Hennessey to Transform McLaren MP4-12C into 800hp Monster(Feb 01, 2012)I've heard the same things. I also recall several of his Vipers catching fire during comparison tests for magazines and TV. Can't speak personally on whether or not all the claims are true. I guess when you push the envelope things happen.
Gordon Calls on NASCAR to maintain its Low-Tech Tradition(Jan 27, 2012)@Brandon, Jeff did drive an F1 car for a day. Not in a race but on a track. It was some deal where he and an F1 driver swapped seats for a day. Both did very well in the others car and both admitted how difficult it was.
The World Mourns as Another Pagani Zonda F Crashes in Hong Kong(Jan 26, 2012)Everyone is quick to blame the driver but he may be innocent. Considering the front and rear damage he may have been stopped, rear ended, and shoved into the vehicle in front. All I'm saying is that until facts are given curb the assumptions.
Video: Nissan Juke-R Showcases Supercar Killer Potential(Jan 22, 2012)That's because you don't have the means to purchase the others. It's what's referred to as "sour grapes". Most people, not all, but most will buy the best they can afford. A Casio watch keeps time as well as a Rolex but the Rolex says you've arrived.
GM Back On Top of the World, for Chevrolet a Record Year(Jan 21, 2012)Kevin, if your not going to purchase things from companies that have been helped by the government, be it ours or someone else's, you better thin down your shopping list tremendously. I'm not just talking about cars.
Lee Iacocca’s 1991 Ferrari F40 Up for Auction(Jan 17, 2012)They say dynamite is boring until the fuse is lit. The F40 is the same. Just a mound of plastic, metal, rubber and fluids.....until the key is cranked. Then it becomes a time machine. To fulfill it's destiny it must be driven.
Lee Iacocca’s 1991 Ferrari F40 Up for Auction(Jan 17, 2012)I like the Camaro and respect the GTR but neither of them will EVER represent what the F40 did to car culture. I'm not a huge Ferrari fan but it's the F40 and the Countach from Lambo that defined the start of the super/hypercar.
From too Rusty to be Saved to an Astonishing Mustang Mach 1(Dec 30, 2011)I'm not a big fan of Mustangs although there are a couple I do like. Regardless of my likes and dislikes, this is a very nice car. Kudos to both the owner and the shop for a job extremely well done. This isn't about money. It's love for a car.
Man Crashes 'Free' Lamborghini Murcielago After Only 6 Hours(Dec 22, 2011)Kevin, anyone that drives tractor trailer is referred to as a professional driver. Just like any career there are those that are more professional and then there are those that aren't. For what it's worth, it's not the easiest job out there.
Man Crashes 'Free' Lamborghini Murcielago After Only 6 Hours(Dec 22, 2011)Wrecked is a bit harsh. I read that it had same scratches on the front and rear bumpers and a bent wheel. Also, he was planning on selling it because he has bills and the insurance was $3500 for 6 months. He was giving people rides before selling it.
Chevrolet Camaro GT3 Race Cars Prepare for FIA(Dec 21, 2011)So the IPO goes down. Does that mean it won't go up again? What would the IPO be worth if the companies had bankrupted? I've heard people say that we should let them bankrupt. Someone would buy them. Who? The Chinese? No thanks.
Chevrolet Camaro GT3 Race Cars Prepare for FIA(Dec 20, 2011)demand for raw products. Then the dealerships would close across the country putting more people out of work. Then there is advertising, security, grounds workers ect.. It's like a pebble in a pond, the ripples are endless. LET IT GO!
Chevrolet Camaro GT3 Race Cars Prepare for FIA(Dec 20, 2011)proverbial soap boxes try this out once. Add up the unemployment cost of the 70% of the plant workers who wouldn't find a job after GM or Chrysler went bankrupt. Then add in there all the parts manufacturers that would lose work and then the reduced
Chevrolet Camaro GT3 Race Cars Prepare for FIA(Dec 20, 2011)I wish folks would just let go of all the bailout BS. All of them have taken government help at one time or another and for the most part paid it back. The management made some poor choices and they needed help. Since you want to get up on your
Bugatti Owner Illegally Parks in Disabled Bay(Dec 04, 2011)If anyone are tools it's you two. You are what's representative of what's wrong in society today. It's just a damn car. A collection of metal, plastic, rubber and fluids arranged a certain way. Maybe someday you'll know what it's like to really hurt.
Bugatti Owner Illegally Parks in Disabled Bay(Dec 04, 2011)Respect seems to be a forgotten art these days. Would any of you approve of running a key up the side of this car? He deserves it, yet I would never approve. But at the very least he deserves a swift kick in the nuts. Then he'll qualify for the spot
Bugatti Owner Illegally Parks in Disabled Bay(Dec 04, 2011)Ryan, the price is paid by the person who is handicapped. Granted that many take advantage of this, having little true handicap. But then there are those who struggle at the least bit of movement. Some are elderly, others vets, many born with it.
Bugatti Owner Illegally Parks in Disabled Bay(Dec 03, 2011)What's died up your rear Anthony? Nobody but you said anything about the U.S. No matter where in the world it's done, to park in a handicap spot illegally makes you an ass. Oh, and by the way, there are more than a few London's in America.
725hp BMW X6 M Typhoon by G-Power(Dec 03, 2011)Don't care for the rims. They just look too thin and dainty. A vehicle as big and brutal as this one should have rims that remind you of a meat cleaver. Sharp but powerful.
UAE Flag Wrap for the Bugatti Veyron(Dec 01, 2011)Looks like it was made with leftover Lego bricks. Doing this to a Bugatti (albeit not my favorite car) is akin to painting a Hello Kitty purse on the Mona Lisa.
Video: Something this Ugly Can Only Be from Russia(Nov 27, 2011)Have to agree. We have our fair share of idiotic looking cars here in America. Besides, I imagine they fewer options over there as far as what to work with and aftermarket suppliers. Kudos to this guy for making the car his.
The 2011 LA Auto Show in Pictures(Nov 24, 2011)$60-65,000 for this. Waste of money. You can get much better, faster and comfortable cars for that. What do you do if it breaks? Take it to Mexico City and pray you get out of there before some drug lord cuts your head off? No thanks.
The 2011 LA Auto Show in Pictures(Nov 24, 2011)Surprised the electric cars passed. Considering how many actors feel they are making a political statement by driving electrics and hybrids you'd think this was a target show.
Video: World’s Most Expensive Car(Nov 24, 2011)Along with the windows is that the blue one looks to have a trunk and the rear fenders are wider. Still, little difference between the two visually from this shot.
U.S. Fiat 500 Sales Fail to Meet Expectations(Nov 23, 2011)Problem is that the 500 is the only Fiat available. It might bring customers in but if it doesn't suit them there's no other options but to leave. Bring over the 4c and maybe a sedan and things may change. Fiat name just isn't strong in America.
Camaro ZL1 Chief Engineer Slams Mustang Shelby GT500(Nov 20, 2011)When these two line up I think all of us will find that they are very close in most parameters. End of the day, whichever car has the better driver will win out. These two duking it out has provided us, the buyer, with awesome choices.
CLP Automotive Tunes 2011 BMW X6(Nov 20, 2011)I don't know why I like the X6 but I do. Maybe because it's different. This package gives it a more aggressive look and I'm good with it. The rims on the other hand should be melt down and used to make ashtrays or something. Horrid.
LA 2011: Mastretta MXT Arrives in North America(Nov 18, 2011)The V8's might make it too nose heavy. That's why Zora hated the big blocks in the Corvettes. The LT1 small blocks handled much better. Still, for the money I'd rather get tried and true. Where do you take this if it breaks? Risky going to Mexico.
LA 2011: Mastretta MXT Arrives in North America(Nov 18, 2011)With it's low weight you could even go with something like a Nissan 3.5l v6 with a turbo or small supercharger. Kind of like Lotus with the Elise. Then again, $60,000 could buy a used Z06 or M3 or any of a number of hot rides. Is this worth it?
LA 2011: Subaru BRZ Concept STI(Nov 17, 2011)The front wheel arch has a really nice curve from top to bottom bot the rear arch looks flat. Needs more curve in it. Otherwise car looks really good with exception of the stupid chrome fender vent.
Video: 2012 Camaro ZL1 Designed for Maximum Downforce(Nov 13, 2011)Is it better? By leaps and bounds. By the way, I put 100,000 on my 2002 Corvette and other than brake pads and clutch the only other thing to break was one headlight motor. I didn't baby it either, I ran the hell out of it.
Video: 2012 Camaro ZL1 Designed for Maximum Downforce(Nov 13, 2011)Scott, history doesn't mean a thing. Historically jaguars were constantly in the shop yet now they are some of the best cars out there. Ferrari and Lambo were constantly breaking yet the new ones are much more reliable. Is it perfect? No.
Video: 2012 Camaro ZL1 Designed for Maximum Downforce(Nov 13, 2011)exceptions the two Europeans will spend more time in the shop and the cost will be higher. To me, that's quality. Built to run like hell and survive. Even Clarkson said buy the ZR1 over the R8 and he hates Corvettes.
Video: 2012 Camaro ZL1 Designed for Maximum Downforce(Nov 13, 2011)Chevy is building cars with near or equal supercar performance at 1/3 or less the price. The difference other than price is that you can drive these Chevys every day of the year. Put 100,000 miles on both this Camaro and an R8 or 911 and with few
Awesome Street Art Cars(Nov 12, 2011)I think this paint job looks terrific on the M3 but not so much on the Aston. Maybe it's because in my mind the Aston is a beautiful and elegant car and this paint is explosive. Just doesn't fit.
Corvette ZR59 Stands Out at SEMA(Nov 08, 2011)Really David? Fan boys? I'm so tired of hearing this idiotic comment regarding any fan of a specific car. For all of you third graders who like to use this description, please refrain from future comments until your old enough to pee standing up.
Corvette ZR59 Stands Out at SEMA(Nov 08, 2011)Yeah, back bumper just isn't quite right. It's just a little too much. Mildly modified front and rear bumpers would have been better.