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Frances Woolley needs ten points (twelve, if you count her citations as arguments from authority) to argue that bicycles are cooler than cars. I only need two to rebut:
- Cars are powered by explosions. More to the point, most cars are powered by exploding prehistoric flora. (Okay, technically it’s deflagrating, but shut up.)
- Steve fucking McQueen.
(Note that the motivated reader can combine my rebuttal with some of Woolley’s arguments to claim, rather persuasively, that motorcycles are cooler than both bicycles and cars. This should come as a surprise to precisely no-one.)
If this isn’t the coolest thing you’ve seen and heard all year, you’re wrong:
(h/t Axis of Oversteer)
One of the great tragedies of our time is that the vast majority of incredibly capable hypercars will never be driven near ten percent of their potential. These fantastic performance machines are relegated to status objects, to be kept in pristine climate-controlled garages and shown off to dutifully-admiring guests at cocktail parties.
Youtube, as ever, restores my faith in humankind:
(The careful reader will detect a certain amount of hyperbole in this post — but holy shit that Enzo looks like it’s having FUN.)
Oh hell, that’s the vast majority of the car porn I post.
Jalopnik’s title for this piece of automotive orgasmogenesis is “Ferrari F12 Vs. Pagani Huayra: Which Is Faster Around A Track?”, which is exactly the sort of question that Gran Turismo 6 will excel at answering. In fact, the video doesn’t show us anything of the sort, just a couple of fantastically fortunate autojournalists hooning two amazing supercars around a closed circuit. But y’know what? That’s enough.
0:45 – DAT V12 HOWL
That Pagani looks a bit tight, though, what with all the steering lock the driver needed to force it anywhere near the apex and the occasional moment of corner-exit oppo. Not that I’d complain, mind you….
You know what’s awesome? Road Atlanta. You know what else is awesome? Rotary engines.
Here’s Peter Dempsey taking a Star Mazda around Road Atlanta:
So, the Porsche Cayenne is a glorious abomination. Abomination, because it’s a brand-engineered Touareg with a centre of mass about three times higher than any Porsche’s CG has any right to be. Glorious, because it more or less saved the company from bankruptcy. Cayennes are why we can have nice things like the Cayman S.
Because the 911′s engine is too damn far back
That’s been my basic opinion about the Panamera since the bloody thing was released. Aside from a few Crying Game-like moments where I ogled the front end until I saw the second pair of doors, I’ve basically bought into the Porsche sedan as a necessary evil without which one cannot haz a 911 GT3 RS, not yours.
And today greets me with this.
Oh! They made a wagon. That’s pretty great, I mean I’m not sure I dig the high beltline but it’s about damn time we got a proper competitor to the CTS-V Wagon and–
Link goes to Know Your Meme, if you don’t
I’ll be in my bunk.