Driving a slow car fast: The Alfa Romeo Sprint and the “Top Gear Theory”

Driving a slow car fast: The Alfa Romeo Sprint and the “Top Gear Theory”

This contribution comes to us from Australian reader and Alfisti Steven Wade, who recently acquired a 1986 Alfa Romeo Sprint. We asked for his take on the car, as well as his opinion on the pseudo-infamous “Top Gear Theory” of Alfa Romeo ownership. Steven is also passionate about Saabs, and is the founder of the Saabs United website. I only heard this saying...

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Fuel cell powered roadster concept from Tongji Auto

Fuel cell powered roadster concept from Tongji Auto

As a separate branch of the Tongji University, Tongji Auto iss not a real car maker, but rather a development division founded by the Chinese in cooperation with the Germans. First seeing the light in 2009, Tongji Auto has released a few concept cars in the past. For this year’s Shanghai Auto Show they came up with a weird looking roadster concept. Tongji Auto...

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In California: Drive fast for the good of the state!

In California: Drive fast for the good of the state!

California is broke, and I have a solution! There’s been all kinds of news in the last few weeks about California’s budget crisis and how the state is nearly bankrupt. They’re even starting to delay construction projects and highway improvement plans. The idea struck me while I was driving 50 miles per hour in a 45 zone and getting passed like I was going 25....

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Gran Turismo 5 Dream Car Garage

Gran Turismo 5 Dream Car Garage

Ever wish you could create your own dream car garage? Most of us do, but very few of us have the money to make it a reality. Now, there is an alternative that will allow you to buy the cars of your dreams, and drive them on the best tracks in the world, all for around 50 bucks. It’s called Gran Turismo 5, the Playstation driving simulator that is expected to be...

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Consumer Reports Disses the Honda Civic

Consumer Reports Disses the Honda Civic

Civic: Still recommended by some of us When you hear the words “Consumer Reports,” what comes to mind? Integrity? Protection? Auto recommendations? All valid, but two words that I’m beginning to associate with the famous publication are “superiority” and “complex.” Consumer Reports is famous for making influential recommendations on what cars the public should...

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Friction-Reducing Tires Can Increase Fuel Economy

Friction-Reducing Tires Can Increase Fuel Economy

Proving through the last 100 years as the most efficient method of moving automobiles, tires have gone through several evolutions that has allowed a lighter, more reliable component on modern vehicles. As auto manufacturers stride to meet new federal standards in fuel economy, the multi-direction quest for greater gas savings has led to next advancement in tire...

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George Hotz and Our Self-Driving Future

George Hotz and Our Self-Driving Future

Bloomberg published an interview with hacker-slash-inventor George Hotz earlier this week where it showcased his efforts in building autonomous car technology. While many readers might be quick to jump on his ideas as the first coming of affordable autonomous vehicles, we need take a step back and look at the details. The Bloomberg article labels Hotz as “the...

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