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Haha, does it come with guns and ejector seat a la Skyfall (which I just watched over the weekend)?
post #8417 of 14949
I wonder if that's actually Jeremy Clarkson's 458 Spider? he has one just the same, with the gold wheels and all.
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It is, that car has grown on me a lot.



On episode 1, while I respect the quality and detail involved, that Pagani Huayra instrument panel looks like complete shit.




Really? I think it looks futuristic and retro at the same time. I quite like it.
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Really? I think it looks futuristic and retro at the same time. I quite like it.

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You're better obsessing over BMW. satisfied.gif
post #8421 of 14949
Cool demonstration of why winter tires are the most important consideration in snowy conditions. AWD, 4x4, etc. won't get you anywhere if none of the tires have grip. M3 on winter tires vs. Subaru Forester on summer tires:
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Would have been a more useful comparison if the forester had all seasons on, but still, you're right.
post #8423 of 14949
what is this "winter" you guys speak of puzzled.gif
post #8424 of 14949
That vid demonstrates why Audi AWD is a million times more effective than any other mfg. I would have smoked that M3 easily. That Subaru is just comic. Move over guys, let the snow ballers thru.















Edited by idfnl - 2/4/13 at 7:19pm
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That vid demonstrates why Audi AWD is a million miles better than any other mfg. I would have smoked that M3 easily. That Subaru is just comic.

Umm, no. Magical AWD will do nothing for you if your tires have no grip. AWD just distributes power to different wheels. The tires still have to exert force against the ground to accelerate the car.
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Would have been a more useful comparison if the forester had all seasons on, but still, you're right.

Tire Rack did a comparison between summer, all-season and winter tires. The AS weren't much better than the summers:
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That vid demonstrates why Audi AWD is a million times more effective than any other mfg.
lol. with Audi AWD a million times better than anyone else's, they should be dominating the WRC, amirite?

World Rally Championships By constructor (1973–2012)

EDIT - never mind, i'm an idiot. i didn't realize Audi left WRC years ago
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lol. with Audi AWD a million times better than anyone else's, they should be dominating the WRC, amirite?

World Rally Championships By constructor (1973–2012)

EDIT - never mind, i'm an idiot. i didn't realize Audi left WRC years ago

That's because they were forced to. Their AWD is so much better everyone else got them kicked out.
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tl;dr: move to california and run on summers all year long
post #8430 of 14949
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

lol. with Audi AWD a million times better than anyone else's, they should be dominating the WRC, amirite?

World Rally Championships By constructor (1973–2012)

EDIT - never mind, i'm an idiot. i didn't realize Audi left WRC years ago

That was the advent of the Qauttro system, but it goes further. They decimated the IMSA and Trans Am formulas as well as DTM.

Watch this vid....


http://www.streetfire.net/video/audi-quattros-in-the-imsa-and-trans-am-series_164693.htm


While other mfgs have created AWD systems, Audi's is a world apart. They were also champions in the German DTM. The Quattro system was banned everywhere it raced. Hans Stuck drove the shit out of those cars.



If you got this far, this is a must see:

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