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The exterior is just perfect. Everything fits the car so well.
The interior modifications however are not my taste. The steering wheel is nice but I know there are more vintage looking radio's with all the features of modern radio's available and that would have looked a lot better then some typical car radio. The shifter looks out of place and so does the seat. It's a contrast how well the additions to the exterior and under the bonnet fit with the style of the car but in the interior the new parts don't blend in at all.
Don't get me wrong though, it's an amazing car and I would do terrible things to own it.
1 week, 3 days ago on Carbs Only Diet: A 190 Benz That Barks
Tesla has really showed the world electric powered vehicles are a plausible way to get around. Also makes me wonder what's taking the other manufacturers so long to make a Model S competitor/killer.
It's great to see that companies are starting to customise electric cars and hybrids. It will help get to get rid of the the "tree hugger" stigma that surrounds these cars for certain groups of people.
My money is still on fuelcell cars to be the ultimate replacement of the petrol car with electric cars as an step in between. For the electric car to be 100% suitable for year round long trips ( for representatives, sales folk etc. you know the people who are always on the road) there will need to be some big advancements in battery tech. They need to be less effected by temperature, need to be able to recharge faster, be smaller and weigh less. That's a long road but it'll be interesting to see where that road leads.
I hope to see a feature of the Saleen FourSixteen (a more track oriented Model S) in the future.
1 week, 3 days ago on Unplugged Tesla Model S:</br> The Future Of Car Tuning?
@Larry Chen Ah that makes sense, thanks for the explanation.
Maybe take it's competitor the BMW 3-series Active Hybrid for a spin next to see how it compares. :P
1 week, 3 days ago on To Infiniti & Beyond: Pikes Peak In A Q50
One of the best looking sedan's on the market right now imo.
One thing stood out to me though about the steering: "Because there are no bushings to give it any sort of play, it feels much
more connected to the road than any sports sedan that I have driven." I've read some reviews calling the steering weird and that it takes some getting used to because everything is filtered out. Effectively removing that input that tells you what the wheels are doing.
Interesting to hear the opposite.
1 week, 5 days ago on To Infiniti & Beyond: Pikes Peak In A Q50
Great video with some spectacular footage but I would have liked to have some car sounds mixed in with the music. I want to hear those highly tuned drift machines not just see em.
1 month, 1 week ago on This Is Gatebil:</br> The Video You’ve Been Waiting For
Really cool. I watched the video and that's very exciting stuff but it couldn't hurt to go a few more laps. It's a bit short for my liking. Also Europe needs something like this.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Think Circuit Racing Is Boring? <br />Try This.
650hp 881Nm supercharged V8, 7 speed manual gearbox, RWD, Brembo brakes all wrapped in a sexy sports car body. Doesn't get much better then that.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on GM’s Most Powerful Production Car</br> Ready To Be Unleashed
Always a shame to see magazines get cancelled. There's nothing like sitting on the couch with a cool drink and a magazine in hand.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Saying Goodbye To Old Friends
Really nice car. Not a huge fan of the "slammed" look myself but overall it looks really good. And with cars like this Hawaii really needs a race track.
I do agree that I wouldn't have done this to a limited run version. There are plenty of S2K's out there to modify so why pick a version they only made 1400 off. Leave limited run cars for the collectors and do what you want with the regular models.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on The Hawaiian Club Racer
Seeing classics and even modern cars just sit and rot away really hurts. Go ring some doorbells and save this little sports car!
7 months ago on Your Heart Will Cry
A great man once said "Volvo is turbo and proper mad" and it couldn't be more fitting for this car. What a machine!
I'd love to do something like this. But if it has to be a daily I'd try to make it AWD for when the road is wet or snowy.
7 months ago on Want A Good Sleeper? Try A Brick-Shaped Supra
The Dakar Rally is one of the events of the year imo. Shame the television coverage leaves al lot to be desired but that's television for ya.
Also, no love for De Rooy or any of the Dutch trucks? Shame.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Dakar: Still the World’s Craziest Motorsport Adventure
If I have to pick three cars from the show for my garage it would be this: Volvo XC(90) Concept, Porsche 911 Targa, Toyota FT-1.
If we are talking a five car garage, then add the BMW M3 (just to be clear that's the sedan) and the Lexus RC-F.
The Volvo would be the year-round daily although the M3 and 911 could be used as daily drives if the weather permits it, and the rest for fun. Lots of fun. Gotta have fun in live man.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Detroit Auto Show</br>The 5 Cars To Take Home
When it was first shown I didn't like the Evora one bit but it really has grown on me. It's a proper Lotus just with a bit more comfort then an Elise. Oh Lotus, don't ever leave us.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Guerrilla In The Mist: The Evora Effect
Rest in peace Paul. The FnF movies are great and the first introduced me to the tuning scene. The world lost a real petrolhead today.
9 months ago on Paul Walker: A True Car Guy
@westhave @Taryn Croucher @guReMcO @EpicSandwich Wouldn't it be possible to modify the seat? Thinner after-market seats maybe?
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Midnight Touge: FD3S Dream Drive
@EpicSandwich I'm about 1.95m so about the same hight I guess. Damn, well that's good news then, thank you. :D
*sigh* I want one. But I'll never fit in one so guess that dream is over before it even began.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Midnight Touge: FD3S Dream Drive
@speedhunters_dino Just one layer! For the look. Doesn't matter if it scratches because rust isn't an issue. :P
11 months, 2 weeks ago on GR-R Love At The R’s Meeting
The full carbon look is indeed overdone. However if those full carbon body panels save weight then I am interested. Just spray a coat of Bayside Blue over em and no one will ever know.
Also soooo many cool cars oooooh! :D
@Larry Chen Yeah, the 993 seems to be the go to 911 these days. It's easy to see why but it does drive up the price. If you want a really cheap Porsche get one of the front engine models like the 944. Sadly they are under appreciated simply because they are not 911's.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Porsche 911 Dream Drive: Pikes Peak
A perfect Porsche 930. The color and wheels are amazing.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Street Racer: A 930 Turbo Redefined
A dream drive indeed. Great road and a great car. If I ever buy a 911 it will be a 993. Looks great, sounds great and is modern enough not to try and kill you every 5 minutes. :P
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Porsche 911 Dream Drive: Pikes Peak
Really nice car. The old Mercs have got a great look to em. I would change two things: 1. It sits to low imo and would look better with a bit more ground clearance. Also the rear wheel is at an angle and on street cars that doesn't look right imo. 2. I don't like seats with no headrests. I just don't like the small looking seats.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Original Gangster: A Dmpd W115 Benz
@seaninc @guReMcO Yeah the Boss 302 around Laguna Seca. I read about it. It's just that I think that sort of handling is limited to the more track oriented versions like the Mustang Boss or Camaro Z28 and the rest of the range is still "lacking". Having said that I've never actually seen the latest model Mustang or Camaro irl. Muscle cars are really uncommon where I live. So what do I know. :P
1 year, 3 months ago on The American Dream: My Mustang Rtr Experience
So many beautiful cars! :O Seems like a great event. Can we get a wallpaper of the last photo with the Sierra and Quattro?
1 year, 3 months ago on Donington Historics: Putting The Class In Classic
I still kinda don't like muscle cars. Loud simple one trick ponies that can only go in a straight line, but maybe that's just the cars of old and now things are different.
So many great cars there. I love the Corolla and the black Celica. The white MR2 is something I'd like to own.
1 year, 3 months ago on Toyotafest 2013: A Family Affair
A Twingo RS is some good room service! Good article and great photo's.
1 year, 4 months ago on The Ultimate Track Day: Destination Nurburgring
"I live my life a quarter mile at a time. Nothing else matters: not the mortgage, not the store, not my team and all their bullshit. For those ten seconds or less, I'm free."
I'm sorry I had to do it. But those are some insane cars holy shit!
1 year, 4 months ago on Horsepower Wars: Airstrip Attack Returns
Very interesting cars here and some crazy builds. I love the Volvo powered Fiesta and I wonder where the AWD system comes from.
1 year, 4 months ago on Bilsport Elmia Show: The Feature Car Search
I'm looking through the desktops and noticed the roof of the hall looks amazing. Great place for a car show. :D
1 year, 4 months ago on A Taste From The Nagoya Exciting Car Showdown
Great selection of cars there, I love the little Kei cars. Small cars are so much cooler in Japan then they are here. Shame really I bet there's a big market for em in Europe. Small, light, economical city cars are all the rage these days and always have a large market share.
And no wallpaper of the reverse hood Silvia? :(
I cannot wait.
1 year, 4 months ago on Protect Me From What I Want
I'm a bit late to the party but what a great article! Koenigsegg is such an amazing company and one that really pushes the limits.
1 year, 4 months ago on A Method To The Madness: Inside Koenigsegg
The 911 STR get's my vote. It's just so damn sexy.
1 year, 4 months ago on Poll: The Cars Of March
What a machine! Absolutely loving this masterpiece!
1 year, 5 months ago on Porsche Perfection: Magnus Walker’s 911 “str”
Cool story. If only someone would rent me a M3. :( Though honestly if I where buying an E90 gen M3 I'd buy the sedan (facelift so it's got the nice taillights). It looks better imo then the coupé.
1 year, 5 months ago on White Lightning: Bmw E92 M3
I'm not much of a VIP fan but I love that Crown with the twin projectors. Brabus also did this on a few cars and I just love the look it gives.
1 year, 5 months ago on A Second Spotlight-o-rama From Excite King
I think the rallying and motorsport in general needs more people like him. He brings in new fans and sponsors that are really needed. And he enjoys what he does so what could be better?
1 year, 5 months ago on Behind The Scenes: Wrc With The Hoonigans
I love the GTR it's an amazing machine.
I wonder though. Say I bought a 2012 GTR, would I be able to get the car upgraded to 2013 spec? I'd imagine so but never saw it mentioned anywhere.
1 year, 5 months ago on Relentless Evolution: 2013 Nissan Gt-r
Every time I see a modelkit of a car I want to buy it but never do. I'm way to scared I'll mess it up. :P
But what a cool store. The closest comparison I've seen was a Marklin train shop, it was just a neat and tidy. Most hobby stores around here are dens filled with clutter and shelves all the way to the ceiling. It's a shame because that creates a barrier for people to enter and maybe start a great hobby.
1 year, 5 months ago on Passion & Precision: Tamiya Heaven In Tokyo
"forgotten by many but still very much remembered and appreciated by a few." I certainly hope this is not the case. It would be a shame to forget the glorious Evo cars of old.
1 year, 5 months ago on Modern Classic: Garage G-force Evo Iii
@Hanma I kinda want to defend the Vette but since I think the new one is the most unoriginal yet I can't. I don't really care much for recent Ferrari's (everything after the 360 is boring as hell imo) so I haven't looked at em in great detail. The Enzo did indeed have the nose in a similar style so I'll give you that one. Guess I need to pay more attention to Ferrari in the future.
1 year, 5 months ago on La Amazing: Ferrari’s New Hypercar
Loving all of these shots. Great stuff!
1 year, 5 months ago on #iamthespeedhunter: Back On Track
@Hanma You really like Ferrari don't you. :P I still don't see how the Viper or Vette stole anything and just because they are sports coupe's. And show me where SRT or Chrysler SPECIFICALLY said Ferrari, not "European styling" (sounds familiar but can't find a reference right now) but Ferrari. If you can't then that's an assumption on your part and not a fact.
@Hanma I don't feel like going into an endless discussion about design and stealing so I'll keep it short. The headlights of the FF and 458 are much taller and more "extreme" in design then the Vette and Viper headlights. The Viper especially as it's own destinct design that is clearly an evolution of the previous models and actually looks a lot like the first Viper. I will say this: I feel that the Viper's taillights look way too much like a Maserati Gran Turismo's taillights. But that's as far as I'll go.
Oh and that bit that sticks out on the front of the LaFerrari wasn't on the FF, 458, California, F430 or 599. So I can say they got that from the Vette or even from Mercedes (SLR kinda has that).
@Hanma Both have the typical sportscar shape; long bonnet, cabin pushed to the back. I don't know who came up with that.
@Dekro Part of me hopes that'll turn into an internet meme and piss Ferrari off. :P
+1 on S15 in the dark garage desktop.
1 year, 5 months ago on Kiwi Drift: D1nz Hits Hampton