Think of it this way: if you built the motor to withstand diesel combustion and then you want to switch it to run 93 octane you could in theory remap every potion of the combustion cycle. This includes timing of spark and how the spark is actually delivered. What's there to say a spark plug couldn't be made to act… » 2/26/15 3:46pm 2/26/15 3:46pm

I can confidently say that even in Forza I've rarely been able to go from back of the pack to front of the pack at Bathurst... That was absolutely insane. Its not like he has more top end than anyone else either, the pack was close knit until the hill but damn does he know the limits perfectly. » 2/25/15 1:43pm 2/25/15 1:43pm

To people saying it isn't possible to actuate the brakes or induce steering input through OnStar, you're lying to yourself. It is entirely possible and honestly if you know what you're looking for probably not that difficult. Think of it this way, it's already programmed to be able to shut down the throttle, starting,… » 2/09/15 11:00am 2/09/15 11:00am

Well consider this if you will, in Swedish Agera can be translated as to play while Regera translates as to rule or govern. I think its clear that this new car is intended to best everything in the market today. Namely I would assume they're aiming to take down the LaFerrari, Asterion, P1, and the 918. Maybe it'll… » 2/08/15 3:22am 2/08/15 3:22am

Think about this, you can get a Challenger Scat Pack fir around $35,000 and you get a car with a 6-speed manual and 475 hp.... Last I checked that was the best dollar per hp ratio ever. Probably the most hp available for under 40k (or the equivalent of 40k in past dollar values) of all time, not that I'm gonna check. » 12/26/14 8:45pm 12/26/14 8:45pm

i can confirm some suspicion about the X1, it is in fact built nearly directly off the 3-Series wagon platform. Don't believe me? The two are under 2" different in wheelbase, about 3" in height, and the X1 holds a technical label within BMW (not that its secret or anything) as a 5-Door wagon. » 12/17/14 12:28pm 12/17/14 12:28pm

Highly sketchy. I imagine the deposits came with a contract that says something along the lines of, "If you back out we keep the deposit. By giving us your money you are receiving a place on the waiting list to buy this car." Where it should read, "If you back out we keep the deposit. By giving us your money you are… » 11/24/14 12:49pm 11/24/14 12:49pm

Velocity of the air combined with different manifold lengths. (Wavelengths of sound and difference in paths traveled). Basically in theory you could have an engine with zero exhaust noise at at least 1 given frequency (rpm), but its unlikely you could ever actually notice it. » 11/17/14 9:47pm 11/17/14 9:47pm

Track isn't as smooth as it could be (obviously no track ever will be) and the lack of rear aero let the tail end get loose. Pretty simple cause really, you can see it getting loose and getting wheel spin fairly often throughout the run once he breaks 140.... You should never get wheel spin at 140, especially not in… » 11/03/14 1:45am 11/03/14 1:45am