Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Hopefully there's a gym in cape cod, otherwise there's no excuse for gym clothes.

    (besides the fact the top fits very well /perv).
     


  2. GreenFrog

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    Lol I've seen this video so many times. I'd nail that chick in the backseat for sure.
     


  3. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    what an inspired idea to put those puppies in some Under Armour
     


  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    That video is nearly 10 minutes. Do you get to see them tatas or no?
     


  5. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    First time seeing the 2014 Corvette. It's fucking beautiful.

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  6. idfnl

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    It will squeak and rattle, though.
     
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  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    And the guy driving it has a little dick. Need some new material.
     


  8. bawlin

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    The new Vettes are awesome. Would never own one personally, but would love to flog one around a track.
     


  9. Beckwith

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    Was at the Americana Concurs. Glickenhouse had the P 4/5 there. Tons of Ferrari's, Aston's old and new, about a half dozen Spyker's, some great Porsche's. As in years past the parking lot was just as good as the show itself.
     


  10. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Have you seen the interior? Corvettes have come a long way

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  11. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Everything is looking up for that car except for the hideous taillights. Definitely looking forward to test driving it. But I suggest we all wait to see what the Z06 looks like first
     


  12. jbarwick

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    What they need to release....a version without all those damn buttons. Take a page out of the Ferrari book and make a stripped down raw version where floor mats cost extra and doors are bare except a pull strap. Also don't give me the Z06 as GMs version...not even close.

    Also GM needs to make the Corvette a car kids want to plaster a poster on their wall of. I don't want a gray car on a black/white/gray smoky background. Kids want a Bumble Bee Camaro but if you show them that boring photo above they will fall asleep. I grew up with a picture of a 993TT in bright yellow in a steel factory with sparks and molten metal in the background.
     


  13. bawlin

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    Spent a little too much time at the Porsche dealer and now I have a major hard-on for the 991. Wasn't much of a fan until I got to see one up close/sit in it/etc. I was aiming for a 997s in the spring but the 991 makes the 997.1 look ancient. The dealer was blowing out their remaining 2013 inventory, but they only had Carreras and no S's (not that I would even be able to close on one right now).

    The new Cayman is awesome as well but the cockpit is a little too cramped and I absolutely smoked my head when I was trying to sit in it (and I'm not even that tall).

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  14. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    ^this right here

    i had a 6 ft long poster of an f40 when i was a kid along with some smaller countach posters, one with a chp lambo with a hot chick pulling over some dude in a hot rod

    they knew how to do it back then

    also saw new vette in person at costco, looked horrendous
     


  15. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Speaking of American cars (forgive if this is a double post)

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    Z/28 undergoes 10 hours or 1,000 miles of testing at Nordschleife
    Fastest lap completed in 7:37.40 in rainy conditions

    DETROIT – Chevrolet today revealed a video of the all-new, 2014 Camaro Z/28 lapping Germany’s challenging Nürburgring road course in 7:37.40, a time comparable with some of the world’s most prestigious sports cars.

    The Z/28’s lap is four seconds faster than the Camaro ZL1, and beats published times for the Porsche 911 Carrera S and the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640. The Z/28’s lap was completed on less-than-ideal conditions, with damp pavement and pouring rain near the end of the run.

    "One of the challenges of testing at the 'Ring is that the track is so long that conditions can change radically in a single lap," said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. "Adam Dean, the development driver for Z/28, did a heroic job driving in deteriorating conditions. Based on telemetry data from our test sessions, we know the Z/28 can be as much as six seconds faster on a dry track."

    In terms of lap times, the Z/28’s improved speed came from three areas:

    -Increased grip: The Z/28 is capable of 1.08 g in cornering acceleration, due to comprehensive chassis revisions

    -Increased stopping power: The Z/28 features Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes capable of 1.5 g in deceleration, and consistent brake feel lap after lap

    -Reduced curb weight: The naturally aspirated Z/28 weighs 300 pounds less than the supercharged Camaro ZL1, with changes ranging from lightweight wheels to thinner rear-window glass.

    The heart of the Z/28 is the 7.0L LS7 engine. The LS7 uses lightweight, racing-proven, high-performance components, such as titanium intake valves and connecting rods, CNC-ported aluminum cylinder heads and a forged-steel crankshaft to help produce an SAE-certified 505 horsepower (376 kW) and 481 lb-ft of torque (652 Nm). Air-conditioning is available, but only as an option.

    A close-ratio six-speed manual transmission is the only transmission offered and power is distributed to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential featuring a helical gear set, rather than traditional clutch packs. The new design enables the driver to apply more power and get through corners faster, by making the most of the capability of individual-wheel antilock brake function during corner entry braking, mid-corner speed and corner-exit traction.

    The team spent a week at the Nürburgring as part of the Z/28's performance-validation regimen, accumulating a total of 10 hours and nearly 1,000 miles on the track. Each lap took less than eight minutes to complete, despite having to overtake slower traffic at times. These hours are part of the grueling 24-Hour Test, which simulates a full year's worth of track use of track days or amateur-level competition at the hands of an owner.

    “Passing the 24-Hour Test is a requirement for all cars we call 'track capable,’” said Wayne McConnell, director of global vehicle performance. "The test pushes the car at 10/10ths on the track for a total of 24 hours. During the test the only mechanical changes allowed are replacing the brakes and tires.”

    The 24-Hour Test is broken into a number of segments over the course of several days – and even at different tracks – to evaluate performance in precisely measured and carefully monitored increments. Crucially, each valid test lap must be run within 2 percent of a target lap speed to count toward the 24-hour total.

    The 24-Hour Test was first used in the early 1990s for the fourth-generation Corvette. Back then, the 300-horsepower Corvette was Chevrolet’s most powerful vehicle, and the 24-Hour Test measured 15 channels of data. Today, the 2014 Camaro LS offers a 323-horsepower V-6, while the Camaro Z/28’s racing-proven LS7 7.0L small-block V-8 delivers 505 horsepower, and the 24-Hour Test measures 130 channels of data.

    “Our cars' performance and capability have advanced tremendously in the past 20 years, which required us to continually improve the parameters of the 24-Hour Test," said McConnell.

    "Today’s test pushes the car harder than the vast majority of customers ever will. As a result, when we call a car ‘track capable’ we are confident that it will perform reliably and consistently for our customers.”



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