Singer 911: The Greatest 911 Porsche Never Built(18 hours ago)There's nothing old about this car. All the parts are new except door panels. The completely re wire these cars. Put in modern lighting modern drive trains modern suspension, brakes the engines are completely rebuilt.
Final Zonda Heads to the Track for Testing(19 hours ago)Ken, we could have this. Pagani won't run these through the crash tests though. And rightfully so. But I bet that won't stop a wealthy person from importing it and track driving it.
BMW M3 and M4 Officially Unveiled(19 hours ago)Don't like the headlights. Literally everything else is top notch. Gimme a manual in this color. I can live with the lights.
2015 Mustang Has Burnout Control(19 hours ago)I just can't get over the looks. I seriously hope Chevy takes a good hard look at this thing mechanically though cause this will be a fantastic driving car. The camaro will need to step its game up in that department.
2015 Mustang Has Burnout Control(Dec 11, 2013)Yup Shelby hit the head on the nail there. I wrote CarBuzz awhile back saying they should do an continuing editorial with automotive tech as it's basis. Start a car enthusiast boot camp editorial and explain what makes these machines do what they do
2015 Mustang Has Burnout Control(Dec 11, 2013)Don't worry I won't be buying this ugly pug of a car, though I won't deny it'll be a great drive. Good for ford they made a great driving sports car but I don't find it to be very "mustang" anymore. The 2011-2014 are still awesome though.
2015 Mustang Has Burnout Control(Dec 11, 2013)My enthusiasm comes from a long history with cars and trucks. And automotive tech training. I do my own work row my own gears and race. Rides include a GTO, diesel truck both of which I modded extensively and a WRX and a Harley. SCCA autoX etc.
2015 Mustang Has Burnout Control(Dec 11, 2013)Today don't want to learn to drive. Hence the exceedingly complicated electronics and flappy paddle gear boxes. Instant gratification without having to work for the skill.
2015 Mustang Has Burnout Control(Dec 11, 2013)Even then they would act dumb and if you were spot on with foot placement and didn't get on the brake fast enough your burnout would be pointless (manual GTOs that is) but that all said practice makes perfect. Just solidifies my theory that drivers
2015 Mustang Has Burnout Control(Dec 11, 2013)Probably just a line lock on the front brakes. They were available for the GTO(04-06) to help with burnout boxes on strips. The IRS would just buck and start massive wheel hop till it got underway without a ton of throttle and a dumped clutch
Final Zonda Heads to the Track for Testing(Dec 10, 2013)This doesn't meet many of the regulations though. But who cares. Keep it around the speed limit and not WOT and I doubt you'll get more than a thumbs up from a cop if they saw this.
Final Zonda Heads to the Track for Testing(Dec 10, 2013)There is no way to enforce what someone does to their car especially if there are no consumer tests for it like some states emissions tests. So, unless they're pulled over and here's a highly knowledgeable cop you're usually safe.
Final Zonda Heads to the Track for Testing(Dec 10, 2013)The examples you mentioned (hot rods/ corvettes) are usually old vehicles that fall in the exempt category for age as most of them never came with emissions or safety regulations when built. And many self built aren't technically street legal. But
Final Zonda Heads to the Track for Testing(Dec 10, 2013)The main reason it's not street legal is there is no crash rating, no airbag along with other safety equipment not being there. In America all cars must meet emissions though some states don't test you still must pass if pulled over for it
10-Sec. CTS-V Wagon: Family Carrier of Dreams(Dec 10, 2013)Matt, it's running excessively rich on the overrun between gears. Character of forced induction engines. Was supplying fuel for boost (high fuel) throttle was closed (low O2 level) incomplete burn... High particulate count= black smoke.
Mustang Diesel, Electric, Hybrid Possible(Dec 09, 2013)Either way this is just cementing my opinion that ford already ruined the mustang. Keep it up ford. I'm already firmly back in GMs camp. Though the 2012-2013 boss will remain a huge envy of mine.
Mustang Diesel, Electric, Hybrid Possible(Dec 09, 2013)Diesel can be fun. I had a ram with a diesel in it and tuned as I had it was a tad over 400hp and 900lb/ft. But that was a 6.7 cummins and the engine alone weighed over half a ton. So it'd have to be a small diesel and then we're flirting with useless
2014 Ram 1500 Motor Trend's Truck of the Year, Again(Dec 06, 2013)Dballing what's impressive is the fact that the ecoboost gets marginally better fuel economy than a V8 whereas the diesel gets superb fuel economy. When towing that means something torque to move it and efficiency to keep going.
2014 Ram 1500 Motor Trend's Truck of the Year, Again(Dec 06, 2013)It's selling quite well actually. Their growth is more than Fords. Look at the market percentages. Ram is moving way up faster than the other two brands are growing. Granted ford has a major lead. But like has been already said, the kardashians...
2014 Ram 1500 Motor Trend's Truck of the Year, Again(Dec 06, 2013)Drive better. So all in all the Ram is a great choice and even to a due hard ford guy I'd still recommend it and challenge them to live with one for a whole and see just how good they are. But in all honesty you can't go wrong with either big 3 truck
2014 Ram 1500 Motor Trend's Truck of the Year, Again(Dec 06, 2013)And Chevy/GM has to move theirs from cruze to camaro to silverado etc. The proof is in the heavy duty market. Where ram is now fitting its 1ton and soon to be 3/4 ton with previously only aftermarket suspension set ups to handle more weight, and
2014 Ram 1500 Motor Trend's Truck of the Year, Again(Dec 06, 2013)But the trucks. So full allotment of funds can go to innovative and useful designs and features. Where as even with ford they have to move funds around to the f150 project or the mustang( which IMO, shoulda received much more and a whole new team)...
2014 Ram 1500 Motor Trend's Truck of the Year, Again(Dec 06, 2013)Also, I would venture to bet Ram continues this trend. Now with how the Ram brand is structured they recurve their own development budgets instead of sharing with Dodge. This means it is, unlike ford or Chevy, a company of trucks. Designing nothing..
2014 Ram 1500 Motor Trend's Truck of the Year, Again(Dec 06, 2013)I get how everyone thinks ford is the best and blah blah blah. They market their truck extremely well and it sells great for it. But having driven both the ram and ford I would choose ram. It really is just a nicer vehicle.
2014 Ram 1500 Motor Trend's Truck of the Year, Again(Dec 06, 2013)Weight also comes into play there. Not even Rolls Royce or Bentley use totally real stuff. Their wood trims are veneer (thin sheet of real high end wood such as walnut or something over a backing of either plastic, some composite, or thin pine cutouts)
2015 Ford Mustang is Here(Dec 05, 2013)Lol @boldcars, well, I'm not a huge fan of either end. I just find this one to be the lesser of two evils here.
2015 Ford Mustang is Here(Dec 05, 2013)Lol Jon, the Pontiac GTO was the FIRST to get IRS in a muscle car. Then chalky and camaro. Last was ford.
GM Dropping Chevrolet in Europe(Dec 05, 2013)It's a good move with GM owning Opel and Vauxhall having yet another similarly priced option of a GM company means there is definitely some brand cannibalism. In such a competitive market with so many automakers already there chevy isn't relative.
2015 Ford Mustang is Here(Dec 05, 2013)I do like the interior but with that ridiculous exterior GM just gained a fan again. Ford had been winning me over with the 2010-2014 body and really won me over with its coyote engine but now... I'm firmly back in GMs camp.
Toyota GT86 Sedan Rendered, No Surprises Here(Dec 04, 2013)The coupe is one of my favorite cars now it really is just a great car to drive. But I wouldn't ever be able to own one since I have a family. So this, this is amazing if it ever comes to fruition.
2015 Mustang Has Been Leaked(Dec 04, 2013)After messing around with it a bit I think they shoulda turned the headlights down instead of upswept. I really don't like this redesign. I'm 100% sure it'll be great as far as driving but I can't stand this styling.
Koenigsegg Finally Releases Agera US Price List(Dec 02, 2013)It's not simply "not painting" the carbon fiber. Carbon fiber has to be treated to handle UV rays and the chemical used to do it is excessively expensive. To paint it effectively protects it so not painting requires a lot of that chemical.
Holden HSV Gen-F GTS: Australia's Greatest Car(Dec 02, 2013)C'mon Australia don't kill this too! Y'all are the last place that makes cars this awesome! Falcon is gone and that's a shame but leave this in AT LEAST limited production.
Holden HSV Gen-F GTS: Australia's Greatest Car(Dec 02, 2013)Hopefully they find a way to keep something around. But just pray you don't end up with crap like the 300 and charger. Over weight POS, albeit with a good motor. But you can polish a turd it's still a turd. All you Aussie enthusiasts better buy now.
Holden HSV Gen-F GTS: Australia's Greatest Car(Dec 02, 2013)Well Australia, welcome to the American car culture now. Sadly you're soon to be experiencing what we have already. The loss of performance oriented V8 muscle and rear wheel drive in 90% of your vehicles. It's sad man y'all were like my Mecca
Actor and Car Guy Paul Walker Killed(Dec 02, 2013)He was also overall a huge car guy. They used him as a reference for many of the cars and mods done and apparently while he wasn't making movies he was building cars. Cars were his life. I hate to see this and it is a huge loss to car culture. RIP.
Actor and Car Guy Paul Walker Killed(Dec 02, 2013)Sad day. I recently read he's the one for all the over the top stuff in the movies. Like, he says," we should do this. Everyone knows it wouldn't be able to happen but this is a movie, not real life. Let's have some fun and make a movie people enjoy"
Subaru Talks 2015 WRX; Still Boring to Look At(Nov 29, 2013)I'm sad it doesn't look like the concept. But honestly I'm totally ok with the toned down look. The current gen looks better IMO but I really like a capable car that doesn't scream to every cop in 100square miles to look at me. Performance and subtlety
Top 5 New Production Cars From LA and Tokyo(Nov 29, 2013)Taylor you hit the nail on the head. As a Porsche but I dislike these but also as a Porsche but I understand. My favorite car wouldn't be around without Porsche making these things.
Top 5 New Production Cars From LA and Tokyo(Nov 29, 2013)Nothing wrong with using a little of the segment leaders in this category's styling if they want it to do well considering how stagnant it is. It's a smart move, go with what is obviously selling and then make some changes.
Topcar Updates Panamera Stingray GTR(Nov 26, 2013)Classic case of a designer not knowing when to put the pen down. In this particular case though, they probably shouldn't have even picked it up. Not like a panamera is a good starting point.
Final Lamborghini Gallardo Rolls Off the Line(Nov 26, 2013)As much success as the aventador is, and as much as I love me a nice lambo the gallardo is my favorite model. And I am very nervous to see what the future has in store. Big boots to fill indeed.
Callaway Reveals 570 HP Chevy SS(Nov 25, 2013)Second, Gary, I have one little nitpick to make. The FRS is a Subaru rebadged as a Scion/ Toyota. Subaru developed the cassis/ suspension/ general design and engine. Toyota only provided direct injection and an auto tranny.
Callaway Reveals 570 HP Chevy SS(Nov 25, 2013)First off, this just like my GTO and like G8s all over American are NOT American cars. Proof is the parts to fix shit come from Aus. Yes through a GM dealer but from Holden to here. So it's not American.
2015 Mazda MX-5 Will Be Feather Light(Nov 22, 2013)200 horse and sub 2200lbs would be about perfect for this car. One thing though, keep that engine bay big enough for those crazy V8 swaps. Flying Miata did the old ford 5.0 and even mazdas engineers were hugely impressed with its great balance.
Mitsubishi Evo May Become Extinct(Nov 21, 2013)I had an old eclipse based Chrysler Sebring lxi as a first car and it was total garbage the v6 was Mitsubishi and so was the chassis. Only true Chrysler parts were the body. I can only agree with Tara here. I'll never have a mitsu cause of that experience