Ode to Mercury....
After years of neglect by lazy engineers and designers as well as parent company, Ford Motor Company's, unwillingness to put money into Mercury's, slow sales, bad management and the copycat and cookie-cutter effect of it's bretheren models finally killed what was left of the Mercury lineup in 2011. It was then allowed to die a slow, painful and agonizing death via snakebite with no antidote in 2012.
Ferrari 458 Italia.....
autoFrenzy.net's dream Machine of the month is arguably one of the most beautiful, awesome and passionate works of art to ever come out of Italy.. The 458 Italia is truly passion on wheels and poetry in motion. We recommend that you get in line to buy your concert ticket, because before you die you have got to hear this thing sing.. Now it will never be our intent to measure a car by race track performance, slalom or zero to sixty time. Instead we measure them by the passion it emits, how well it stays together and by plain old pure driving pleasure. We at autoFrenzy.net feel that there is nothing more poetic than a beautiful and well thought out automobile that can just be hopped into on a Sunday, washed, driven and enjoyed..
In so many of the automobiles that we drive, it seems that we want a cross between something that we can cruise comfortably in as well as something that is going to get up and go when we want it too. Ferrari as well as a few other honorable mentions seemed to have done some sort of genius engineering job with this one and combined a Cadillac, a Porsche and an F-22 Raptor, that is easy to drive and great to be seen in.....
G. Andre' C.