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Motors Seen anything cool on the road lately?

Discussion in 'General' started by docodine, 2 Aug 2009.

  1. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    In Wellington this morning, saw a Volvo Amazon, in what appeared to be good condition. What made it notable to me is how small this old, "big" car is and especially narrower than modern lard-arsed cars.
     
  2. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Technically not the road but its tarmac, EE lighting getting a wash at Cranfield. Think the airframes ran out of miles but it still gets lobbed down the runway sometimes.
     
  3. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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  4. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Wouldn't say no to one of those Zero bikes... but living in a 15th floor flat means a f***in' long charging cable.
     
  5. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Just bring the bring the bike up in the lift?
     
  6. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Lift's too small for a motorbike.
     
  7. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    A few weeks back, but forgot to post at the time!

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    Fully race spec, roll cage and all. Made an almighty noise pulling out the garage.
     
  8. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    There's a lot of wealth where our offices are. The proprietor himself has a few cars, among them a Tesla S and a 911--which on this occasion he parked outside the front entrance of the building. The Bentley and McLaren were outside other offices just a few steps along the road.

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  9. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Is that a McLaren of some sort...? Happy to forego whatever cred. I may have amassed here for not knowing... but the bonnet badge seems to look "Woking sourced".
     
  11. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    It appears to be a McLaren 570S Spider
     
  12. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Seen and driven (on track for too few laps):

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    It goes well in a straight line, gets a bit twitchy in corners, feels heavier than it looks, and the brakes were not great to my feeling. In short:
    A polar opposite to my 86, in that this is much more of a point and squirt car, where the 86 is a momentum car.
    This IS quicker than the 86, though...
     
  13. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    The new B58 engine is an engineering and packaging masterpiece. Thank you BMW for keeping the straight 6 alive.
     
  14. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Yup.
    I saw that teardown the other day. Seems like a fantastic piece of kit, and I have seen guys claiming to have done well over 400kw on not too many new parts from that engine.
    I (having never driven an old Supra either) was expecting the Supra to be a bit more akin to the 86 than it is, though. A bit easier to place, a bit lighter on thee feet.
    It feels like everything is done with pure force.
     
  15. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    My friend had 2 Mk4 supras, one n/a targa and a tt. They felt heavy from the passenger seat, very much a point and squirt deal, although did ok in the brecons.
     
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  16. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    well, from the passenger and the driver seat, "point and squirt" sounds about right.
    Though on a race track (and one you don't know), it's kinda hard to take any real impressions of a car.
     
  17. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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  18. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Tesla Model 3 Performance at the local Costco on Saturday:-

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  19. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Was that actually water-logged and abandoned?

    There doesn't look like there's any more than 6" of water there!
     
  20. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    The water may have been deeper earlier and many drive to fast through minor floods, splashing too much water up into the engine bay.
     

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