Sneak peek: We drive the ten hottest new cars of 2011 (part 2)


2011 is going to be a great year for cars and for the people that love ’em.

Think of the all new cars of 2011 as:

– Bigger

– Better

– Faster

– Cheaper

– and of course electric.

So without further delay here’s the TFLcar list (part 2) of the ten hottest new cars of 2011 in no particular order.

BTW: You can check out part 1 of the ten hottest new cars of 2011 list HERE.

5) 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI


When a car company first debuts a new car model they invite automotive journalist to scenic locations to test drive the new car.

And that’s exactly what’s happening today in Aspen, Colorado as the second wave of Automotive journalist previews the mid-cycle refresh of the new wide-bodied 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI.

Most of the time the only restriction that automakers put on journalists includes an embargo of any driving impressions of the new model, and so it is with the new WRX and STI.

The driving impressions are embargoed until July 19th at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t show you the new car, we just can’t tell you how it drives.

So check out this video of the new new WRX and STI as we drive it up to Independence Pass in Aspen, Colorado, and as a pro Rally car drivers makes the most of the car’s iconic rally racing history.

Click HERE for the TFLcar video first drive review.

4) 2011 Audi A8



The flagship 2011 Audi A8 is a technological tour de force that comes with every bit of German premium car technology that’s possible to stuff into a car.

In your next premium car do you want

– all wheel drive

– heated and cooled seats

– messaging seats

– air suspension

– personalized dynamic ride, steering and handling

– LED headlamps all around

– 20 inch wheels

– an eight-speed automatic transmission

– and too much more to list?

Check, check, and check.

Click HERE for the TFLcar video first drive review.

3) 2011 Dodge Challenger


For 2011 the 2011Dodge Challenger SRT8 gets a bigger & badder HEMI 392.

If you do that math here is what that 392 means:

– About 6.4 liters instead of the old car’s 6.1 liter engine

– 470-hp with

– 470 pounds-feet of torque

Click HERE for the TFLcar video first drive review.

2) 2011 Scion tC


Once upon a time the Scion tC used to be the coolest kid on the block. But that was than and this is now, the Mini Cooper is the reigning cool kid in town.

So does the all new 2011 Scion tC have what it takes to be back in the cool game?

We recently found out when we had a chance to spend the day driving the Scion tC at Red Rock Canyon just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Click HERE for the TFLcar video first drive review.

1) 2011 Ford Fiesta


Here’s an interesting question to ponder…will American car buyers warm to a small, economical, premium European, car?

Ford is betting, and betting big, that you will.

The Michigan based car maker is about to introduce the diminutive Ford Fiesta this summer to American car buyers. The American Fiesta, while made in Mexico, is almost identical to the European car which as it happens is now the best selling car in Europe.

Over on this side of the ocean we get basically the same car as the Europeans, as well as a sedan version of the 5-door hatch that’s not a for sale in the old world.

Ford thinks that young urban types will take to the car which gets 30/40 mpg with a dual clutch automatic Ford calls a PowerShift and starts at $15,795.

But is this a car that you would put on your shopping list? Watch the video as we test drive the 2011 model in San Francisco.

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