21February

Tips From a Pro: Understeer and Oversteer

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By: Thomas Merrill   All of the rules we obey and the roads we drive on are designed to keep us at roughly thirty percent of our car’s maximum grip potential. This, of course, is designed to keep us safe. However it also presents an opportunity for mistakes to be made, and bad habits formed,
05January

RIP Gumpert – Your Ugliness Will Be Missed

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Oh Gumpert, say it ain’t so! After breaking into the supercar market eight years ago with the ugly uniquely styled and blazing quick Apollo, the German boutique automaker is finally calling it quits, World Car Fansreports. A year ago, Gumpert declared insolvency after a disastrous foray into the Chinese market, but it seemingly was saved
29August

Bobby Labonte out for Atlanta

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Bobby Labonte will miss Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after suffering three broken ribs in a bicycle accident Wednesday morning near his home in Trinity, N.C. Labonte, the 2000 series champion in his 21st season of racing at NASCAR’s highest level, suffered no other injuries in the accident, according to
27August

F1 V8 vs. V6, Part II: The Other Side of the Coin

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One hyphenated word: self-regulation. Business tycoons and proponents of laissez-faire have been blowing its trumpet for centuries now. If the government or other regulatory bodies could just keep their grubby little fingers out of our business, the world would be a much more efficient place. We can look out for ourselves, alright?! And so can
21August

Why the Bugatti Veyron SS is the Greatest Supercar in the World

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By: Travis Williams @trvscwllms I know. You’re not exactly racing to the phone to inform your favorite news station that you’ve determined what the best supercar in the world is. After all, we live in a very fast-paced global society, and in an industry built upon speed, it didn’t take long for the Bugatti Veyron
18July

Vettel Will Soon Get the Respect He Deserves

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By: Kate Hewitt What is it about constant performers that we don’t like? Is it because we get bored easily? Or because we’re so used to change? Formula 1 is all about change, whether it’s the cars or the drivers, or the circuits or technology; it’s an ever growing sport with a slight fear of
18July

Ford is Destroying the Competition

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YouGov’s mid-year Brand Index rankings of America’s best perceived brands has been released, and Fordhas found its way to the top. The Dearborn, Michigan based manufacturer beat out online shopping giant Amazon, The History Channel, and home improvement superstore Lowe’s, to take the top spot. Ford jumped from sixth overall in 2012 to first for
16July

S63 AMG?

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The followup to the Mercedes-Benz S550, the S63 AMG, will sport a biturbocharged V8 that will likely turn out around 550 horsepower. The new engine is probably the 5.5-liter, biturbocharged V-8 that’s been popping up in everything from the ML63 to the E63 AMG. The front fascia is more aggressive, which shouldn’t come as a
12July

Alfa Leaving Italy?!

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Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne was unsurprisingly frank when asked by reporters about potential investments in Italian manufacturing for Alfa Romeo and Maserati, giving the Italian government the ultimatum, “Italy should decide if they want [Alfa Romeo’s relaunch] to happen here or not as Fiat and Chrysler have several alternatives.” Them’s fightin’ words. Fiat’s issue with