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Bugatti FAIL: Driver Donuts Into A Divider

On: Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 10:15AM | By: Chris Weiss


Bugatti FAIL: Driver Donuts Into a Divider  test 2

You'd think Bugatti owners would be a little smarter as a group. First, there aren't that many of them. Second, a price tag of more than $1 million usually has a way of weeding out the riff raff—you have to be at least kind of smart to earn yourself that much money just to spend on a car.

Yet, by all indications, Bugatti owners are some of the dumbest car owners on the planet. Within less than two years, the small pool has had Darwin Award candidates like this guy and this kid. Dumb, dumb, dumb. And now there's a new Bugatti jackass to add to the list. In an attempt to show off his supercar's donuting prowess, this guy careens right off the track, over the grass, and into a divider.


Clearing Up DIY Headlight Restorations

On: Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 3:18PM | By: Clay Ritchings


Headlight Restoration test 2

Car headlights sometimes become cloudy and less effective than they should be over time. Why? UV rays, vehicle exhaust, ozone, acid rain, chemicals, and road debris take their toll on the plastic and cause them to get cloudy. This cloudiness caused by degradation can reduce and diffuse the light going through the headlight lens. This makes it difficult to see when driving in the dark and creates an unsafe situation for many drivers; most of whom don’t even realize it’s happened. In fact, if you are out cruising at night, the odds are good that you can’t see anywhere near as well (or as far) as you could when your car was new.

This happens to all plastic headlight lenses over time, and some cars seem to experience it faster than others, depending on many, many factors. Take a walk outside and inspect your cars plastic lenses; if the car is a few years old, chances are there are visible signs of weathering and hazing. Folks who live in warm climates like me are likely to experience the problem much sooner. That is why my 2007 Nissan Sentra Spec-V is in need of some headlamp TLC.


Porsche GT3 RS 4.0: The Purest Purist's Car Ever.

On: Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 11:19AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 test 2

So, maybe you’re a sports car purist. You want things simple, but deadly efficient on the road and track. You know that a low curb weight is just as important as the amount of power you are putting to the ground, so that means no turbo, no hefty all-wheel drive setup, and no silly self-shifting techno-crazed semi-automated, triple-clutch, paddle-shifted nonsense. Your dream car should have a clutch, and a shifter, and should be powered by a naturally-aspirated, high revving hero under the hood bred from pure racing DNA, and that's about it. 


Imported From Germany Or Detroit? I'm Confused

On: Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 10:48AM | By: Clay Ritchings


Imported From Detroit Ad Rip-off test 2

Eight Mile Style, the Ferndale Company that handles song licensing for the Detroit rapper-Eminem, alleges that the new Audi ad uses an unauthorized interpretation of his "Lose Yourself"—the song utilized in Chrysler's highly acclaimed Super Bowl spot for its uplifting portrayal of Detroit.


 

Classic Car Cultist: Volvo 240

On: Sat, May 28, 2011 at 12:16PM | By: Chris Salamone


Volvo 240 test 2

Many cars are popular because of their brawn, and some cars are popular because of their looks. The Volvo 240 has neither. And yet, since the 240’s inception and ultimate release into the North American market in 1975, the Volvo 240 has received an unusual following in the dark and mysterious underground of car enthusiasm. For example, while you might find a classic Sting Ray on the cover of every motoring magazine worldwide, you will also find articles, blogs, fan websites, videos, and accessories for Volvo 240s—all without the glitz and glamour of front-page notoriety.


Pagani Huayra On The Track

On: Wed, May 25, 2011 at 12:50PM | By: Chris Weiss


Pagani Huayra On The Track  test 2

Bone-rattling, V12 exclamations. Muscular, cat-like cornering and reflexes. Unforgivingly fast straightaways. Deep, high-revving, expletive-inciting action. It's all there in the latest video showcasing the Pagani Huayra. And it all looks as good as advertised. The video shows some track footage taken at the Adria International Raceway.

As we wait for the coming of the first U.S.-spec Pagani next year, it's nice to catch up with the sounds and sights of the next great multi-millionaire car. And today's four-minute clip does anything and everything but disappoint.


Naked and Beautiful: Dodge Viper (Minus Body) Does Burnout

On: Wed, May 25, 2011 at 10:40AM | By: Chris Weiss


Naked and Beautiful: Dodge Viper (Minus Body) Does Burnout  test 2

Apparently Viper fans are getting a little impatient and rambunctious waiting for the 2013 Viper to rear its scaly, triangular head. And when fans of fast, powerful cars get bored, mayhem has a way of ensuing.

Breaking about every rule in the safety book, a Swedish tuner set the Viper loose for some drifting debauchery. Okay, nothing too crazy about that. Only the Viper in question didn't have a body.


Noble M600 Supercar In Action

On: Tue, May 24, 2011 at 9:11AM | By: Chris Weiss


Noble M600 Supercar test 2

There are cars that are fun to read about, and then there are cars that make you wish the talking heads would just shut up and show some video. And even though I'm technically one of those talking heads, I've long wished that I could just shut up and show some video when it comes to the Noble M600; because this is a car that promises to perform in a way that its specs might underestimate.

Well, I can now shut my mouth and put up some video.


Top Gear Runs Out Of Juice In Nissan Leaf

On: Thu, May 19, 2011 at 9:53AM | By: Chris Weiss


Top Gear's Clarkson, May runs out of power in Nissan LEAF test 2

BBC television series Top Gear is just not having any luck with electric cars lately. Not only does it have to deal with the lawsuit smacked down on it by Tesla Motors, but it ran out of battery power once again. This time it was in a Nissan Leaf.

Jeremy Clarkson and James May were outed when they rolled up to the University of Lincoln looking for a place to plug in. And by rolled, we mean they rolled the powerless car by way of good, old fashioned elbow grease.


Video: Lamborghini Disassembles Entire Aventador To Bring It Indoors

On: Mon, May 16, 2011 at 4:37PM | By: Chris Weiss


Video: Lamborghini Disassembles Entire Aventador To Bring It Indoors test 1-1

Last month, Lamborghini was working to display its all-new Aventador LP700-4 for an event celebrating the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. For its part, Lamborghini planned to show its latest flagship in Rome's Chiostro del Bramante museum. But they ran into a problem: the historic building wasn't exactly built with the idea of accommodating supercars through its doors. The Aventador wouldn't fit.

You don't get to be a world-class automotive icon by quitting, so the Lamborghini team tore the Aventador apart piece by piece, brought those pieces inside, and then reassembled it into the grand supercar that it is. Problem solved.


B.C. Woman Survives 7 Weeks Via Chevy Astro

On: Wed, May 11, 2011 at 10:42AM | By: Chris Salamone


B.C. Woman Survives 7 Weeks Via Chevy Astro test 1-1

What’s worse than surviving in a Chevy Astro? Surviving in a Chevy Astro stuck in the Nevada wilderness with below freezing temperatures and almost no snacks to munch on. Unfortunately, when Rita and Albert Chretien left British Columbia to embark on a 1,200 mile road trip to Las Vegas they somehow managed to land in the exact above-mentioned scenario. Although details remain unclear, the Chretien’s Astro Van ended up stuck in the mud in the middle of the harsh Nevada wilderness.

After several days, pondering their situation, Albert decided that waiting was too risky and went out alone on foot to find some help. Rita sat by herself and without resources for seven weeks before a group of hunters spotted a small white flag wrapped around the van’s radio antenna. Rita's few sources of sustenance over forty-eight days formed a stringent college-reminiscent diet including a small bag of trail mix, hard candy bars, fish-oil tablets, and melted snow. Through the ordeal Rita lost nearly 30 pounds, but doctors claim she’s making a full recovery and can expect to be released from the hospital soon.