Always late to the party here on comments, but I have a few. While I am a diehard classic car guy and generally hate all tech, I do have to stick up for the magnetic ride dampers. While you are right that big wheels need to be banned and are likely the route of the problem, the latest generation of magnetic dampers is… » 2/04/15 9:51am 2/04/15 9:51am

My 2 cents is that while the power plant is the same as earlier generations, the power delivery is somehow fundamentally different. We've had an '04, an '08 a Cobb-tuned '11 and now a '15. I remember the '04 feeling like it was trying to rip the the tires off the wheels every time you stepped on the gas and the… » 12/30/14 11:28am 12/30/14 11:28am

1980 Volvo 242 with a 4spd manual and electric overdrive. Bought it sight unseen when it was buried under a snowbank. The guy wanted $500, handed me a key and a shovel and told me to go find it. I literally didn't even know what color it was, but I dug down, cleared room for the door to open, turned the key and it… » 11/28/14 7:14pm 11/28/14 7:14pm

Millennials And Cars: Local Motors Has The Answer

Automakers are spending millions testing different ways to get Millennials interested in cars. They're trying focus groups, cultural experts, experimental marketing events with hipster bands, organic hors d'oeuvres and craft brews. Never mind that the Millennials can't afford to buy the cars just yet, automakers… » 11/18/14 9:00am 11/18/14 9:00am

I don't want to be a hater, but you can't make a list of the top five cars to embarrass Ferrari owners at the track and not put a single light weight sports car on the list. Yeah, GT3 and Viper ACR are quick, but not many people (myself included) are capable of driving them quickly... the rest of the cars are… » 10/21/14 4:28pm 10/21/14 4:28pm

CCC Long-Term Project Car: Open Source Porsche 912

Sadly, I think Cynical has it right for the most part, but hopefuly it will be those remaining "analog" cars that keep the manual alive... and the occasional enthusiast that wants the latest body and engine with the nastalgia of rowing gears.... That would be me as long as the manufacturers still allow it... afterall,… » 3/01/14 11:30pm 3/01/14 11:30pm

CCC / GM First Drive Recap

General Motors has been working hard over the last decade to shed the stigma of the carpocalypse. As history has proven time and time again, some of the best innovations come when you hit rock bottom, and GM is no exception. Fighting their way back from bankruptcy, GM has come out lean and on their toes, punching… » 11/11/13 1:30pm 11/11/13 1:30pm

Wet Driving Tips: How To Keep A 911 Shiny Side Up

Driving in the rain, especially in a rear-engined Porsche that would, at times, like to go down the road backwards, takes a special touch. Here are some wet weather tips engineered to keep you fast and safe: » 10/02/13 2:00pm 10/02/13 2:00pm

Wrench, Race, Wrench: Labor Day Weekend At Summit Point Raceway

With the end of the race season fast approaching seat time has become a scarce commodity. Meanwhile Triple-C Racing has been fondly reminiscing about the Summit Point, West Virgina Labor Day race weekend. Three full days of racing action, and enough seat time to melt my fast shoe to the foot-well by the end of day… » 9/18/13 12:27pm 9/18/13 12:27pm

GT40 + Tunnel + Flames

Few things in this world rouse the excitement of car enthusiasts more than tunnels, GT40s, and exhaust flames. In fact, when James May talks about the "fizzing sensation" he experiences somewhere behind his penis which "explains why certain cars possess us in an inexplicable way" this is what he's talking about. » 9/05/13 8:39am 9/05/13 8:39am

The Friendliest Franken-BMW Around

We call this blippy little rasp-burble delight the "M2". It rolled off the line in Munich as a 2002 tii in 1974 but a lot has changed since then; the Berlin Wall fell, the Soviet Union collapsed, and this 2002 only got better. » 8/28/13 9:36am 8/28/13 9:36am

Ferdinand Would Be Proud (I Hope)

At CCC we have a strong affinity for the Porsche brand, so here's a collection of sights and sounds from our myriad 911s (and Cayman) ranging from 1969 to 2012. » 8/19/13 5:26pm 8/19/13 5:26pm

From Maclaren to McLaren: A 3-year old shows us how to open doors

Before McLaren updated their key fob situation, the only way to open the door of an MP4 was to (usually repeatedly) caress the door until it decided to let you in. Young automotive prodigy Casey shows us the proper way to open the door on the MP4. » 7/16/13 10:40pm 7/16/13 10:40pm