If you want to know, the method of "Simplify, then add lightness" means "remove all unnecessary items, then re-engineer the remaining items to be as lightweight as possible." It's an (actually cyclical) method for building a lightweight car; hence Lotus innovations like stressed member engines and monocoque chassis.… » 9/16/14 11:21am Tuesday 11:21am

The best car systems are whatever allows a driver to maximize his attention to and control over the drive itself without giving them too much work to do. Managing spark and and throttle with column levers, for example, isn't really compatible with driving quickly. So, you know, computer engine management is in the… » 9/15/14 9:22pm Monday 9:22pm

That's the secret to enjoying those mountains roads: go out of season, once the kids are back in school. Show up Wednesday morning, bright and early, and drive clean and safe. Clean and safe is awfully fast if you know what you're doing, and if you don't know what you're doing you don't have any business driving fast… » 9/12/14 10:26am Friday 10:26am