#877 2017-11-22 12:02:53

Just a bit of car porn...and no ejector seat:

Aston Martinís DB11 looks like a million bucks, only costs a quarter of that

I highly recommend picking one up, if you have the means.

https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DB11-4-980x653.jpg

https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DB11-engine-exploded.jpg


https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/11/as … r-of-that/

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#878 2017-12-18 14:47:09

This is not my favorite thread, but these stories belong here.

https://jalopnik.com/here-are-your-appa … 1821382797

Discovered it did not, in fact, float.  Hauled it out of the river, let it dry, kept going...

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#879 2017-12-20 09:46:49

Screwing you coming and going!

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#880 2017-12-22 20:13:19

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#882 2018-01-15 11:42:43

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#883 2018-01-19 09:42:46

Oversized female-only parking spots marked with a stiletto icon in eastern China have been strongly criticised as sexist on Chinese social media.

The controversial parking spaces at the Jiande and Tonglu service stations in the Zhejiang province are reportedly 3.2-metres wide ó or one-and-a-half times the size of "normal" parking spaces.

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#884 2018-03-06 12:24:25

Those days are gone.

Melons and I are discussing whether it's better to do a retro '68 Charger with big block and cross ram or put that magnificent design over a super fast electric. 

Life if full of tough decisions.

(FYI:  The first lot SRT-4 is undergoing resto, as the original owner I think it's worth the cost.)

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#885 2018-03-06 13:35:41

Emmeran wrote:

Those days are gone.

Melons and I are discussing whether it's better to do a retro '68 Charger with big block and cross ram or put that magnificent design over a super fast electric. 

Life if full of tough decisions.

(FYI:  The first lot SRT-4 is undergoing resto, as the original owner I think it's worth the cost.)

Just what the world needs, more 3 second grocery getters.

But I would embrace an all electric drop in replacement power plant for classic cars. I'm sure you could build the package smaller and lighter than the big iron blocks of Detroit, even including the batteries. Motor mounts to prop shaft, drop in unit. Too bad you would still have to suffer the Dodge suspension and steering geometry....

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#886 2018-03-06 18:24:11

Yeah, well if this was a choice not borne of classic car fetish, an indulgence you can pay for as you see fit, I would ditch the Dodge and get something that can steer away from certain death at speed.

Modern electrics at this stage may be more neutered sedans than ball grabbing thrillers, but they have amazing torque and sure handling.

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#887 2018-03-07 13:50:29

Johnny_Rotten wrote:

Yeah, well if this was a choice not borne of classic car fetish, an indulgence you can pay for as you see fit, I would ditch the Dodge and get something that can steer away from certain death at speed.

Modern electrics at this stage may be more neutered sedans than ball grabbing thrillers, but they have amazing torque and sure handling.

I have a two ton 2009 Nissan Maxima, the ultimate old man race car, and it blows the doors off most of those muscle cars of our golden past especially through the turns.  I've had it up to 105 on the highway with pedal room to spare, drove the back roads between Greenville SC and the Smoky Mountains at 60 MPH with hard braking on the turns (thank you anti-lock brakes), and once took a left turn on a downtown street at 45 MPH. (not to prove a point, I almost missed my turn). 

Pretty soon the electrics are going to be there too.  I can only imagine how those Teslas handle.  I saw one at a golf course and it was the widest car I'd ever seen.

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#888 2018-03-07 14:00:26

Baywolfe wrote:

Johnny_Rotten wrote:

Yeah, well if this was a choice not borne of classic car fetish, an indulgence you can pay for as you see fit, I would ditch the Dodge and get something that can steer away from certain death at speed.

Modern electrics at this stage may be more neutered sedans than ball grabbing thrillers, but they have amazing torque and sure handling.

I have a two ton 2009 Nissan Maxima, the ultimate old man race car, and it blows the doors off most of those muscle cars of our golden past especially through the turns.  I've had it up to 105 on the highway with pedal room to spare, drove the back roads between Greenville SC and the Smoky Mountains at 60 MPH with hard braking on the turns (thank you anti-lock brakes), and once took a left turn on a downtown street at 45 MPH. (not to prove a point, I almost missed my turn). 

Pretty soon the electrics are going to be there too.  I can only imagine how those Teslas handle.  I saw one at a golf course and it was the widest car I'd ever seen.

I drive a 2003 first lot Dodge SRT-4 Neon, it traps at 110mph on a bad day and still gets 32mpg, Maxima's are a snack at best.

The concept here is if its a good idea to drop the body of a favored style on an electric frame for the go forward as opposed to having the rumble of a replacement hemi.  The idea that Dodges can't turn is hilariously contradicted by the races won in that era; a good driver got far more from those Dodge suspensions than any other available at that time.

So the question remains is it the rumble or the style?  Is it the delicate tuning or the programming?

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#889 2018-03-07 14:27:29

Emmeran wrote:

Pretty soon the electrics are going to be there too.  I can only imagine how those Teslas handle.  I saw one at a golf course and it was the widest car I'd ever seen.
I drive a 2003 first lot Dodge SRT-4 Neon, it traps at 110mph on a bad day and still gets 32mpg, Maxima's are a snack at best.

The concept here is if its a good idea to drop the body of a favored style on an electric frame for the go forward as opposed to having the rumble of a replacement hemi.  The idea that Dodges can't turn is hilariously contradicted by the races won in that era; a good driver got far more from those Dodge suspensions than any other available at that time.
So the question remains is it the rumble or the style?  Is it the delicate tuning or the programming?

What can be done with one on a track and what you'd do on a road with warts are wildly different.  I had a Griggs Racing suspension under the Mustang and hitting the brakes in the middle of a curve was bad, and had me cussing who or whatever was in front of me. With bumps it was downright seat sucking.  Doing the same thing with good independent suspension is no big deal.  I'm a mediocre driver on a good day, I've ridden with someone really good, at speed, on a track that I'd driven, and can see the difference.  Give me modern suspension geometry and brakes for going fast.  For fun to drive, noise, and looks I'll take the old one.

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#890 2018-03-07 14:29:31

Rumble. That sound, or any sound at all even is getting very rare. Hence my girl''s BMW makes almost no sound at all. Even with the turbo full on.  They don't even bother anymore to fake it with the speakers.

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#891 2018-03-07 14:51:13

Johnny_Rotten wrote:

Rumble. That sound, or any sound at all even is getting very rare. Hence my girl''s BMW makes almost no sound at all. Even with the turbo full on.  They don't even bother anymore to fake it with the speakers.

I'm probably gonna go with Johnny, drop the body style and interior over the electric drive train and suspension.  At least for a daily driver, but the style these days is crap at best and I'm fucking sick of sedans.

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#892 2018-03-07 16:52:35

I just want to drop a modern power plant in my 'lil ole VW Bus and be able to go up a 5% grade at more than 45 mph and not have to fiddle and fart with the engine every 1000 miles.

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#893 2018-03-07 17:00:17

Just pony up for a Range Rover Sport.

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#895 2018-03-20 09:21:32

Winter tires, gonna need them again tomorrow.  Welcome to Spring!!

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#896 2018-04-27 16:27:15

Ford throws in the towel and realizes it can't compete against anyone in the sedan or compact car market.

I get it. They make more money off of F150, Transit vans and Mustangs than any of that other trash they have been playing catch-up with, and this is a good way for the CEO to clean house of a lot of old, un-modernized plants and expensive union contracts. But, darn it, that Fiesta is just so much fun to rent and rally around parking garages...

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#897 2018-05-05 19:53:37

https://i.imgur.com/hcVL1Yb.jpg

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#898 2018-05-20 10:05:06

Wedge future past.

http://high-street.org/uploads/359_greenone.jpg

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