Corvette Receiving 8-Speed Gearbox(15 hours ago)@Gary - why would you want to shift from 2nd to 5th..? I still drive a manual (fairly torquey one) but would never shift 3 gears either way..... On a quick auto you can shift far faster through the gears than a manual anyway (hundredths of a second even in a 'non-supercar').
Corvette Receiving 8-Speed Gearbox(Dec 10, 2013)What is it with US obsession with manual gearboxes!!?? Over in Europe we pay more for an auto as it normally means added 'luxury' over a manual. Modern autos are quicker and more efficient than their manual equivalents. We've also had (average) cars with 8 speed autos for a fair few years now. Welcome to the 21st century.
Don't Be Shocked: LaFerrari is Sold Out(Dec 08, 2013)Side profile is great but not so sure about the front end. It'll be a great car and all but am I the only one who thinks that it's not as special as the Enzo when it was launched? Also, I think the P1 is a more impressive shape..
Audi R8 Spyder Restyled by Regula Tuning(Dec 03, 2013)'..tuner insists that air optimised kit will increase top speed...' Please. I reckon Audi have a more sophisticated wind tunnel testing regime than a tuning company. As to the looks - certain rappers and sheiks form an orderly queue...
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Annihilates the Autobahn(Dec 01, 2013)A: Paul Walker wasn't on a freeway, B: he wasn't even driving. The point is (Ben) that some parts of the Autobahn in Germany are unlimited. If you look at their accident rate it is below that of all other European countries and way below that of the US. A skilled driver CAN drive safely drive at high speed and it DOES take skill to do it. There are not many tracks worldwide that the driver of an F12 Ferrari could get near to 190mph. Get your facts straight.
For Love of the Toyota MR2(Dec 01, 2013)@Paul - how long before you stop posting 'Paul Walker is dead' on every news item? We know already. It's very sad but move on.
Jaguar's Already Dead C-X75 is Incredible(Nov 26, 2013)Jaguar were worried about not selling all 250 and ending with a large hole in their finances. A real shame as every magazine that tested this car said that it was phenomenal...
SRT Succumbs to 2014 Viper TA Demand, Will Make 159 Units(Nov 26, 2013)Turbo charged engines do NOT always mean slower throttle response and lag. The new sequentially turbocharged engines are minimising lag by having different sized turbos coming on song at differing revs. Also, as someone else pointed out, fuel consumption and emissions are issues for all manufacturers now.
The $5.5 Million, 500 HP GTI That'll Never Happen(Nov 25, 2013)I read the full report on this earlier today (UK - Daily Mail) and the only thing it shares with the original road car is the windscreen apparently. Even so, the engine is probably the VW 3 litre V6, 4 wheel drive system already exists and the interior is probably poached from one of their racing series. 3 million to build? How did that happen!!??
Vector M12 was One of the Coolest 90s Supercars(Nov 25, 2013)Was there not a Vector supercar in the US in the late eighties/early nineties that had a claimed top speed of 250mph and the interior modelled on a jet fighter? Or did I just imagine it...?
Murcielago Passenger Punches a Pedestrian(Nov 25, 2013)What was the point of assaulting the guy? I'd be unhappy if someone leaned on my car and would probably tell them that they were out of order. But try and knock them out? Only excuse for that is self defence in my opinion..
The Exige S is the Best Hope for Lotus(Nov 18, 2013)How fu**ing tall are some of you on this forum??!! The Lotus will easily accommodate anyone up to around 6'2" but it is a SPORTSCAR, not a tourer. If you want a stereo, a boot (trunk), back seats, satnav, massaging seats etc - look elsewhere. For pure driving experience this is the nearest thing this side of an open wheel car for racing feel.
Nissan GT-R Nismo Pops Up with 7:08 Ring Time(Nov 18, 2013)Lap time now sits between the Porsche 918 and the Gumpert Apollo. Faster than an Aventador, 458, Pagani Zonda - pretty much everything. And yet, I still can't get excited about it. It's a technical masterpiece and more than worth it's price for performance but is it DESIRABLE...?
W Motors Reveals 1,000HP SuperSport(Nov 13, 2013)Like I've said before, I'll believe it when someone finally tests one of their cars. Anyone can post up a rendering of a Hypercar and say it has blah, blah BHP and weighs less than a bag of sugar..
Devel 16 5,000 HP? More Like 5,000 BS(Nov 06, 2013)Top fuel dragsters might have 5000hp but they only run in a straight line for 4 seconds and need an engine rebuild after virtually every run. Does anyone remember the name of the American supercar from the 70s that had the interior based on a fighter jet (think it began with a 'V')? That had a similar level of bullshit with it's 250mph claims....
Will.I.Am's Custom $900,000 What.Am.I(Nov 06, 2013)@Buster - you beat me to it. I bet this guy pays a pet psychiatrist a couple of thousand dollars an hour to have his chihuahua's 'feelings analysed'. Some people are just born to be scammed.....
Nighttime Fast Driving in a Porsche GT3(Nov 01, 2013)You'd think that if the driver can afford a car like this they could also buy a camera tripod for the car. I'm bored of these crappy, on board camera phone videos....