VW Confirms 395-HP Golf R 400 Concept Will be Built(4 hours ago)Anyways (I know this is a novel), for the price of this special edition Golf, you could pick up a Tacoma (pickup truck), a used Golf, and a motorcycle (2008-2010), and maybe more. So I just don't see the point...you get everything you could ever need
VW Confirms 395-HP Golf R 400 Concept Will be Built(4 hours ago)This is a great article:
Here you can see even the Ferrari 458 can't handle an 1198S (very similar to most 1k bikes). Good reading.
VW Confirms 395-HP Golf R 400 Concept Will be Built(5 hours ago)It's only because of what I said- the floor and ceiling is higher on a bike; so you never have to push as hard against a car (most cars) - sure- some highly tuned (and expensive) cars will trash a bike, but you really pay for it.
VW Confirms 395-HP Golf R 400 Concept Will be Built(5 hours ago)Bottom line- id bet pink slips that any 600 supersport would spark this golf, on any track. Take Laguna Seca, for example. The fastest cars run it at 1:30 (viper SRT)- the SLOWEST bike was 1:26, with fastest at 1:16...
VW Confirms 395-HP Golf R 400 Concept Will be Built(5 hours ago)Anyways, because a bike is technically more efficient, and technically superior, it's easier to ride faster vs. a car. IE- the performance "floor" is higher, and the "ceiling" is higher, thus the average is higher.
VW Confirms 395-HP Golf R 400 Concept Will be Built(5 hours ago)Not sure where you live, but if you used to ride over a decade ago, it's well worth going out and picking one up, if just for fun. If you're in the city- go with Kawasaki Ninja ZX10. If you're in the country- do a Yamaha R1. They ride way different.
VW Confirms 395-HP Golf R 400 Concept Will be Built(5 hours ago)It's like driving a race car on the street...yamahas even have removable tail kits/lights, so you can convert it to race/track ready in minutes..point being, you're talking about something that has undergone exponential changes.
VW Confirms 395-HP Golf R 400 Concept Will be Built(5 hours ago)The R1 in 2001 had 150hp, tiny breaks (11inch rotor), was carbureted, had poor head design (no cross plane), and basically sucked. Fast forward 13 years, and modern super bikes are loads better- very similar to the cutting edge Moto GP
VW Confirms 395-HP Golf R 400 Concept Will be Built(5 hours ago)On man, you HAVE to ride a modern bike. Since 2001, they've converted to fuel injection; inverted the forks; bigger, slotted, and drilled rotors (ceramic); metal lines; ABS; geometry and riding angle has changed; reduced weight (400lb); increased HP
VW Confirms 395-HP Golf R 400 Concept Will be Built(22 hours ago)V that's why you own both. Obviously. Not only can you take the dog to the vet, but you can also whoop any car under 1 million (458, McLaren, Lambo aside). Nothin like shaming a $500k car.
Too bad you'll never know what that's like. Hahah
VW Confirms 395-HP Golf R 400 Concept Will be Built(Apr 23, 2014)@jean Paul either you're 50 years old, and the last superbike you rode was a 1994 Ninja, or you're lying. Breaks on modern bikes (2000-present) are flawless. And what are you smoking? GSXR 600s, run the Ring @ 7:17 with most bikes 7:20-7:30
VW Confirms 395-HP Golf R 400 Concept Will be Built(Apr 23, 2014)Hey GJ is right- even though it looks like it's about as aerodynamic as a shoe, it's quite slippery at CoD of .27 which is pretty impressive. Of course, it still looks like a shoe. So there's that.. Lol
VW Confirms 395-HP Golf R 400 Concept Will be Built(Apr 23, 2014)What a waste. If only VW would put that power in something that didn't look like mother goose's shoe house... It's not even that fast- for the price get yourself a superbike, and kill EVERYTHING on the road. No point to cars like this.
Dodge Gives the Charger Some Needed Updates(Apr 17, 2014)This isn't a Charger...but it is one of two other options:
A. Giant Douche
B. Turd Sandwich
Once they figure out the right name, all is well, and no arguments from me.
McLaren Buys Porsche 911 GT3 to Benchmark New P13(Apr 13, 2014)Continued:
Regardless, it seems that when you hear "Porsche" you think "Technical" or at least I do. We often see Porsche drivers actually racing at tracks on weekends, at a higher rate (number of drivers) than Ferrari. Maybe McLaren wants that too.
McLaren Buys Porsche 911 GT3 to Benchmark New P13(Apr 13, 2014)Continued:
Often, the best most expensive products are also the most fashionable. Watches, suites, cars, etc....the best in quality are the fashionable ones. Maybe McLaren wants to avoid the stigmata that comes with "high fashion."
McLaren Buys Porsche 911 GT3 to Benchmark New P13(Apr 13, 2014)All: I think you're misinterpreting what he meant by "fashion statement." Ferrari is undoubtedly a leader in performance and technology, both of which are fashionable. It's fashionable to own a Ferrari, because it may be "the best" at what it does.
Would You Buy this eBay ‘Ferrari Cayenne’?(Apr 05, 2014)Listed at 20k British pounds; the exchange rate is 1:1.66 (dollar:pound).
So, for 33k you could pickup an "S" (MSRP = 50k). Even better, it's tuned, and converted to run on LPG.
So, who feels like buying a tuned S for a fraction of the $?
Viper GT3-R Bursts into Flames at Sebring(Mar 19, 2014)Not to mention a "corvette" is actually a type of a ship. Who wants to drive a car named after a ship? Ships are not exactly known for their speed and their handling...
Ok, id be plenty happy driving one...haha.
Top 5 Cars of Geneva 2014(Mar 17, 2014)Give it AWD, and you might be able to compete with Subaru! It has that wagon-ish style
Cars America Missed Out On: Volkswagen Amarok(Mar 16, 2014)You're just naming spec categories, without any specs. That's literally idiotic. If you want to prove its better, prove it. But naming a category without providing specs means nothing...
Cars America Missed Out On: Volkswagen Amarok(Mar 16, 2014)Haha, how would it "out work" them?
The Ram 1500 3L TD is rated nearly 80HP and110 lb-FT higher...and is rated at 9,700 towing (VW brake towing = 3000).
Not even close bud.
Lamborghini Chief Rejects Hybrids: 'None for Us'(Mar 11, 2014)Saying "as long as possible" is not saying "none for us," instead, it implies that until they feel the need, they won't. Basically this actually confirms they WILL, just not for now...
Is the BMW i8 a Worthy Heir to the Epic M1?(Mar 10, 2014)Maybe if it was called the "M8" or "i1" we could POSSIBLY accept it as an heir..but it's clear this is not BMW's successor to the M1, in name, in spirit, or in form/application. Literally couldn't be further from each other.
Is the BMW i8 a Worthy Heir to the Epic M1?(Mar 10, 2014)What? I reread that like 3x and it still is just a broken mess. What are you trying to say? Unique = supercar? Sure, since supercar is a relative term, you personally can determine whatever you want. To me it's not one, to you it is....apparently?
Is the BMW i8 a Worthy Heir to the Epic M1?(Mar 10, 2014)"legendary supercar" = m1
Can't an M3 outrun and outperform the i8? The i8 isn't anything close to a supercar. Sports car? Exotic? Sure. But not supercar.
Article is blasphemy, comparing the two.
Some Insane Facts About the Koenigsegg One:1(Mar 08, 2014)2950? See I wonder what Mini they are talking about, because according to Motor Trend, the standard Mini Cooper has a gross weight of 2,525lb, or a good 400lb less. This is why non-absolute, qualitative statements about a car's statistics = dumb.
Some Insane Facts About the Koenigsegg One:1(Mar 08, 2014)Brad's not wrong. There's 12 new, mass-market econo-cars that weigh in less than a Mini, for just 2014. I'd rather know the actual weight, versus an arbitrary "lighter than X car" statement.
The Mini Cooper S Countryman All4 even weighs 3255lb.
Koenigsegg Breaks Out Special Edition One:1 with 1,340HP!(Mar 05, 2014)So stop being so idiotic; there is no defined, agreed, and/or professional definition for either supercar, or hypercar.
You sound like my brother when he was going through puberty, and was upset about every little thing. Just stop already. Ughhh
Koenigsegg Breaks Out Special Edition One:1 with 1,340HP!(Mar 05, 2014)And your example of Ferrari classifying it is equally pointless; Without a professional association that governs the definitions and constraints of a classification, the class can be as narrow or broad as anyone wants it to be. Ie, relative.
Koenigsegg Breaks Out Special Edition One:1 with 1,340HP!(Mar 05, 2014)It's like arguing over a preference; the nature of a preference is subject to the value of the utility derived by the individual. Much like Supercars and Hypercars- there is no professional association that bestows a definition to it/on to cars.
Koenigsegg Breaks Out Special Edition One:1 with 1,340HP!(Mar 05, 2014)And for what it's worth, the article did choose to define the Lambo Reventon as a hypercar.
"Supercars vs Hypercars - what are Hypercars?"
Koenigsegg Breaks Out Special Edition One:1 with 1,340HP!(Mar 05, 2014)So I googled "define hypercar" and the first article that came up said it is a concept car. So you're both wrong.
The second article actually dove in to the topic though, and correctly surmised that there is no agreed constraints for either.
Koenigsegg Breaks Out Special Edition One:1 with 1,340HP!(Mar 05, 2014)@Iam- good point about the hybrid P1, 918, and LaFerrari. My only caveat is that each of these derive the majority of their power from standard combustion, meaning the "instant" (electrical motor) is the minority composition. Good point tho!
Koenigsegg Breaks Out Special Edition One:1 with 1,340HP!(Mar 04, 2014)And since you have to practice to understand NA power curve behavior, you might as well as admit that you could also practice to understand Forced Induction behavior. IE, I don't have to react AFTER, as I can learn to predict BEFORE.
Koenigsegg Breaks Out Special Edition One:1 with 1,340HP!(Mar 04, 2014)The slope of their power curve would have to be y = 1, wherein the "curve" is not a curve, and is actually flat, meaning power is instant rather than needing to be built subject to rpm. All gasoline cars require a change in rpm, to change power.
Koenigsegg Breaks Out Special Edition One:1 with 1,340HP!(Mar 04, 2014)@gary "instant power" so you must be a big fan of EV's, because not even one single gasoline powered car has "instant power."
Every gasoline car has a power curve with variable returns to input. Every. Single. One.
First Official Pics of the 2015 Jeep Renegade(Mar 03, 2014)That would be something positive, if fiat actually held positive marks in those areas. Don't confuse Fiat with it's own holdings; Fiat the company has terrible build issues; it's assets (Ferrari, etc) enjoy notably sovereignty. Don't confuse the two.
First Official Pics of the 2015 Jeep Renegade(Mar 03, 2014)Travesty. To desecrate the name of Jeep and Renegade, with blasphemy such as this??!! My god- it would be like if fiat forced Ferrari to start making minivans, and Maserati to make Neons..! Fuck Fiat.
Lotus Reveals More Pics and Details of Carbon-Clad C-01 Motorbike(Feb 25, 2014)200hp and no wind screen? Have fun hanging on at 180mph with no screen.
It must be that it's designed for wheelies and stunt riding...
Oh wait, you don't need 200hp for that either...so this bike doesn't make any sense to me at all. Plus it's ugly
Ruski G65 AMG Gets Crocodile Leather Carbon Fiber Interior(Feb 19, 2014)If I were a gangster, and no- not a pathetic "gangster from the hood" or any "gangster rapper" -but a true Casino owning, millionaire Gangster with a capital "G," then I would buy this car....otherwise, it's just absurd. Haha
These Are the Most Expensive Cars to Own(Feb 11, 2014)How could the dodge dart make this list? It's been out for...1 year? 2??
What- they already know it's maintenance costs, with like zero consumer cars breaching 1-2 years of ownership ??
Toyota TRD Pro Lineup Charges into Chicago(Feb 07, 2014)Only marginal profit (MP) per unit is returned to Toyota; and USA Today recently reported on the compact pickup market, saying that the MP for this segment is terrible (hence very few compact trucks these days).
Don't get your panties on a knot...!
Tesla Finally Gets a Name in China(Jan 28, 2014)Kind of a boring interior. Nothing flashy about it...for 80k it could look a bit better. Really reminds me of like a 1990s K car.
Dodge Needs to Get Its Act Together - Fast(Jan 28, 2014)Dodge lost it's relevance when they split it into Ram and SRT.
Pretty sure a house divided cannot stand...point being, with Chrysler handling all "entry-luxury," Jeep handling all SUV, SRT handling performance, and Ram the trucks. Leaves Dodge..??
Radical RXC Now Street-Legal in the US(Jan 25, 2014)I guess you could drive one of these on the road. I've always wanted to know what it's like to drive 10mph on a gridlocked I-5, in a race car. Must be SO DIFFERENT...at least it has great interio...oh crap....