There’s an old racer’s adage that contends the addition of power is helpful on the straights, but the subtraction of mass is helpful everywhere. By getting your car as light as possible, there is less weight to move through the corners, and even the brakes will perform more efficiently. To put this theory into…
There’s no shame in faking it ‘til you’re making it, and what better way to fake it than by driving a genuinely nice and enjoyable ride. This is good for self confidence, impressing a date, impressing your friends, impressing your parents, and possibly most importantly, impressing your colleagues and superiors.
Last night, I was watching Fight Club with a group and somebody who had never seen it before (I know, disgusting) asked when the movie was released. This was after multiple heavy-CGI scenes, and all of us dumb idiots guessed sometime in the early-to-mid 2000s. Turns out it was 1999, which blew most of our minds.
Pop-up headlights are gone and they’re not coming back. At least, not until they become so uncool that they get cool again. Fashion is cyclical after all, isn’t it? Anyway if you don’t want to wait for flappy-eye lights to return in earnest, here’s what they look like on some of day’s most important sports cars.
If you’ve ever been haggled down from the asking price on a car you were selling, you know what it’s like to feel like you didn’t originally ask for enough. You kind of feel cheated. Turns out there could be a really easy way to trick people into handing you more money than the car you’re selling may even be worth.
It’s not a good idea to ride the fuel tank down to empty, and yet I’ve gone on half a dozen food trips over the span of a week with the little light on before, each caloric quest inching up my anxiety but having no effect on my laziness. If this Car Throttle test is anything to go by, get an old Honda Accord and you…
You already know VTEC is the reason any Honda Civic is just one exhaust upgrade away from being fastest car on Earth. But, what is it actually?
In the U.S., diesel engines are often only associated with huge work trucks, whereas elsewhere around the globe, you’ll find the technology in tiny city cars. That might make you wonder: how different are these engine types, anyhow? Here’s Car Throttle with a little refresher to help you out.
If you ever come across an ultra rare, beautifully insane Ferrari FXX K, you might come away finding the experience electrifying. If you’re not paying attention and go to touch the car, the experience might actually be electrifying.
As somebody that frequently suffers from friends and family that granny shift their manual cars for “fuel economy” or whatever, I’ve come to really appreciate riding the gears and revving until the engine is screaming at me.
There is no sillier joy than taking a track car out of its natural habitat and onto the road. Sure, it can be tricky—comfort items tend to be left off for go-fast reasons. But as CarThrottle discovered, you can daily drive a bare-bones track beast like it’s any other car and survive—and maybe even enjoy yourself.
“Understeer” and “oversteer” and terms we hear and use a lot in the automotive community, and sometimes actually encounter behind the wheel. If you’re not completely sure what these words really mean and you’re too embarrassed to ask or admit you don’t understand physics, don’t worry. Just watch this.
“This is a Mitsubishi! Obviously, this has got rally pedigree! It’s channeling its inner Evo.” This is exactly the excuse I use before doing something monumentally dumb in my Lancer, too. CarThrottle has its smaller European cousin and an off-road course, and of course it catches some sweet air.
When it comes to all-wheel-drive traction in German luxury cars, Audi’s legendary Quattro system has been proven itself by dominating rally circuits. Meanwhile, BMW’s xDrive has become a worthy challenger and a very popular option. But which system is better?
Getting a car sideways can be tricky and dangerous, but once you master the ability, it’s one of the coolest-looking things you can do while driving your car. Just don’t be an ass, be safe, and know the differences between drifting and power-sliding.
Just a few months ago it seemed like the straight-six engine was all but dead. Abandoned by the Germans and Japanese for stuff like, well, a V6 engine. Jaguar and Mercedes are saving the straight-six this year, so now is a perfect time to go over the all of the differences between six-cylinder engines.
Oil is the lifeblood of every gasoline and diesel-burning automobile engine. It flows through the components, keeping them cool and lubricated. Without it, the engine would just seize up and fry itself. But apparently they can keep on churning for longer than I expected.
A car’s horsepower rating is generally measured at the wheels or engine crank. Automakers advertise the latter number because it’s higher, but some cars actually end up putting down more power than the manufacturers claim. And that’s a corporate lie we might not complain about.
We’ve all heard “don’t try this at home” many, many times. Usually, the first thing you consider is trying it at home. Here’s 17 clips of people jumping their cars that proves, yes, you can try it at home if you’re willing to risk it all for a cool slow motion shot.