The Neon SRT-4 Was Both Angry and Got No Respect(15 hours ago)@Chris- does it always take you this many attempts to insult someone? Lol
B18 Type R's were running 0-60's at around 6.8 seconds lol. Even the
'03 SRT 4s were rated at 5.5..you've either bad memory, your friend sucked at driving, or you're fibbing
Dodge Releases Pricing for the 2015 Challenger(Jul 17, 2014)It's a measure of a capability, but not a realistic capability. 99% or more of all "races" are straight line; if you have free access to a track, at any given time/day, I envy you. The rest of us don't, so those tests are nearly meaningless.
Dodge Releases Pricing for the 2015 Challenger(Jul 17, 2014)I prefer the measure that best reflects the most common usage (of the car).
Tests on ovals, road course, etc, they no meaning. Their glassy surfaces, with bankings, no lanes, fenced property, ambulances- this is nothing real. It does not translate.
Dodge Releases Pricing for the 2015 Challenger(Jul 17, 2014)@woodman: that's cool. My point is that when it comes to evaluating performance, the evaluation should be realistic. While a road course or track is a great measure, it is not an accurate representation of a road legal car's ability or purpose.
Dodge Releases Pricing for the 2015 Challenger(Jul 17, 2014)I'd rather walk outside my front door, fire up a beast of a car, knowing full well that short of any designated race track, my road legal car would dominate (most) anything it faces...hell yes! Grocery run + potential pink slip win? Hah nothin better
Dodge Releases Pricing for the 2015 Challenger(Jul 17, 2014)But yes, to each his own. Personally I prefer efficiency of use. If one must fly across the Atlantic in order to prove his/her car is "faster" yet it loses on other types tracks, styles, or applications- it doesn't really matter, does it?
Dodge Releases Pricing for the 2015 Challenger(Jul 17, 2014)Further, I don't know what SRT you're talking about, as I identified the Hellcat in my post. Maybe you've heard of it? 10-second car, on street legal radials? Big difference between 12-second and 10-second. And it's not limited to road courses lmao
Dodge Releases Pricing for the 2015 Challenger(Jul 17, 2014)And it still leads me to question: what "road course" do you have access to? Lol 99% of all races are drag races, due to "barriers-to-access" so "road course" is literally irrelevant. No one does it, and frankly, it doesn't matter.
Dodge Releases Pricing for the 2015 Challenger(Jul 17, 2014)"A road course is a track" - nope. A track is always designated as a track, yet normal roads can become a road course.
Where I live, they literally shut down streets, and make a "road course." You can stand on sidewalks, and watch it happen.
Dodge Releases Pricing for the 2015 Challenger(Jul 17, 2014)Ie no one races like that. Ok, well maybe like 0.005% of the population, but the rest just do stoplight-to-stoplight, or simple 1/4 mile runs.
Literally no one does "road course" so it's irrelevant but if you have free access to one, 24/7 that's awesome.
Dodge Releases Pricing for the 2015 Challenger(Jul 17, 2014)@woodman
So how does that work? You call the mayor of your town, they close off all the streets, and you get a closed circuit any given day/time? What if it's a weekend or holiday? Do they supply the ambulance? This just doesn't sound realistic.
Pallet Skating is Safe Only Until the Tram Kills You(Jul 11, 2014)Uhmm...I wear headphones on my motorcycle and can hear just about everything, including people talking to me. Last time I checked, a person's voice is no where near as loud as a fucking tram. Trust me, you'd hear it. Stupid theory
In Appreciation of the Infinitely Cool Rat Rod(Jul 07, 2014)I'd like to know how many donor cars your average restoration mechanic goes through, just to build one single car. So wasteful. I have mad respect for rat rods- they're the creative "recyclers" of the automotive community. And they fabricate lots...
In Appreciation of the Infinitely Cool Rat Rod(Jul 07, 2014)Those OEM Restores are what creates the rat roads. They buy up scores of cars, chassis, motors, parts, etc... Looking for that "perfect piece" and then leave a barren wasteland of mismatched parts.
In Appreciation of the Infinitely Cool Rat Rod(Jul 07, 2014)This is the dumbest fucking debate. Someone here thinks that rat rods "harm the automotive community" because they use up all the original parts, making it difficult for the for the OEM Restore crowd to do their restore?
Man Instantly Regrets His Road Rage Decision(Jul 01, 2014)Looked like an embroidered badge or emblem on the front of the big guy's shirt..white lettering across the back. If I didn't know any better, I'd think they picked a fight with law enforcement (on his way to the gym?). Couldn't tell on this iphone
SSC Tuatara Production May Finally Get Underway(Jun 17, 2014)They better build this ASAP, because it's on the fast track to looking out dated. Already reminds me of that Pontiac Banshee concept from the 80's, or some other pre-future rendering
The New Mustang is a Bit Chubbier Than We Thought(Jun 15, 2014)The result? A less powerful 600CC bike, so light, that it STOMPED it's competition....and prompted major diets at the other makers, in order to be competitive again.
Ford's still the lightest, but I wonder for how long...
The New Mustang is a Bit Chubbier Than We Thought(Jun 15, 2014)A couple of years ago, the big 4 motorcycle (yam, suzu, kawi, Toyota) went through a competition like this. They were in a habit of "more power, same weight" in the 600CC class. Then Toyota up and produced "same power, much less weight."
650 HP! 2015 Corvette Z06 Confirmed as Most Powerful GM Car Ever(Jun 08, 2014)Hmmmm...but I wouldn't consider a GT 500 a supercar either, merely because it's pedigree includes that same V6 model.
IE the very existence of the V6 trim level distorts the GT 500's classification.
Ie, it's the same car...modified, yes. But same
650 HP! 2015 Corvette Z06 Confirmed as Most Powerful GM Car Ever(Jun 08, 2014)So the question is:
Can "trim level" alter a car's initial classification?
A stock Vette is a sports car; can the Z06 Trim level turn it into a supercar? I know it performs "like" a supercar, but IS it a supercar, if it's base form is sportscar?
Be The Dark Knight in this Insane Batmobile(Jun 07, 2014)I think you missed the point of an analogy...you're right though, fiction doesn't have to make sense, which is the whole point of what I've been saying. Batman's batmobile is dumb as fuck. Glad you agree
Be The Dark Knight in this Insane Batmobile(Jun 06, 2014)Yea it's just annoying the degree to which they focus on the Batmobile. I mean a bat uses sonar, and only has wings for transportation.
It'd be like if Iron Man's suit was made of rubber, and the "iron" referenced his will/heart/personality. Lol
Be The Dark Knight in this Insane Batmobile(Jun 06, 2014)It's not my problem he's the "Batman" if you think it's dumb that a "batman" is a based on a bat, an animal that take it up with the creators of Batman, but don't get upset about highlighting the ignorance of a bat that doesn't fly...
Watch a McLaren P1 Battle a Bugatti Veyron in the Wild(Jun 03, 2014)Did they even have enough time to even shift once?
Lol "go!....[video ends]"
"Wowzees such amazing race"
-uhh, it was 1-2 seconds of throttle. That's not a race...the guy didn't even have time to finish his statement / word.
Many Chinese Won't Buy Japanese Cars Because History(Jun 01, 2014)So sure, while other goods (food, textiles, etc...) and general cost of living is much lower, cars do not enjoy the same fate. Maybe if you ask a millionaire if a Nissan is for lower income - yes. A normal citizen? No.
Many Chinese Won't Buy Japanese Cars Because History(Jun 01, 2014)Whoever wrote this article must not understand that only 11.5% of Chinese households make more than $10,000 USD per year. And these cars are not sold at relative pricing points, rather, their prices are absolute (even higher, depending on tariff).
Many Chinese Won't Buy Japanese Cars Because History(Jun 01, 2014)I have no disagreement with your statements, my point was that if you're making less than $5 a day ($1,825 a year), then a $30-40,000 car is not low income, since it would take maybe 35-45+ years (interest) to pay it off.
Many Chinese Won't Buy Japanese Cars Because History(Jun 01, 2014)When an article says "x company is viewed in y manner across z country" and then more than half of the country couldn't even afford that car- no, the country doesn't view it as lower income, because it would take YEARS to purchase. Like a house.
Latest Pictures of Batman Vs. Superman Batmobile(May 30, 2014)Maybe it's actually a hovercraft, and they're going to use CGI to remove the wheels and what not...or maybe it IS a boat, that is also amphibious...wheels fold out? Who knows. Movie props can be anything...
SRT Viper Vs. Porsche 911 Turbo: What's the Real Sports Car?(May 29, 2014)Ooohhhh look at that Auto!! God I love automatics. Not needing to pay attention to your driving is LITERALLY WHAT makes a "sports car."
I can't wait for the Porsche 911 Google-S car! Automated driving is the future sports car!
Cadillac Buyers are Paying German-Dollar for their CTSs(May 28, 2014)More telling would be the average resell/used price (certified dealers only) over the next 1-5 years.
I mean, average new price is a function of the distance between the floor (min$) and ceiling (max$). I bet the Caddy variance is much less.
Heavyweights: Challenger SRT Hellcat Vs Camaro ZL1(May 27, 2014)Also why were you guys talking about the GTR? That same competition included a $199k Porsche, which was also bested by the z28 (Hot Laps).
Quite impressive- sure the Porsche would rock both cars with different tires, but impressive none the less.
Heavyweights: Challenger SRT Hellcat Vs Camaro ZL1(May 27, 2014)It's pretty cool that motor trend includes "pro and joe" times; next thing is to test on two spectrums of the tire range. Totally agree it's a bit unfair, of course, they were just doing "as equipped."
Behold the Sound of the Challenger SRT Hellcat Hemi(May 27, 2014)Emanuel-
Oh you mean the LSX "crate" motor. Yep, $24,000 and 770 hp. Not bad!
Of course, Chrysler has the 540, which puts out 900 hp. So, there's that.
But yea, why bring up crate motors? They're not really relevant to production motors.
This is the Bike We’d Expect Robocop to Drive(May 27, 2014)V car drivers have killed an average of 35,000 people per year, and literally millions total (USA).
When motorcycles are on that level (killing millions), I'll understand your complaint. Lol
Will the Viper Become a Dodge Again?(May 26, 2014)Pretty sure they wanted to protect the profits gained from "Ram" sales, and also wanted to isolate the losses from the Viper sales- I guarantee the accounting and tax incentives are what caused the differential.
Heavyweights: Challenger SRT Hellcat Vs Camaro ZL1(May 24, 2014)Anyways, id bet that well over 99% of all street competitions are stoplight to stoplight, 1/4 mile, or rolling freeway.
None of which is anything like a lap on a track (maybe some freeways I suppose), which is why I think "1/4M" is a good measure
Heavyweights: Challenger SRT Hellcat Vs Camaro ZL1(May 24, 2014)Don't get me wrong- I love bragging about track times as well- that SRT Viper Time Attack model is like a track god! Holds many lap records (for production car) - but everyone says it's a demon on the road, ready to kill you at any second.
Heavyweights: Challenger SRT Hellcat Vs Camaro ZL1(May 24, 2014)It's a great proving ground, and a great measure of a car's capability, but given the ultra-controlled track environment, I just don't see it translating. There's even less risk (meaning u push harder) because of track safety & ambulance
Heavyweights: Challenger SRT Hellcat Vs Camaro ZL1(May 24, 2014)The only issue with a circuit track is that it does not translate well to the road...IE- the surface is fine, cleaned, swept, without imperfection (often described as "glass"). The corners are much wider, banked even. You can often see thru corners
Heavyweights: Challenger SRT Hellcat Vs Camaro ZL1(May 24, 2014)1/4 mile makes more sense. Plenty of real straightaways on the road.
Not one single "closed track" on the road, and nearly 0% of drivers are even capable of matching those "pro-driver" test track times.
Sorry, one is relevant, one is not.
Heavyweights: Challenger SRT Hellcat Vs Camaro ZL1(May 23, 2014)That Camaro really does have poor visibility- I know that sounds weird as a critique, but if you're owning one of these to be anything more than a "weekend driver" ... Gotta go with the usability. Camaro looks so good, but id be stressed 24/7