Ford Mustang's New Benchmarks: M3 and 911(Dec 09, 2013)People buy them (myself included) because they are well engineered and made to a high standard. The styling may be conservative, but I'm not a fan of massive wings and chromies anyway. Plus BMW look positively radical compared to most Jap designs.
Subaru BRZ Premium Sport Edition(Oct 29, 2013)To be fair Erin, the Toyota 86/Scion FR-S are rebadged Subaru's. This is the original car. Have good peek under the skin of the 'Toyota' and you'll find everything is stamped Subaru. Thus far the only component I've seen made by Toyota is the Diff.
Next-Gen BMW X1 is Going FWD(Sep 17, 2013)A RWD car will generally be less fuel efficient than an equivalent FWD car. Transferring power across the length of the vehicle incurs more transmission losses.
RWD drive is superior for handling purposes, but sadly X1 buyers won't care about that
Land Rover is Serious About its Defender EV(Aug 05, 2013)If you're referring to the picture, I'm pretty sure it's at 'The Eden Project' in the UK. The big bubble things in the background have tropical ecosystems and such in them.
Holden Reveals New 2014 Caprice(May 19, 2013)VE Caprice/Commodores have the 6.0 L98 V8 Johnny. The HSV's get a 6.2 LS3. The HSV Grange would be the equivalent of this.
Ferrari F12 Driver Hits a Wall(May 12, 2013)Reminds me of when I saw some rich retard at uni back his brand new EVO X into another car in the carpark.
Maserati: EVs are "Nonsense"(Apr 24, 2013)Total efficiency using the below approximate values is 21.375% efficiency for the whole cycle. Sorry to get all nerdy haha.
Maserati: EVs are "Nonsense"(Apr 24, 2013)He's talking efficiency Jason. So an IC petrol engine is about 25% efficient. Meanwhile an EV: 40% eff coal power plant, 25% loss in power transmission from the plant to your house, 25% loss in Batt charging, 5% loss from batt to motors. Adds up.
Alpina Preparing 6 Series GC(Apr 21, 2013)I don't think you can buy the M6 in Grand Coupe form. Have to get the 2 door or buy an M5 instead.
5 Failed Auto Revivals(Apr 15, 2013)I think a big part of the problem was that this was an S class underneath, plus they kept the styling of the Mercedes.
At least with the RR Ghost BMW have put a fresh body on the 7 Series chassis.
Top 5 Market Trendsetters(Apr 10, 2013)The Pajero came out in 82 and is generally attribute as the first SUV. Not sure if you guys got it in the US though.
Chrysler Considering 300 Diesel(Apr 08, 2013)6.4 SRT Hemi is the way to go :) tbh though if I was after that sort of car here in Australia I would buy Fords 5.0 S/C Falcon.
She Loves Her Rare E28 M535i(Apr 07, 2013)To be fair Cian, the E39 isn't really that mechanical. It has drive by wire, climate control, electronic tailgate/boot, electronic suspension on many models. I think JC discovered a few of these in Uganda recently too :)
I would still love an E39 M5!
Chrysler Considering 300 Diesel(Apr 07, 2013)Fair call Chris, I was more so comparing to the V8 petrol models. Though I think the new Pentastar V6 is a good performer.
Chrysler Considering 300 Diesel(Apr 06, 2013)The 300 has had a diesel engine option in non-US markets for many years, sells well to the all show no go crowd...you know who you are.
Chevy SS to Base Below $30k?(Mar 03, 2013)Aside from the HSV's, which are hi performance variants of the commodore, there isn't anything else you don't already have.
Mercedes Reveals G63 AMG 6x6(Mar 01, 2013)Australian Army has a few 6x6 G-Wagens. They go near enough anywhere whilst towing a Howitzer haha.
Volkswagen Planning AWD Polo R?(Dec 31, 2012)The Golf R uses a haldex system, which usually requires the fronts to start slipping before power is sent to the rear. When they went from R32 to R they put an electric motor in the centre diff to transfer power in earlier.
GT500 Drags C63 AMG on the Strip(Dec 15, 2012)Either that or i'd put my money on a 5.0 S/C falcon with the 6 speed Tremec, the true blue Aussie coming out in me there haha.
GT500 Drags C63 AMG on the Strip(Dec 15, 2012)Tbh the C63 is no pretender. Though I appreciate the Shelby's supercharged horsepower, it is somewhat of a blunt instrument.
The Shelby is a monster. But the C63 has a sophistication and IRS architecture to back it up.
Special Gallardo Celebrates 20 Years of Lamborghini in Hong Kong(Jul 05, 2012)I'm guessing you fella's live in the states, cos that pricing is about right. Gallardo is 550k Aussie dollars atm, Aventador is about 850k. Oh and a 911 starts at 208k here,so appreciate the excellent value you guys get. Shame u have to live there ;)
Porsche 911 Evolution: Type 993(Jul 04, 2012)Not to be confused with the Klu Klux Klan I think should be mentioned. Otherwise you wouldn't have been able to buy a black 993!
2013 Porsche 911 Performance Upgrades Announced(Jun 21, 2012)Ah if only it were a linear relationship. Then Bugatti could just add 500hp to the supersport and raise top speed from 430km/hr to 500km/hr.
Be like a Boeing 747 you can use everyday :)
Epic B-List Celebrity Car Crashes(Jun 17, 2012)@Zack American car in this situation = slight dent + all occupants dead because of no crumble zones and resulting blunt force trauma!
Rheinmetall’s Volkswagen Amarok M LMPV Revealed(Jun 17, 2012)It's a new design, Amarok has nothing in common with Colorado or any other utes. Also I would not like to get shot at in this, will take a whole lot more work to make it safe under fire.
Audi Reveals All for 2013 RS4 Avant(Jun 14, 2012)And to be fair if you want torque and economy and aren't to fussed about outright power, buy the 3.0 TDI. Mountains of torque, quiet and comfortable with good economy. The great thing with cars like the A4 is there's a model to suit anyone.
Audi Reveals All for 2013 RS4 Avant(Jun 14, 2012)Because 450bhp is a lot more than 333. On top of that this engine is a masterpiece, revving to 8.5k and sounding beautifull the whole way. The TT V6 may have more torque and no doubt better for lugging the family around, but on a twisty road...?
2014 Chevrolet SS Likely to Have 6.2-liter V8(May 10, 2012)Well Ken it's not an American car, it's Australian. Also I think if offered with the LS3 it'll have to be based on a HSV R8, as the SS-V is currently only made with the 6.0 L98 motor...
2012 Porsche Cayenne GTS Bows Before Beijing(Apr 10, 2012)@Daniel, I doubt that the cars will be any different. Europe pays more because they are taxed more. Also the American market won't pay high prices, so manufacturers try their best to sell as cheap as possible in the US.
Ultra-Rare Vintage Mercedes Seized by German Police(Apr 07, 2012)Not to mention the fact the original owner was more than likely a nazi, given the time, place and circumstance.
On that logic we should give all Nazi descendants back their Berchtesgardene mansion's too!
2013 SRT Viper is Here: First Official Photos and Video(Apr 05, 2012)Just a quick note as this comes up a lot and is the main thing that bothers me, OHV motors don't make more torque than OHC. The viper makes huge torque but that is down to its large capacity, and specifically large piston size.
2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline Debut at the Festival of LXs(Mar 27, 2012)Pushrods motors are limited to a 2 valve head. This cannot flow better than a 4/5 valve head other than at very high rpm. But at much above 6000rpm pushrods will bend, unless the are very well engineered and made from very strong and durable material
2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline Debut at the Festival of LXs(Mar 27, 2012)Yeh Mikey, if you haven't noticed it also has 2 Liters more capacity...
With DOHC setup you can have a higher rev limit, with the same power for less capacity.
This is good, cos it means we can still have power, while meeting emissions requirements.
2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline Debut at the Festival of LXs(Mar 27, 2012)Sadly, the V6 is a much more modern motor. I mean, god forbid an American company consider the concept of 'overhead cams' and 'direct injection' on their V8's, except Fords 5.0,that's a good motor
Might as well ask them to include a Flux Capacitor...
Report: The New Ferrari Enzo Will Debut This Year(Mar 13, 2012)It's not the same suspension as a caddy, no more than a Boeing 747 uses the same aerodynamics as a Sopwith Camel. Yes the principle is the same, but the application and development is different.