The Bugatti Veyron Successor Will Arrive by 2016(Jul 28, 2014)There was a movement in Germany in the early 20th century that may explain this idea of "art". Essentially engineering perfection became seen as a work of art, thus the engineering culture we associate with Germany today.
Why Tesla Doesn't Care About Giving Away its Patents(Jun 30, 2014)And the issue with hydrogen is that it takes a lot of energy to separate pure hydrogen from compounds (like water), and then to store it as a compressed liquid. Energy that could instead be directly used by the vehicle, cutting out a step
Hi-Performance Toyota GT86 in the Works?(Jun 25, 2014)Alright, how about a 911 or a corvette? Both is those handle extremely well and are more focused than an M3. Both also weigh quite a lot, but they take a corner. What about a GTR or STi? While I prefer low weight, a 3000lb car can still corner well.
Hi-Performance Toyota GT86 in the Works?(Jun 25, 2014)The 302 has the exact chassis R&D I was talking about! It handles fantastically well, and the rumor in the mill is that the new GT handles like the 302. The Current GT and the V6 are a different story. And Prodan: the M3 handles better than the twins
Hi-Performance Toyota GT86 in the Works?(Jun 25, 2014)The 86 twins are the opposite: all the R&D money is in the chassis, and it shows, but that also means that the engine doesn't really match the capabilities of the chassis. (If the 2015 mustang handles as well as I'm hoping it will, the twins are in
Hi-Performance Toyota GT86 in the Works?(Jun 25, 2014)W I dunno if I'd agree with that. The muscle cars aren't the most refined handling wise, but they can hold their own. If a little more money went into chassis Dev, rather than engine Dev (cough 2015 Mustang!) then they'd be even if not better.
Hi-Performance Toyota GT86 in the Works?(Jun 24, 2014)I've driven all three muscle cars and the FRS Shelby, so it isn't like my opinion is completely invalid, but I can also see why you would call them similar. To me, the FRS has a more balanced feel without the nervousness the big 3 get at speed.
GM is Getting Sued for $10 Billion Big Ones(Jun 20, 2014)More for me then! The hope is to get a Fiero coupe (88 if I can) and swap the Iron duke out for an Oldsmobile Quad 4 high output. I've seen a few and damn, that's what it always should have had
GM is Getting Sued for $10 Billion Big Ones(Jun 20, 2014)Alright, if you do your research you'd know that nearly half the drivers who died were drunk, one had a seizure, and most were not wearing seatbelts. It isn't *solely* GMs fault that they crashed, tragic as their deaths are.
GM is Getting Sued for $10 Billion Big Ones(Jun 20, 2014)Yup. Fires were 84 only (despite what people say) and in 88 (the last year) it got a brand new suspension that made it the car it always should have been. If you're gonna get one, take the time to find a good 88 (unless you're planning crazy mods)
The Ferrari V12 is Apparently Safe (For Now)(Jun 19, 2014)Supercharging doesn't help mileage very much. It adds more weight and is a little more parasitic on the engine. Not going to see many supercharger engines when companies are looking for better fuel economy.
Lexus to Revive the SC, and it Won't be Boring This Time(Jun 11, 2014)W I mean a 650 (still not as much power) starts just under 90. Not a huge difference. The Gran tourismo, V8 vantage, R8 V8, and several others cost more or the same with less power. Even a 911 4S (105k base) only has 400hp. It slots right in with
Rumored Subaru SVX Successor to be a Hybrid Shooting Brake(Jun 11, 2014)W I've seen a few with the STi 6 speed swapped in floating around. It's apparently an absolute bitch of a swap I terms electrics and such, but mechanically is pretty simple since a lot of subaru stuff just bolts together.
2016 Mazda3 MPS Could Feature AWD and 295HP(May 21, 2014)I just can't see it being AWD. Developing a drivetrain like that which isn't used in the normal car doesn't make fiscal sense, and Mazda hasn't had an easy time mak
...AND Obama & Crew Wanted to Kill GMC(May 20, 2014)Problem with Pontiac is that it just didn't have the sales figures or brand identity to make a case. If Pontic had a few more years I think they would have been diverse enough to stay around but as was they just couldn't make a strong case
YOLO: Is Drake Saying "Take Care" to His Bugatti?(May 09, 2014)Given what you wrote, which again is the sort of thing that is stated when trying to degrade someone. The rest of us don't feel the need to point out that he is black and Jewish because we don't feel it matters what race or religion he is.
YOLO: Is Drake Saying "Take Care" to His Bugatti?(May 09, 2014)The issue, Kenny, is the fact that you brought it up. Not with any sort of context, just saying "black Jew". With no context, the only real reason you would call attention to those things is because you see them as negatives (from our perspective)...
LaFerrari FXX to Get F1-Derived V6 Turbo Hybrid(May 01, 2014)@Dom you may want to check up on your facts. Several teams were threatening to leave the series if the switch to V6s was not made. The change is very much what the teams wanted.
Subie WRX Hatchback? Nope, Ain't Happening(Apr 24, 2014)W in the case of the new STi at least, the chassis is significantly stiifer, and adding the hatch means re-engineering that new chassis. Plus high sales != high profits.
Lincoln Desperately Needs a Rear-Wheel-Drive Sedan(Apr 14, 2014)It's called running a business, something every company does. It's the reason the mini shares a Renault engine and every German sedan has a ZF 8 speed. Or why Audi and VW Share parts or why the new 1 series rides on the MINI platform.
Acura's Best Hope is the New NSX(Feb 02, 2014)Boldcars: why would it need a big grill in the front? The engine is in the middle. I understand maybe for cooling purposes, but they could easily use an angled radiator and scoop air from underneath