Tag Archives | Driving

…Porsche plays video games?

Porsche Steering Wheel

For those that game with nothing but the best, this Porsche setup is as close to a 911 as you’re going to get.

With a “fully licensed” wheel, six speed gearbox, and pedals, this set features wireless connectivity, force feedback, 100 hours of battery life, table clamps, and a custom Porsche USB stick to save your best lap times on.

Plus, it’s a “to-spec” reproduction, so it’s about the closest you’re going to get to driving the real thing if you still spend all of your time driving around inside of a video game.


[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Pontiac Red Bull Solstice GXP?

Rhys Millen

Rhys Millen isn’t good at going straight.

Rhys Millen is good, however, at going sideways. And he’s good at doing it very, very, very quickly.

Lucky for Rhys, there are two driving sports that don’t require much forward momentum: drifting and hill climbing. And also lucky for Rhys, he’s a god of both.

Why then did he give up his tire frying V8 powered GTO that was given to him to conquer the hills and slides with?

Because Pontiac made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

Would you turn down a 500 hp turbocharged roadster?

Didn’t think so.

Rhys’ new GXP uses the 2.0 liter ECOtec engine that comes from the factory, but it’s been tweaked and tuned to produce over 500 horsepower thanks to turbocharging and a host of other go fast goodies (thick-wall iron cylinder liners, a race-ported cylinder head, tubular stainless steel exhaust headers, a performance camshaft, a unique engine control system and a water to air intercooled turbocharger).

Rear-wheel driven, Red Bull painted, six-speed shifted Pontiac Solstice GXP that runs off of E85 ethanol-based fuel (it’s good for the environment too)?

Yes please.

[Via: Autoblog]

…Gadgets help you flick the bird?

Flickin The Bird

Flickin The Bird lets you quickly and easily communicate to other drivers with a few quick pumps. Never send mixed messages again.

[Flickin The Bird]

[Via: Gizmodo]

…Moscow needs new intersections?

Crazy Interesction

If you think that some of the intersections you’ve driven through are in serious need of a redesign, just remember that it could always be worse. Drivers in Moscow looking to take a left from Rosanov onto Khoroshev are faced with a serious dilemma. They can either take a simple left and face the risk of getting caught, or go the legal way, and two lefts and nine right turns later be on their way. And you thought roundabouts were excessive.

[Wikipedia – Malfunction Junctions]

[Wikipedia – Spaghetti Junctions]

[Via: Autoblog]