Options? Options. Options! Family Car Part I.

In this new segment on 60 mph, we decided to actually be factual for a change. The idea was taken from one post on one of my favorite Facebook car groups. The person asked what car should he get, considering the fact that he needs a 4-door car for around $25K, preferably rear or all wheel drive. Considering the fact, that the car will be used to drive his kid around, we decided to add a few bonus things to the list: the car should have a good safety rating and be cheap to maintain. This is a family hoon-mobile after all. The cars will be judged on price, street cred, speed, challenge goals and overall points. Continue reading

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20 Years: Colin McRae

colin-mcrae-arrives-by-helicopter-after-flying-himself-to-the-trossachs-near-callander-for-the-2006-county-saab-scottish-rally-preview-day-9-152129This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s death. He was considered one of the best drivers in motorsport history. To honor his life and to show our respect, we will post a few articles about the greatest losses in the motorsport history, leading to the article about Senna, which will be released on the day of his death.

If you have lived to this point, and have no idea who Colin McRae was, I am sorry to tell you, but you are not a proper motorsport fan. Not only is Colin a hero in rallying, circuit racing and Dakar, but he’s also the creator of the game, which is now called Dirt. If you still don’t recognize his name, just close your browser and go outside. Continue reading

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20 Years: Dan Wheldon

2011 Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon next to the Borg Warner Trophy
2011 Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon next to the Borg Warner Trophy

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s death. He was considered one of the best drivers in motorsport history. To honor his life and to show our respect, we will post a few articles about the greatest losses in the motorsport history, leading to the article about Senna, which will be released on the day of his death. Continue reading

Formula 1 Season Predictions

formula-1-logoWith F1 pre-season testing over, and the race in Australia creeping up on us, it seems like now is the right time to do some predictions. Before we continue though, this article will be the predictions for the first few races, as it is nearly impossible to say anything about how will the teams progress throughout the season. 

This year Formula 1 had a numerous rule changes which changed so many things around, that it’s highly doubtful that we’ll see people complaining for lack of intrigue. Here is our small analysis of the pre-season testing.  Continue reading

20 Years – John Lingenfelter

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This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s death. He was considered one of the best drivers in motorsport history. To honor his life and to show our respect, we will post a few articles about the greatest losses in the motorsport history, leading to the article about Senna, which will be released on the day of his death.

Most people know John Lingenfelter as one of the greatest tuners in history, and the founder of Lingenfelter Performance. But in his time, he was also a very successful drag racer winning 13 NHRA event titles (9 Comp, 3 Super Stock, and 1 Pro Stock). John’s career spanned more than 40 years, and during that time, he raced in pretty much anything – from Super stock and Comp door cars, to Econo-Dragsters, Pro Continue reading

20 Years – Allan Simonsen

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This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s death. He was considered one of the best drivers in motorsport history. To honor his life and to show our respect, we will post a few articles about the greatest losses in the motorsport history, leading to the article about Senna, which will be released on the day of his death

Most people probably never heard of Allan Simonsen, but those who follow endurance motorsports (WEC, TUDOR,ALS, etc) know him as one of the best GT drivers in history. Simonsen was born in 1979 in Denmark and started his career in karting. In 1999 he got his first shot in a car, and won the Danish Formula Ford Championship. Not too shabby for a 21 year old. In 2002 he began racing sports cars, his first of many was a Ferrari 360 in the British GT Championship.

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GT: The American Dream

american-flag-2aWhen I came to the States from “Mother Russia“, I was fascinated by the amount of cool cars that I saw on the streets. Now, at the time, the definition of a cool car for me was very vague. To me, any car that I have never seen in my life, or only seen in pictures, was cool, so naturally I got very interested in American cars, especially muscle cars.

The very first muscle car I saw, was the ’70 Plymouth Barracuda. It was a faded lime-green beast, parked few yards away from my bus stop, and it always had my attention. Being a freshman in High School, within a year of living in Chicago, my definition of cool cars shifted towards more unaccessible cars, such as Ferrari’s, Porsche’s and, of course, the dream machine of any teenage import fan – the Nissan Skyline GT-R. The ‘Cuda was still there when I wanted to see it, but at that time I’ve seen it enough times to get bored of it. It stopped being special to me. Boy, was I a complete moron.  Continue reading

Changing Gears: The 1000hp Club

We all love hypercars. They are loud, obnoxious, extremely fast, and sometimes not that pretty. But they all bring out the inner child, and the engineering behind them is simply epic!

So let’s cut straight to the bullshit. This is the 1000hp club, now you may be thinking “I know plenty of cars in this club – Supra’s, Corvette’s, Viper’s, etc.” but those vehicles are modified to reach those numbers. Here are the requirements for the club…
1.) Must have 1000 horsepower from the factory
2.) Must be a production car
3.) Cannot be a racecar
With that in mind, let’s take a look at these engineering marvels!
Let’s start with the Yankees:

2009 Shelby SuperCars Ultimate Aero TT :
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