Toyota's little sports car could get a bigger engine.
The Scion FR-S is a pretty damn impressive little sports car, with a Porsche-worthy chassis and tenacious yet pitchable handling. But if the car has a weakness, it lies beneath that long, low hood. With only 200 horses and 151 lb-ft of torque, the 2.0 liter boxer four Subaru developed for the Toyota GT 86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ is adequate at best—but the car could handle so much more. (more…)
God bless factory-approved crate motor swaps.
Chrysler’s current quartet of SRT8 models pack an astounding amount of awesome for their pricetags, but when sized up against the rest of the performance car world, that 392 cubic inch V8′s 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque seem a little underwhelming. (We live in blessed times.) (more…)
Not that we're complaining, mind you.
Deep within the University of Chicago offices of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, there’s a clock meant to symbolize how close the world lies to all-out thermonuclear war. They call it the Doomsday Clock. (more…)
Question is, will it be crazy enough?
For luxury car companies, the big money and buzz these days is all about the high-performance special editions that combine supercar power figures with royal levels of comfort. (more…)