The '89 Corvette coupe hit 60 in 5.3 seconds, ran a 13 second quarter mile and topped out at 160 mph; with the Z07 package, it pulled almost 1 lateral g and stopped in incredibly short distances from high speeds. The '85 wasn't far off 4 years earlier when the SHO wasn't even in development. Mr. Midlife Crisis… » 4/09/15 9:23pm 4/09/15 9:23pm

I disagree here and, perhaps because I’m biased, I find this cooler /roomier than more modern Corvette interiors and far more ergonomic than its predecessors. If you can’t embrace the character of an old car it’s better off in the hands of someone who appreciates the 80s-ness of the whole experience. There are… » 4/08/15 5:50pm 4/08/15 5:50pm

One thing I hopelessly wish automakers would do is to stop trying to make naturally aspirated feeling engines with turbochargers. Give them the low-rev wallop, even with a little lag—or supercharge (as I wish BMW would have done)/make NA power and efficiency at a higher cost. Nothing is like the instant response,… » 4/02/15 2:22pm 4/02/15 2:22pm

The NA JZA80 Supra is perfectly fine in my book, but I'd make it rev higher with some ITBs, a cam, headers, and some head work. I feel the same way about the NA E82/E89/E90 BMWs—although in the case of the Supra—I still lust after the turbo. Those are going to be worth 6 figures in the not-so-distant future in… » 2/16/15 5:01pm 2/16/15 5:01pm

Being sane is boring. I'd daily drive a Viper if that was the car I drooled over and the only way I could own it. Even if I could have something boring on the side I'd probably still want to DD the Viper. Life is too short to worry about whether other people think you're being practical—if it works for you, then… » 2/14/15 3:06pm 2/14/15 3:06pm

The ILX has a fantastic manual transmission, a firm suspension, a good chassis, and a (relatively) high revving NA engine. That's hard to find anywhere in these days of outperforming automatics and money saving turbochargers—let alone in a well-built, nicely appointed, decent-looking car. It's one of the more fun… » 2/14/15 1:01pm 2/14/15 1:01pm