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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    How man dead bodies or bikes with wheels on fit in the trunk? It's a valid equivalency yah?
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    Or olive green.

     

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    I like the Queen. She's a modest class act as far as I can see. In fact all the British Royals seem to be of that type.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by XR2 View Post
    I like the Queen. She's a modest class act as far as I can see. In fact all the British Royals seem to be of that type.
    I’m always thinking Beatles...

    Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl,
    But she doesn't have a lot to say
    Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl
    But she changes from day to day

    I want to tell her that I love her a lot
    But I gotta get a bellyful of wine
    Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl
    Someday I'm going to make her mine, oh yeah,
    Someday I'm going to make her mine.

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    One of my buds at the coffee shop this morning...he has six pretty cool cars in his fleet. Bentley Continental GT V8 S.
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    Bentley makes a nice hot rod.

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    I always enjoy the Bentleys in endurance racing. Scary fast beasts. (Bentley GT3 run starts at 26:19)

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    A Bugatti just went 300mph. That's pretty nuts.

    Bugatti has broken the 300mph barrier | Top Gear

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    I cannot imagine what signs and highway markers must look like at 300+ mph / 490+ kph.

    Whoooosh!
     

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    Cool daily driver
     

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    Apparently the record can't be homologated. For that the car should have to do a pass in both direction. Not sure if it is true or not but some claim they face the following problem: after years of using the vw test track (that compensate for the curvature of the earth) in the same direction the grain of the surface has disformed and oriented in one direction. Riding on the opposite side would have disastrous effect on the tires at such a speed.

    Anyone can chime in to validate that ?

    Also, apparently it is a one off prototype based on a Chiron and not a road legal one. Impressive nonetheless. The speed do not render that well on video. Past the 200mph mark it is just speed speed speed but you don't really feel the difference. It must have been a bit different behind the wheel.
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    Having driven a few times around 200mph on the Autobahn this thing can come behind you and flash it's lights LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    Apparently the record can't be homologated. For that the car should have to do a pass in both direction. Not sure if it is true or not but some claim they face the following problem: after years of using the vw test track (that compensate for the curvature of the earth) in the same direction the grain of the surface has disformed and oriented in one direction. Riding on the opposite side would have disastrous effect on the tires at such a speed.

    Anyone can chime in to validate that ?
    I can't confirm it on that track specifically, but I don't find it hard to believe based on my experience on test tracks here in the US. One in particular that we use is quite large, which correspondingly means big $$$$ to properly resurface. The highest speed lanes in the banked turns have been shut down for a few years now as they are too rough to safely be used.

    So....yeah, I'd buy that.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    Apparently the record can't be homologated. For that the car should have to do a pass in both direction. Not sure if it is true or not but some claim they face the following problem: after years of using the vw test track (that compensate for the curvature of the earth) in the same direction the grain of the surface has disformed and oriented in one direction. Riding on the opposite side would have disastrous effect on the tires at such a speed.

    Anyone can chime in to validate that ?

    Also, apparently it is a one off prototype based on a Chiron and not a road legal one. Impressive nonetheless. The speed do not render that well on video. Past the 200mph mark it is just speed speed speed but you don't really feel the difference. It must have been a bit different behind the wheel.
    I can't confirm either, but on Leno's show he did an episode with a pair of Konegseighsdghosidhgi howevertheeff you spell it - badass cars, one didn't have a transmission, and one of them was the fastest street legal production car ever on an actual road (if my memory is good....) - AND, to earn that title they did in fact drive both directions on the road and average the speed, I want to say the top speed in the fastest direction was something like 280ish mph...? It's been a bit since I've seen the video, but it's worth checking out if you're into cars. The car brand's founder seem like an awesome guy.
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    Texas Mile. Full Stop.
    What I love about this is the ridiculous builds which result in some blinding and pretty reliable road cars. Of course my favs. will always be the NA big blocks.

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    From the sublimely speedy to the sublimely preserved.

    In Quebec there are a plethora of great old autos of various types that are well cared for. As the weather is rather rotten for car longevity a good part of the year, these vehicles only come out on bluebird days.

    These are just three of the several that I saw today. Two in Mont Tremblant and one in Montreal. (The couple in the Deux Chevaux were sublimely preserved as well). I believe that the third one would be known to Americans under a different model name....

    IMG_1933 by Jon Mandel, on Flickr

    IMG_1934 by Jon Mandel, on Flickr

    IMG_1937 by Jon Mandel, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmplum View Post
    I can't confirm it on that track specifically, but I don't find it hard to believe based on my experience on test tracks here in the US. One in particular that we use is quite large, which correspondingly means big $$$$ to properly resurface. The highest speed lanes in the banked turns have been shut down for a few years now as they are too rough to safely be used.

    So....yeah, I'd buy that.
    Is that the TRC in Ohio? I took a class there when I worked at a VW dealership and when the bus taking us to our classroom passed over the 7.5 mi. oval the vehicle I got a glimpse of? A dump truck rumbling along the bottom of the track.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crashburn View Post
    Is that the TRC in Ohio? I took a class there when I worked at a VW dealership and when the bus taking us to our classroom passed over the 7.5 mi. oval the vehicle I got a glimpse of? A dump truck rumbling along the bottom of the track.
    No, I haven't been on TRC in a while but seems like it was maintained fairly well. They do a lot of government work at TRC so I imagine that helps in keeping things somewhat freshly maintained.
     

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    So Lionel and I went for an oyster run in his GT3. That thing is incredible. And I may not poop for a week.

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    I have to say that Marin's back roads are a pretty good fit for the car ! There is no better car on the road !
     

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