They need to resurrect the M1 replacement project they've started and shelved at least three times in the past decade. The source of animosity between BMW i and M at the moment is that BMW pulled the money BMW M was going to use to develop new in-house models and used it to start the "i" program. It doesn't help "i"… » 11/20/14 12:26pm Thursday 12:26pm

Going back to WoW feels like going back to my college campus and seeing how everything is changed. It's exciting to see the improvements and additions to both and thinking how much nicer everything since you left. And while it makes you nostalgic for the experiences you had that will never be replicated (21st birthday… » 11/19/14 9:57am Wednesday 9:57am

Lieberman from Motor Trend was on the Smoking Tire podcast a week or two ago talking about what he had heard about a flat-plane V8 coming out of Ford. They're using some counter-balances to address the harmonics and vibration. They've also done some major torture/endurance testing to make sure they still don't shake… » 11/17/14 3:24pm Monday 3:24pm

Enough with the "Black Editions"...unless it describes a "Skunk Works" project within the company you decided to green light for a laugh. That's how AMG treated their "Black Series" to begin with, a group of engineers were tasked with making the ultimate "price no object" incarnation of their cars. It's how you ended… » 11/17/14 2:50pm Monday 2:50pm

And apparently Ford has solved a problem that has plagued Ferrari, who haven't been able to get a flat-plane V-8 over 4.5 liters or so without shaking itself apart due to harmonics. I heard somewhere that they were using harmonic couter-balances to keep it from self-destructing. » 11/17/14 10:14am 11/17/14 10:14am

Considering a Supra Turbo in 1995 went for a little over $50k, I'd say that's a safe bet. Adjusting for inflation, that Supra would sticker for $78k+ in today's dollars; which is probably a good starting point for the next gen. I wonder if they are going to split the difference between the Corvette and AMG GT/F-Type… » 11/12/14 4:10pm 11/12/14 4:10pm

THIS. I see people banging their heads with a "HELL YEAH" smile pointing when I pass them on the interstate. And it's not just every couple cars. It's an exception for someone to pass without any reaction or look. People are EXCITED when they see an i8. It's ridiculous...and I love it (most of the time). Like Doug… » 11/11/14 10:20pm 11/11/14 10:20pm

The relative anonymity of a white Fiesta ST is the most welcome thing in the world sometimes. The i8 is an order of magnitude worse than the SLS in the attention department. It doesn't help that I'm a textbook introvert. People don't get "I'm sorry, I'd love to talk right now but my social battery is absolutely… » 11/11/14 4:13pm 11/11/14 4:13pm

Guess they did me a favor. I've got a backlog of games from the past two months I need to catch up on and taking away the easiest method of separating me from my money in exchange for PC games prevents me from making that backlog any longer. Thanks Ubisoft, you just saved me $120. » 11/06/14 5:36pm 11/06/14 5:36pm