Does it actually need bigger brakes or does it just need better pads and some stainless braided lines? I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that Chrysler's pad choice was motivated more by low noise and dust than better stopping power, and swapping to a set of Porterfields/EBCs/Hawks/etc/etc would do a world of… » 1/22/15 2:33pm Thursday 2:33pm

"I understand where BMW is coming from; they figure most "purists" that want a manual transmission car, also want the lighter weight and balance of rear-drive." Uh, yeah. This exactly. I can't imagine there's more than a handful of people outside the internet that would buy an xDrive with a stick. People who want AWD… » 1/16/15 4:51pm 1/16/15 4:51pm

It's not a supercar because your neighbors don't assume that you must've won powerball if one shows up in your driveway. A supercar is as much about perception as it is about performance. A Corvette just doesn't have that perception. » 1/15/15 3:07pm 1/15/15 3:07pm

I dunno... I really *want* to like it, but nothing about it jumps out at me. Maybe I'll change my mind after Chris Harris jumps in and wrestles it around a track while telling me how brilliant it drives, but just looking at it I'm whelmed at best. It just doesn't seem special at all, especially with a $150k pricetag.

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That's good that they're going to do what I'm assuming is a shakedown season before launching an all-out assault on Le Mans for the 50th Anniversary of the Great Bitchslapping of Ferrari. It would be sheer hubris to think they could go in cold and dominate; hell, the original GT40s needed a season or two before they… » 1/12/15 2:50pm 1/12/15 2:50pm

This is exactly my thought. Why fake in gear ratios when holding the engine at peak power and modulating speed via gear ratio is going to give the best performance? Sure it sounds annoying, but we're already in a land of piped-in sound. » 1/09/15 7:06pm 1/09/15 7:06pm

I've had five of the things. I'm... pretty much done, to be honest. I don't hate them, but I don't see myself buying another. They're great if you want to take something mediocre and have the support of one of the largest aftermarkets to turn it into something awesome and unique. They're terrible if you just want to… » 1/08/15 5:54pm 1/08/15 5:54pm