Well, except for the one of them that loses.
The "car versus plane" race is a staple of the automotive world, in spite of the fact that it's an incredibly forced comparison because aircraft and automobiles accelerate very differently. The car will always win the 0-60, the plane will always win the standing mile. At least Land Rover managed to make the latest installment a little more interesting by making them both whip a U-ey in the middle of the race. (more…)
We can't say we'd complain...
We're sure SRT is up to the best kind of no good in their lair deep within the bowels of Chrysler. (We've heard, for example, that the Dodge Challenger's replacement is being spearheaded by SRT
, and that not only will it pack a supercharged Hemi, it'll also look insane.) But apparently, among their muscle car projects and souped-up compacts, SRT is also working on...a super version of the Jeep Cherokee. Yeah. That thing. (more…)
Quick question: How much would it cost to buy one?
Oh, Jaguar. When you let slip that you had something special based on the F-Type roadster ready for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, we figured you had the F-Type Coupe or something similar waiting for us. We didn't suspect you'd make something as mind-blowing as Project 7. (more…)
50 years of their best and fastest, all in one place.
McLaren's celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, and to celebrate half a century of racing heritage and extremely fast road cars, they're taking to Great Britain's annual, hilariously-named celebration of high-speed motoring: the Goodwood Festival of Speed. (more…)
John Travolta and his ass-crack goatee must be pleased.
It's never too early to start falling in love with a Porsche.
So you own a Porsche and your little boy just wants to be like daddy. Easy, just buy this $900 go-kart and give it to your kid and he will enjoy the ultimate pedal car. Not only will he love you for the rest of his life but chances are you will also “test” drive it for “safety” reasons. We must warn you though, if you are over 110 pounds and 5 feet tall, Porsche will like you to test drive your own big boy toy. [via Porsche]
Shaves a minute and a half off the old record.
Sébastien Loeb came to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb to win it this year, and win it he did. The rallying master crushed the 12.72 mile course in 8:13.878. The previous record, set last year by Rhys Millen? 9:46.164. (more…)
Sadly, they're all too expensive for us to buy.
When you think of hybrid and electric cars, you think of boring and awkward design matched with some not-so-exciting performance figures. The first cars that come to mind are the cheese-wedge shaped Toyota Prius and the eye-sore that is known as the Nissan Leaf. However, it seems like some supercar manufactures are jumping in on the electric and hybrid market with their own creations. Now while these cars may not be considered an 'everyday' option, they are still tapping into fuel-efficient technologies to prove that going green isn't always dull and boring.
Many of the supercars listed here are being created for one of two reasons. First, they letting supercar manufacturers put their technologies on display and allow them to study what is possible when the world inevitably heads down the electrified and hybridized future. The other reason is reducing the overall fuel-economy of their full model lineup to help them save money on heavy government fines for producing "standard" gasoline-powered cars that don't meet CO2 emissions or fuel-economy standards.
Each one of the supercars listed here is either in development and will be on sale in the near future, or on sale now. (But you probably can't afford them, sadly.)