Whenever I see vehicles that have been customized like this I have to wonder how sober the owner was when they had the work done. I’m not trying to stereotype, but clearly this was built for “the range” with dual gas tanks for a total of 55 gallons of fuel and the fifth wheel hitch for hauling cattle. Maybe the owner just got a little lonely during the long livestock hauls and decided to add 37 inches to his truck so he could bring along seven of his best drinking buds. What do you guys think? Check out the full ad for more details.
This is a 2008 BMW M3. This 4-year-old car may look friendly and sociable, but lurking beneath its calm and collected exterior is a monster trying to break free. With a 4.0 liter V8 that generates 414 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque, this deceiving sedan begs to be driven like a bat out of hell. The sport-tuned suspension, oversized brakes and a sticker price of over $60k, back in 2008, are further proof that this is no ordinary family car. So only a diehard M fan with gasoline surging through his veins would dish out more than most peoples’ annual salary on it. Right? Continue reading...
Do you want to be friends with Neil Armstrong? If so you should probably find another dream because it's most likely not going to happen. But if you want to feel like you and Neil are best buds without going golfing together on the weekends, you could always just buy his 1967 Corvette Stingray that's for sell on eBay right now. It may not be in the former astronaut's hands anymore but it was loaned to him by Chevrolet to drive for a year, prior to his conquest of the moon in '69. After he'd had his fun in it, he turned it back into the dealership which then sold it to another NASA employee who drove it for awhile and then parked it in his garage where it's been sitting for the last 31 years. The seller purchased this gem from the NASA employee this February, and is now hoping that the car's rich history will bring him an even richer bank account. His claim to the car's authenticity is the Protect-O-Plate which is a piece of metal that Chevy installed which was stamped with Armstrong's data. But even if it was once this American hero's car, would you pay the current bid of nearly $250K for it? Check out the listing on eBay, via Yahoo Autos.
When I was 9 years old my dad traded in our 1995 Ford Taurus for a 1993 Ford Taurus SHO. At the time I thought he was crazy for trading in his recently purchased car for what I thought was the same exact thing aside from the white paint and wheels, leather interior, and weird SHO logos plastered all over it. But after driving in the car for a couple days I realized that the SHO had more than mere cosmetic differences from its cheaper counterpart.
My dad explained to me that SHO stood for Super High Output and that his new baby was actually a sports car disguised as a family sedan. What an awesome idea. A sports car disguised as an everyday driver. I thought my dad was a pretty cool guy after that. Well that was 15 years ago and a lot has changed since then. GM had to be bailed out by the Government, Toyota proved to be mortal and Hyundai became a top competitor in the auto industry. One thing has remained the same through the years though and that is the niche of drivers that demand a high performance sports sedan. It’s that group of driving enthusiasts who refuse to conform to the hot hatch world that we now live in and instead yearn for the practicality of a full size sedan with the heart and soul of a Mustang. Ford understands this group of people, which is why they recently resurrected the SHO. But the new SHO is nothing like the one I grew up with. In fact it’s a completely new beast. Hit the jump for more!
So it turns out Caterham doesn't just make 15 versions of the same car that require you to wear goggles and a leather hat to look appropriate. Now they also make this: it's called the SP/300.R and it's an LMP (Le Mans Prototype) style track car. Dyson racing here in the U.S. will be the proud recipients of the first one and will be the official stateside distributors. Caterham believes there new creation will compete well against Radical, who also builds LMP cars. I just think it's great they've decided to build a car for someone other than Indiana Jones. Via Autoblog.
Remember being a kid and day dreaming about how awesome it would be to have a tv in the carduring those long boring drives? I sure do. I remember first learning about power converters and how genius I felt when I hauled my little ten inch tv and playstation out to our Suburban and hooked them up to keep my brothers and I company during the long yearly trip from Southern Utah to Northern Utah. We played Madden the entire time and before we knew it we were at Grandma and Grandpa's. We might not live in a world of flying cars and robot servants yet but things have definitely changed in the last 15 years. Now most people haulers, whether it be a van or an SUV, come stock with entertainment systems that include T.V.'s, DVD players, aux hookups for your xbox, etc. But some companies don't believe in just satisifying their customers, they'd rather blow their minds. Continue reading...More »
This is the Caterham Supersport. Richard Hammond thinks you have to be a total doofus to drive one of these. I agree it may not be quite as slick as a Lambo or Ferrari, or maybe even a Sonata, but it's a purpose built car so it doesn't need to be. The 1.6 liter in the Supersport produces 140 hp which may sound pathetic, but when it's powering something that weighs about as much as an empty soup can, it's actually quite a lot. In fact, it's enough to launch the car to 60 mph in under 5 seconds. The track built suspension provides superb handling for this little go kart too. And last but not least is the price tag which is just under 35k. So as far as numbers go, this thing has all the right ones. But what do you think? Can you maintain your swagger and drive a Caterham at the same time, or was Richard Hammond right?
Lamborghini is under heavy pressure from parent company Volkswagen to start bringing in more benjamins and turning their losses into gains. In order to keep their parents happy, Lamborghini will be introducing an SUV to diversify their lineup. A Lambo SUV? It’s a little hard to imagine what this “super” utility vehicle will look like but this isn’t the first time a supercar company has branched out into other markets. Ferrari recently introduced the FF, which is geared more towards the family man. And Porsche has been producing the Cayenne SUV for 10 years now. Rumors say the new family-sized bull will have the same V10 engine as the Gallardo which produces 575 hp. That’s a couple more than a Mazda CX-9 or Hyundai Santa Fe. Rumor also has it that Lamborghini has named their new beast the Urus, based on the larger ancestor of today’s cattle. While all this gossip is exciting, look for the actual truth to be revealed at the Beijing Motor Show next week. More pics below the jump!More »
Best. What a powerful word. When attached to something, that thing instantly becomes special. It becomes something that people want and need. It's better than good, it's better than better, it's...well it’s best. This word can also be very dangerous, though. When someone claims something to be the "best" it instantly comes under extreme scrutiny and people begin searching for reasons to discredit the superb product. Last week Top Gear’s Richard Hammond took on both the role of claiming and scrutinizing when he reviewed the all new 3 Series from BMW. After having an extremely difficult time finding fault with the new Bimmer, Hammond concluded that the new 3 Series could be “the best car ever.” Whoa, hang on a second though. Best car ever? He didn’t just say best BMW ever, or even best sports car ever, he said best car ever. That’s a pretty broad statement. So why don’t we take a look at the new 3 Series so we can come to our own conclusion as to whether or not this new “driving machine” is worthy of that statement. Check out the jump for more!More »
A few weeks ago Rob posted a picture of a garage that was home to 5 beautiful Mopars and one out of place Mustang. Well, that got me thinking of other ridiculous garages so I started looking around for pictures of what I think would be the ideal car fortress. Well my search came to end when I saw this beauty. And no it's not just because I'm a Chevy guy. Bowtie aside this is probably the coolest garage I've seen. What do you guys think? Too fancy? Too clean? Check out more pics of preposterous garages at my blog.