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Another cool beetle, when am I going to get one for myself?!
2 days, 17 hours ago on Out of Style & Always Broke – Brent Favreau’s 1961 Ragtop Volkswagen Beetle
@TheCrudMan http://www.schrothracing.com/engineering I'm pretty sure Takata infuse similar technology into their FIA approved 4 point harnesses. I don't see a problem with using them on the road. You'll submarine to a degree in a 3 point too.
2 days, 21 hours ago on Wider Than You: A Fatty Lotus Exige
That's pretty darned cool. Imagine showing up at drag week with this.
4 days, 21 hours ago on Feathers Ruffled: The 2JZ Mopar
This is most certainly NOT a complaint because they look great!
1 week, 2 days ago on Lots Of GT-Rs, Lots Of Rain
So many Volk wheels
I much prefer the sls.
1 week, 2 days ago on One Hot V8:</br> The New Mercedes-AMG GT
It may not be some of my finest video work, but it captures exactly how many cars are there. The P4/5 is at 15seconds in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=291tG1gabdU&list=UU8FfsMKxtkHIR5Z8-xtldtQ
1 week, 3 days ago on Fun & Answers With Jim Glickenhaus
I miss it soo badly.
1 week, 5 days ago on A Golf Cup Car For The Street
@Schlitz I did a VR6 on mine too.
Mind - Blown.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Rudskogen In Motion
@KKL I thought the front had a tesla kind of vibe.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on The All-New Mazda MX-5 Breaks Cover
I actually quite like this. Still looks small and fun, interior is reasonably neat with the essential large tacho, proper gearbox and nice hugging seats. I'd be more than happy to snap one up if the engine specs are right.
September is quickly shaping up to be the "#Built not bought" month
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Behind The Ultimate Builds
@rook56 Some people like work and to show their skill at its full potential. I can totally see where you're coming from hehe!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on I’m Sorry, You’re Going To Do What <br />With This MGB?!
Theres an rc car chasing those drifters at 1:09 in the video.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Euro Thrash:</br> The Extreme Drift Allstars Unite
I love that this has ended up on here. Read about it a few months back in Practical Classics, they did a two part special. The engine is a stroke of genious.
see comments below. Explains all.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Killin’ ‘Em With Cleanliness: <br /> The All Natural E30
or rear calipers? whats up with that?
erm, in one of the pictures... the car has no front brake calipers.
Not so keen on the ridiculous camber, I can't help but think they would look so much better without it yet would still get the same attention. Other than that these cars are all amazing.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Eye Candy From StanceNation Japan
I went to see the ring 24hr in 2011, I loved how the p4/5's exhausts really glowed at night time.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Fun & Answers With Jim Glickenhaus
For sure, there isn't a single car here I wouldn't want a go in.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on The Pebble Beach Traffic Jam
I'm actually really digging that Nissan Pao. So much so I have saved an ebay search.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on All The Flavours Of StanceNation Japan
@NicholasMaher @w3rrd It's a title. With a meaning you clearly understood. Whether its possible or not. You got it. So it makes sense. Hence the reason for these pictures.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on ’66 Mustang + NASCAR V8 =</br> One Crazy Afternoon
@skawars also at the moment you can go to scrap yards to pick up parts and fit them to your car, would you trust an electric motor or battery (probably the reason its in the scrap yard in the first place) without testing it? Granted there is risk in all parts from merchants but I'm sure you can sort of see were I'm coming from.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Unplugged Tesla Model S:</br> The Future Of Car Tuning?
@guReMcO Other companies still want to pull in hundreds of millions from the tech they already have before they spend it on R&D. That's why you see a t5 turbo motor in the new focus st, an engine that's been around for nearly 20 years already in volvos. Because R&D costs a bomb.
@greenroadster I don't mind it, its a play on the words of unhinged I guess.
@w3rrd @robzor @JakWhite exactly. Home remapping is a sure fire way to bust your car for those who don't know what their doing. Whereas before you could just adjust a screw on the carb and the cars back to normal. I don't doubt cars of the future are amazing at what they do. But they sure will cost us an arm and a leg to not be part of the cookie cutter society.
@skawars @JakWhite I sure am aware of it. I just hope they never do it, so those mountain roads will always have the same appeal.
@Jake Laird @JakWhite @NYporkdept only for 8 years.
@skawars @JakWhite For sure, but what I mean is as the batteries get older, they won't hold charge as well, especially in cold climates. This is like having a hole in your petrol tank rather than lower mpg. No doubt people do modify their cars with newer parts from revised models, but my reference is that at the moment almost any joe blogs can "modify" his/her car on their drive way without the need for expensive diagnostic computers to make sure it runs right. With electric motor swap outs, the number of people likely to electrocute themselves or not earth properly will go up if not done correctly. The Haynes manuals words of "disconnect the battery" really will come back to haunt us haha!
@NYporkdept So far I've read two long term tests of the car and at around 25,000miles they've needed their drivelines replacing and have had problems with the screen on the console (which controls opening of the charger flap) good job the cars are still under warranty to be honest.
1 month ago on Unplugged Tesla Model S:</br> The Future Of Car Tuning?
@NYporkdept @JakWhite in theory, electric cars haven't been around long enough yet to know how long these motors will last. And I'm sure the electric motors in this car alone are definitely big bucks to replace. If they weren't the car wouldn't be anywhere near as expensive as it is. We will see, it was the same with the smart phone and touch screens, they were mega bucks when they first came out, now you can get a phone with touch screen for less than £60.
That is, hoping that batteries have an international design, not per car, otherwise the car could become useless quite quickly considering at the moment cars are redesigned every few years and technology advances. Where as, petrol is petrol. It works no matter how old your car is. Its an interesting subject, hopefully manufacturers will allow you to keep your car by creating retrofit kits so you can put newer technology batteries in as/when they are developed.
If RC cars are anything to go by, parts stores will be full of upmarket speed controllers, motors, batteries, gearing etc.
With electric cars, comes the idea that the police will have control of your car and can shut it down when they want and have electronically monitored roads where-by you pass a speed limit sign and the car will not go over that speed until the next sign. The inherently non-home maintainable cars of the future don't excite me at the moment even if they do have a few cool touches, which no doubt in 30 years won't work. I don't think making cars like this is sustainable yet as they are very expensive and still seen as throw away. I really don't envy the guy who has to separate all the electrical components to recycle this car, or the cost of a motor when it breaks, at the moment you can replace small relatively in-expensive parts to fix or prolong a cars life that little bit more. Hopefully with development, the prices will come down and people will become more aware of how to service and modify these cars to be faster at home.
That red MG though...
1 month ago on Daikoku PA: Who Needs Museums?
1 month ago on Short Back And Slides: A RWD Golf
My dad recently leased the little evoque, and he had a similar epiphany in it, didn't want to give it back at all, but at £44,000 the spec he had was a little expensive. (his 2011 Navara isn't as nice)
1 month ago on This Range Rover Likes It Dirty
@TarmacTerrorist I live near to the Salisbury plains and myself had a Discovery which I used to use to get across the plains whenever the traffic near Stonehenge was bad. Plenty of people here use them for what they are supposed to be used for. Though its not exactly affluent in some area's.
I love that this guy has raced it since it was new and gone for the acrylic wing to help keep the stock tail shape.
1 month ago on The Big Red Corvette
@RodChong I mean no disrespect, but it only takes a read through the comments here to see what people are saying.
1 month ago on A Blown, Aired-Out Infiniti G37:</br> The Perfect Japanese Luxury GT Coupe?
Lets put it this way, the cars of august will be a hard choice because all the cars are the same.
What some people are forgetting is that just because you represent a website "that features Scandinavian builds and customs" you have to build something along the same lines or equally as insane and time consuming. What they don't realise is that your profession isn't in fabrication its in business management. Hence you bought a car which represents the fact you like cars yet retains reliability and professionalism. It takes a special kind of person to roll up to work in a full in race machine everyday especially if you have a long commute.
1 month, 1 week ago on Project 991: The Full Reveal
I quite like it, well done on pursuing your dreams.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Scion Tuner Challenge Starts Now!
Volvos, the muchly under appreciated car brand for being boring... granted this is wildly modified, but damn.
1 month, 1 week ago on When An 8.3L V10 Swap Just Isn’t Enough…
I'm liking how the photographer has been credited as "very good"
1 month, 1 week ago on A Winning Formula – Herbert & Erik Gattermeier’s Turbo M12-Powered 2002
I'm not so sure, the last car I'll ever need is one of these
1 month, 1 week ago on The Last Car You’ll Ever Need?
So I looked closer, it is the same car.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Devil’s Golf