• The Early Days Of Car Racing
    The Early Days Of Car Racing
    When we hear the thundering sounds of engines and witness the speed with which modern supercars fly by, it seems unbelievable that humans have evolved so quickly in such a short period, and that only a century was needed for us to go from four-wheeled bicycles to today’s Formula One monsters.
The 2016’s Best Driving roads in North America

The 2016’s Best Driving roads in North America

10 Best Driving Roads in North America

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One of the most interesting cultures that is practiced by Americans is taking on road trips across the country. An interesting thing about these American roads is that they prove the opportunity to view the wonders and beauties of nature. You get to cross rivers, oceans, hills and valleys and even go through forest and feel like you are alone in the world. The next time you going on a trip, or travelling across America using the roads, ensure you take some time and detour some of these 10 best driving roads in North America before you get to your destinations.

Route 254-Route 7-Route 26 Loop, Oregon

Of the many great roads on Oregon State, this is one of the best. It has no traffic and one could travel for many miles without seeing a single truck. It also cuts through large acres of forest land on a hilly landscape.

Overseas Highway, Florida Keys

This is a 181 kilometer highway consisting of a series of bridges and roads running from the mainland in Florida down to Key West. The road offers quite a unique experience as you get to travel across a section of the sea.

The San Juan Skyway, US 160, State Highway 145, State Highway 62, U.S. Highway 550 Colorado

This route is a scenic and historic byway. It is surrounded by a wonderful scenery, and mountains proving to be a suitable route for drivers who are looking for a challenge in mountain driving. The road is 233 miles long.

NV 158 to NV157, Mount Charleston, Nevada

Nevada region has one of the best driving roads in the United States, and route NV 158 to NV157 is one of them. Found west of Las Vegas, this road, though short, is one of the best providing access to Mount Charleston and broad view of the landscape.

The Big Sur Coast Highway, Highway 1, California

This road is characterized by amazing curves and wonderful views of the Pacific. The road is 90 miles running along the coastline, through the redwood forest and Limekiln State Park and ends as Carmel River. It is clogged with wonderful thrills.

Route 9W to Storm King Highway, New York

This road is found north of Manhattan, meandering around Bear Mountain State Park. Driving on the route provides Cliffside views of the Hudson River below.

M119, Harbor Springs, Michigan

This route was nicknamed the Tunnel of Trees. Found north of Lake Michigan, the route provides a path through the beautiful and very peaceful green canopy in the area. Provides a perfect connection with nature as one drives through.

Hells Canyon Road, Idaho

The Hells Canyon Road starts from Coopersfield Campground, Oxbow running for 22 miles along the Snake River. The road runs adjacent to the cannon walls the entire way. It however ends at the Hells Canyon Dam from where one has to make a u turn.

San Juan Skyway, Colorado

The San Juan Skyway is a 375-kilometer road cutting across the San Juan National Forest, Uncompahgre, Grand Mesa and Gunnison National Forests. The road provides a perfect view of the quaint towns, San Juan Mountains, the alpine forests and cliffs. You also get great views of the waterfalls crushing down the mountains.

Going-to-the-Sun-Road, Montana

This road cuts across the Glacier National park passing through the valleys, glacial lakes, cedar forests and alpine tundra. It is a two-hour journey filled with magical views of nature.

 

 

 

German Vs. Japan Who Builds a Better Supercar?

German Vs. Japan Who Builds a Better Supercar?

There’re absolutely no signs of a ceasefire in the ongoing supremacy battle of attrition between Porsche and Nissan. The two heavyweights have since been squaring it out for so much time and there exists a real danger on whoever is seated on the throne. It’s a simple game: 911 Turbo vs. GT-R, pretender vs. champion, as the true champion is yet to be seen. This is a close look at what the various design models that the two possess and how their make aids them.

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Pricing

Over the past several years, the price of GT-R has seen a significant increase. Back in 2009, it went for $148,800. When you look at its current market price, a new entry level variant premium trades for $172,000. This could be termed as a pocket-friendly vehicle that anyone can ride.

Double the price of the GT-R and still, you are not yet close to getting the base 911 Turbo that goes for $366,500 in price. This comes from having its parts transformed at a high price. It is, therefore, a real deal of cash when it comes to having this one.

Engine and transmission system

The 911 claims a 0-100km/h in just 3.4 seconds which further lowers when you activate sport plus drive from the Sport Chrono options box. It also has a 3.8 liter flat six’s tune capacity to give out 383kW power which also equates to 6000-6500rpm and another 660Nm (1950-5000 rpm). The sports Chrono has an extra 50Nm to give an over-boost in launching smart control milking. The German machine, on the other hand, puts into action7 speed, double clutch system in use. It also comes preinstalled with software programs that control most of the vehicle control system. The models that were tested by motor authority was fitted with a set of porsche bc coilovers, not only do these give the vehicle somewhat of an advantage over the factory setup but they put both vehicle on an even playing ground.

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To counter this, the Nissan GT-R 2016 Edition comes in second with a 2.7 seconds. It also boasts of 404kW/h (6400rpm) and a capacity of 3.8 liter V6, which is Porsche crushing. Has 628Nm to give a maximum 3200-5800rpm band. This Japanese model has had an improved powertrain. It channels its torque through a transaxle-style, six-speed double clutch transmission as well as a very adaptive all-wheel drive system. It is also comes backed by differentials that are track friendly.

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The Nissan is the best version of its design and possesses some smooth three dampers to make it sports class at all time. In general, it starts jiggling in the ride and could thud or jolt out ultimately over a square edge of the road that is imperfect. The steering also gives you some off-centering especially when you’re negotiating a corner. The seating is also moderately low with the leather being rather supple and when puffed, they become less contoured in shape.

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The Porsche, however, gives the great feeling of being in paradise. Just with little adjustments you get to have the perfect drive position. All of the controls just fall in place on your hand with maximum comfort measured by the unmatched support everywhere the driver needs. Its adaptive damper system gives the feeling of a default ride as the driver becomes even more connected to the road. The steering has an all-wheel position that makes turning much tighter when you get close to anything circular unlike in the Nissan. It has some direction finders which allow you to get the feeling of the drive even as you bump into a small rock.

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The GT-R powertrain will up the revs, sharpen throttle and set the gearbox in the killing mood. This makes every twitch of your right foot create an explosive acceleration you need. It has the pause before action activated by the gearbox’s shuffle sequentially from the previous gear to the new gear.

Porsche in the other hand is thriftier getting to move on in any terrain whether sport or regular drive and adapts quickly to driver’s will. This makes sure that even if you drive near a cliff, and it’s raining, you get the swiftest ride of the day.

Though gt3rs is wildly expensive, you don’t finish off a ride in the car and still come out wondering where you could make some improvement. It will make sure that you just get the real experience for the money you spend on it to the last penny. This Porsche 911 is an intelligent vehicle that makes you instantly feel in control, you feel like it’s something out of this world. However much we may try to compare the two motor heavyweights, one thing remains unchanged and outstanding in all of this. Nissan GT-R remains the challenger to the master’ of the automotive heavyweight crown while Porsche 911 Turbo continues to be the proud defending champion until a time when another challenge will be brought that is worth overthrowing.

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The Early Days Of Car Racing

The Early Days Of Car Racing

When we hear the thundering sounds of engines and witness the speed with which modern supercars fly by, it seems unbelievable that humans have evolved so quickly in such a short period, and that only a century was needed for us to go from four-wheeled bicycles to today’s Formula One monsters.

The reason for this expansion and development may be hidden in the human’s desire for speed, and most of us enjoy the adrenalin rush, and we love the wind blowing in our hair. Of course, humans are also competitive in nature, and it was inevitable that cars become a part of the racing tradition, just like horses used to be. However, the evolution of car racing was a dangerous and hazardous process, and unfortunately, many brave drivers gave their lives for progress and technological improvements.

The dangerous nature of car driving has been particularly present in the early days of car production, and those models were cumbersome, inefficient, and unreliable to say the least. But, the enthusiasm of those racing pioneers was unstoppable, and according to most sources – the first car race was held in April of 1887. It took place in Paris, under the organization of the publication called “Le Velocipede”, and the track was 2 kilometers long.

The winner of that race was Georges Bouton, which means that he was the first car racing champion. Soon after, other races have followed, and competitions were starting to appear on all sides.

On July 23rd, 1894, the first official motoring competition was held, and the race lead from Paris to Rouen. 102 competitors were listed at the start of the day, but not many of them have completed the track. As we said earlier, the first vehicles were low on power, required enormous quantities of gas, and the world “comfortable” was not yet anywhere near the ears of car designers and manufacturers. However, the speed of the cars was higher than the one on the bicycle, and the risk of fatality was an even stronger “motivation” for some brave (or foolish) youngsters. In 1895, a similar race was held, and the track, this time, lead from Paris to Bordeaux. With the length of 723 miles and the duration of 49 hours, this was the first recorded long-distance car race.

As we can see, France was the leading nation when it comes to the early days of car racing, and the Grand Prix that established in France at the start of the 1900s was the origin of today’s Formula One competition. However, other nations soon discovered the potential and the excitement that car racing provides, and the Thanksgiving Day race in Chicago in 1895 is considered as the first care race that was held on the American ground.

 Over the years, other races have gained legendary statuses, such as Targa Florio in Sicily, 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, Mille Miglia, Indianapolis 500, etc., and the world of car racing was spread out into several sports and several different kinds of car races.

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