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      • #1913238 Reply
        MrJimPhelps
        AskWoody_MVP

        I think BMW and Mercedes finally have some serious competition for the top selling sports car. They seriously need to pay attention, or they are going to wonder what happened.

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        with Windows 8.1 running in a VM
      • #1913272 Reply
        access-mdb
        AskWoody MVP

        It’s a bit noisy…..

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      • #1913476 Reply
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        access-mdb: No, it is designed to be noisy. And so very cool…

        And 446 HP at the wheels? That is something to be respectful about.

        Now, as the rightly proud owner of a 30-year old Geo Prizm (a Toyota Corolla built in America and so, with an American snazzier look) how likely am I to recommend this 45K – 57 K beauty to anyone I know? Well, my problem is that I don’t know anyone that would be prepared, or perhaps even be able, to pay that tidy sum for a car, even if it is a “Bullet”. But a man can dream…

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

      • #1913496 Reply
        Myst
        AskWoody Plus

        They’re a bit late for any competition that attempts to rival the Corvette. The beauty that packs a true punch was born in 1953. Just my honest opinion.

        Win7 SP1 Home x64, MacOS / Chromebook

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      • #1913497 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Another gas guzzler to potter around at 55mph in. What a joke!

        cheers, Paul

        • #1913510 Reply
          zeddy
          AskWoody_MVP

          I want one.
          Where is the ‘add to basket’ button?

          zeddy
          Hadron Collision Investigator

        • #1913979 Reply
          Charlie
          AskWoody Plus

          I rarely even get to do 55 mph, and my Scion TC with 18 inch wheels, six forward speed automatic transmission, and 180 HP, 4 cyl. “cruises” easily at 80 mph (feels like 60 mph).  Most of the time I’m forced to “putter” around town at 40 to 50 mph and the transmission is going crazy trying to figure out the proper gear to be in especially at 40 or below.

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        • #1914550 Reply
          OscarCP
          AskWoody Plus

          Around where I live we have some very impressive, world-class traffic jams. So, if I had a car like that, I could impress any drivers and their passengers stranded along with me and within sight my Mustang, for hours at a time. If  I had a Mustang like the one in the video, that is. And I could have it going “vrooom! vrooom! as much as I liked, even with the engine turned off to save gas!

          Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

      • #1913526 Reply
        access-mdb
        AskWoody MVP

        I hope it’s easy to get in and out of – and comfortable.

        A probably apocryphal story. Mike Hawthorn (a world champion motorbike rider) was in his sports car (Lambo, Ferrari, Mustang perhaps) with a friend. They pick up two young ladies and they sit in the back. After a while he asks them what they think of his motor. ‘A bit cramped innit’ comes the reply. Says it all really.

        • #1914829 Reply
          mn–
          AskWoody Lounger

          Exactly. Sort of… less than practical… to buy cars that comfortably transport less than half of the family.

          And also less than practical to buy cars that I couldn’t drive home. That thing looks like it probably doesn’t have enough ground clearance and parts are going to be expensive… again. (BTDT.)

      • #1914006 Reply
        wavy
        AskWoody Plus

        Many electrics out accelerate some of those ‘Hot Rods’ quite handily. You just need a loud speaker to let everyone know how cool you are. rrrrrrr rrrrr rrrr 🏎

        🍻

        Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
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        • #1914008 Reply
          Microfix
          AskWoody MVP

          It’s the torque that counts for me not the bhp 😉
          Electrics cars are screaming for a grunt-tones to change the exhaust sound as you drive via a speaker (boy racer mode, city slicker, country bumpkin mode, full throttle mode) is there an app for that?

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          • #1914100 Reply
            wavy
            AskWoody Plus

            bhp

            And does not torque correspond to ability to accelerate?🏎️🏁

            🍻

            Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
            • #1914501 Reply
              Paul T
              AskWoody MVP

              Torque = acceleration, power = speed, more or less.

              cheers, Paul

              • #1914555 Reply
                OscarCP
                AskWoody Plus

                I think it is more like: power = mass x acceleration x velocity and it changes over time, as the acceleration and the velocity change. The mass is that of the vehicle plus the passengers, their luggage, if any, and all the usual junk under the seats, inside the trunk, etc. The horse power specified is the maximum power the engine can deliver. The power from the formula is just the actually useful one; the engine has to deliver that plus whatever is lost internally because of friction with the car moving parts and externally, because of the air drag and the drag between the tires and the road surface.

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          • #1914833 Reply
            mn–
            AskWoody Lounger

            I want a tractor mode.

            Torque is useless if I can’t use it to pull things.

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        • #1914085 Reply
          Myst
          AskWoody Plus

          I grew up around Hot Rods and was trained by the best in putting pedal to metal. But now life in the fast lane is easier on the eardrums not to mention the whole gear shifting thing. Still fun to watch that checkered flag go down on the mean machines at the track.

          Win7 SP1 Home x64, MacOS / Chromebook

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      • #1914145 Reply
        cyberSAR
        AskWoody Plus

        Replaced the wife’s Stang (not a Bullitt) this year due to a bad crash. Didn’t care much for the new body style but it’s what she wanted… until I convinced her to test drive a Challenger. She always said no way, that’s a guy car. After the test drive we’re a MOPAR family 🙂

      • #1922239 Reply
        Krusty
        AskWoody Lounger

        Not the same type of car but what about the new RS6 ? It looks so good

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