Weird Comparison: Honda Civic Type R vs Mini John Cooper Works GP
There’s no shortage of hot hatches on the market - in fact, the niche is becoming a rather cutthroat arena slowly but steadily. There’s also no doubt that two of its hottest representatives come from Honda and Mini, in the shape of the Civic Type R and the bonkers John Cooper Works GP. These two happen to make the subject of a recent comparo by Edmunds. Care to see which one came out on top?
New Place to Look for Abandoned Lamborghinis: The Desert
If you polled 100 people, Family Feud style, and asked them what random item they can find in a desert, an abandoned Lamborghini Huracan would probably register zero answers. And yet, unbelievably, there really is an abandoned Huracan in the Nevada desert just outside of the city of Las Vegas.
Long thought to be an uncorroborated rumor, the folks over at Royalty Exotic Cars went to the alleged site where the Huracan was beached and found exactly what they were looking for. It’s not every day that you see a $200,000 supercar abandoned in the middle of almost-nowhere, but, if for nothing else, this proves that wonders abound in places you least expect to find them.
If You’ve Ever Wondered What Happens Inside a Tire, This Video Is For You
Have you ever wondered what goes on inside a tire? it’s a question that I think a lot of people have asked at some point in their lives without receiving any definitive answers. That changes, though, thanks in large part to YouTube channel Warped Perception. Channel host Matt Mikka was asked that same question, and in the spirit of the all the derring-do that Warped Perception is known for, Mikka decided to answer the question with the help of a GoPro camera that he mounted inside the front tire of his Mercedes. What the GoPro captured is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
This Full Video Review of the Volkswagen ID 3 Is Brutally Honest
The ID.3 is a very important car for Volkswagen. The company is aiming to capture a strong market share in the EV segment with this product, and even pitting it against the likes of the Tesla Model 3. The ID.3 looks futuristic and is pretty spacious on the inside. And, it even comes with a host of new tech features. But, it is as good in real-world conditions as it sounds on paper? German YouTube channel Autogefühl has a brutally honest review on this new EV for us.
Here’s Why Cars Don’t Need Manual Transmissions to be Great
The manual transmission is slowly dying. It probably won’t disappear for good, as some carmakers might still offer it as an option, but the overwhelming majority of passenger cars will feature automatic gearboxes in the near future. And gearheads are very upset. I’m also a fan of the manual transmission, and I couldn’t really see myself drive an automatic, but the truth is automatics are much better nowadays. These smart gearboxes know when to shift, and they do it quick, which improves both performance and fuel economy. While in some cases and depending on road conditions, fuel economy might still be a bit better with a manual, automatic cars are clearly quicker than three-pedal models. And the folks over at Donut Media just put together a list of great 13 cars that never had a manual to prove a point.
Rimac Wants You To Know That the C Two Hypercar is More Than Capable of Drifting
Croatia’s very own all-electric hypercar maker Rimac is busy making the C_Two, a semi-autonomous, 1914-horsepower rival to anything the established bunch has to offer.
While we wait to see how a C_Two off the production line really feels like, the company teases us with the car’s myriad of features out of which, obviously, we picked this one because you know as well as we do that 1,696 pound-feet of torque doesn’t mean much unless it can all be translated into clouds of tire smoke.
Watch a 1,000-Horsepower Hennessey Shelby GT350 Take on a Cammed Shelby GT500
What happens when you race a Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 against a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500? In standard form, the GT500 should run away with this race, but nothing about this race is “standard.” The GT350 isn’t stock; it’s been through the Hennessey ringer, and it’s been loaded with a Whipple supercharger to go with other modifications that the current owner put in place post-Hennessy tuning. The result is a monstrosity that packs well over 900 horsepower. That should be enough to put the GT500 in its place, right? Well, in a twist that probably everyone saw coming, the GT500 is far from a stock model, too. It’s also been tricked out to deliver over 800 horsepower, effectively making this a super-powered Shelby versus super-powered Shelby race. Who saw that coming?
No Oil Test: Honda vs. Ford vs. Peugeot - Which Lasts Longer?
As a driver, you should know that driving your car with the oil light on isn’t a good idea. The oil light usually pops on when the oil level drops or there’s insufficient oil pressure. Driving with the oil light on may cause extensive and expensive damage to the engine. But how long will a car’s engine run if you drain it of all coolant and oil? The folks over at Carwow tested this out on three different cars, a Ford Focus, a Peugeot 206, and a Honda Civic.
Here’s How the Retro-Styled Honda E Holds Up Against the Classic Civic
Honda likes to play a lot with heritage when it comes to what its cars look like. The Japanese brand also did quite a neat job in feeling the recent rise in awareness and love for classic cars and cleverly styled the Honda e EV accordingly.
We must admit, seeing the nippy electric car next to the original Honda Civic not only makes us want the EV even more, but also realize just how many retrolicious cues went into it in the first place.
For Less Than $5,000, You Can Convert Your E46 BMW M3 CSL to a Real Manual Transmission
When BMW launched the E46 M3 CSL it wasn’t offered with a full-fledged manual transmission. Instead, it had a rather clunky SMG gearbox that was, arguably, the most significant weakness of the car. Well, there’s something a lot of people don’t realize about that SMG gearbox – it was actually a “robotized” manual transmission, and that opens the door to a pretty awesome conversion. That’s where Everything M3s comes into play, and for a little more than $4,500 (£3,500), they’ll make that SMG a true-to-life manual transmission with a shifter and three pedals.
Frank Stephenson Explains How The World’s Fastest Animals Helped Shape The McLaren P1
We believe that if every car designer out there shared his approach on various models via YouTube, just like Frank Stephenson does, the world would be a better world. While that happens (do not hold your breath, though), here’s a another captivating video where Mr. Stephenson explains why the McLaren P1 looks the way it looks.
Party Like It’s 1997 With This Review Of A Ferrari 355 F1 Spider
The Ferrari 355 is widely considered to be one of the prettiest Ferraris ever and the car that effectively put the company back on track after the near-miss that was the 348. With the 355, Maranello ticked all the boxes producing a car that was fast, gorgeous to look at, and moderately affordable for a Ferrari.
In 1997, the Italians upped the ante and introduced the 355 F1 which, as the name suggests, features technology that’s trickled down from the world of Grand Prix racing. The innovation remains one of a select few to be brought onto the market by Ferrari and JayEmm On Cars gives us a glimpse of how it must’ve felt to experience this car when it was new with this vintage-looking review.