QUIT PRESSURING ME MOM!!!
Hate to break it to that guy but the kid doesn’t look anything like him.
personally i think the genesis looks better though. and when it comes to similar but different it falls back on looks for me
Jalopnik commenters: “If automakers would just offer more manuals, they’d see that people are willing to buy these cars!”
“We knew the take rate for the manuals, even with the other performance upgrades that come in the 2.0T Sport (manual) package, wouldn’t be that great, but we wanted to be able to offer it to show how much we appreciate the enthusiasts in the market that prefer manuals,”
The early Renaults like the 1900 model you show used a thermosiphonic cooling system; there’s no water pump. Instead, the temperature difference between the hot water in the block and the cold water in the exposed radiator creates enough circulation by convection to transfer the heat.
Engine starts with ‘E’ and radiator starts with ‘R’, therefor the radiator goes after the engine.
You wanna know how I know you’ve never driven one?
McLaren really needs to share their blue technology with the rest of the industry.
Huh! So all those conspiracies about this being staged by the Chinese just because they hate daddy musk were completely unfounded.
As always, I am hesitant to reply to comments with the knowledge that the Kinja system elevates Staff contributions and thus the comments themselves, but I want to address this since I’ve seen it pop up a couple of times in my notifications.
I saw the title and thought that this was about a minivan that had a power take-off.
I got that 150 figure from a pamphlet Munro’s engineers handed me. That pamphlet did say that was a discounted rate, however, and that the original price was half a million bucks.
I honestly can’t really talk authoritatively about their pricing. That single figure in the pamphlet is my only data point.
David, thanks for this article. I had no idea companies like this exist. I have always wanted to know what is the actual cost to build a certain kind of car, and what the profit margins are for a manufacturer, but I could never find the info, and nobody could tell me. Now that I read this, I can see that such info…
Oh, man, I’m in the wrong fucking industry.
This totally appeals to my sense of obsessive detail, organization, and tearing stuff apart.
A2Mac1 is a huge one, yeah. They actually let you see pictures of complete tear-downs online. It’s like virtual wrenching! (sort of).
As you mentioned, there are a few of these benchmarking companies. The one I’ve heard of previously is the curiously-named A2Mac1. I think they’re European, but now have Global reach. It’s clear that this sort of expertise is highly sought-after.