It’s no secret that Jay Leno is one of the most famous car guys in the world. He has been collecting, restoring and now featuring cars on his show and in his life for a long time. He’s shown off everything you can think of but one of his favorite cars is one that doesn’t seem like it would be a favorite of someone who knows cars the way he does. The fact that Jay loves this car shows how much he knows about cars and what they have to offer to those who can love what they drive.
As a bold electric car company that’s building a brand new facility in the Nevada desert Faraday Future has successfully brought a super racing car concept to our view, but only teased at what the next car would be. Until recently all we had seen were silhouettes and possibilities of what the car would look like, but this team was expected to reveal their new concept car, which has already entered production, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, just a few miles from the new Faraday Future facility.
The leader of what used to be the Soviet Union has been riding around in a limousine from a Russian company for many years. ZiL has produced the limo for the Russian president for many years but now the company has gone under and is no more. ZiL is an acronym for Zavod imeni Likhachova which means Plant named for Likhochov. This is a manufacturer you know but you don’t know you know them. They have been building vehicles for over 100 years and you’ve seen their trucks in many of the movies that depict cold war Russia.
The term “Lugging Your Engine” is meant to imply you’re making your engine work harder than it should to get up to speed. This means you’re in a gear that’s higher than you should be when you’re driving a manual transmission vehicle. This is extremely bad for your engine because it makes your engine work harder than it should when you need to accelerate, putting unnecessary wear and tear on the engine and causing it to run hotter than it needs to in order to reach the desired speed.
While we mostly want to see you race your car at the track if you’re going to race it, the way this video was set up seems to be a fairly safe way to race as well, minus the added safety benefits that are required at a track. The scene is somewhere in Mexico where you won’t get in as much trouble for racing and where there are more empty and open roads to perform a race of this nature. Now that the safety and caution message has mostly been covered, let’s get down to it.
Driving a vehicle of any size comes with an array of inherent dangers, but many of us forget this when we get behind the wheel of our vehicle and head out for the day. Not only do we forget the dangers other drivers present to us along with the possibility of road debris, weather hazards and other obstacles, we also forget that we are setting examples as drivers for those who are coming after us and will be driving our cars in the near future. Continue reading