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Jan 18, 2010

The Annoying Porsche

It’s raining cats and dogs in Southern California and I have to commute in it. My old commute was only 2 blocks away, my new one is 1.5 hours one way on 3 of California’s most notorious freeways. I’m fortunate enough to have a carpool partner as to bypass all the nonsense.

My carpool partner is probably sick and tired of me pointing out every bad driver on the road (me being one probably). This particular morning really got me going. I was behind a Porsche Targa 4S and we were transitioning freeways. The ramp was a long wide full circle and the Porsche decides to do 40mph all the way around it!

I’m no Porsche expert but I think they can handle a bit of rain. I wasn’t so upset that he made me go slow unnecessarily, but that he has this machine and was afraid to use it as it was intended. All I could do is roll my eyes.

Hey Buddy, You can give it a bit of gas, it’s OK…

Oct 24, 2009

335i vs. S4

Given all the praise heaped on the BMW 3 Series over the years, we can’t blame you for thinking there’s more to the story. We’ve heard all the conspiracy theories, most of them involving checks in large denominations from Munich.

This might seem believable to a certain segment of the population, but there’s a far less interesting truth behind all those wins: The BMW was the best car. Sure, certain rivals often upped their game in one area or another, but the 3 Series always put it all together in a way that made it better.

So now the 2010 Audi S4 is here to take another shot. It’s all-new this year and the old V8 is gone. There’s now a supercharged V6 in its place, along with a lower price designed to better align the S4 with the BMW 335i.

The BMW 3 Series received a face-lift of its own last year. It was mostly minor trim changes and the like, but we’re told that iDrive thing was tweaked again, too (oh, lovely).

Sounds like a fair fight, no?

Jason Calicanis’ Tesla Roadster

The Tesla Roadster is an all-electric sports car produced by the electric car firm Tesla Motors. Tesla has shipped more than 500 Roadsters to customers in the United States and Europe, and Canadian deliveries are expected to begin in late 2009.[2] The Roadster can travel 244 miles (393 km) on a single charge of its lithium-ion battery pack, and can accelerate from 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) in 3.9 seconds. The Roadster is the first production automobile to use lithium-ion battery cells and the first production EV to travel more than 200 miles (320 km) per charge.[3] The vehicle set a new distance record when it completed the 241-mile (388 km) Rallye Monte Carlo d’Energies Alternatives with 36 miles (58 km) left on the charge.[4] The base price is US$109,000.

Tesla began delivering the higher performance Sport version of the Roadster in July 2009. The Roadster Sport has adjustable dampers and a new hand-wound motor, capable of 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) in 3.7 seconds.[5] Scotty Pollacheck, a high-performance driver for Killacycle, drove a 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport at the Wayland Invitational Drag Race in Portland, Ore., in July 2009. He did a quarter-mile (~400 m) in dry conditions in 12.643 seconds, setting a new record in the National Electric Drag Racing Association among the SP/A3 class of vehicles.[6]
The Roadster’s efficiency, as of September 2008, was reported as 120 mpgge (2.0 L/100 km). It uses 135 W·h/km (490 kJ/km or 4.60 mi/kW·h) battery-to-wheel, and has an efficiency of 92% on average.

Lewis Hamilton’s Top Gear Lap

F1 Youngster takes on Jeremys fast lap.

Jul 23, 2009

Adam Carollas Aston

Adam has one of the coolest Aston Martin DB9’s Check out this video to see why.

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