The corvette is not a luxury performance car. It's a performance car. The closest thing Gm makes to luxury performance is the CTS-V and the ATS-V will be an interesting competitor to the Ms/AMGs/RS's of the world. The kind of people who buy M3's are different for the people who buy 911s who are also different form the… » 7/30/14 6:38pm Wednesday 6:38pm

clearly Mercedes should go back and do what they used to be known for, making the best cars in the world. Not the most feature packed, or the fastest or the prettiest but the best engineered form of 4 wheel conveyance you could buy. I recently convinced my friend to buy a '93 300d (w124) and I am pretty sure its the… » 7/30/14 3:46pm Wednesday 3:46pm

really? First off the engine is much smaller in displacement than either of the two you listed. Its a 4.0 has gm or Mopar ever made a performance 4.0l v8? Its also likely underrated as all Mercedes engines are and something tells me when renntech or BRABUS gets their hands on one the chip tune alone will make a… » 7/25/14 12:55pm 7/25/14 12:55pm

Normally when people say production engine it means current production engine. Like when they say fastest production car in the world it means current production car. This is a widely accepted standard, don't nitpick semantics. » 7/23/14 11:24pm 7/23/14 11:24pm

I'm going to say nope. I did some digging and the Hemi '68's were 3527lbs and made 425 GROSS hp. So it would probably make Mid-300's net hp (assuming the ratings weren't BS, but I don't know enough about mopar to know if they were as bad as chevy on that) and with a power to weight ratio like that and with 1960's… » 7/15/14 6:32pm 7/15/14 6:32pm

Some of those comments are pretty stupid. As an old Benz owner I can tell you, the resale value is shit on them. Their value plummets when you buy it and you will never make money on a benz unless its an SLR or similar. Chances are it was an E320 or other V6 model which don't get bad gas mileage and if its paid off… » 7/10/14 6:33pm 7/10/14 6:33pm

We do still see "analog" cars today. The Miata, Toyobaru, Caterham, etc are all very much in that camp. I think the F40 is abused as an example though. See, the reason the F40 is the way it is isn't because Ferrari sat down and said "we are making a totally stripped out bare bones driver's car". The F40 is the way it… » 7/07/14 5:48pm 7/07/14 5:48pm

That's what I'm thinking. It's hard for a 16 year old in LA driving a prius to have an "oops" moment. My DD is rwd and TCS has helped me a lot this past winter getting in and out of driveways and parking lots when it was -20F for 2 weeks and the ice never went away. » 7/07/14 3:15pm 7/07/14 3:15pm

sounds plausible but it could be another off the shelf 3.5L V6 with turbos added. GTR engines aren't as easy to get your hands on given the nature of their production. Mercedes, Toyota, Nissan (non-GTR) and Honda all make 3.5L V6 engines and I know the list is longer. » 7/01/14 6:45pm 7/01/14 6:45pm

I've said it for years but the Subaru wrx hatch is ideal as a cop car. Awd so it works in all weather conditions which is important, pretty quick which helps with pursuits, better on mpg than the Crown Vic which saves money, subraru longevity which means they will last a long time in the fleet and plenty of storage… » 6/25/14 8:41pm 6/25/14 8:41pm