Midlife Crises Cure: New Wheels!

Don’t fret age spots and frown lines. Instead of going under the knife, take that money and buy a new car. It’s less invasive and loads more fun!

We love this story from vroomgirls.com that gives some great reasons to get some new wheels to help that midlife crisis! Hey, men have been doing it for years, it’s about time women get in on the fun!  And nothing can pump up your looks like a brand new shiny piece of metal or aluminum that fits the proportions of your personality.

Vroomgirls picked six new luxury vehicles that run the gamut from sedan to SUV. Driving these head turners can make you feel younger, happier, more energetic and beautiful. We realize that not everybody can spin for the latest model but a girl can dream, right?

2013 LX570 5 dr SUV

First of all, this SUV has room for seven. In other words, it will go to Costco, tow your speedboat and heft your brood of kids…in fine style. Step up to the illuminated running board that leads into a leather and wood trimmed cabin with that calm Lexus interior that speaks good taste. For the back seat there’s dual-screen rear seat entertainment. For the driver—expect plenty of oomph behind the hefty V8 engine with 383-hp. and 403 lb.-ft. of torque. We’re talking big, brawny and beautiful.
Priced from $80,930

2013 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

Think Scandinavian—feminine, feisty and well designed. Volvo’s new generation sedan has AWD so that it holds up in any weather. Plus, it kicks it up mountains with a turbocharged engine that sips 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway.

Yes, you are a competent Mom and value the safety that Volvo stand for. However, even the guys at Motor Trend say that that the Volvo S60 “looks damn sexy.” Of course we care about that. To note, this Volvo looks good coming and going. The back end sprouts dual polished exhaust pipes.
Priced from $41,345.

2012 Jaguar XJ Supersport

This sedan moves like silk and feels like money. A quiet cabin, lit with pools of phosphorescent blue light, has stitched leather seats, touches of carbon fiber and a vast glass roof. With the JaguarDriveSelector (a knob that rises up when you start the engine) one chooses the drive function by rotating the control with fingertips. (BTW, the inspiration for the rotating button was the grip on a Leica camera lens.) The 510 hp supercharged V8 kicks 0-60 in 4.7 seconds and tops out at 174 miles per hour. Our test model added in a luscious purple felt lined glove box and center console.
Priced from $111,200.

2013 Infiniti G37 Convertible

What a surprise! This is the vehicle that racecar enthusiasts buy for the fun of it. Talk about turning heads! This convertible is all about slim lines—even the three-piece retractable hard top is seamless. A Bose adaptive audio system automatically adjusts when the top is down so you can sing along to your favorites. The cabin is embellished with silk aluminum or maple trim. We liked the Pacific Sky Light Blue with a wheat leather and maple interior. Anchored by a V6 325 horsepower engine, this convertible kept us way ahead of the pack.
Priced from $47,200

2012 Range Rover Evoque

BAM! This is the smallest, lightest, most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced and it comes in a coupe or five-door. All we can say is, whether you plan to ford wide streams or just tool around the city, the turbo-charged Evoque is adorable, quick on its feet and made us feel like a kid again. We loved the panoramic glass roof! The Evoque can be ordered up in standout colors including Colima Lime Metallic, Havana Metallic (brown) and Mauritius Metallic (Blue).
Priced from $43,995

2013 Cadillac XTS

This new sedan looks like it just came off the drawing board of the future. Cadillac’s newest incarnation breathes seduction with satin chrome exterior appointments, 20-inch aluminum wheels, illuminated door handles and sharp lines. The cabin has a choice of interior colors that range from caramel to light platinum with wood trim and leather seats. Sound comes from a 14-speaker Bose surround system and a heads-up display appears in color on the windshield. When you order an XTS, you get an iPad to learn about how to use CUE. That’s Cadillac’s touch-screen entertainment/navigation system that has all kinds of whizz technology.
Priced from $44,075

If you’re ready to cure your midlife crisis, visit our website and browse our great selection – something for every midlife crisis (and for every budget!).

Evolution Auto
1300 Rinehart Road
Sanford, FL 32771
407-688-5888

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Jaguar Heritage Racing

The first event at which Jaguar Heritage Racing was present this year was the 2012 Mille Miglia retrospective in May. This year’s running of the Mille Miglia has particular significance for Jaguar as it marked 60 years since Sir Stirling Moss and Norman Dewis (then Jaguar’s chief development driver) took the start in the first disc-brake equipped C-type. Later that same year Sir Stirling Moss recorded the first win for a disc-braked car when he drove another C-type to victory at Reims, paving the way for the wide-scale use of the technology that we all take for granted today.

It’s hard to think of a racing driver so loved, yet in spite of his uncanny abilities (15 grand-prix victories between 1951 and 1961); Moss never won a Formula One world championship.

Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons wasn’t one to waste money on motor racing, but even he admitted that the C-type was a good investment. “My proudest moment,” he said later, “was in 1951, when my Jaguar first won the Le Mans 24-hour race.”

Basically a tubular frame carrying a breathed-upon XK120 straight-six clothed in Malcolm Sayer’s diaphanous coachwork, the C-type is simply one of the most beautiful racing cars, ever. On its original drums brakes, however, it had only one good stop a lap. There was a solution, however.

“Norman Dewis and I did the testing for Dunlop on disc brakes,” says Moss, “and the breakthrough when they were sorted was unreal. This pea-colored one was the car that I won at Reims in [in May 1952] and it was the first race victory for a disc-braked car. It revolutionized braking, I can really tell you.”

The “pea-colored one” chassis XKC 005 is still on its original MDU 212 registration and worth many millions. It’s clearly been fed on racing food and is in fantastic condition, with the cockpit patina just as Moss would have left it and immaculate coachwork.

Moss doesn’t do banzai laps any more. Why should he? He climbs behind the wheel of old Jag. “This is a beautiful car,” he says, surveying the cockpit. We exit the pits, the brassy exhaust note bathing the crews readying for the next race. Moss gives a running commentary of braking points and apexes, clearly relishing the drive more as he starts his second lap. It might not be fast, but his double declutching is perfection, the braking smooth and his first application of steering never needs a second adjustment. I don’t suppose you forget things like that.

The Jaguar Heritage Racing program is operated and managed by JD Classics, based in Maldon,Essex. JD Classics will prepare both the C and D-type Jaguars which will take to the track, and have responsibility for all race-day activities.  Jaguar Heritage Racing will make sure that Jaguar is as well represented in historic motorsport today as it was when those same models competed back in the day.

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If You Love Exotic Cars Like We Do…

Introducing the Future of Supercars… Jaguar’s Project C-X75

The ultimate expression of Jaguar design and engineering innovation Project C-X75 captures the spirit of Jaguar’s tomorrow. It blends design purity with cutting edge powertrain technology to push the boundaries of both performance and sustainability.

Jaguar’s C-X75 is a plug-in hybrid, two-seat, concept car from Jaguar that produces a whopping 778 horsepower through four electric motors, each of which drives one of the four wheels. You are looking at the future of super cars. The C-X75 tops out at 205 mph and accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and 50 to 90 mph in 2.3 seconds!

At $1.48 million they are building a maximum of 250 cars in partnership with Formula One team Williams F1. So if you’ve got a bank vault full of money, one can be yours!

Here is a first look at the car as it takes to the streets of Paris. Isn’t it  beautiful?! What words would you use to describe this supercar?

We’ll leave you with this video… for your daydreaming pleasure:

We might not have this supercar on the lot, but we do have plenty of vehicles, one of which might be just what you’re looking for. Stop by, take a look!

Evolution Auto
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Sanford, FL 32771
407-688-5888

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