Pictures leaked from Red Bull F1 Team [Gallery]

New pictures have just been leaked of the Red Bull F1 team's response to the cooling issues appearing in the Renault Turbo V6 F1 engine for the 2014 season. Sebastian Vettel can be seen here in a meeting with the Chief Engine Designer for Renault F1. Behind him is Adrian Newey. » 2/20/14 3:46pm 2/20/14 3:46pm

High RPM V8s Part 3: Building the Modern 327

LS swap bro! LS swap! Swap an LS! Seems to be the answer. The above image shows an LS2 swapped into a Datsun 240Z, with lots of room to spare. » 1/21/14 10:35am 1/21/14 10:35am

Why Nissan is Allowed to Criticize the BRZ:

And this ignores their "expensive" and FF sports cars. Add the Z34, Z33, Z32, G35, G37, Pulsar (and GTi) Skylines (GTS, GTS-T, GTS-4, GT-Rs, there's a million of them) Most years of the Maxima, the M series, the FX series, and tons of other cars to that list. » 10/27/13 6:46pm 10/27/13 6:46pm

High RPM V8's Part Two: Chevy VS Ford

Help me Oppo, you're my only hope! In my last post about high-RPM V8s, we arrived at a pretty stout conclusion: Ford Windsor FTW. But now a new challenger has reared its head. » 9/14/13 9:47pm 9/14/13 9:47pm

Motorola Droid MAXX: The Oppo Packaging Review

Motorola has gone cheap on materials, high on power. I have just received a brand new Droid MAXX, the phone that was teased a few weeks ago by Motorola for their X8 Architecture. » 9/12/13 3:20pm 9/12/13 3:20pm

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Mazda Furai

1. It was a running prototype with the first ever rotary engine racecar designed to run on E100, aka, 100% ethanol fuel, and was faster than most cars, excluding Group C and F1, around most tracks. » 9/10/13 6:08pm 9/10/13 6:08pm

Dear Oppo: Teach me about RPMs and V8s.

Teach me about rod/stroke ratio, bearing types and strengths, crank/piston/rod material strength, and the relationships between piston velocity (mean and peak) and piston acceleration. » 9/07/13 1:18pm 9/07/13 1:18pm

Dear Oppo: You don't know what Driving Is

I know I'm not like "most" Oppo-ites. I don't enjoy cars because they're cool, expensive, fun, or a good hobby. I'm the type of person who gets squirrely and irritable if I haven't been in a car for a week. If I don't go over 100mph once every few months, I get depressed. But I do share one thing: I love all cars. » 9/05/13 12:22am 9/05/13 12:22am

The (mostly) correct way to measure specific power

"An RB26 can get 380HP per liter if tuned!" "Nascar engines take four times the displacement to get the same power as F1 engines!" "All big, fat american V8s are inefficient" "There's no replacement for displacement!" Please stop. Let me explain why you are wrong. » 8/26/13 1:20pm 8/26/13 1:20pm

Early Morning Tunes

This Album got me through homework last night/this morning, so share in the joy. I recommend listening to the whole thing, it's exactly what you think it is: a synthetic album based entirely around the Testarossa. » 5/22/13 6:56am 5/22/13 6:56am

Watch Crazy Rich People Who Can't Drive

...and a few crazy drivers with too much money. Can't wait to see how this year turns out. Live feed of the Gumball 3000 Copenhagen Launch Party after the break. » 5/18/13 3:30pm 5/18/13 3:30pm

Chevy Test Drive Event: Why the Spark is better than the Camaro

There's something wrong with Chevrolet's new lineup. The more expensive the cars get, the worse they become. I went to a Chevy Test drive event, and tested their entire lineup to find out why. Comprehensive Reviews after the break. » 5/11/13 12:57pm 5/11/13 12:57pm

Just got back from a Chevy Test Drive Event

Conclusions: The Chevy Spark is more fun to drive than the Camaro, the Volt's interior sucks. No magnetic ride control or manual transmissions. =( Full writeup tonight when I'm off work. » 5/10/13 5:11pm 5/10/13 5:11pm

Driverless Cars: Why we like being Inefficient

In a recent front-page post, Michael Stone (who has one of the coolest names in the world) made a great summary and analysis of the future of driver-less cars. However, I think there is some point-counterpoint that can be done here. » 5/08/13 5:16pm 5/08/13 5:16pm