Ford SVT Chief: Ring Times Are Misleading(Nov 29, 2013)@marcus it's like they aren't even doing that for 2015... Oh wait. They are. As long as ford doesn't totally miss the mark the "solid rear axel joke" will finally be a thing of the past. (Not saying sra's are good or anything,justthatfordknowsitsucks
2015 Mazda MX-5 Will Be Feather Light(Nov 22, 2013)240 isn't a scary amount or anything, but I think Mazda would do that because of the MX5's design philosophy. It's not too much power at all, but would be more than they want for a performance-balanced car, rather than a missile car
Honda FCEV Concept Charges in 3 Minutes(Nov 21, 2013)Oh my god for fucks sake it is not using nuclear fusion. That's what a hydrogen bomb uses. I'm not a huge fan of hydrogen power but for gods sake...
V6 Power Coming for the Dodge Dart?(Nov 19, 2013)For shit's sake, it will never be RWD. Having RWD in a car this size at that price ruins interior space and low production costs, to to mention an entire re-refiner of the car from the ground up. It's not even a bad fwd car anyways
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars are 'So Bullshit' Proclaims Elon Musk(Oct 23, 2013)Jet fuel is highly controlled and burned under entirely different circumstances. In jets they can control it because jets are on scheduled flights only. It's also, surprise, a liquid at room temp. Hydrogen is an entirely different beast
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars are 'So Bullshit' Proclaims Elon Musk(Oct 23, 2013)Dangerous fuels. Methanol? Sure that's flammable, but look at how many top fuel cars there are. It's also a liquid at room temp and hydrogen is a gas. The small number means that they can safely store it because they can afford it. Jet fuel?
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars are 'So Bullshit' Proclaims Elon Musk(Oct 23, 2013)With just about anything. And it's not "zero emissions", it's a ton of water vapor which does produce a greenhouse gas effect. If all cars ran on hydrogen there would be a massive amount of water vapor buildup.
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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars are 'So Bullshit' Proclaims Elon Musk(Oct 23, 2013)Gary: no one has successfully made hydrogen piston engines that really work in the real world, so no, no V12s. Furthermore, I doubt you'll see hydrogen powered cars because of how hard it is to separate pure hydrogen. It may be abundant but it reacts
Caterham-Alpine Sports Cars Coming in 2016(Oct 02, 2013)Seriously Cody. The LS7 is great, but why the fuck would Renault or Caterham use it? And maybe, just maybe, they don't want a missile, they want a well balanced sports car that doesn't have more power than it can handle.
High Performance VW Beetle R in the Works(Oct 02, 2013)Gary: it's pretty much just the new ford ST, the Golf GTi and R. But why would I drive a hot hatch when I can afford the gas for an actual sportscar? Don't me wrong, I love hot hatches, but I'm not really disappointed with the lack of them.
Update: Video of NY Aventador Getting Ripped in Half(Sep 24, 2013)The pagani Huayra and the Veyron employ similar separable sub frames because it diss après the energy. It is a very good way to dissipate energy in a side impact when the car is potentially doing 200mph.
Update: Video of NY Aventador Getting Ripped in Half(Sep 24, 2013)Gary, I guess you're trying to make fun of Lamborghini based on your other comments. It is, actually, quality engineering. It keeps the monocoque and driver from taking the full brunt of the hit, rather than crumpling in like a normal car would.
Update: Video of NY Aventador Getting Ripped in Half(Sep 24, 2013)Gary, you're an idiot. The Aventador is designed such that in an impact like this the rear subframe separates from the monocoque to dissipate impact energy. Most modern super cars with monocoques are designed this way.
GM Wants Cadillac to Take on Tesla(Sep 22, 2013)If you've read up on tesla a future plans, they want to make a 30k EV next. So it's getting into tesla a prospective market before they can get there
US Government Wants to Get Rid of Fisker Once and For All(Sep 17, 2013)Colby, it was a "green" company. Using LS engines would have been the exact opposite of the point of the company. Plus, as fabulous as the LS engines are, it's a little dull for every boutique company ever to use them...
What if the New Lexus IS Looked Like This?(Sep 05, 2013)See the issue with this tender is that it looks like an OLD Lexus. The insanely sharp LEDs on the real car make it stand apart from what everyone saw Lexus as. That's the point
Galpin GTR1 Prototype May Inspire a New Ford GT(Aug 18, 2013)I'm saying on a V8. There is no ecoboost V8 (yet!). Personally, I prefer superchargers anyhow, but a twin turbo ford V8 sounds... Wrong... (Excluding aftermarket. I'm talking stock)
Toyota Proves the Yaris Has Some Balls After All(Aug 16, 2013)Lol, cam: the original mini was FWD it was one of the cars responsible for making FF popular and cheap. And like John said, a GTi, or a Mini JCW, type R civic, are all amazing cars to drive. RWD is great, but that doesn't a make FF bad.
This Could Have Been the New Pontiac GTO(Aug 09, 2013)Hate to break it to you guys but GMC and Buick are doing well. The issue with Pontiac was that it didn't have a clear focus (sporty, youth oriented or the like). It made total sense to drop the brand. Now, I also miss it, but it's clear why it wascut
Pope Francis is Putting an End to Opulent Popemobiles(Jul 21, 2013)Will: that's just it, he doesn't want a 5 series or anything like that. He doesn't feel the need to project that image. He WANTS to be seen as living that way, because it is humble. The 20k or so he saves on the car can be put to helping the poor.
Vette-Powered BRZ by Weapons Grade(Jun 24, 2013)There's an issue of balance that a lot of you have forgotten: where the weight IS. The LS engine is fantastic, and light, but it's weight is placed much higher in the bay than most of the flat 4s is. It WILL effect balance, but not off the deep end.
Brabus Bugatti EB110 SS for Sale(May 02, 2013)Changing out parts is going to effect engine life and wear. All of the stock parts are designed to work together, whereas any tune work will effect integrity. That's why they can get more power.
Depreciation Kings: Jaguar S-Type(Apr 30, 2013)Cause it's cheap. Most companies were run by bean counters in the 90s and early 2000s, and they thought people were too stupid to notice or something, so they made it cheaper (more profit per car) but at the same time killed sales because of it...
VW to Develop 10-Speed Dual-Clutch(Apr 28, 2013)The idea is to be in ideal lode conditions as much as possible. It makes sense from an engineering standpoint. But even then, why not use a CVT? You can get more than 10 ratios in that...
Expensive Failures: Bugatti EB110(Apr 17, 2013)@duncan: how do you expect them to learn about cars if every community the join to learn about them treat them like you do? Don't be a dick to those that aren't informed, INFORM them so that we have one less uninformed car enthusiast.
Top 5 Elise-Based Sportscars(Apr 07, 2013)I mean, it was only made to show off how much better EVs car be than shitty little cars like the G Whizz. It's not a great sports car and its overpriced, but as an EV it's a godsend.
Venom GT Hits 265.7 MPH(Apr 03, 2013)@Colby I don't know if its at much of a disadvantage. The Veyron came out almost 10 years ago, and the SS isn't exactly brand new. Now, I would like to see the Venom beat the record, being that it is a much more recent car and all.
Cadillac Debuts New CTS in NYC(Mar 27, 2013)The V will most likely have a paddle shift at least. The normal CTS, if I'm honest, most likely wouldn't be bought manual very often.
SRT Presents Charger 392(Mar 26, 2013)Like dillon said, it would cut into Challenger territory. It could definately stand to lose some weight though.
2014 BMW 4 Series Caught Naked(Mar 24, 2013)@carlos: I believe the 4 series is replacing the 3 series coupe body style, sorta like the 5 and 6, and (long ago) the 7and8. Also, i think the 2 series is the same deal with the 1. Might be wrong though.
5 Midlife Crisis Cars(Mar 16, 2013)It's very, very retro, which is why they call it a midlife crisis car. A guy in his 50s would buy one for nostalgia. But it appeals to young people because its a muscle car.