15 January 2011

Grand Theft Auto IV: Frictionless

You’ll get GTA IV to go insane beyond Carmageddon or Postal by configuring wheel friction to a negative number. You wouldn’t play any game missions using this very easy mod, but going on some bat shit insane rampages is a compulsory part of all GTA games anyway. I’ll definitely try this at some point for this very purpose.

On the Windows version, this friction free effect can be achieved by editing the handling.dat file in your GTA 4 folder (the default is “C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Grand Theft Auto IV”), by reducing the value “wbias” to around -9 for each vehicle.

Here’s another video, and for the bandwidth impaired, some modest screenshots illustrating the dangers of having cars bounce around urban areas (1, 2, 3).

[via:Waxy]

2 August 2010

china giant straddling bus cars drive under

China to build giant buses/trains that cars can drive under

[via:Hacker News]

1 June 2010

The RSV safety car

How the U.S. Government killed the safest American car ever built

[via:Daniel Schildt]

The Internet is killing car culture among US youth

“It’s not just new drivers driving less. The share of automobile miles driven by people ages 21 to 30 in the U.S. fell to 13.7% in 2009 from 18.3% in 2001 and 20.8% in 1995, according to data from the Federal Highway Administration’s National Household Travel Survey released earlier this year.”

[via:Tim O'Reilly]

25 February 2010

“What started out as an exercise in model building and photography, ended up as a dream-like reconstruction of the town I grew up in. It’s not an exact recreation, but it does capture the mood of my memories.”

[via:Laughing Squid]

8 January 2010

You Drive What?

[via:People of Walmart]

28 October 2009

racing car mid air mercedes-benz clk-gtr le mans 1999

That Will Buff Out (vehicle mishaps)

Another FAIL type blog, this time with weird car accidents. I accept this one thanks to its lack of annoying captions and dismal memories of myself doodling mainly car crashes when I was a kid. Link to example, whole sequence.

[via:Jonatan]

1 October 2009

ron patrick street legal jet beetle

Street legal VW Beetle with jet engine

[via:Alex Beaudet]

16 June 2009

“Open Source” hydrogen car unveiled in London

See also: Company site, ultracapacitors

5 May 2009

Design student Sara Watson's Skoda car illusion: painted to merge with surroundings (University of Central Lancashire)

UK design student disappears car by painting it to merge with the surrounding car park

[via:Charris]

14 October 2008

Ferrari 456 Venice Station Wagon custom built by Pininfarina for the Brunei royal family

Related: Jerrari

[via:Geeklogie]

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