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Automotive Industry News : Top Stories
Super Car Shootout - Ferrari 458 vs. McLaren vs. Audi R8

We take the Ferrari 458, Audi R8, and McLaren MP4-12C for a flogging.

 

SUPERCAR SHOOTOUT VIDEO - YOUTUBE

It's difficult to explain just exactly why there is such a mystique around supercars.  Maybe it's the dream for most.  But the reality of owning let alone driving these cars are much different.

The long and short of it is that we went in expecting to be blown away. Don't get me wrong these are the pinnacle of "street" super cars.

But they are not race cars. I thought these cars would have been more hard core. But they just feel like bigger and faster versions of lower priced sports cars. (Cough Cough S2000, FRS, Miata, Vette) I would take a seasons worth of competitive kart racing over owning a super car any day.  It's just impossible to justify on any level the price tag.


However the experience was worth even a few grand if you can swing it. I ran about 30 laps. If you know the track and get a chance to run these cars I'd highly recommend it as it helps put things into perspective and of course its fun too.


Jul 7, 2014, 21:36 - [ Discuss this story ]

Vehicle Reviews
Scion FRS and BRZ Reviews

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=40792

Final Track Review of the Scion FRS in a stock setup.

Mar 20, 2014, 10:39 - [ Discuss this story ]

Automotive Industry News : Features and Editorials


Oct 17, 2015, 20:36 - [ Discuss this story ]

Automotive Industry News : Features and Editorials
Sexism, Still Alive and Well at Dealership

Aug 18, 2015, 11:20 - [ Discuss this story ]

Vehicle Previews
A look inside California Auto Museum Sacramento, CA

May 17, 2015, 20:08 - [ Discuss this story ]

Vehicle Previews
Denver Auto Show: A Glimpse of 2015
A general look at what the 2015 Denver Auto Show had to offer.
Mar 25, 2015, 11:21 - [ Discuss this story ]

Automotive Industry News : Features and Editorials
An Exemplary Honda Enthusiast
Most people who work in the automotive industry will say they enjoy their job. "Hondapro Jason" is enthusiastic to say the least. It started when his family purchased their first new Honda, a 1987 Honda Accord LX-i. Naturally he had a 1994 Honda Accord EX-L as his first car. This was merely the beginning.

Aug 11, 2014, 22:30 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner : Technical Articles
Honda 6 Speed Transmission Fix Confirmed

Jan 8, 2008, 13:34 - [ Discuss this story ]

Technical Corner
Honda 6 Speed Manual Dilemma "Can't Replicate the Problem"


For years now there have been constant complaints from Honda owners on forums and blogs about issues with certain Honda 6 speed manual transmissions. Problems ranging from difficulty engaging gears, grinding and loss of gears all together. The article does research on the issue based on some of these complaints and provides video findings.

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Jan 7, 2008, 06:02 - [ Discuss this story ]

Automotive Industry News : Auto Shows
Video and Specs of R35 Nissan GT-R at Tokyo Motor Show
Video, photos, and information on the new R35 Nissan Skyline GT-R at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Nov 17, 2007, 06:29 - [ Discuss this story ]

Motorsports Coverage
Super Taikyu and Japanese Formula Renault races, SEMA Show, and more...
The last few races have been very tough as they started really well and ended very bad. The Super Taikyu race at Okayama, a circuit I had never seen before, went off to an awesome start when we qualified on pole in our class with a couple of tenths to spare.
Nov 13, 2007, 00:17 - [ Discuss this story ]

Automotive Industry News : Auto Shows
2007 SEMA Show - セマショー ラス・ベガス
SEMA Show - a note.
Nov 13, 2007, 00:16 - [ Discuss this story ]

Motorsports Coverage
Super Taikyu Fuji - Qualifying
We had qualifying for the round 4 of Super Taikyu at Fuji Speedway today.

Best result so far this season - 3rd!

Nov 13, 2007, 00:15 - [ Discuss this story ]

Motorsports Coverage
Super Taikyu Fuji - Race day
Well, it was a high followed by a low.
The race got to a good start with Maejima-san as start driver with plans to switch after either one or two stints for me to finish off the race.

Nov 13, 2007, 00:15 - [ Discuss this story ]

Motorsports Coverage
Super Taikyu - Tokachi 24 Hour Race
A week ago, the 3rd race of the season was held for Super Taikyu - the only 24 hour race on the schedule - at the northern island of Hokkaido in the city of Tokachi. (十勝)
Nov 13, 2007, 00:13 - [ Discuss this story ]


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