I’ve got a 4 door autobahn with almost every option and at the race track I weigh in at 3166 wet, including my safety gear. It’s a wonderful car and I regularly stomp on cars with twice the horsepower. I’m also not interested in the mk8 at all. It looks uglier imo, the interior looks cheap, the digital everything is… Read more
I don’t understand... First we say “we want more naturally aspirated engines that have no turbo lag, we need manual transmissions, there’s no need for 18995930 HP when we can have balance, and of course we want a proper steering you can feel things through” but then we say in return “yeah we want the multi-turbo, high… Read more
Yep, it’s the same. First time anyone tries it, they seem to pinch their fingers... I don’t get why it’s so difficult, but oh well.
They’re both good vehicles. If take the rx8 in one of the later models. They looked pretty good and drove comfortably
I bought a honda accord from a rental company as my first car. It was pretty reasonable, but as the car aged it had tons of electrical and plastic related issues. That was probably more a factor of the car than it coming from a rental lot though. The other big downside is that most rental cars are the base model, no… Read more
I stand corrected and humbled, as I am often the grammar nazi... Recently (since the baby) I have been relying on autocorrect, and I will say my apple devices are atrocious at autocorrect compared to my pc and android devices. That is still no excuse...
German cars just take a touch more routine love. Wash your car, lube the door jamb rubber occasionally, clean and protect your leather, service things like you care to keep the car for 5 years, and you won’t have issues. No one actively maintains their cars anymore unless something breaks... Cars aren’t just oil… Read more
Of course the evora is more reliable, it has literally 3 components to the entire car and then some random British guy (who probably bakes pie and biscuits as a hobby) slaps it them together, calling it job well done. I have never driven a lotus that doesn’t rattle, pop, creak, and make other strange noises. I’ve also… Read more
That and it goes to the turbo engine! It really sucks that audi is taking away the superchargers. The supercharged 3.0T v6 is a gem of an engine. It's strong, quick, and gets decent gas mileage even when I'm driving it like a hot hatch instead of a 5000lb barge. I get 20mpg tossing the thing around and flappy paddling… Read more
We have a Q7 (cross shopped the Mazda world briefly) and it has a clicky wheel interface as well. It took a bit to get used to, but once you’re used to it, anything and everything can be done with your arm at rest and barely having to look at the screen (which pops up out of the dash almost into field of view, but not… Read more
That would be amazing, and I’d really love to see the data behind that! The ideal situation would be comparing a commonly found lightweight alloy wheel vs the carbon wheel with the same tires (age and size) then swapping back and forth a couple of times to take driver, temp, humidity, etc out of the equation as much… Read more
I’ve always heard 1 pound unsprung = 10 lbs on the body, but I'm not sure the math is really that clean or close. Lighter weight wheels mean a lot, but not sure 1 to 10 is legit, because that would mean my car has taken 500lbs off compared to the stock wheels/tires. If it would be 1 to 100 my car would be lighter than… Read more
I meant more “what’s the measurable difference between a 20lb forged aluminum/magnesium and an 18lb carbon fiber wheel on a track"
So what’s the actual measurable performance difference between carbon fiber wheels and a similar lightweight aluminum-magnesium alloy? I can’t imagine that it would be more than a few tenths at best, and anything less than a full second is not really discernible by most average hpde/club racing drivers... Read more