Posts Tagged ‘year:2009’

Performance Redefined: Nissan GTR

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I spend a lot of time on various car forums on the internet, and I always enjoy clicking on the car comparison threads because they bring me the most amount of enjoyment. You see, I love watching people argue on the internet, as long as I’m not involved. Car comparisons always have good intentions to begin with, on the internet or in real life, but they typically end in a shit show of fanboys trying to justify why their prized possession is better than someone else who owns a competing model. I have a theory which explains why this happens.

It’s very simple, the theory is that there are only 3 personality types that describe every car enthusiast in the world. While everyone is primarily 1 of these 3 types, they can dabble in the other categories but, in the end, they will argue to the end based on their primary personality. Let’s break it down.

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Can Nissan GT-R AMS Alpha 12+ beat a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport?

When it comes to fighting fire with fire, it doesn’t get much hotter than watching these two heavyweight supercars go at it. Thankfully the crew at DragTimes decided to put together a “What If…” video to hypothetically find out if a 1,500 horsepower Nissan GT-R AMS Alpha 12+ has what it takes …


George W. Bush’s F-150 to be auctionated at this year’s Barrett-Jackson

President George W. Bush was known as much for the many liberties he took with the English language as he was for being a Texan, and, in the latter regard, it is not all that surprising that the 43rd President’s truck of choice was a Ford F-150… the key word here, of course, being was. The …


Audi R8 burns to ground on one of Canada’s busiest highways

Driving on major highways in Canada can be dangerous business. Either they are falling apart or often have wildlife crossing when you least expect them to jump out. But then there is another factor you might not see every day, raging supercar infernos. This exact scenario recently played out on …


Honda Civic Hybrid small claims lawsuit winner trying to stop class-action suit

Heather Peters really, really doesn’t want anyone to settle with Honda. Peters is the woman who went her own way earlier this year, suing Honda in small claims court in Torrance, CA instead of joining a class-action lawsuit against the automaker over allegations that the company promoted …


Nissan GT-R tears it up on video with a 5 year old at the wheel?! (w/poll)

We’re not sure but we see a bit of a disturbing trend developing here. This would be the fourth video in as many months focused on an underage child driving a real car. We’ve seen them come in from China, the UK, the US and now from rural Sweden. We’re guessing this video has been made by …


BMW issues recall on diesel X5

Our love for all things diesel is tempered today with the news of a recall affecting a certain oil-burning German SUV. BMW is recalling the 2009 X5 xDrive35d due to a problem with the vehicle’s diesel fuel pre-heater, the issue being that it’s not working as it should, and it could experience an …


Dealership refusing to honour eBay Motors sale

Another day, another story of a dealership refusing to honour an eBay Motors transaction. It seems these tales pop up at least once a quarter. Today’s adventure in online car shopping comes courtesy of Xou Vang of Anchorage, Alaska who was the winner of a 2009 Nissan GT-R, with a top bid of …


Nissan GT-Rs get ready to drag race

In largely stock form, the Nissan GT-R has taken to various forms of motorsports like only a technology-laden Japanese supercar can. But for some people, its impressive performance isn’t enough. Word on the web is that ITP Racecars in Perth, Australia has been hard at work on a trio of …