The Truth About Cars » Mid-Engine http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Mid-Engine http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2016-alfa-romeo-4c-spider-review-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2016-alfa-romeo-4c-spider-review-video/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1169810 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 1.75-liter DOHC I-4, direct injection, turbocharged, CVVT (237 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 258 lbs-ft @ 2,200-4,250 rpm) 6-speed “Alfa TCT” dual-clutch automatic 24 city/34 highway/28 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 28.1 (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Rosso Alfa Red paint, Fascia Stone Protector, HID Headlamps, Carbon Fibre Trim Kit, Convenience Package, Racing Exhaust, Red Calipers, 18/19 Inch […]

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2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 1.75-liter DOHC I-4, direct injection, turbocharged, CVVT (237 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 258 lbs-ft @ 2,200-4,250 rpm) 6-speed “Alfa TCT” dual-clutch automatic 24 city/34 highway/28 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 28.1 (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Rosso Alfa Red paint, Fascia Stone Protector, HID Headlamps, Carbon Fibre Trim Kit, Convenience Package, Racing Exhaust, Red Calipers, 18/19 Inch […]

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Piston Slap: Ease of Right Hand Drive Conversion? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/piston-slap-ease-right-hand-drive-conversion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/piston-slap-ease-right-hand-drive-conversion/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:16:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1032353   Jeremy writes: Hi Sajeev, Greetings (again) from Australia. I’ve got a question regarding converting from left- to right-hand-drive. No idea if you’re the right person to send this to (you could do worse – SM) but I’ll send it anyway. My question is this – is it (relatively) easier converting a mid- or rear-engined […]

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  Jeremy writes: Hi Sajeev, Greetings (again) from Australia. I’ve got a question regarding converting from left- to right-hand-drive. No idea if you’re the right person to send this to (you could do worse – SM) but I’ll send it anyway. My question is this – is it (relatively) easier converting a mid- or rear-engined […]

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Juechter: No Mid-Engine Corvette Exists http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/juechter-no-mid-engine-corvette-exists/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/juechter-no-mid-engine-corvette-exists/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1023209 Aside from IMSA’s Daytona Prototype class, dreams of a mid-engine Corvette will remain as such according to the icon’s chief engineer. AutoGuide reports Tadge Juechter said as much when interviewed during an episode of “Autoline After Hours,” when the engineer was asked about the rumored “Zora” mid-engine Corvette meant to challenge the Ferrari 488 GTB […]

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Aside from IMSA’s Daytona Prototype class, dreams of a mid-engine Corvette will remain as such according to the icon’s chief engineer. AutoGuide reports Tadge Juechter said as much when interviewed during an episode of “Autoline After Hours,” when the engineer was asked about the rumored “Zora” mid-engine Corvette meant to challenge the Ferrari 488 GTB […]

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The Beat Resurrected: Meet the Honda S660 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-beat-resurrected-meet-the-honda-s660/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-beat-resurrected-meet-the-honda-s660/#comments Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=632914 Honda’s rear-driven products built for two tend to be motorcycles, scooters and ATVs for the most part, but every now and again the company will unveil a roadster whose name begins with an S, and ends with the number of cubic centimeters the engine provides. Such a car is set to return soon to the […]

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Honda’s rear-driven products built for two tend to be motorcycles, scooters and ATVs for the most part, but every now and again the company will unveil a roadster whose name begins with an S, and ends with the number of cubic centimeters the engine provides. Such a car is set to return soon to the […]

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Piston Slap: SHO-in off the MetSHO! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/piston-slap-sho-in-off-the-metsho/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/piston-slap-sho-in-off-the-metsho/#comments Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481543 TTAC commentator crabspirits writes: I stumbled upon your Lemons Z34-fiero article.  My brothers both had LQ1 Cutlasses and whoever designed that engine was a sadist. They both blew the headgaskets and were impossible to work on. FYI: we run the SHO-swapped, mid-engine Geo Metro in the 24 Hours of LeMons. I had some good battles […]

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TTAC commentator crabspirits writes: I stumbled upon your Lemons Z34-fiero article.  My brothers both had LQ1 Cutlasses and whoever designed that engine was a sadist. They both blew the headgaskets and were impossible to work on. FYI: we run the SHO-swapped, mid-engine Geo Metro in the 24 Hours of LeMons. I had some good battles […]

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VW Ends Sportscar Branding Battle By Screwing Audi http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/vw-ends-sportscar-branding-battle-by-screwing-audi/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/vw-ends-sportscar-branding-battle-by-screwing-audi/#comments Fri, 06 May 2011 15:49:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=394032 There have been a number of important meetings in the auto industry over the last several years that TTAC dearly wishes it could have been a fly on the wall for, including GM’s decision to keep Opel, Fiat’s negotiations with the White House and Saab’s visit to its local payday loan store, to name just […]

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There have been a number of important meetings in the auto industry over the last several years that TTAC dearly wishes it could have been a fly on the wall for, including GM’s decision to keep Opel, Fiat’s negotiations with the White House and Saab’s visit to its local payday loan store, to name just […]

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Catfight In Wolfsburg: Audi v.v. Porsche In Re Sportscar Dominance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/catfight-in-wolfsburg-audi-v-v-porsche-in-re-sportscar-doninance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/catfight-in-wolfsburg-audi-v-v-porsche-in-re-sportscar-doninance/#comments Thu, 03 Jun 2010 15:42:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357989 Ferdinand Piech is cultivating long standing traditions. He always liked to watch a good catfight between his people. In the olden days, he did let plants in Europe compete and bid for cars. Now for the battle royale:  Who will develop the basics on which all future sports cars in the Volkswagen empire will be […]

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Ferdinand Piech is cultivating long standing traditions. He always liked to watch a good catfight between his people. In the olden days, he did let plants in Europe compete and bid for cars. Now for the battle royale:  Who will develop the basics on which all future sports cars in the Volkswagen empire will be […]

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Wild-Ass Rumor Of The Day: Mid-Engine Corvette Whispers Won’t Die Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/wild-ass-rumor-of-the-day-mid-engine-corvette-whispers-wont-die-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/wild-ass-rumor-of-the-day-mid-engine-corvette-whispers-wont-die-edition/#comments Wed, 17 Mar 2010 20:27:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349343 Along with flying cars and hydrogen fuel cells, the mid-engined Corvette occupies the most spurious level of automotive rumor-mongery. GM has a deep, rich history of flirtation with the idea of a mid-engine ‘vette (too deep and rich for us not to commission a forthcoming brief history from Paul Niedermeyer), but even in the last […]

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Along with flying cars and hydrogen fuel cells, the mid-engined Corvette occupies the most spurious level of automotive rumor-mongery. GM has a deep, rich history of flirtation with the idea of a mid-engine ‘vette (too deep and rich for us not to commission a forthcoming brief history from Paul Niedermeyer), but even in the last […]

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