You Can Buy a Brand-New VW Golf R in the US for This Price(Nov 20, 2014)Fast too expensive. For a small, albeit good hatch. But the sti, probably it's most close rival is close in price. And with the updates to this gen, the golf r may actually give the sti a run for it in performance... Finally. But I'd still go Subaru. They are more dependable, and they hold their value really well.
Presenting the All-New Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang(Nov 17, 2014)Also, enough with the whole "it had more liters and only so much hp" go learn about engines dynamics. Both a large displacement, slower revving engine and this higher strung, higher Rev engine have their benefits and strong points. Making these useless comparisons in power output based on displacement when the engine design is totally different is useless.
Though It Has Some Perks, Carbuyer Finds BMW i8 Is Not An Everyday Supercar(Nov 16, 2014)This, well not this exactly, but long couple doors, is one of the things I like least about coupes. But the way these open is a bit bad. Shoulda done what Aston Martin does. Still sweeps up some, still has the dramatic effect but is more accommodating in tight spots. However with a car like this I'd be parking in the back of the lot anyways. Away from cars.
Though It Has Some Perks, Carbuyer Finds BMW i8 Is Not An Everyday Supercar(Nov 16, 2014)So why do top gear presenters commonly have food and water in their cars on tests and road trips? Why does European magazines comment about not being able to have a bottle of water in the car? Why does Chris Harris often get filled with bottles of water in the car. Since, you know, it's only Americans that drink while driving?
Cadillac's BMW Ball Busting 2016 ATS-V Coupe Has Been Leaked(Nov 12, 2014)Bobby no one mentions merc cause merc isn't competitive with any of the cars in its class. They're fast, but not as good in anything else. And nice guy, I've seen the tests the c7 beats the m4, soo, not sure what you're getting at.
And the Green Truck of the Year is...(Nov 10, 2014)The 2.7 new ecoboost may match the diesel, though, I doubt it, in unloaded fuel economy but when you load the truck up it won't come close. But either way you look at it it's a good time for consumers. The choices and value available from the big three for trucks is incredible.
And the Green Truck of the Year is...(Nov 10, 2014)I know it sounds like I'm fan boying it up. But as someone who has no aligence to a particular brand I'm looking at it completely fairly. I like the ford's a lot. They're a great truck. And worth the money. Chevy is good too. But comparatively, neither offers as much tech or choices to a buyer. And no one will compete with that diesel in fuel economy. By nature a gas motor can't.
And the Green Truck of the Year is...(Nov 10, 2014)And the air suspension pays off for itself in more ways than fuel economy. No truck rides as well, handles as well or has the ability the air suspension has to give more ground clearance for off reading. Less for Highway and fuel economy, self leveling with a load among other benefits that are more trivial (Park height to assist ingress and egress as example).
And the Green Truck of the Year is...(Nov 10, 2014)Dodge is the worst selling? Yes, their numbers are lower but that's due to them overcoming past reputations. They are the fastest growing manufacturer of trucks in the US. They're picking up market shares and conquest. Users like crazy. They are winning so much because they're offering more in their trucks the the rest.
And the Green Truck of the Year is...(Nov 10, 2014)Not surprising. There are owners getting around 30 mpg with the 2wd versions. The new f150 will be very good. But the inherent benefits of a diesel engine are hard to beat even with a small turbo (2.7L) and aluminum. Either way, good time to be buying a truck I guess.
BMW X5 M and X6 M Unleashed Ahead of Los Angeles(Oct 30, 2014)Sales success doesn't mean anything about the dynamics of a vehicle. The x6,is not good at being an suv. At all. It's better at being a sports car in which actual sports cars are better. And the Porsche cayenne is better at both sport and utility. But this isn't mensa so I guess you'll never understand.
BMW X5 M and X6 M Unleashed Ahead of Los Angeles(Oct 30, 2014)Not a mensa board, boy, your clever. Cigarettes sell millions but that doesn't mean they're a good buy either. Just because people can spend a lot of money on an otherwise pointless piece of shit doesn't make it any good. The x6 is one of the worst "suvs" on the market. Go back to your mensa board clearly, automobiles escape you good chap.
Track Tested: Porsche 911 GT3 Vs. Ferrari 458 Speciale Vs. McLaren 650S(Oct 30, 2014)I'm a Porsche fan and that's where my money would go if I were shopping these levels of cars. Though it would be a gt3 rs. I don't like Ferrari much and think the speciale looks terrible... But my my god, I could listen to that thing morning, noon and night all year round for the rest of my life and never get tired of it.
Official Report: Fiat Chrysler Reveals Plans to Sell Ferrari(Oct 29, 2014)It says that only a portion of it is being sold. The majority is staying in the fiat family. This is important for Ferrari. They need an umbrella company to help with emissions and fuel economy standards. Otherwise they won't be able to sell. Cafe laws in America, one of Ferrari's largest markets would shut them out or greatly impact they're ability to sell and make a profit.
Old Vs. New Mustang 5.0 Street Race(Oct 29, 2014)Nice race. I want to do a fox body with all modern suspension and simply because I want to piss people off I want to put a hemi in it. Chevy swaps are too popular.
Toyota Reveals SEMA-Bound Concepts(Oct 29, 2014)Comparatively, by price, this is a damn good truck. Easily undercuts the power wagon and is much cheaper than you'll ever get out the door with a raptor for. So he can talk all he wants. This would out perform a raptor on a tight and narrow two lane road.
Supercharged 440 LS7 On The Dyno(Oct 28, 2014)Ls7 is fine for boost. The walls are thin, too thin for gm to want to boost it and provide a warranty. But the ls7 handles boost just fine. And you can sleeve the block for added safety.
Revealed: Dodge Viper ACR Concept for SEMA(Oct 27, 2014)V exactly. And considering the last ACR's success I don't see why they wouldn't build this. Besides, with the current pricing the Viper is selling quite well. Don't be so quick to write this car off. And you Vette boys oughta love this thing. It's the homegrown competition. Nothing spurs innovation like competition.
700-HP Mazda Miata Turbo is the Ultimate Sleeper(Oct 27, 2014)But if the exhaust had no pressure differentials just the heat would not spin the turbine. It needs proper exhaust gas velocity to maintain the kinetic energy. If this guy has sized the pipe well he will lose very little efficiency from it being mounted in the back. Although, some will enevitably be lost since the gasses will slow down as they cool.
700-HP Mazda Miata Turbo is the Ultimate Sleeper(Oct 27, 2014)Basically the exhaust is at higher pressure in the exhaust side of the turbo before it exits. It's hot here and is rapidly moving towards lower pressure areas. As the exhaust gasses encounter the turbine they back up some. Increasing pressure and a bit of heat still expanding and they spin the turbine and this uses that energy. Therefore you have lower pressure after the turbine and a lower egt as well.
700-HP Mazda Miata Turbo is the Ultimate Sleeper(Oct 27, 2014)Turbos don't run on the heat either. It's the velocity of the gas. All things equaled out if the pressure in front of the turbine was equal to the pressure after the turbine (no kinetic energy from the exhaust is being used now) the thermo expansion wouldn't turn the turbine.
Revealed: Dodge Viper ACR Concept for SEMA(Oct 27, 2014)I'll give you this, Z06 everyday for value. No car comes close to that. None. You'll get at least 80% of the ACR's ability in the Z06 with quite a bit of money to spare. And if the Zora mid engine rumors come true... Well, not much else will compete. But even though I'm mostly a fan of sbc, and performance gm stuff, the Viper still holds a very special place in my automotive lusts
700-HP Mazda Miata Turbo is the Ultimate Sleeper(Oct 27, 2014)Either way you have a car that's probably not even 3k lbs. Running nearly 700 hp. And a driver who clearly isn't afraid of it. I don't see a damn thing wrong here. Just a badass build.
700-HP Mazda Miata Turbo is the Ultimate Sleeper(Oct 27, 2014)The chassis can handle this power. There are quite a few miatas running this kind of power with v8 swaps. It's the 225 section tires that are making it unstable. Rear mounting a turbo is less ideal for lag purposes, but better for weight distribution. Turbos don't need heat they need exhaust gas velocity. Properly sized piping will keep the pressure up but the length of pipe will make for more lag.
Ford Reveals Troller T4 Concept for Brazil(Oct 27, 2014)I'm sure some legal red tape is what keeps this from going to other markets but c'mon ford! Bring it to North America! And to Europe, I know y'all want this too!
Revealed: Dodge Viper ACR Concept for SEMA(Oct 27, 2014)It's simple really. And people who are in denial about this are simply blind fan boys. The acr isn't in competition with a z06. And it shouldn't be. That comparison is not a fair fight.
Revealed: Dodge Viper ACR Concept for SEMA(Oct 27, 2014)The z06 is a track focused car yes, but the acr is a track car that is Street legal. The difference between the two is substantial. Case in point, last acr was capable of 1200 lbs of downforce. The z06 isn't even close. That kind of aero means much higher cornering speeds are achievable in this car as opposed to a fast Street car like the z06. Don't get me wrong the z06 is and will be formidable but the focus between the two is night and day.
Chevy Dually Plays Tug-of-War with a Semi(Oct 24, 2014)Y'all also gotta take I to account the semi is a manual. The odds are very against him here and he can't use the very low gears. This is like tying a horse to the back of a car and trying to pull it while having to use 6th gear.
Chevy Dually Plays Tug-of-War with a Semi(Oct 24, 2014)Lol a full size, heavy duty truck would never match semi in real world towing. You aren't going to get to a 80k lbs load and pull it across the country at grades more than 1% for more than a handful of miles before the truck gives out. If you think semis are useless you're living in a fantasy world.
Honda Killing Cooler Euro Accord(Oct 24, 2014)They killed the tsx so I'm not surprised to see this go. Also, I can't imagine that it will be sorely missed. European roads are a bit smaller than those in America and I can see why most would pick a more fitting car from the Honda lineup that's probably a bit cheaper, optioned pretty close to the same etc. And with Australia having both, one still being made and one not why would you need both? Trim the fat Honda, save a bit of m9ney and build a proper s2k successor
Will the Audi A4 B9 Receive its Own Personality?(Oct 22, 2014)Audi certainly doesn't make a bad looking car. But also not exactly exciting either. Maybe it's just me, but I'm getting bored with their design. Again it's not bad but it's just missing something now.
Motor Trend’s Inevitable Camaro Vs. Mustang Comparison(Oct 20, 2014)The 1LE might be a boss fighter but the base GT with the performance pack was also, a boss fighter. They specifically targeted the boss in its development. Which the GT is faster than the old boss. Not saying this is a 100% fair comparo but it's not too far off either. In all, if the 1LE is more fun I don't know. I've driven an SS and a 2014 GT with the brembo, to me the mustang was more fun. Easier to see out of and more responsive.