Inspired by the Cactus hate in the latest Jalopnik Citroën article, I will take a stand here and say that the Citroen Cactus will go down in time as a good-looking car. Look at the cleanliness of the front. The lack of imposing grille, the lack of large brake cooling inlets/foglight pods in front of the wheels and the…
For those who missed it. God they sound good. Real action (revving while standing still never sounds good) starts at 55 secs in. The FXX Evo still sounds the raciest and looks the raciest.
The front bit is a single magnesium casting.
Now, what if the BBC did a new Top Gear, with an all-female cast?
Rare Alfa TZ Prototipo picture for your time:
Ferrari didn't tell anyone, but clear as day in the 488 GTB engine picture, the valvecover doubles as an 'integrated camshaft bearing cap'! Saving not only weight, but increasing stiffness of the head as well. As far as my limited google search has told me, this is the first engine that does that. Bravo Ferrari!
The 2CV Safari wasn't just a concept. It was actually sold to the public! And there are currently 2 for sale in Germany. For about 100.000 euro (125k in yankcoins) you could be the proud owner of a tin can with two engines and a gas tank inside the cabin.
I'm visiting London in a few weeks, from the 8th of november until the 12th.
Let's see if that's still the case. Because I've found a beauty of a bicycle on the internets.
It was a nice looking thing.
I know this is a subject frequently derided and joked about here for 'making cars all look the same' by raising the height of the hood, as also stated in the linked article.
First up, I like wind turbines. I think they offer a compelling value proposition. Sure, fossile fuel fired powerplants are a bit cheaper, but those fossil fuels come from somewhere and you can only burn them once. If you burn them somewhere where you don't make use of the superior energy density of fossil fuels,…
It's in dutch, so skip to 3min to get to the eye candy. Hietbrink hand beats body panels for old Ferraris. If you want to see a burned out 250 GT SWB being restored to it's former glory, follow the link (no youtube, sorry for that).
Behold the Fiat Panda
Today Kinja linked me to this article.
This has been uploaded by Google books. It's the foundation upon which bicycles are built. Also, it will thoroughly humble anyone claiming innovation in bicycle land. Bamboo frames are discussed. Lever drive is discussed. Tubeless radial tires are discussed.
PSF and acetone. It won't have the 'damn right I am mechanically inclined' smell of WD40, but it works about 5 times as well for less than half the price.
Some cars can actually deliver coffee.