“The Physics of a Front-Wheel Drive Muscle Car”
Check out this 736 horsepower Volkswagen Golf. Yes, most traditional muscle cars are rear-wheel drive instead of front-wheel drive. What is the difference? Of course there is an issue when the front wheels are used for both steering and power. But there is something else – traction.
“You Won’t Believe This Crazy Car Wore A Lincoln Badge”
Lincoln had a big, fancy, upscale lounge-looking display at the Detroit Auto Show this week that screamed “We’re not a dead brand yet!” but their lineup says “We could use some fresh ideas!” Why not go with one of the weirdest cars ever to wear a Lincoln badge?
Yes, that car you’re looking at is a Lincoln. Not a Citroën, not an Audi, but a Lincoln. The luxury division of Ford, the one that got famous making big, stylish sedans and coupes once made a Kammback spaceship in the 1980s. This is the Lincoln Quicksilver Ghia Concept.
“Toyota FT-1 Concept previews a future we want to live in [w/videos]”
Penned by the Calty Design Research team, the FT-1 draws inspirations from the FT-HS and the Lexus LF-LC concepts from 2007 and 2012, respectively. We certainly see a bit of Lexus LF-A in the design, while there’s more than a hint of Formula One in the FT-1’s pointed nose.
"Our team was heavily influenced by Toyota’s sports car past, especially Celica and Supra, and we sought to capture some of that history. It is an aggressive, track-focused sports car concept with a presence that has been amplified for shock and awe,” said Alex Shen, Calty’s Studio Chief Designer.
2009 Oreca FLM-09
In 2009 the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) created Formula Le Mans (FLM) as a one-make series intended to level the playing field and curb the increasing costs of endurance racing. The cars were made by Oreca as a variant of Courage LC75 with a near-stock version of the LS3 GM V8 and Xtrac gearbox. Read more at http://www.supercars.net/cars/5683.html#EhBXDBkehaLpWOGB.99
Lockhart Stutz Black Hawk LSR Car
Perhaps the only thing faster than Frank Lockhart’s phenomenal rise on the early auto racing scene, was the tragic end of his career. Nicknamed “Boy Wonder” by the press, Lockhart only raced at the Indianapolis 500 twice. His first run was in 1926 when he took the place of an injured driver in a 183 cu in (3.0 L) Miller race car. During practice, he set a one-lap track record of 115.488 mph (185.86 km/h). During the race, he passed 14 cars on the fifth lap as he made his way to the front from starting 20th. He went on to win the race with over a two lap lead.
(via Old Machine Press)