Dagger GT was "resurrected" by Lamborghini in the form of the Aventador which bravely copied its most significant design features. Not to mention that I myself had a several conceptual design skethes posted online about 6-12 years ago that are damn similar to what the Aventador looks now. » 4/01/14 4:24am 4/01/14 4:24am

It's called "Planned obsolescence". One the the types of planned obsolescence is to force the user experience designed inconvenience or even difficulties with operating certain aspect of the product, thus (in the case of cars) further forcing him/her to use the brand's official car repair service and pay expensive fees… » 3/23/14 7:36am 3/23/14 7:36am

If they wanted to build 30 same cars instead 29, they would be forced to apply for a production car certification, which is expensive and time-consuming process that requires lots of safety improvements to be made in the structure, and also requires a few extra numbers to be crash tested. » 2/24/14 11:13am 2/24/14 11:13am

Wow, I have the exact same 1:14 scale Lamborghini Aventador RC toy made by this same manufacturer. The RC works super poorly, it loses signal after the car goes about 5 meters far from me. But I have to admit that the car's model itself is pretty accurate to the genuine car. That was the sole reason I bought the car… » 2/17/14 11:02pm 2/17/14 11:02pm

When I was like 14-15 years old, I read lots of car magazines, so I perfectly knew about two of the early Luigi Colani's truck concepts that he even managed to sell to a German shipping company. Now I'm 33-year old, my job is not car journalism, and I'm very surprised to learn that Jalopnik is asking questions about… » 2/13/14 6:22pm 2/13/14 6:22pm

Components and parts in modern cars (and TVs, laptops, printers, basically every consumer electronics) are intentionally made by specially designed materials whose properties will degrade in a projected period soon after the factory warranty expires. Several years ago I read a report that about 55% of the income of… » 2/05/14 1:56pm 2/05/14 1:56pm

This is not true. The golf ball has lower drag coefficient, only because it's an IDEAL BALL shape and that the tiny pockets reduce the speed of the air flow in the frontal area, in a very similar fashion like an open pick-up compartment that reduces the drag thanks to the modified air flow and reduced speed of… » 2/05/14 12:16pm 2/05/14 12:16pm