2016 Erin Tauga 370X & 2017 Erin Tauga SB
The sporty, hardcore version of Erin’s mid-size executive sedan. The Tauga 370X is a 183 mph four door rocket, the aims to offer something a little more down to Earth than rival performance sedans. It’s not the most powerful - just 418 hp from its 3.7l N/A V6; it’s not the fastest, with a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds; it’s certainly not the most well equipped, steering clear of tons of electric performance features. And by god, do not buy this car if you want something comfortable. It is positively opposed to that.
Instead, it offers a thoroughly voracious driving experience. This lightweight, nimble sedan is less about the numbers and more about satisfaction; it dances through corners, soars with its V6 war cry and loves being pushed to the edge.
Better still, its 6 speed manual gearbox means you’ll get to shout down all of your car friends by saying your ride is ‘more engaging’ to drive.
It’s worth making a note about that V6; previously a 3.3l V6, cost restrictions and the rebalancing in UE4 means we’ve had to up it to a 3.7l V6. It still has its classic super oversquared layout, and still packs VVTL and high performance components.
Count this as a lore change!
The special, unique 2 door Shooting Brake version of the Tauga X (just pretend that those rear doors aren’t there), and with the extra addition of all wheel drive. It’s a different experience; the power is weightier, the acceleration is harder and the drive is more sonorous.
And with that sleek, sexy wagon body style, you get to have all the fun of the sedan variant in a proper estate. Don’t ask us to explain why it’s better, we all know wagons just are.
This is the one for the real enthusiast. The one who happily chooses style over substance, who knows that sometimes, a car has to go as well as it looks for it to be worth owning.