I had a chance to buy a Stratos in decent shape back in the late 90's for $50k and passed on it. Of course, I also let myself get outbid at a car auction on a 246 GTS in fair condition at $42k around the same time. Instead, I bought a 1990 Lotus Esprit SE for $36k. I am terrible at picking automotive investments. » 10/17/14 6:07pm Friday 6:07pm

Here he is guys. Here's the expert. Listen to this guy, not those quacks at the totally uncredible institutions of MIT and Lockheed Martin. This guy has a "background in plasma physics" He's on the internet now to straighten things out for us. » 10/16/14 7:27am Thursday 7:27am

I think it takes ~200 miles of riding to be truly comfortable, but just start small. I started riding 4 years ago, and I remember being stressed out most of the time and only going on short jaunts for the first few months. Then it all just starts feeling natural. Now I commute almost every day. » 10/02/14 5:48pm 10/02/14 5:48pm

This is why we can't have nice things. No really, if there is any stat that epitomizes the incredible concentration of wealth at the top, this is it. Bugattis aren't cars that doctors, lawyers, or even the average CEO could ever afford. These are cars for Billionaire's sons. » 10/01/14 9:39am 10/01/14 9:39am

The accident report can work the other way as well. My wife pulled into traffic causing another car to swerve and wreck. Her car was not damaged in the accident, yet when we went to sell the car Carfax showed that it had been in an accident. » 9/28/14 11:30am 9/28/14 11:30am

In what city is 40k upper middle class? In any decent sized city in the U.S., 40k wouldn't cover rent in any neighborhood where the schools actually have air conditioning and free toilet paper. 54k is the median household income. Median = Middle, upper middle class would imply > the middle. Unless you live in… » 8/28/14 7:35pm 8/28/14 7:35pm

I own a white on white Abarth with the red graphics and made the decision purely on emotional appeal. I love the Abarth. Everyone loves the Abarth. My 2 year old son goes apeshit if he has to ride in the family wagon (TSX Wagon) and can't ride in the Abarth. He says "Wheeeee" whenever I gas it. I'm a grown up, and the… » 8/13/14 3:23pm 8/13/14 3:23pm

Why is anonymous speech vital? I think anyone with experience on the internet knows that the less constrained and managed a comments section is, the lower the quality of conversation. Gawker media can make a decision as to what quality of commentary you want. There is no moral imperative to allow anonymous speech. » 8/13/14 3:17pm 8/13/14 3:17pm

Why on earth would you by a 1 of 1 Porsche and then change absolutely everything on it? ... and only drive it 350 miles. I appreciate the engineering, but there is some serious crazy going on here. Automatic? Cabriolet? That all made sense per the original vision, but not to build the ultimate track Porsche. The owner… » 8/11/14 12:30am 8/11/14 12:30am