BMW X5 M and X6 M Unleashed Ahead of Los Angeles(17 hours ago)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(17 hours ago)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.
Hennessey Releases Specs On New Mustang Supercharging Kits(Oct 19, 2014)This is not to say I don't respect the built not bought mantra, but in a financial light, bought not built means you'll have more for what you spent if you go to one of these companies (roush, saleen, Hennessy etc) in a purely monetary sense. You could easily get more power for cheaper doing it yourself. But even here they are offering a warranty, so just like hot factory versions of cars they detuned it for longevity
Hennessey Releases Specs On New Mustang Supercharging Kits(Oct 19, 2014)Again you're shade tree modifications like adding a supercharger or turbo or a cam/s doing head work or headers or even high-flow cats usually puts you in grounds for any powertrain warranty work to be denied (not all factory approved shops capable of carrying out certified warranty work are this strict but most are) and will therefore hurt value of the car. These kits from the big tuners are investments. You'll likely never get what you paid but you'll recover more than otherwise if you sell
Hennessey Releases Specs On New Mustang Supercharging Kits(Oct 19, 2014)Before the MAF and after the cats keeps you safe for warranty. Anything between the MAF and cats gives them grounds to deny. I should clarify no modification voids a warranty. They can't void it. But they can deny warranty work. If it's not factory it's not covered and if it's in there and you have a failure then all they have to do is say the vehicle was modified and operated outside factory specs and you're gonna pay for it.
Hennessey Releases Specs On New Mustang Supercharging Kits(Oct 19, 2014)They are can legal so they won't get you nailed with emissions legality. They will however void your warranty. Any engine modification that's not factory can cause them to deny it. While an intake or cutback doesn't qualify any power adder like a supercharger or turbo. Ecu remapping, cams, valve work, intake manifold etc will.
Hennessey Releases Specs On New Mustang Supercharging Kits(Oct 19, 2014)Hennessy isn't cheap but, like roush, saleen and the other big tuners, it's covered under a warranty and adds value whereas at home mods void warranties and reduce value. You're money is better spent here if you ever plan on selling.
Toyota Confirms Another GT-86 is Coming(Oct 17, 2014)Um dude, you are completely wrong. Subaru designed everything about the chassis, and suspension. Toyota supplied the money, direct injection, and the site tranny.
And the Truck of Texas Award Goes to...(Oct 14, 2014)75 other vehicles. Better post some subjective results or is not valid. I just don't think they should be throwing awards at this before anyone can even own it. Let the damn thing earn it in real tests. It certainly has the ability. It's be more persuasive then too.
And the Truck of Texas Award Goes to...(Oct 14, 2014)Not surprising that it's won so much. I'm not an f150 fan, but I Love the new ones looks. Secondly while the Ford may not be the best at absolutely everything, it is the best all around. And the new one promises to uphold that.
And the Truck of Texas Award Goes to...(Oct 14, 2014)I have no doubt this would have gotten the award on its own but this just screams of a bought award. No one has subjectivity tested this yet, the reviews are scarce and no one is driving it yet. Hell, it's even been slightly delayed from its proposed on sale date. This award is unwarranted.
Are You F-cking Kidding? Even the Ford F-150 has Fake V8 Sounds(Oct 07, 2014)V Well, in a truck, especially in this case, you are getting an engine that provides a better ability to work. The torque curve on it is better than the NA V8s can do. And then, even though the ecoboost engine (3.5L) hasn't proven to be much more if any more economical than the v8, you get the ability to go slightly further on a gallon of gas. Considering trucks are meant to work those attributes weigh in quite favorably for the smaller engines
More Dirt on the Mid-Engined C8 Corvette(Oct 07, 2014)You missed the point about driving a sports car. It's not about a to b in one. It's about the experience. The connection to the car and control over it in a manual can't be replicated even by the best auto.
More Dirt on the Mid-Engined C8 Corvette(Oct 07, 2014)I would never buy a sports car without a manual transmission. Period. I've owned auto cars and trucks, and I have daily driven a manual sports car for years with my old 04 GTO which had a upgraded and very heavy clutch and now daily my WRX. It is annoying in traffic, but the rest of the time, it's awesome to have. But a camry if you don't like it.
Are You F-cking Kidding? Even the Ford F-150 has Fake V8 Sounds(Oct 06, 2014)I Love the new f150. But this option I'd have to skip. No need. If I chose to buy one with the smaller engines I understand it's not a v8 and I am not looking for it to sound that way. Now, of you could program it to sound like, say, a sport bike or a space shuttle that would be fun. What about if it malfunctioned and reved while it was slowing down and redlined at a stop. Ha.
Jeep Special Editions Storm the French Capital(Oct 04, 2014)Mr. Downs,
As soon as you can let go of trying to correct all the morons here and realize they're scope of life and grasp of any concept beyond the smallest of understandings about what a horsepower is or what a car even looks like, you'll be happier.
Ford Mustang Chief Engineer Talks Smack About the Camaro(Oct 02, 2014)AL, you've proven your knowledge. But truth is the z28 is a very well engineered car. It's price isn't that bad no matter what you wabt to think. You're getting a fully warrantied, very very capable car that can and does outperform many costing much more. I guess what I'm saying is, which has been proven. The z28 is better than most want to admit. And is more than JUST tires.
Hennessey's New Ford Mustang has 717 Horsepower(Oct 01, 2014)Handling hasn't been Hennessy's top priority in most of their packages. I don't doubt it'll handle well but I'd spend my money on roush or saleen. Though this is quite nice, I prefer the other two front end though but the power is amazing.
Ford Mustang Chief Engineer Talks Smack About the Camaro(Oct 01, 2014)A 1LE was tested alongside a z/28 and what did they do? Swapped tires. Because the wheels fit stock. The z28 proved to be better, but here's the deal only by a small margin. The spool valve shocks and big ccbs help a lot. But AL you're only half right. The Z28 on the 1le's tires which are much smaller all around still performed very well.
Which Cars Get the Most Speeding Tickets?(Oct 01, 2014)I've never met a GTO driver like what y'all are saying. Most of us, drove pretty mildly. But it is a v8 muscle car and there are definitely some heavy feet and light heads behind the wheels.