First Production LaFerrari On Sale for 2.38M Euros(Jan 02, 2014)I like this car very much, but the name LaFerrari doesn't do it for me. Thanks to the prefix "La," the name is technically feminine, yet I'm pretty sure this car is marketed primarily to men. I believe there's a lot in a name.
Car Mod Atrocities: Part VIII(Jan 02, 2014)The roof and c-pillar on that car were integral to the unibody's strength and rigidity. I wonder if the fabricator took into account any modifications required to keep it from folding up on itself.
Red Bull Makes Record Pit Stop(Apr 05, 2013)Why? Because it is physically impossible for the front jack man to get from the position in the last frame of the 1st angle, to the 1st frame of the 2nd camera angle in that time.
Red Bull Makes Record Pit Stop(Apr 05, 2013)Well, David, that depends. If you're floating a super dry, high pressure air biscuit that has been brewin' for a while, then yes, you are right. But if you squeak out a 1 piece chopper, then I argue that changing 4 tires will take longer.
Hamilton Drives to the Wrong Home(Mar 26, 2013)And not to spark up an argument, but a NASCAR buddy of mine not only claims that NASCAR is more fun to watch, but he also claims that NASCARS are better machines than F1 rockets.
SRT Hits the Track with Viper TA(Mar 19, 2013)Nice photo. Almost looks like a tornado's a brewin' up there, which symbolizes the pure energy (and perhaps destruction, if in the wrong hands), that this thing can unleash.
5 Supercars That Never Made It(Mar 19, 2013)@Brandon: Aston Martin was never made by Ford. From 1994 to 2007 AM was a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford. A private group somewhat recently bought 90% of AM, leaving Ford with the balance.
Glickenhaus Planning New P33(Mar 19, 2013)@Brendon: If when you say "that's how ya do it," you mean race, I don't agree with you. Road racing is all about traction (for accelerating, cornering, and braking). With even 1 tire off the tarmac for an instant, traction is compromised.
Watch this Corvette and Gallardo Race(Mar 18, 2013)This is certainly not the car shown in the video. The one in the video does not have a spoiler or the black paint on the bottom of the scoops on the doors.
Hyundai Previews New Equus(Mar 14, 2013)Did you assume that it was the lesser distraction type? If so, would your assumption hold up in a court of law?
Hyundai Previews New Equus(Mar 14, 2013)That's what I do, Jason, leave unrelated posts on arbitrary articles all over the blogosphere - it's my full-time job.
How do you know what type of HUD is used in this new Hyundai? Was it mentioned in the videos? Did you read about it here?
Hyundai Previews New Equus(Mar 13, 2013)It really boils down to the type of HUD. I should have made it clear that old HUD = distracting, new HUD = much, much less distracting.
Hyundai Previews New Equus(Mar 13, 2013)Jason and Colby, thank you very much for that insightful, personal, and touching commentary on your experience with various HUDs. The information you provided has unequivocally rendered years of studies completely useless.
Hyundai Previews New Equus(Mar 13, 2013)I'll tell you why. Because the driver's eyes would have to continuously refocus between the windshield and 30 metres out, causing eye fatigue and a delayed reaction time to events right in front of the car. That's why.
Hyundai Previews New Equus(Mar 13, 2013)I recall when HUD was all the rage decades ago, but then it was found that unless the display was virtually projected 20 or 30 metres in front of the driver, it was dangerous. Why?
Almost Sports Cars: Mercedes-Benz SLK(Mar 12, 2013)Looks like some 16 year old kid took a can of spray paint to the interior of his 1996 Honda Civic. It is a shame that this came from a factory.
Corvette Driver is Lucky to be Alive(Mar 10, 2013)"Really Officer, it was this little sticker that I was trying to read when I made impact. Now when you have a minute, fine sir, please take this EFFING SEMI TRAILER OFF MY EFFING LAP!!!!"
McLaren Reveals Production P1(Feb 26, 2013)The air in the engine bay is warmer than ambient air (assuming the engine is at operating temp), so I believe the air used to cool the brakes is directed through panels under the car, on the side of the car, or both.
Leno Drives Restored Datsun 510(Feb 21, 2013)And there's something to be said about tuning a carbureted engine by ear - if you've never done it, I highly recommend you give it a go.
Leno Drives Restored Datsun 510(Feb 21, 2013)I like that this fella kept the car period correct (save for the colour). Too many guys drop SR20s and other FI engines into 510s, and that doesn't sit very well with me.
Leno Drives Restored Datsun 510(Feb 21, 2013)I have a 1970 that I have been restoring since 1999. It has yet to see the road on my watch, but I'm thinking the summer of 2015 will be its time.
Cars Nobody Asked For: Honda Element(Feb 14, 2013)I realize that it seats only 4 because of the way that the rear seats are stowed on the rear inside walls, but a vehicle that size should seat at least 5 people.
Three Corvette Stingrays Filmed on Public Roads(Jan 31, 2013)This is quite possibly the most unappealing rear end of any car I have ever seen. Period. I keep sliding between the black one and the blue one in hopes that it will magically look better, but it doesn't change.
Three Corvette Stingrays Filmed on Public Roads(Jan 31, 2013)With all due respect to fans of the Blue Bowtie, there is something about this model that reminds me of a Cavalier or a Sunfire; it's just an overall look of cheapness. Can't put my finger on it, though.
Refreshed XC60 Spied Winter Testing(Jan 28, 2013)Dear Volvo: If you want to sell vehicles, I believe your time is better spent on a tires-to-roof rack redesign of the XC90 rather than a facelift on the XC60. Please and thank you.
Chill Out in a Land Cruiser Ice Sculpture(Jan 27, 2013)I took a date out in this vehicle last week, but she gave me the cold shoulder. (Dah dum tssh.) But seriously folks, the A/C in this thing is freezing. (I'm here all week people.)
Auto Bild Drives a Marussia B2 Prototype(Jan 22, 2013)If the title image for this article depicts the interior of this car, it appears to use separate buttons to raise and lower the windows. Strange. Either that or this thing has 4 power windows, which doesn't look like the case.
Chevy Unveils C7 Corvette Stingray(Jan 14, 2013)The rear would be much cleaner if the black housings around the taillights were colour-coded. And the diffuser could stand to look a bit smaller, but I assume it was engineered this way - it has purpose being that tall.
Famously Unsafe: Chery Amulet(Jan 13, 2013)And that line that flows from the bottom of the trunk lid to truncate the top of the rear wheel well is a stroke of automotive design genius. Is this masterpiece designed by Pininfarina?
Audi RS5 by TAG and HRE(Jan 10, 2013)This ranks in my top 3 best looking cars on the planet (IMO, of course). It is perfect. Its aggressive stance with those trademark sexy Audi coupe hips. I find it difficult to express in words how beautiful this car is.
Lexus Reveals New IS(Jan 09, 2013)Cup holders? Cup holders have no place in a car that is meant to be driven hard. So what does this say?