Wings/Spoilers: You're probably doing it wrong.

I like reading Quora because some really smart people can be answering the questions. Case in point: somebody asks about "spoilers" and how much force they produce, and Ryan Carlyle, a subsea hydraulics engineer, sets the record straight. The following is reposted with his permission and will hopefully educate more… » 12/03/14 3:37pm 12/03/14 3:37pm

Faster Than A Veyron, And Yours At Half The Price!

Not only can you buy rusted-out hulks on eBay Motors, you can score yourself a brand new SSC Aero, with a Buy It Now price of a way-cheaper-than-Veyron $585,899. As we all know, this thing is the fastest production car in the world, which should be good for bragging rights next time your Veyron-driving buddies are… » 3/10/08 10:00am 3/10/08 10:00am

Way-Out Willys Gave 'em All a Treat In Hyannis, MA

A day without a Johnny Otis reference is like a day without sunshine. And, speaking of days without sunshine, how about Hyannis, Massachusetts, in the wintertime? That's where sharp-eyed reader UDMan spotted these two seriously cool Willys machines. After checking out the gallery, make the jump to hear what UDMan has… » 12/13/07 3:00pm 12/13/07 3:00pm

GM Makes With the Polaroids: Saab 9-7X Aero Gallery

We did say when we got them, you'd get them. And whether or not you spent the weekend pining away for official shots of the Saab 9-7X Aerosmith Edition, they arrived across the wire earlier today. Again, this is the LS2 V8-powered version of the Swedish-but-just SUV we reported on last week. We're kind of past the… » 8/06/07 3:59pm 8/06/07 3:59pm

GM Introduces Saab 9-7x Aero; Gets Bigger V8, Still Not Swedish

Say what you will about the Saab 9-7X, that it's an upmarket Chevy Trailblazer clone, that it's a cynical product that belies Saab's charter or that it's about as Swedish as In-N-Out Burger. Of course, it has a nice interior, and the ignition key is on the console, so it's not entirely without Saab appeal. But… » 8/03/07 7:10am 8/03/07 7:10am

Back to the Wind Tunnel: SSC Falls Short of Speed Record

Blame it on the weather. American supercar builder SSC fell 23 mph short of breaking the prouction-car speed record yesterday. The company's 1183-hp Ultimate Aero TT was clocked at 230 mph on a closed stretch of Nevada highway. The snafu was snow (damn you Nevada microclimates), which added a hint of treachery from… » 3/23/07 11:30am 3/23/07 11:30am