I spend an unhealthy amount of time reading Jalopnik, Autocar, AutoExpress, Pistonheads, Autoblog etc (Usually as proscratination, to avoid having to revise/do any work) and come across many interesting articles that aren't about the latest car release or motorsport events that some people may miss or not realise they're worth reading.
So here's a place to post them and hopefully discuss them!
I didn't even know the existence of EVO II 190Es, I know only 500 were made but still. He makes a valid point, a 700k classic car should A) Be in slightly better condition unless they're race-wounds and B) No where near enough information on it, for a 7K C-class maybe it'd be okay with that much info, but for a car 100 x the cost of one, simply not acceptable.Originally Posted by Jalopnik
If anyone hasn't been following the Bloodhound SSC construction I highly recommend catching up on it, a highly entertaining and jaw-dropping feat of engineering! The fact the F-Type's V8 engine is simply only good enough as a fuel pump shows just how mammoth a task this will be.Originally Posted by Topgear
The lack of manufacturers is indeed very worrying in F1 but the fact it's not the most discussed issue with F1 at the moment shows just how many problems the sport has. I love it so hate to accept just how many issues it has, I don't think it's anywhere near as boring as it is criticised to be but I do think that people are correct in calling out most of the other issues (Lack of manufacturers, Ecclestone's leadership, some less-exciting tracks, increasing costs, the strategy group being elitist and many more).Originally Posted by Autocar
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So just get Red Bull, Mercedes, Lotus, Renault, etc to plan entries for the WEC and kill the sport that way.
Naturally Hans is wet, heís standing under a waterfall.
They're using a Jag V8 as a fuel pump. At least it will sound nice!
I would have thought there would have been another way of going about it though. One that saves the extra weight of a big engine and the fuel for said big extra engine. How do fighter jets pump their fuel to the thingy?
That's half the problem. As long as it's profitable the big wigs probably see no reason to change anything. It's way too corporate and they couldn't give a racoons backside what others think. I'd rather watch a bunch of amateurs racing Formula Ford.
2010: Cosworth providing eletronics and Fuel Pump: Cosworth Group F1 engine and electronics announced as key components in 1,000 mph SuperSonic Car | BLOODHOUND SSC
2013: Cosworth and Bloodhound SSC's partnership has come to a close: Bloodhound and Cosworth partnership to close | BLOODHOUND SSC
2014: Jaguar come into the picture the F-Type's V8 engine: JAGUAR SUPPORTS BLOODHOUND SSC RECORD BID | BLOODHOUND SSC
How weird Either way, glad they stuck with british engineering.
There is what you guys would call interesting & what I'd call interesting...
Such as this Ogel SX1000 having been found for sale last week. Whats an 'Ogel'? It was a car based on the original mini. And very few were made.
eBay find of the Week: Ogel SX1000
I've seen pushchairs for babies with bigger rims than that thing
Never heard of Ogle before, so the obligatory Google 'DID YOU MEAN OPEL!?' came up haha.
The founder of the company, David Ogle, was killed in a crash in one of those SX1000s Not exactly a flying endorsement to purchase one.
Just to point at that 190 EVO II, they rarily get over 90K. Super-excellent would be 90-100K maybe but that would almost have to be a sub-500 km mileage car in beyond perfect condition. Most of the well-kept yet driven ones are around 80K. Anything over 100K should be a perfect preserved, maintained actual 190 DTM car driven by a famous driver and collecting a lot of prizes.
That pricetag of 700K is only understandable if it's in Zimbabwe currency (no offence, but they're the country with X-million dollar bills).
Eeek! That's going to cost a bit to put right.
I'm so upset i can't even think of anything witty to sayI'm a bit mental.
Way to go off-topic. That's not interesting, it's just plain upsetting.
If the car is worth as much as they say I'm sure it will be repaired, even if they have to pay someone to learn how to create those panels by hand.
That seems to be about 10 mins away from me, right by Manchester Airport.
Awful thing to see, but it shouldn't be a write off you're right.
I Just Lost $25,500 On My Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 And I Couldnt Be Happier
Really cool read over on Jalopnik from Tavarish.
Uh oh.... VW have made a boo boo. They've supposedly been cheating their way around US emissions tests:
Volkswagen to recall 500,000 pollution-hiding cars in US - BBC News
This could be rather bad for the company if the US government wants to make an example out of them etc.
Would not surprise me if this is the first to be caught, and many other car company's skeletons regarding emissions will start to fall out of the cupboard too.
I'm a bit mental.