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Texas Mile – March 2011 – Photos [updated]

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Texas Mile – March 2011: Updates & Photos

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Updated as it happens…live from The Mile.

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The 1800rwhp twin turbo LMR 4th gen Camaro spun the tires off the wheels at the 3/4 mile mark – the driver managed to save the car, keep it on the track and deploy the parachute… It skidded across the 1 mile mark at 215mph.

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Hinson Supercars Turbo c6 off the track. Car destroyed. Driver OK. It ran 224mph Friday.

Barrett-Jackson – Scottsdale 2011 – Interesting Thursday Cars

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2011 by AutoSpotters

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Lot: 612 – 1927 FORD MODEL T
$12,100.00


Lot: 620.1 – 1990 CHEVROLET CORVETTE ZR1
$16,500.00
One of 3,049 – 59,000 original miles


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Dallas Cars & Coffee – August 2010

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[✔] Coke / [  ] Pepsi

[✔] PC / [  ] Mac

[✔] AT&T / [  ] Verizon

[✔] LCD / [  ] Plasma

[✔] XBox 360 / [  ] Wii

[  ] Houston / [  ] Dallas  —  Based solely on the once a month car show known as Cars & Coffee, Dallas gets the ✔. (sorry Space City)


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Houston, We Have Launch Control!

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2010 by AutoSpotters

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All 2010 Corvettes, equipped with the manual transmission, come with launch control. Launch control is engaged by selecting Competitive Driving mode, smashing the right pedal to the floor (revs shoot to about 4,500 and the computer holds them there), pop the clutch (sounds very counterintuitive – I know) and just try to keep a stupid grin off your face.

The computers monitor wheel spin and do whatever it takes to find perfect balance between applying full power and traction.

Any manual purest will tell you there are very few things more rewarding than nailing a perfect launch. Using launch control completely removes the sense of joy, but what you lose in personal satisfaction is more than made up in Holy Cow – That Was Amazing!

As a bonus, using the Corvette launch control will not void your warranty and will not result in a flat bed trip to the dealer (GTR – ouch).

The Audi R8 5.2 is the only other true manual transmission car, we can think of, with launch control.

Tour of the Texas coast in a 2010 Grand Sport.

How to make your Corvette with dual mode exhaust go from mild to Wild.