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It's lunchtime and you've ventured to In-N-Out. You're starving. You've built up a hearty appetite. The waitress asks for your order and you have a decision to make: Do you save some cash and spend $1.60 on a hamburger and grab a drink from the water fountain back at the office? Or do you shell out $5.95 and indulge in a succulent Double-Double meal with an oversized Coke? Chances are, you'll go big.
Is that good value? Well, if you've got the money, while your chomping on your juicy burger with tangy sauce dripping down your chin, I bet you'd say it was. So what about the insanely expensive Mercedes S65 AMG? Can a sedan that stickers well north of $200,000 ever be describe as good value? Tiger Woods thinks so.Read More »from 2015 Mercedes S65 AMG proves its worth in 12 simple ways
Born from a desire to take open-wheel racing into the 21st century, the DeltaWing race car has struggled along for the past few years, searching for a niche to demonstrate its fuel-saving attributes. No automaker has embraced its design more than Nissan, which has hired the DeltaWing's designer for its own experimental race cars. Today, Nissan revealed it's considering ways to make a wing-shaped electric sports car more than a track toy.
Set for a Tokyo Motor Show unveiling later this month, Nissan says the three-seat BladeGlider concept combines "both a proposal for the future direction of Nissan electric vehicle development and an exploratory prototype of an upcoming production vehicle." Built from a carbon-fiber frame, the meter-wide front performs the same trick as the DeltaWing — reducing aerodynamic drag to unheard-of levels for greater efficiency, while allowing the rest of the body to generate downforce for better grip.
In this version, Nissan says the BladeGlider would drawRead More »from Nissan BladeGlider concept puts an electric wing on the road
Willys Jeep: A fixture in World War II. Formally named Willys MB, back in 1941 Ford were contracted to help Willys keep up with production, naming its version the Ford GPW. Both cars were sold simultaneously, with some 363,000 selling under the Willys name and around 280,000 branded as Ford. Today, Willys Jeeps are being used for all sorts of craziness, including racing -- and thrashing -- a Corvette ZR1. Thanks to Greg Gjerdingen for submitting the photo, and be sure to add yours to the Motoramic group on Flickr, or send us a message via Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.Read More »from Free Willy: Flickr photo of the day
The Toyota Prius remains the butt of enthusiasts' jokes. And rightly so. Its passionless aim is to eke out every last mpg, at the expense of braking, steering feel, handling, power or practically anything someone who cares about cars would be interested in. There's nothing wrong with that. Just be primed to face the wisecracks.
However, times are changing. Hybrids have spread from small cars to the luxury and sports car world, with McLaren, Ferrari and Porsche using electric motors to fill a gap in the torque curve. It's now a performance gain. Better fuel economy? That's the lagniappe.
And where the supercars go, the Nissan GT-R will soon follow.Read More »from Next-gen Nissan GT-R readies for hybrid power
Another Tesla Model S involved in a traffic crash caught fire near Smyrna, Tenn., on Wednesday after an apparent strike by road debris — the third such report in six weeks. As with the previous two cases, the news sparked a reaction from investors, who sent Tesla shares plunging, and Tesla itself, which said no one was injured and that it was investigating the cause.
But this latest incident does raise a troubling comparison for Tesla's 19,000 Model S owners: Even though it has fewer electric cars on the road than its competitors, none have reported similar fires after crashes. And while liquid-fueled vehicles suffer about 170,000 such fires every year, federal data show they take place in only 0.1 percent of all crashes.
"To have one instance of fire from road debris is a fluke," said Clarence Ditlow, director of the Washington-based Center for Auto Safety. "To have two road debris fires in a vehicle population that small is highly unusual."Read More »from Third Tesla Model S fire raises fresh questions, NHTSA query
Each fall, Motor Trend anoints a winner in its annual Car of the Year competition. And then, about one second after the announcement, loyalists of various car brands begin quarreling with the selection. Why didn’t the Ferrari 458 Italia win? What about the Camaro? Did these guys even drive any cars?
Yes, in fact, they did. But, contrary to the expectations of many a passionate commenter or letter-writer, not all cars are eligible for Car of the Year. First of all, a vehicle has to be all new or significantly revised to warrant consideration. Second, price is a factor. The cap was once $100,000 but has crept up toward $120,000 thanks to inflation. If you can afford a McLaren 12C, feel free to consider it the Car of the Year.Read More »from Motor Trend dubs the Cadillac CTS its 2014 Car of the Year
It's easy to look at pictures like this one of Art Arfons and his jet-powered Green Monster on the Bonneville Salt Flats and imagine there's some high-dollar engineering and technical work that went into pushing to 500 mph and beyond. What it doesn't show was that Arfons was the ultimate shade-tree mechanic, an Akron, Ohio, gearhead who started building drag racers so powerful they got him banned from sanctioned events, and who managed to scrounge jet engines the U.S. Air Force considered worthless. On this date in 1965, Arfons topped 576 mph, a record he would never beat. Hear his secret to getting a broken turbine running for not much money:Read More »from November 7: Art Arfons sets a 576-mph speed record on this date in 1965
Rick2E doesn't have much info about this sketch of a concept car, aside from a guess that it's an Alfa Romeo and perhaps from the '50s; I'd say it could have come from a number of different eras. Put your guess about what it could have been, and as always, if you have a shot to share, add it to the Motoramic group on Flickr, or send us a message via Twitter, Facebook and Google+.Read More »from The mystery sketch: Flickr photo of the day
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