Cars That Will Get You Beat-Up In Texas -- /ROAD TESTAMENT
All cars aren't for everybody. No one knows that better than Texans,
who just won't accept the presence of certain cars on their roads.
Show up in one of these cars, and expect to get punched in the face.
At the least. With: Matt Farah.
Making 280mph Capable Carbon Fiber Wheels - /INSIDE KOENIGSEGG
One of the most disputed topics in the industry: Is it possible to make
high performance carbon fiber wheels? Christian von Koenigsegg explains
that it's not only possible, but his company has been doing it for a few
years now. Take a look at how:
What Classic Car Would You Crush? -- /ROAD TESTAMENT
Should baby-boomer "heritage cars" be pushed aside to make room for cars
appealing to a new generation of buyers? Should Ford ditch its history and
make the 2015 Mustang a
cutting-edge sports car? With Mike Spinelli and Leo Parente.
The Wall Street Journal on the 2015 Ford Mustang:
Subaru R-STi - JDM vs USDM: A Friendly Rivalry -- /TUNED
In the US, we never got the best Subaru of them all, the first generation
WRX coupe, getting stuck with the fun-but-not-fast 2.5RS version. One of
the more popular upgrades for those cars is the "R-STi" drivetrain swap. In
the season premiere of Tuned, we look at two approaches: the USDM
drivetrain swap, and the JDM drivetrain swap. Which is better? You decide.
700HP in the Baltic Lands: Latvia Part 1 of 2 - /LIVE AND LET DRIVE
Since Alex only wants to drive in places American tourists NEVER go, we
sent him to Riga, Latvia to meet up with our old friend Oto Godfrey. In
Part 1 of our journey to the Baltic Lands, Alex has a look inside and
outside the capitol city, where we find houses made of wood, one of the
fastest cars in the country, and a KGB Headquarters.
Next week on Part 2 of Latvia, we take the car to the track to drift with
an F3 driver, visit a DMV from the far future, and fire AK-103 assault
rifles at paper assailants.
HEFFNER PERFORMANCE WORLD'S FIRST EIGHT SECOND LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO
Video footage of the world's first Lamborghini Gallardo to break the eight
second barrier in the 1/4 mile. This car was built by the team at Heffner
Performance, Inc.. This was the first outing for this car which went very
well. The car was driven to and from the track and was run in street trim.
Best Paint Touch-up Tricks: Mercedes G55
This is one of the worst key scratches I have ever seen. This car needed to
be repainted, but I thought I would give it a shot...nothing to lose. It
covered 3 separate door panels with varying depth levels. 98% of the 9 feet
was through the clear coat, paint, base, and into the substrate. EXTREMELY
bad scratch. In this episode, I discuss multiple ways to approach this type
of paint damage. I want to be crystal clear: THIS CAR NEEDED TO BE
REPAINTED FOR 90-100% satisfaction. My techniques here, with the
understanding of the customer, had the best-case final results of 70% to
75% "better or touched-up" appearance. See how it turned out. Thx for
Pratt & Miller Corvette C6RS Review
The Smoking Tire heads out to Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch and
Switchcars.com to test out the baddest street Corvette ever, the Pratt &
Miller Corvette C6RS. For more information about the C6RS, visit
How To Drive Classic Cars Every Day -- JALOPNIK ON /DRIVE
How does a NYC car club with 300+ members keep its fleet of quirky classics
alive on the mean streets? By following a few simple rules -- and always
being ready for a heroic rescue. It's the premiere of Jalopnik on Drive
with Michael Prichinello and Zac Moseley from Classic Car Club Manhattan.
Ryan Gates's 311RS - or - How to Make a Better Evo -- /TUNED
The Mitsubishi Evo X is a great performer for the enthusiast on a budget,
thanks to its very smart drivetrain. On top of that drivetrain sits an
utterly terrible tin can of a body and an interior that seems to come with
the chassis for free. Enter racer Ryan Gates. He's been competing in Evo's
for years, and decided that he wants to build a better Evo. So he's
improved just about everything on the car. We try to do a full test of it
at Monticello Motor Club, but it doesn't exactly go as planned. Is the
311RS the best Evo money can buy? We try to find out.
The Answer is Always Miata - /TUNED
Ask any car guy, what would make a good first car? Miata. What would make a
good weekend car? Miata. What would make a good tuner car? Miata. What
would be a good race car? Miata. What could I drive that Chris Harris won't
like? Miata. It seems the answer is always Miata. This week, CJ Wilson
Racing and Continental Tire invite us to Austin, TX to test two of their
best Miatas on the track.