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.
Next Mustang to Have Turbo Four(Mar 10, 2013)@Michael: "because classic muscle was always a huge V8 in a standard car." It's never mattered what else is offered, what matters is the top of the line engine in Muscle cars.
5 Ferrari-Powered Sportscars(Mar 04, 2013)If they're moving the power plant to the middle, I'm pretty sure they'd change the drive train as well...
5 Ferrari-Powered Sportscars(Mar 04, 2013)Nah I don't like its nose. The curves perfect, like a woman, but it's like that woman has a freakishly pointy nose that she uses to hole punch important documents....
Great Automotive Rivalries: 911 vs. Corvette(Mar 04, 2013)True that. Although American cars aren't known as the top of style, engineering precision, or reliability, I think we do decent in all three. I mean, the corvette looks pretty nice, is pretty well engineered, and decently reliable, just not the top.
5 Affordable First Cars(Feb 28, 2013)@Thai-Chau Ha the styling was done by the same guy that did modern Astons, and any Aston Martin you see today (minus the Cygnet) is as "Aston Ford", because the V12 is based on Ford V6 tech when Ford still owned Aston.
5 Affordable First Cars(Feb 28, 2013)A lot of stuff is standard for 16k. It's a great car, albeit not super fast, but 160 or 180 is plenty for a car like this.
Motorsport Marques: Ford(Feb 26, 2013)Actually Lincoln was the most reliable car brand sold in the US in 2011, and Ford beat out brands famed for their reliability for a top ten slot the same year. The age of shitty American cars might come to an end very soon.
Hennessey Prepares to Tune the Stingray(Feb 25, 2013)Okay calm down William, when you post such a hardcore response to "euro fan boys" you only come off as an American fan boy. Credit where credit is due, Ferraris are great cars. The Vette and Viper are too, and they can both be great. No need to freak out about it.
Top 5 Lamborghini Concepts(Feb 23, 2013)If you look at any car from the 60s or 70s you're going to see a lot of similar shapes, it's not at all surprising that the GT and this look similar: they're based off of cars from that period.
VW Announces Finished XL1(Feb 21, 2013)It wasn't VW that said that, i believe it was some Chinese Newspaper, and VW kinda said "yeah... that'd be cool but there's no way to do that" :/
Top 5 All-American Supercars(Feb 18, 2013)The MrkI, II, and III were all designed and built in England. the MrkIV was in America, but the roots of the GT40 are pretty much all British. The new one is American too, so i guess it counts :/
Top 5 All-American Supercars(Feb 18, 2013)Normally I hate when people say its not a real car because its based on a lotus, but it's true here. It doesn't matter if very little is left from the lotus, you can't be all American when your chassis is designed by the British -_-
2014 Chevrolet SS Revealed(Feb 17, 2013)This is all true. But the lack of a manual is a total turn off. I'd rather have less comforts and a manual :/
2014 Chevrolet SS Revealed(Feb 17, 2013)@Colby, yeah, people go for the Merc because it LOOKs better, and will most likely perform better.
2014 Chevrolet SS Revealed(Feb 17, 2013)Or a speed6 or a WRX, or a CTS or the new CLA or an Evo or ANY other sports sedan with a manual.
2014 Chevrolet SS Revealed(Feb 17, 2013)Colby, I get you're a Chevy fanboy but c'mon, not having a manual on the launch of a SPORT sedan? It's hilariously stupid. I'm a lover of American cars, but at 40k I'd get a 3-series with a manual. Auto-only kills this as an enthusiast's car
5 Celebrity Supercars(Feb 17, 2013)@Matt don't start this shit. A fast car is a fast car, and barely any of the lotus is left in the Venom. We don't need to hear the same f***ing conversation again.
5 Celebrity Supercars(Feb 17, 2013)The other issue is that (I'm not hating on it) the venom is not as stable as a Vernon at high speeds. If hand built Italian exotics rattle and shake at top speed, you bet your ass the Venom will be. I really want them to get it, but someone might die
Cars Nobody Asked For: Hummer H3(Feb 13, 2013)They aren't saying they weren't good cars, they're saying that most hummer costumes wanted a big off road SUV like the H1, and that's not really at all what the H3 was. The SUV trend was already dieing before the H3, but GM marketed it as one anyways