Class Notes - 03/25/17

03/25/17 - Class Notes

This class we are going to be discussing multiple things from the textbook. Re-read some of the sections you discussed later to make sure you understand all of it. In order to get back to the site once the teacher goes away, simply hit the close button at the top right next to comments and share. If you are the teacher and reading this, cut the kid a break - if your class was more interesting this would have never happened in the first place.

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Spekture: Speed – Sigh Of Relief; The C7 Doesn’t Suck

Spekture: Speed – Sigh Of Relief; The C7 Doesn’t Suck

As an automotive photographer based in America, I reckon I’m obligated to expound a bit on my opinions of the new Chevy Corvette.   After all, it’s an icon.    An American icon.   And probably America’s most well known sports car. But I spent 22 years hating them.   It all started when I […]

Spekture: Speed – Performance Cars Have Maxed Out – Or Have They? [Part 3 of 3]

Spekture: Speed – Performance Cars Have Maxed Out – Or Have They? [Part 3 of 3]

Welcome back to the 3rd installment of my analysis of performance cars’ capabilities. So let’s review part 1 and part 2:   We discussed before about modern performance cars’ top speed, questioning whether or not milestones such as 300mph was a plausible and practical idea, and acceleration, where we reasoned that 0-60mph times getting much faster […]

Spekture: Speed – Performance Cars Have Maxed Out – Or Have They? [Part 2 of 3]

Spekture: Speed – Performance Cars Have Maxed Out – Or Have They? [Part 2 of 3]

Welcome back to my 3 part series asking “Have performance cars maxed out?”. In part 1 we discussed top speed, and part 2 finds us reviewing acceleration.

Spekture: Speed – Performance Cars Have Maxed Out – Or Have They? [Part 1 of 3]

Spekture: Speed – Performance Cars Have Maxed Out – Or Have They? [Part 1 of 3]

Every decade or so, any given motoring journalist posits the recurring idea that, perhaps, high-end performance cars have hit their zenith. Is this the case here in 2012? In today’s installment, the 1st of a 3 part series, I discuss top speed.



Specture: Speed – The Best Hypercars As Of 2012

Specture: Speed – The Best Hypercars As Of 2012

What makes a ‘normal’ supercar a proper hypercar? Well, let’s start with the etymology: hyper- a prefix appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “over,” usually implying excess or exaggeration. As opposed to ‘super’, which just means ‘better or greater than’, really. The emerging term ‘hypercar’ can generally be used to describe the type […]

Spekture: Speed – The Problem With Huge Pickup Trucks

Spekture: Speed – The Problem With Huge Pickup Trucks

I’ll make this quick. After all, it really doesn’t deserve too much attention in my book: I hate huge pickup trucks. But before we go there, let me preface this thing real quick…

Spekture: Speed – Muscle Cars

Spekture: Speed – Muscle Cars

I don’t care for muscle cars. I don’t get them, and I don’t want one. I don’t care if you wanted one so bad when you were in high school in 1976, and as much as I love all forms of cars I cannot get my head around muscle cars. And never have.

Spekture: Speed – Hennessey Venom GT Spyder

Spekture: Speed – Hennessey Venom GT Spyder

Back in 2010, when I first heard that Hennessey Performance was to unveil an all new, insanely powerful, bespoke supercar, I got excited. After all, Hennessey is well known for insane performance mod’s on all sorts of vehicles, and their HQ is just west of where I live, here in Houston.