It's Happening: Marchionne Will Increase Ferrari Production(Sep 15, 2014)Calm down. Ferrari is a business of making not just cars but profits. Even charging the outrageous prices they already do they can't pay for the R&D, tooling and their racing program on the money coming in on the few sales the make annually. Ferrari has got to piss or get off the pot. Either they charge even more for too expensive cars or they increase production.
First World Problem: Porsche Recalling 918 Spyder(Sep 10, 2014)Reality check: EVERY business is about making money. Customers are only important insofar as to being source of said money. Of course it'd be nice if a biz cared about their customers but for me giving me a good quality product my money paid for is all I demand. The rest is bullcrap.
Chevy Dealer Gives Camaro Z/28 a $30k Markup(Sep 04, 2014)Why call this thievery? Prospective buyers don't have a gun to their head forcing them to pay that insane price. I sincerely hope nobody ponies up this joker's asking price and he's forced by market forces to sell at a realistic price.
There's Someone Who Doesn't Love the Corvette Stingray(Sep 03, 2014)Prestige? The Vette has tons of that, but more than that... CHARACTER! More still it has been in non-stop production longer than any Ferrari or Porsche. It has never been a car with elitist snobbish aspirations. It has always been an hi performing sports car attainable by the middle classes that just happens to be able to kick those other brands in the 'nads.
2015 Mustang to Feature 10-Speed Automatic?(Aug 21, 2014)OK maybe my eyes aren't as good as some folks, but how the heck can you tell this interior is "cheap?" Or even "looks cheap?" Cut the crap. OK fine, you don't like Mustang or any American iron, I get it. But this mindless and unfounded quality criticism is plain stupid.
China is Accusing Mercedes of Being a Monopoly(Aug 20, 2014)V You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Super Chicken. Quiturbitchin and pay the price of ownership or buy a different brand. Nobody's holding a gun to anybody's head a forcing them to buy a Mercedes.
Could a Drop-Top Charger SRT Hellcat Really Happen?(Aug 19, 2014)I've seen a 2-door conversion of the previous generation Charger that looked really nice. I wasn't sure it was a custom job until seeing something similar on one of those TV car customization shows. Dang! I can't remember which one.
The Next Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Will be Mid-Engined(Aug 19, 2014)You're dreaming if you think GM and Corvette can't beat those too expensive cars you''re drooling over. ZO6 will already open a can of whupass on just about everything else produced across the pond! It takes $1m cars to compete with a not even top level Corvette? God help them when Zr1 arrives.
The Next Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Will be Mid-Engined(Aug 19, 2014)@ IAMGEARHEAD there once was the guy named Ferrari and a bunch of other snooty Euro-pinheads that thought the same thing until a good ol' racing Texan named Shelby put a cowboy boot to his ass.
The Next Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Will be Mid-Engined(Aug 17, 2014)This is stupid! Corvette is already a mid-engine design. Just front instead of rear. Don't screw around with what makes Corvette... Corvette! If GM wants a mid-engine halo super/hypercar I'm all for it. Just don't call it Corvette.
Full Carbon Arab Agera R Hits London Streets(Aug 16, 2014)I can understand drooling over this car's performance but to my eyes Keggs have always looked 'off' about the driver's canopy. I'm sure the design is extremely functional but it just seems awkward.
The Sharif's 1963 Thunderbird For Sale on eBay(Aug 13, 2014)In 1972 my step-dad bought me a loaded 63 T-bird, triple black with a governed blue printed engine for my birthday from a police auction (he was a cop). I was just 15yrs old and still had no license. I never got to drive it because my mom totaled it a week after I got it. That really sucked.
Cadillac Unveils Escalade Platinum(Aug 12, 2014)What's cheap? Hidef screens for the two rear rows. Bluetooth connectivity. Wonder if there's WiFi hotspot builtin? This is perfect for long trips to keep the kids occupied. Especially if wireless head phones are available like in Honda Odessy.
Cadillac Unveils Escalade Platinum(Aug 12, 2014)A turbo diesel would significantly improve fuel mileage and towing capacity. GM has no problem with the diesel in their HD trucks. The Allison tranny may not be smooth enough for a luxury SUV but the new 8-speed should adapt easily enough since the Escalade won't be used like an HD work truck.
Cadillac Unveils Escalade Platinum(Aug 12, 2014)Lizmary I know exactly what you mean I live in farm country in Stanislaus County. I commute to the Bay Area everyday. I saw $3.69/gal in Castro Valley this morning and was so happy. It sucks to remember 37�/gal. LOL
Cadillac Unveils Escalade Platinum(Aug 12, 2014)I wish I could afford a truck like this. Cross country trips with the whole family is a breeze and way more comfy than the old Suburban. I miss that truck.
Ford Mustang SVT Spins Out at the Ring(Aug 08, 2014)V Huh? Whazzat? ALL THE PERFORMANCE MEASURABLES, at least those known for certain, put Mustang up against the M4 in good standing. Same class all day long. Even the pricing will be similar variant depending.
Legal Marijuana in Colorado Results in Less Fatal Crashes(Aug 08, 2014)I'm wondering how many people who might have family members killed or maimed by a stoned driver would still think this is a great idea or think it funny? I don't think you stoners would be so cavalier if you were left a quadriplegic by one of your fellow tokers.
1,400-HP, 290-MPH Hennessey Venom F5 Breaks Cover(Aug 05, 2014)Has anyone bothered to see Hennessey's own release on this new car? It clearly states this is a completely new ground-up design! Why the Lotus crap? If Top gear reported different then they're knuckle heads. Oh right. They are aren't they.
GM Fast-Tracking Next-Gen Full-Size Trucks(Jul 29, 2014)It never turned out to be true that Ford trucks with Ecoboost V6 engines got better mpg in either real world or EPA ratings, so why should GM "panic" over a truck that has yet to turn a wheel in the real world and receive independent testing?
The Dodge SRT Viper Won't be Offered with the Hellcat V8(Jul 28, 2014)So the Challenger is too heavy eh? So what does that make the following?:
Mercedes E550 = 4156 lbs
Mercedes CL65 = 4940 lbs
BMW M6 = 4255 lbs
Audi RS5 = 4009 lbs
Jaguar XK S/C = 4079 lbs
I could go on but just cut the crap already about the Challenger or the Camaro being "boats" if these and others of like weight aren't sailing as well.
Chrysler's New Big Crossover Will Have a Minivan Platform(Jul 27, 2014)What a revolting development. The problem is Fiat has nothing larger to compete with GM's Traverse/Acadia/Enclave lineups. They're really big inside. Almost as big as a Chevy Tahoe but better packaging. They're not trucks but fwd crossovers that can be had with awd. The Acadia and Enclave are really nice.
An Inside View of the Challenger SRT Hellcat in Action(Jul 27, 2014)I still don't understand why some commenters insist on calling this car a "boat." It isn't any heavier (and in most cases is lighter) than almost any other sports coupe made in Europe. Is it the braking? It never was bad and now is excellent according to reports. Same with handling. Oh I get it. American brand. OK then. Smh.
BMW Marking 100th Anniversary with i9 Supercar(Jul 23, 2014)This design has such an Italian vibe. Must've been one of the design houses to do this. BMW mostly makes homely cars. Cars that make you wonder "Why in heck did they do that? They're BMW!"
Ferrari FF Gets the Full PUR Carbon-Fiber and Wheel Treatment(Jul 23, 2014)Only Ferrari I might break down and spend my own money on IF I were wealthy. Powerful, fast, spacious were it not for the insane price of ownership entry and maintenance it could even be described as a "practical" supercar. Much like a Porche Panamera. Just not ugly as that car is.
Future Rivals? Mercedes S65 AMG Coupe Vs. Cadillac Elmiraj(Jul 16, 2014)V16 isn't out of the realm of possibilities. Displacement is key, along with weight and cg. There's lots of room under that long hood for the right sized V16 to fit behind the front wheels I think. The V8 in the C7 gets ridiculous fuel freeway mpg. I don't see why a V16 can't do likewise and the volumes sold as a true halo car can't do much harm to the stupid CAFE regs.
Future Rivals? Mercedes S65 AMG Coupe Vs. Cadillac Elmiraj(Jul 16, 2014)650 hp is not underpowered. What matters is the 700 lbs torque to be able to move 5000+ lbs of car off the line and freeway pass with ease. Cadillac can match those hp numbers with ease but unstressed torque in combination won't be easy. But If any other engineering company can do it. Maybe surpass Mercedes if the reins are taken off.