Half of the Formula 1 Grid is in Financial Turmoil(Mar 05, 2012)That's no real surprise. The 3 small teams had always been on tight budgets. Williams' and Sauber's financial woes are well-known for some time already. And Kingfisher's (Force India's sponsor) recent troubles are also well-publicised.
Ferrari FF Bursts into Flames in Shanghai(Feb 20, 2012)@Justin. The F430 Spyder has a tendency to catch fire too. I've read reports of at least 3, and am personally involved in investigating another. I've also looked into a Dino that caught fire a few years ago. Ferraris do tend to go up in flames.
Porsche Contemplates Dropping Manual for 2013 Porsche 911 GT3(Feb 17, 2012)All experts (engineers, race drivers, test drivers, etc) agree that a semi-auto dual clutch is faster and better. The data also proves it. While a stick may be physically more satisfying, it will never be faster. So just go away, FORD fan.
Porsche Contemplates Dropping Manual for 2013 Porsche 911 GT3(Feb 16, 2012)@Ford fan. You've obviously never driven a PDK box. It's far more responsive. And it's not an automatic. It's a dual-clutch electronically controlled gearbox. You can downshift and floor it. I do that at least a dozen times a day.
Porsche Contemplates Dropping Manual for 2013 Porsche 911 GT3(Feb 15, 2012)Oh grow up and quit whining. Semi-automatic gearboxes are the way forward. These things are basically standard on any race car these days. There's just no way a traditional stick can shift faster and more accurately, and with less power loss.
The Experimental DeltaWing Gets Pit 56 at Le Mans(Feb 07, 2012)@Dan. If you know anything about racing, you'll know that F1 and Le Mans are very different types of racing. Anyway, CarBuzz does have a Le Mans tag. So there's no reason to tag this as F1.
Video: Singapore Becomes Latest Ferrari Enclave(Jan 16, 2012)Actually, the reason why Singapore has so many small cars is because of the taxes. To take a random example, a Toyota Camry costs about as much as a Porsche Boxster in the UK. And in fact, there aren't many mopeds around.
Unique of the Week: 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400(Jan 15, 2012)@Peter. I love the looks of this car, but I wouldn't really want to drive it. The handling is notorious. The body generates lift at the front end at high speeds and it gets worse as the fuel tank (located over the front wheels) gets lighter.
Top Reasons to Miss Maybach(Jan 02, 2012)The dual-clutch gearbox on the pre-2007 Quattroportes were terrible. If I remember rightly, they lasted an average of 25K km. So bad if fact that Maserati went back to the normal automatic gearbox.
Classic Cars Rolled Out for Funeral of Kim Jong-il(Dec 29, 2011)Communism, in theory, promises much social justice. But in practice it just gives greater opportunities for tyranny. On the other hand, democracy isn't perfect either. That said, I'd still rather be living in a democracy.
That Didn’t Take Long: First Lexus LFA for Sale on eBay(Dec 15, 2011)I'd rather be in something nondescript but freakishly fast and reliable than sitting in a cloud of steam like many a Ferrari driver. Oh, and then blow away whoever is foolish enough to challenge me at the lights.
F1 in America: The Shattered Dream(Dec 05, 2011)@ Clint. But F1 has a global following, unlike NASCAR. So, F1 would make tons more in TV rights. Not to mention, F1 charges an arm and a leg for the rights to host a race.
Bugatti Owner Illegally Parks in Disabled Bay(Dec 04, 2011)I think fines should be scaled according to income if they are to properly deter, just like in Switzerland. A $500 fine may be a lot for the average joe, but it's pocket change to someone with a supercar.
Next Generation Dodge Viper to Debut in April(Dec 02, 2011)@ Ken. Thanks for proving that you're nothing but a bully. I never picked on anyone. I just defend myself and others. You should be the one leaving. Bullies an bigots are not welcomed here.
Next Generation Dodge Viper to Debut in April(Dec 02, 2011)@Ken. I despise bullies and bigots, and I eat them for breakfast. Don't forget that you were the one who threatened me in one of your comments. So far, you have neither the guts not the ability to make good that threat. So who's the pussy, pussy?
The Pickup Trucks of War During the Libyan Liberation(Dec 02, 2011)And it always amuses me that there are Americans who are so proud of the fact that their neighbour can load up with enough weapons to massacre everyone in the neighbourhood in 5 minutes. How is that ever a good thing?
Next Generation Dodge Viper to Debut in April(Dec 01, 2011)@Ken. Euro-pussy-fy? Really? Go drive a Porsche 911 GT2, why don't you? That'll kill you faster than almost anything else on the road if you don't respect it. The Viper's a good car, but there's no reason to insult others, you twit.
The Iceman’s Comeback(Nov 30, 2011)Agreed. Massa is nowhere near the driver Kimi is. Especially after his accident in Hungary.
The Iceman’s Comeback(Nov 30, 2011)@ Shane. Yes, it did. But it also said that Lotus-Renault would be likely if Kubica could not return in time. That's what's happening now. It also said that he's faster than both Loeb and Ogiet in Citroen's tests.
The Iceman’s Comeback(Nov 30, 2011)@ Carlos. "One-Win" Juan? No disrespect meant, but F1 doesn't suit him. He is a pretty fast driver, but his style of driving just doesn't work well in F1.