Expensive Failures: Cizeta V16T(Apr 15, 2013)What a weird engine. Two 3.0 v8's with pretty good volumetric efficiency. But the combustion chambers on that would be tiny, less than half a liter a piece.
Top 5 Mercedes Supercars(Apr 11, 2013)There are two at the Mercedes benz dealerships in mission viejo, California. I don't know if they are for sale, but I was told by a salesperson that a man had walked in with 1,000,000 dollars in cash (sometime around 2008) and they refused to sell.
Top 5 Mercedes Supercars(Apr 11, 2013)The Mercedes dealership near my house had 2 of these. They were some of the first cars that piqued my interest in high performance vehicles, I'll never forget rounding the corner to see both of them on display. Pure automotive awe.
Corvette C6 Convertible by Carlex Design(Feb 23, 2013)Wow, I didn't think it was possible to downgrade the corvette's interior. I'm glad this is just a one-off. Luckily the c7's interior is miles ahead of the c6.
800hp Audi R8 by MTM(Feb 23, 2013)I'm usually a fan of mtm's work, but this is just hideous. That chrome wrap, the clashing wheels, the fact it looks like it's rally stanced; it's just horrible.
VW Golf GTD Revealed(Feb 21, 2013)If they bring it to the US it will be amazing as a car to slam. Good mpg = money for other mods, and tons of torque means you can pull yourself off of speed bumps.
What's Pagani Planned for Geneva?(Feb 21, 2013)That's my guess. There's so many iterations if the zonda, why would pagani not do the same for this car? I'm guessing it will probably have some aerodynamic refinement, a little bump in power, and maybe some new audio/interior.
AMG Unleashes A45 Edition 1(Feb 20, 2013)Ugh, I can't stand Mercedes brakes. Super hard pads on soft drilled and slotted rotors. It's a great way to make money though, hard driving runs through those rotors like they were made of aluminum.
Mercedes C63 AMG by Mcchip-DKR(Feb 18, 2013)The supercharger doesn't need to run very much boost to make power. Running twin turbos as low boost on this motor would be just be unnecessary unless you we're looking for a lot more peak power.
Mercedes C63 AMG by Mcchip-DKR(Feb 18, 2013)Dual stage turbos present so many drawbacks in this setup: the engine bay of the 63 doesn't have much space for two turbos and the exhaust manifolds, a supercharger is more space efficient. Also, with such a large displacement motor,
Alfa Romeo 4C Power Output Revealed(Feb 05, 2013)The 4c's motor makes 6 hp/ liter less, and it costs 15 grand more. Despite the car's low weight I'd still expect at least the same power, if not more.
Alfa Romeo 4C Power Output Revealed(Feb 05, 2013)I'd disagree that 237 is a good output for a turbo 1.7. It's not uncommon to see turbocharged engines with better specific output, even well below 50k. Look at the Mitsubishi Evo, it's 2.0 turbo makes 291 hp, an efficiency of 145 hp/liter.
Top 5 $50k Sport Coupes(Jan 31, 2013)I don't know where you're getting 60k from, but a new c6 corvette in California is 49,000 and change.
2014 Aston Martin Rapide S Breaks Cover(Jan 23, 2013)They have fantastic tuning, the motors are purposely designed to provide a very flat, very smooth torque curve. The engines are never stressed near their limits, they always are comfortably within their margins.
BMW M3 by RS Racing Team(Jan 19, 2013)Tin, a track car isn't about 0-60 times. That's just being a keyboard number jockey.
Mercedes Reveals New E63 AMG(Jan 10, 2013)Well the FF has a somewhat different system, it switches between two and four wheel drive depending on speed conditions (as far as I'm aware it shuts down front power from fifth gear up) and it also can alter the ratio of the power split.
DMC Unveils LP900 SV Aventador(Dec 16, 2012)Also, a d1sc is not a street able supercharger. That kind of power on a vette leads to horrible street manners, jeky low end revs, and serious maintenance.
George W. Bush's F150 Up for Auction(Dec 15, 2012)Frankie, that's a truck motor versus a mustang engine. It's not a direct comparison, the engines have very different load characteristics to deal with. If not, ford would slide the ford GT motor into the f-650, not the 7.0 caterpillar turbo diesel.
Japanese Tuning Icons Part 2: Mitsubishi 3000GT(Dec 14, 2012)I went with a wahlbro 225lph, and I never had an issue. I went up to around 450 wheel on almost completely stock internals and never had a mechanical failure. Mild cam and a balanced stock crank made it well mannered on the street.
Japanese Tuning Icons Part 2: Mitsubishi 3000GT(Dec 14, 2012)It did make the car harder to slide, but the car wasn't designed to drift. With the awesome grip and power going to all wheels it was much more at home carving canyons and blasting straights. It was great to slide a few degrees, but if you really put
Japanese Tuning Icons Part 2: Mitsubishi 3000GT(Dec 14, 2012)It was great for street manners, over 45 the rear wheels would steer several degrees. You could pull incredibly sharp turns at speed and the car stayed completely stable and in control. On track, it was awesome.
Top Tuned BMW M3s(Dec 11, 2012)I really don't like how m3 tuners tend to put such aggressive rake on them. Either lower the rears more, or put a higher offset wheel on the fronts.
Top Tuned BMW M3s(Dec 11, 2012)Not too flashy? This thing is almost as wide as the m3 gt2 car. That being said, it's gorgeous.
Top Tuned BMW M3s(Dec 11, 2012)The engine work: amazing, buttery smooth and linear power. The exterior: worse than stock
Top Tuned BMW M3s(Dec 11, 2012)Put a more aggressive hood on, and you've got one mean OEM+ m3
Top Tuned BMW M3s(Dec 11, 2012)And, because of the reduced displacement it's going to be more difficult, and therefore more expensive, to maintain street manners. No one wants to see a big turbo m3 that's full of lag and only makes peak power right before redline.
Top Tuned BMW M3s(Dec 11, 2012)But the engine is most likely closer to its max output. Huge power will take a lot more than strapping on an S/C with mild boost like they did with the v8 motor. The real big builds (700hp+) will probably require more extensive overhauls.
Top Tuned BMW M3s(Dec 11, 2012)This new m3 will be much more accessible for tuners, but I think the really big power builds are going to become less common. It's going to be easy and cheap to bump output initially with the engine already designed to handle boost.
SL63 Seven-11 by Wheelsandmore(Oct 29, 2012)Haha someone and wheels and more doesn't realize they just named an ultra expensive car after an American convenience store. What a terrible association for the product.
Gallardo Replacement Coming Soon(Oct 28, 2012)Colby, top fuel card exist in a world completely independent of road cars. They also have sparks plugs that burnout in about 3 seconds. And require a rebuild almost constantly.
Lincoln Developing New Navigator(Oct 23, 2012)I don't think a v8 eco boost would be good for the mustang. The current Eco boost is a great truck/SUV motor, but the next one would have to be fundamentally different to work in a performance car application.
Grand Touring Icons: Maserati GranTurismo(Oct 13, 2012)But if Maserati wasn't limited by Ferrari's disgusting habits of business, I really think the Maserati could be an amazing package out of the factory.
Grand Touring Icons: Maserati GranTurismo(Oct 13, 2012)However, a properly done stage 1 or 2 supercharged Maserati GT in white with black accents... Pure driving and visual pleasure. Not to mention, a MUCH better transmission.
Grand Touring Icons: Maserati GranTurismo(Oct 13, 2012)Disregarding price, I prefer a stock db9, or (of course) a DBS over the Maserati. I just think the Aston v12 is a silkier, more comfortable motor, and it has a brilliant top end. Not to mention its stunning looks.
Grand Touring Icons: Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano(Oct 09, 2012)James wouldn't mid the xx being fast around the nurburgring. It's a race car, it's designed or the track. What James hated was the road cars that had become too oriented on track performance at the expense of proper ride and comfort.
991 Carrera S Bests 997 Turbo on the Ring(Oct 08, 2012)I can't wait to see the 991 turbo, it should take the 0-60 time below 2.7 at least. I still can't look at a Porsche chassis and not see it cantilevering, but there's some serious engineering behind those things.
Porsche 911 Carrera 4/4S by TopCar(Oct 08, 2012)Wow, these body panels/ wheels really change the entire nature of the car, but aren't over the too. I'd love to see someone build this car's engine up in NA form, that would be awesome.
Performance AWD: Ferrari FF(Oct 04, 2012)And both of you are missing the point that this car has a gearbox in front of the engine, hence the long nose. The gtr uses a transfer case like most other awd cars.
Benz Shocks Paris with Electric SLS(Sep 27, 2012)Apparently 0-60 times and price are the only things people on this app care about... Do all of the real car enthusiasts here a favor and go buy a b series civic and modify it. Twenty grand of work into one of those will give you great 0-60.
Pagani Huayra Cruising in California(Sep 26, 2012)Redge. Everything you just wrote is wrong. The ClubSport option was chosen by everyone who bought a huayra, so it became standard. And the v12 didn't just happen to have extra power, they were designed for 730.
Leno Drives de Macross Supercar(Sep 13, 2012)@sam, it does look a fair amount like the clk gtr dtm amg. My local Mercedes dealership has two, on cabrio and one fixed roof. Supposedly a guy offered 900,000 cash for one and they turned him away. True homoglation legends.
5 Lightning-Fast Hennessey Tune Jobs(Sep 13, 2012)As long as you took off the writing on the side of hood you could seriously humiliate any BMW, Audi, mercedes, and most Porsches (in a straight at least) I'd love to mess with people in a car like that.
Low Volume Retro: New Stratos(Sep 13, 2012)For that price I'd much rather buy an original stratos and upgrade it, if I was in the market for that kind of car.