randy Pobst at Streets of Willow, we find out.

Peugeot Exalt

In the same vein than spot Onyx, here is the new film Peugeot for its prototype called Exalt presented at the Beijing Motor Show.

Once again directed by Paul Mignot and produced by Cream, this video of breathtaking beauty and touting the greatness of this concept with an amazing post-production by Digital District.

Mini Cooper: Black Light

Ben Tricklebank achieved a spot of high quality for Mini. Entitled “Mini Cooper – Black Light”, this video invites us to discover in slow motion a model from the brand in the dark breaking through a dark fluorescent installation, transforming the car.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: The Trans-Am Racer Returns! [Ignition Episode 105]

On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago and his team travel to Alabama to drive the hotly anticipated 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.

With 505 horsepower from a high-revving 7.0-liter V-8, a 6-speed manual transmission, sophisticated suspension, and the widest front tires of any production car we know of, this Camaro is focused on one thing: Track domination.

To find out how well it works, we subject the Z/28 to our battery of tests, including a lap with race driver Randy Pobst. How does it fare?

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S: The Most Capable Grand Tourer? [Ignition Episode 104]

On this episode of Ignition, Jonny Lieberman has a go with perhaps the most capable grand touring car on the market, the new Porsche 911 Turbo S. Combining 560 horsepower, upwards of 553 lb-ft of torque and several cows’ worth of leather.

Embarking on a cross continental trip in the dead of winter, Jonny begins in frosty Georgia and heads all the way back to Motor Trend’s headquarters in Southern California.

Along the way he traverses ten States, meets up with friends like Randy Pobst and John Hennessey, examines why Americans are so found of road trips and just generally enjoys the hell out of one of the quickest production cars on earth, the mighty 911 Turbo S.