or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto › Cars We Drive!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Cars We Drive! - Page 652

post #9766 of 14949
Quote:
Originally Posted by A Y View Post

+1. That part of Laguna (Corkscrew-9-10 complex) is the toughest and most dangerous part of the track. To be able to drift through it on the correct line is pretty damned impressive.

Tough and dangerous. plain.gif You must not watch the WRC much. Try sliding a car into a turn at 140mph with trees and cliffs and rocks everywhere. I must admit I could never rally, that is some white knuckle stuff.

post #9767 of 14949
I find Porsche drivers tend to be grandma drivers. Rarely do I come across a Porsche driver that is not scared of his car. The few real drivers I've met in Porsches tend to be good guys but the rest are the type to sip light beer at a Scotch tasting.
post #9768 of 14949
Quote:
Originally Posted by A Y View Post

+1. That part of Laguna (Corkscrew-9-10 complex) is the toughest and most dangerous part of the track. To be able to drift through it on the correct line is pretty damned impressive.

people who disagree have no sense of vehicle dynamics
post #9769 of 14949
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post


Has it got a solid axle, still? Would you seriously give up a scalpel for a sledgehammer?

I don't think the Corvettes have had a solid rear axle since the 60s. They do have a transverse composite leaf spring for the rear instead of conventional coil springs, which some people mistakenly think is primitive, but has many advantages. I've been a passenger in a C6 Z06 on a very fast track. It rotates better than most sporty cars, but feels a bit weird because the car feels very wide. FWIW, Sabine Schmitz told me that the Corvette is the car she'd want to own, but she's kind of crazy. This was in context of comparing it to the various Porsche 911s, BMWs, and Audi R8s that were hanging out at the Nurburgring.

Solid axle cars can be very, very fast. The sportier Mustangs are really fast around a racetrack.
post #9770 of 14949
Quote:
Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

Porsches are easier on the driving position and feel too, no? By the time one gets old enough to afford a supercar, it's probably more realistic to try getting in and out of a German car than an Italian car.

Porsches are not as high strung as Ferrari's and Lambo's and unless your name is Jon Olsson you don't drive a Ferrari or Lambo in the winter time, you can do that with a Porsche.


Quote:
Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Does drifting the corkscrew at Laguna Seca count?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Doesn't the corkscrew drop 3 floors or something.
post #9771 of 14949

Saw this on Saturday and had to pull over and snap a picture. 

 

 

8691531841_98bc8d5c1f_k.jpg

 

8692643802_e3545b922c_k.jpg

 

Front pic is a lil out of focus

 

8691536343_82fcd6b6e4_k.jpg

 

 

I'm guessing it is a 1957 Continental (based on the tags).  The car was in magnificent shape physical shape
 

post #9772 of 14949
Wanted: Used highway cruiser with lots of thrust, hand of god brakes, quiet cabin, smooth shifting auto and above average handling dynamics. Preferably hit badly by depreciation. Sub $45k budget. Go.

Thanks.
post #9773 of 14949
Get the newest E63 you can find within that budget
post #9774 of 14949
Quote:
Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Get the newest E63 you can find within that budget

I've got it from reliable sources that's all wheel spin.
post #9775 of 14949
But he said "above average handling dynamics"! I heard the e63 lets the novice driver drift the corkscrew
post #9776 of 14949
How does it do in the snow with high perf tires though? confused.gif
post #9777 of 14949
Quote:
Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I've got it from reliable sources that's all wheel spin.

A friend of mine has a supercharged 6.2 W212 and he drives it as his daily driver.
post #9778 of 14949
Quote:
Originally Posted by whallyden View Post

Wanted: Used highway cruiser with lots of thrust, hand of god brakes, quiet cabin, smooth shifting auto and above average handling dynamics. Preferably hit badly by depreciation. Sub $45k budget. Go.

Thanks.

Was gonna recommend the e60 m5 until you mentioned smooth shifting auto laugh.gif.

So on that note, I recommend you purchase 3 ZHPs.
post #9779 of 14949
Quote:
Originally Posted by whallyden View Post

Wanted: Used highway cruiser with lots of thrust, hand of god brakes, quiet cabin, smooth shifting auto and above average handling dynamics. Preferably hit badly by depreciation. Sub $45k budget. Go.

Thanks.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Get the newest E63 you can find within that budget


2007/08 M6s are in that price range as are 2010 650s.  I dunno why M6 prices are so low or why 650 prices are so ambitious.

post #9780 of 14949
A8 4.2L or S500 or 750i? Pick em up cheap and old and scrap it in favour of a new one every three years.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto › Cars We Drive!