Tesla Model S Outsells German Rivals(May 14, 2013)There is no way tesla will continue to sell this manny cars every quarter. They finally have their factory up and running do they can complete the stack of Pre orders that has been building up over the years.
Infiniti Confirms Hybrid Sportscar(May 13, 2013)Drop the hybrid! GTR engine + Evora chassis= world beating performance. Do It! Leave refinement for the other cars in the line up.
VL Destino Could Save the Karma(May 06, 2013)The batteries+ electric motors+ existing gas engine, that they are replacing, have to be way more expensive then a Corvette engine and transmission. I'm not understanding why it would cost $80k more then the Fisker.
BMW Takes M8 Off the Table(May 01, 2013)We all should have known that glass doors would never make it into production. But I think they are a key element to making this design work. I think this is turning into BMWs NSX. It may be perpetually just around the corner.
More Embarrassment for Fisker(Apr 24, 2013)Whenever you cut a production run early, you lose tons of money. You can never pay for all the tooling costs until you've sold a much larger number of cars.
All Hail the Bus Driving Punisher(Mar 02, 2013)Looks like most of these other drivers are trying to be hit, for insurance fraud or maybe worse, trying to extort money from a hard working buss driver. Good thing he's got a dash cam.
5 Celebrity Supercars(Feb 16, 2013)The shoes are a giveaway that he was not driving the car that day. (just posing)
Cars Nobody Asked For: Honda Element(Feb 14, 2013)My element was a Surf/Ski/burning-man mobile. Loved it and everyone who got inside loved all the space. Since when are SUVs supposed to be cute and sleek. The unprinted body panels proved to be bullet proof, never showing scuffs or scratches.
Adam Rocks Concept to Wow Geneva(Feb 07, 2013)I'm so sick of concepts brig drawn with wheels that could never work in reality. Big wheels look great on paper, but the goal is making a car that looks good in reality. I'm sure the Azteck was drawn up with Huge wheels.
Watch This Russian Porsche Driver Be an Ass(Feb 06, 2013)This guy is a tool. Not sure why he would be bragging oboist what is on the video. In the end he is beaten by a range rover. Definately Not matching the epic soundtrack.
Hey Europe: No SRT Viper for You(Jan 24, 2013)Does anybody else realize that Fiat is now the owner of both Ferrari and SRT? By adding some refinement fiat has made the viper a serious threat to one of its other brands. I'm sure they are keeping it out of Europe so they don't piss off Ferrari.
We Want This Corvette ZR1-Powered Karma(Jan 16, 2013)Great idea. However the Karma price is around $95k, minus the extremely expensive electronics then ad affordable American muscle, how does the price jump to $180k?
TRD Testing GT86-Based Supercar(Jan 01, 2013)The lightest car always wins once it is given proper power. Very exciting news for the next gen models. A performance war between Subaru and Toyota would be brilliant. I hope one goes supercharger and the other Turbo
Lotus Introduces Evora Sports Racer(Dec 19, 2012)I love the Evora, but if they are calling it the "sports racer" they need to have added some performance options. This sounds more like the " bargain pack ".
McLaren 12C Wrapped in London(Dec 19, 2012)The flag stripes look great. Should have just continued them from the roof in every direction. The images are a little cheesy.
Russian Truck Driver Overturns, Cows Fall Out(Dec 18, 2012)Not the truck drivers fault the DF is the guy two cars ahead of the camera car. ( looks like a white van) that clearly drifts into the other lane, hitting the truck head on causing it to lose Controle.
MT Loves 2014 R8’s New Auto Box(Dec 15, 2012)I agree Ethan, best choice is that sweet gated shifter. No only do you get satisfying clickity clack as you go through the gears but the car will hold it's value. Just look at the high demand for manual Ferrari 360 and f430s.
Porsche Launches Works LMP1 Team(Dec 10, 2012)Porsche dropped out and Audi took over. This was right at the time when the first Porsche SUV was launched. I have always assumed the VW group payed Porsche for lemans winning know how, with profitable SUVs. Porsche vs Audi is like Forman vs Ali. :)
Porsche Reveals New GT3 Cup Racer(Dec 09, 2012)Is it a Pdk system, or is that a clutch pedal we see in the video? Paddle shifting plus 3 pedals would be pretty sweet.
Porsche Planning New Panamera Bodystyles(Dec 05, 2012)962 can be the 918 chassis minus the expensive electric drivetrain/batteries. Adding a manual transmission. Almost no extra cost of development and obvious cost saving to make it fit into that price range.
Dodge Dart Goes on Patrol for Turkey Day(Nov 23, 2012)I'm sure the dart would be up to the task. There are very few high speed chases, and many of those chases are not that fast. Think of all the $ saved in the purchase price, and then in gas.
Paris Moves to Ban Classic Cars(Nov 15, 2012)I'm sure the old busses and trucks do most of the polluting. Take them out and leave the cars and bikes alone.
Hammond Hosts 50 Years of Bond Cars(Nov 05, 2012)RE: Camber issue: I'm guessing that it's riding low in the back due to the extra weight off all that batteries and other submarine related equipment. Ever see a first gen new Mini fully loaded with people? The back wheels tend to do the same thing.
The Other Porsches: 914(Nov 05, 2012)I'm surprised those performance numbers are not better. 310 HP in a car weighing just over 2000 pounds. I've been a passenger in a 914 V8 conversion. I'm sure it could have done 0-60 in 4 seconds flat.
The Other Porsches: 356(Nov 04, 2012)This is most likely a replica or recreation of the first 356 prototype. Which actually had a mid engine layout like the 550 spyder. And boasted of a trunk on the front and rear, just like the boxster. But this layout proved. To be too costly.
DeltaWing Crashes (Again) at Road Atlanta(Oct 19, 2012)Seems like it is extra hard to see the delta wing from other cars. Maybe they need to put some of those flags, that recumbent bicycles use, on the 3 corners of the car.
VW Microbus Finally Retiring Next Year(Oct 17, 2012)The newer kombi used a more modern water-cooled engine. Notice the larger front grill. But it still carries that classic shape. Sad it has to go.
Unique of the Week: 1972 Opel GT(Oct 13, 2012)I'm also pretty sure that the new opal GT came first, GM wanted an American version so the rebodied the capable chassis as the pontiac solstice. However the opal design was sharper, and better, they ended up just rebadging it as a Saturn.
Unique of the Week: 1972 Opel GT(Oct 13, 2012)Sounds like a screaming bargain. Pre '75 cars are smog exempt in California, so somebody could boost the HP a little without the DMV being a pain in the A. If the engine needs a lot of work you could swap it out. Seems like lots of retro cool style.
Aventador GT to Debut in Geneva with Four Seats?(Oct 10, 2012)Am I the only one who is so bothered by the engine being off center? I know it has something to do with how the transmission is mounted, but every time I see it I cringe. That, and how they did not bother hiding the parking sensors.
4 Blue Chrome Supercars(Oct 03, 2012)How did they predict it would look so good? Especially with the stripe. Anybody doing a chrome red yet? It would be like the ultimate candy apple red.
Ferrari Debuts Glass-Roof FF in Paris(Sep 30, 2012)Can't believe they forgot to include mounting points for an integrated ski rack. Being the first AWD Ferrari, you'd have to take it up to the snow!
Lemon Law Lawyer Takes On Fisker over Karma Fires(Sep 29, 2012)Ferrari and Lamborghini also have a "bursting into flames" issue. Anybody who has seen one of these in person, knows its the coolest green car around. Aston Martin levels of style yet still able to run errands using little to no gas.
Acura Planning a Junior NSX(Sep 26, 2012)They should build it using parts from the accord. They could Mid mount that sweet v6 which already has a nice manual transmission. Price it just above the accord coupe. Skip the high tech SH-AWD make it the simple NSX. Keep the $ down.
Low Volume Retro: Ford GT(Sep 15, 2012)The door/roof bubble is called a "Gurney Bubble" named after a tall racer who used to race the original gt40s. I think this red car was a prototype, for the newer GT. The headlights are different and it does not look like the doors cut into the roof.
Do Hybrid Engines Belong in Supercars?(Sep 05, 2012)Electric boost might be good, but heavy batteries are always bad. If only Porsche had stuck with the flywheel. Once we have "super capacitors" that can capture large amounts of normally lost breaking energy, to be used on corner exit, it will work.
5 Art Supercar Finds(Aug 28, 2012)I was going to ask the same question?!?!? Can't they find artists that are also car people? I'm an automotive artist, and I know plenty of others that would not make this mistake.
Motor Trend Announces 2012 Best Driver's Car(Aug 23, 2012)I'd like to think the car would have scored even higher if it had been with the stick shift trans. The person who really likes to drive, will always want 3 pedals.
Supercar Saturdays in Chi-Town Calls in the Classics(Aug 12, 2012)I'm pretty sure this is a replica from Intermechanica (not sure I spelled that name right) I don't think anybody would put those wheels on a classic 356. This company makes some of the best 356 replicas, but better to be honest if it's not original.
5 Chevy Sonic Stunts(Aug 07, 2012)Looks like it had some sort of parachute, but given they don't show the landing. I'm guessing it did not go so well.
Unique of the Week: 1959 Elva Courier Mk I(Aug 04, 2012)The UK still produces small fun roadsters. We just rarely see the over here. Ariel Atom, Cateram 7, the UK has many small manufacturers who are exempt from crash testing because of small production numbers.
Porsche Canceling 911 Targa?(Aug 01, 2012)In my opinion, this was the worst look for the 911. I think most collectors agree since these are the least valuable of the classic 911s.
Twin-Turbo 911 Celebrates 35 Years of RUF(Jul 27, 2012)RUF modifies the cars to such an extent that they are no longer considered Porsches. That is why you can race a RUF on Grand Turismo 5, yet they could not secure the licensing to have Porsches in the game. Love the car.
Nissan Planning Juke-Based Mini-Z to take on FR-S/BRZ?(Jul 18, 2012)If developing a smaller front engine rear drive configuration is too expensive. Nissan should build an equivalent to the MR2. Put one of their manny front wheel drive engine+transmission behind the driver.
Renault Alpine Ready by 2015?(Jul 18, 2012)If they want to get anywhere near the 50,000 euro target, Lotus is their best bet. Evora chassis with a Nissan GTR engine maybe?