Here's the thing - he didn't even intend to take out that plane with the 996. He slightly breathed off of the throttle, and the thing just spontaneously spun, because that's what those rear-engined cars do. Trailing-throttle snap oversteer. They're simply unsafe at any speed...and this one has just taken down an… » 9/30/14 3:41pm Yesterday 3:41pm

Agreed. I would take it a step further. A tuned street car is still a tuned street car. Many compromises were made to performance to keep it streetable. The more trackable a car is, the less streetable it will be. The inverse is also true, and there is no such thing as a balance between the two. » 9/23/14 6:24pm 9/23/14 6:24pm

Let's be honest, here. Very talented professional drivers called the 917's handling "diabolical". You probably can't drive one fast without killing yourself within .25 seconds of hitting boost (I can't either...even though I spend lots of time on tracks, I'm still far from being anywhere near that good). It has a… » 9/18/14 4:52pm 9/18/14 4:52pm

Very well written, Jason. The points you bring up are things that I think of pretty frequently. You definitely touched on the racetrack aspect, but I feel like it's something that is lost on the non-track-attending public. I try to get out to the track and beat on my old car as often as possible. The reality is… » 9/17/14 2:39pm 9/17/14 2:39pm

The opening paragraph says it all. We're all trying to get somewhere - and I'm no more important than you are (the inverse of that statement is also correct). Let's work together to get there. I won't box you out if you need to change lanes, and it would be awesome if you extended the same courtesy to me. With the… » 9/16/14 11:57am 9/16/14 11:57am

There are certainly exceptions, and I apologize if I came off saying that this never happens. It does. But the blanket assertion that all (or even most) departments/municipalities enforce speed limits for revenue enhancement is simply untrue. In the vast majority of cases, speed enforcement is a cost center for… » 9/14/14 4:07pm 9/14/14 4:07pm