Some engineering geek can help me out here but... Drag coefficient has a relation to the size of the object. If you have a very large object and a very small object with the same drag coefficient, it will still be harder to push the large object through the air because of its size. » 3/25/14 11:35am 3/25/14 11:35am

This is great and I understand the want for a balanced car. Let me put it this way though... I drove the car yesterday on a test drive and I am not a buyer of this car with 200hp. I want something with a little more oomph. With a 280-300hp turbo motor at $28-32k and a factory warranty, I AM a buyer. » 2/20/14 4:02pm 2/20/14 4:02pm

This loss for the unions helps restore my faith in the US. We don't need people to watch out for us, we don't need a union steward to hold our hand when we have to talk to the boss, we don't need a greedy corrupt group of people taking money and blowing it. We need the opportunity to work hard and get ahead. The only… » 2/15/14 2:33pm 2/15/14 2:33pm

This is an auto enthusiast site and with that in mind, an old school BMW with an auto tranny may not suck, but it certainly isn't what an enthusiast would choose. While that era of BMW is still a drivers focused machine; simple, direct, sporty and mechanical, the slush box just won't cut it. I think you should wander… » 2/09/14 3:42pm 2/09/14 3:42pm

The V10 in the Carrera GT. Sounds better than the LFA and is mated to a real transmission. It has instant throttle response both up and down the rev range. Closest thing to a racing engine for the street in the last 20 years and in one of the last true analogue cars made by a volume manufacturer. » 1/27/14 11:43am 1/27/14 11:43am

It's actually a '33 from FFR and while they build some decent stuff that will out handle an original old Ford, they are certainly not a steel bodied original and leave a lot to be desired in fit and finish. All FFR products are a good value but they serve up a lot of Kool-Aid as well. » 1/22/14 4:45pm 1/22/14 4:45pm

The more I look the more I like it. At first I thought it was too simple but then the subtlety of it all starts to hit home. Something about the windshield/front end looks a little flat/odd. It isn't as much of a departure from the G as I would have thought but I like it. Can't wait to drive one. » 12/19/13 2:12pm 12/19/13 2:12pm

I had a G8 GT and absolutely loved that car. I only had two complaints. One was that the AC couldn't keep up. On a hot day (90+) the car never got to a comfortable temp as measured by my AC loving American skin. I am sure that a visiting European would have been pleased as punch in the car. Maybe the same is true of… » 12/13/13 3:19pm 12/13/13 3:19pm

While this guy provided a good answer to the question asked, I don't think it was the right question. He seems to answer the question of whether or not the dots caused a hydroplaning action which would be a loss of friction. I think the better question would be did the dots upset a loaded suspension in a very stiffly… » 12/11/13 6:36pm 12/11/13 6:36pm

I think people who have never driven a very high performance car have difficulty understanding how this could happen. If you drive a Civic really hard and throw it into a curve and the tires are screaming for mercy you may get the impression that you can drive well. You may have pulled some scary maneuvers in the snow… » 12/02/13 3:53pm 12/02/13 3:53pm

Having built aluminum bodied cars for a living... I would say that these are priced very high for what they are. I would think it would be pretty easy to build these for $150,000 with the base engine and have a really nice profit margin. We had several people calling to ask if we could do a 550 but didn't have access… » 11/14/13 5:37pm 11/14/13 5:37pm

I haven't driven the current Viper. I did get the chance to do a thorough flogging of the last version in ACR form. As much as I am a red blooded American who loves cubic inches, torque and a manual transmission, I could not like that car and this one just seems to be an evolution. I went to the dealer to look at the… » 11/05/13 1:34pm 11/05/13 1:34pm