RPOTD: How to Ruin a New Camaro Edition

Random Picture Of The Day

 

Today I bring to you not 1, but 5 (yes…….Five!) pictures of the day because 1 is just not enough to wrap your brain around this one.

Why? I don’t know either. It is what it is. I’ve decided to tell myself that it is some kind of movie car or something, and not just somebody ruining their new Camaro. The positive thing to come from this is that the resale value of this wreck will be extremely low, so when it eventually does become for sale, it will be quite affordable!

Images borrowed from “iDance” at:
http://www.vwvortex.com/

2011 CTSV Coupe Already Modified By Hennessey

Hennessey V700 CTS-V Coupe

You may remember back in June when a GM rep was spotted driving a CTS-V coupe locally and I posted it up for your entertainment.  Well, these days, the world is moving faster than ever before, and if you aren’t first, you’re last.  According to my calendar it is still 2010,  yet, Hennessey has already got a 2011 CTS-V running 11’s at 120+ in the quarter mile.  If you have crazy money to spend, this sure looks like a heck of a lot of fun.  I’m sure the dealer that sold it would be thrilled to see this video. “Cya Warranty!

RPOTD: Volkswagen GTI Now Featuring More Panda.

Random Picture Of The Day

 

Today's Class: How To Be "Moar" Low.

Today’s RPOTD is in the form of a 2008 VW GTI.  As you can see, it is an exquisite collection of low, with a delicious side dish of more low.  To answer your question: Yes, this is actually driven like this.

Car owned by Ryan S.
Broke Status

Photo Taken By Ryan G. Check out more of his amazing photography at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryangravelle/sets/72157624928202871/

Slow Motion: AWD Launching Edition

AWD DSM Launches in Slow Motion

When watching drag racing, the last thing that’s on your mind is what the race would look like in slow motion.  Luckily, there are people out there that are thinking about this, and even capture it on video for people like us to enjoy.  On YouTube there are dozens of slow motion videos of rear wheel drive cars launching, which is pretty cool, but I find all wheel drive to be more interesting.

You can actually see the transfer case putting in work.  First, the front wheels start to slip, then the power is transferred to the rear, which often slips, and then back to the front it goes again. It is an amazing seesaw of power within a blink of an eye.  Focus on the spinning of the front and rear wheels vs. the distance the car travels for total amazement. Oh, and yes……… this is why stuff breaks.

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UPDATE: AWD Mitsubishi Turbo Dune Buggy!

Back in August we had and entire week of amazing automotive projects, and many readers asked for updates as they progressed. Since 1A Auto never disappoints, and Don never stops working on this thing, we bring you Round 2 of the AWD Mitsubishi Turbo Dune Buggy (See Round 1 Here if you missed it).  Since the first 1A Auto blog post, I have gotten to know Don a bit, and he is one of the most creative and resourceful builders I have seen.  There are not enough thumbs on my hands to give him the amount of “thumbs up” that he deserves!  Keep up the great work!

As you can see:

– Many many hours of fiberglass work has been done
– Body mounts have been made
– Front bumper installed
– Strut braces have been made
– Radiator and mounted
– New tires and wheels!