Someone posted a couple videos of it running in the thread. It's rather... disappointing, to be honest. 787B it is not. »
Wouldn't really make sense in the Viper, anyway. Too much of the Viper's identity is anchored in that >8L V10. Now, if Chrysler wanted to make a cheaper Viper, let's call it a "Copperhead", that maybe competed down with the Z06s/Caymans instead of up around ZR1s/GT-Rs, that might be a good place to offer a V8. »
You know, I'm not really a car enthusiast. What I am is a driving enthusiast, and cars are the tools that allow driving to happen. I care about cars in terms of how they affect my driving. I care about how they affect the driving of those around me. I care about what they'll allow me to do (or prevent me from… »
Not sure how true it is, but I've heard that the engineers said that they car would have been much better overall if VAG brass had been willing to budge on it having 4-digit horsepower. »
The Hellcat is breaking all of my long-standing biases. 2-door > 4-door. Stick > Automatic. Light > Heavy. Ford >>>> Mopar.
I'd buy a Hellcat Charger in a picosecond given the money. It's just too ridiculous to not have one parked in my driveway.
If this is GM's shot, then GM is missing the entire point about the Tesla. The Tesla is awesome because it's NOT a car designed around having an ICE that's been converted to electric, it was designed around being all-electric from the onset. Maybe they'll prove me wrong, but I expect this to be garbage. »
So, Nismo is the new "SS"? Will we see a Nissan Nismo in a few years, to the minor confusion of anyone that knows that they're talking about? »
Maybe... just maybe... Ford will bastardize the S550 Mustang chassis into a 4-door... and the Falcon can live on properly not as a rebadged Taurus. »
Yeah, an aftermarket shifter may as well be mandatory on these cars. A bit spendy on the S197, though. »
"CTS-V Sedan and Wagon" Does that mean the CTS-V Coupe is sticking around? Of the three, the wagon is the one I'd want to see survive and the sedan is the one I'd expect to. »
I don't mind the looks, but the weight... dear $deity, the weight! Those things are >3600 lbs in stock form. »
I wouldn't force-choke anyone over it, but were my reign as Emperor of the Known Universe(tm) to slide into me being Evil Overlord of Everything(tm), the last thing I want to drive around in is a 500hp car that tops out at 80mph and looks like my head. »
Can you speed up the door opening? Because that would drive me nuts if I had to wait that long every time to get out of the back of one (not that I'm likely to spend much time in the back seat of a Model X...) »
This perfectly encapsulates my feelings on the matter. I currently have a mostly stock ZZW30 MR2, and while I've thought that swapping the 1ZZ-FE/5-speed for a 2ZZ-GE/6-speed would've made it a better car, I honestly cannot say it would improve the driving experience for anything but track days. On backroads its… »