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The world is simple: everyone has its piece of cake, and we're all happy. But no, everytime there has to be someone that says "eeew, needs to be on the track" or "eeew, needs moar low". What if the owner of this NSX is not interested in beating BMWs and Porsches? What if he likes listening to very loud music while driving? What if he likes to match red and gold and chrome just because it looks good to him? You can't deny this is an interesting car, built with the right amount of love and care. So what is the problem? Being innovative and mixing things up is a problem? Or should we wear all the same uniform because someone said it's right that way?
2 weeks, 1 day ago on THE DREAM CAR REALIZED: A SOCAL STYLE NSX
RESPECT to the owner/builder of this NSX.It's not easy to make something so unique.BRAVO!
Don't wanna mess with that Low Enforcement Patrol...
2 weeks, 2 days ago on WÖRTHERSEE AND 'THAT' FUEL STATION
1 month, 1 week ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: THE BLACK & WHITE THEME
I think Vertex bodykits are just the best in the business.Awesome designs, awesome blending with the stock body lines.The only other bodykit manufacturer that can keep up with Vertex is Voltex aero.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on NOB'S PERSONAL RIDE: THE T&E S15 SILVIA
@GraysonParker I know. I discovered that , being 24, I am not young enough to understand. And apparently, so did you. Let's just face it: we are not proper car enthusiasts.
2 months ago on FAST CAR MAGAZINE PREVIEW: DIRTY DOWNFORCE
@Hotcakes @westhave Tra Kyoto uses Rhinoceros as CAD software, but this doen't mean the kit is properly tested for CFD. Rhinoceros infact has very few analysis plug-ins, and has no fluid dynamics controls, so I doubt that they tested it for proper functionality via software. As Hotcakes said, even looking at it you can find some turbulence-generating surfaces and holes.
What I miss from the new generations of car enthusiasts can be summarized with a simple but effective word: respect. Respect for these people, that at the pinnacle of the most striking financial crysis in Europe, decided that passion should never ever be abandoned. I'm not a Ferrari fan, I always was a Lambo guy: but this thing is just completely mind-blowing. Forget the fuss about Ferrari tuning press cars (and I still think they don't even need it) , forget all the massive commercial branding on jackets, pens and umbrellas: this is Ferrari as it was when Enzo was alive. They are born to be the best in the industry, and with this car, they redefined everything: design, packaging, performance, engineering. And I bet with all of you that this car will be the best hypercar the world has ever seen.
2 months, 1 week ago on LA AMAZING: FERRARI'S NEW HYPERCAR
In Italy, when we want to say that something is the best of the best from a certain brand we say "Non è UNA Ferrari, è LA Ferrari" which translates into "It's not A Ferrari, it's THE Ferrari". This explaines the name, and you don't have to say Ferrari LaFerrari, it's just LaFerrari. Regarding the looks, it's a matter of taste I think, but comparing this to a "Corvette bodykit" makes me think someone should be banned from this site. This has been in developement at Ferrari since the Enzo came out, so basically if someone copied, that was the Vette in the first place.
Too sick to be true!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: AN EVO IN DUBAI
LOL I didn't knew there were "car fanboys" before seeing some of the post below. Btw may have the power, but man, this car is the most boring looking four wheel object I've ever seen. At least should be reasonably priced...
2 months, 3 weeks ago on FOUR DOOR MUSCLE: THE 2014 CHEVY SS
@RBs30 Of course, of course, we all know history: but I find their N/A versions more poetic.My comment was deliberately not about performance figures, but about something else.
3 months ago on POLL: FORCED INDUCTION VS. NA
I think that both have serious advantages and disadvantages.But the history of motorsport, in the classic sense of it, has given us some truly amazing masterpieces: Porsche, Ferrari, BMW and the amazing ameeican V8s, all N/A engines.Modern Ferrari and Lamborghini V12 are glorious, LFA V10 is just completely bonkers, Honda four-cylinder legacy is still strong.I think this poll has to be taken not in a technical way, but more in a spiritual one.So my vote goes to N/A, because I think there lies the true "soul" of engineering: N/A engines have a voice and a character that forced induction simply cannot replicate.
I have to go with RE Amemiya.Unique, classic and innovative.
3 months, 1 week ago on POLL: THE CARS OF JANUARY
@maxproof I am a Porsche guy myself so you speak my language...but you just have to take a ride in a F40. Seriously, even as a passenger, even at 50 km/h, you can't believe the atmosphere. I believe that a supercar has to have something else along performance, top speed, or exoticness and that is a huge, screaming soul: the F40 has a very very big one. The RUF is amazing, but again it is brilliantly tuned 911, and while it ticks the "performance" box i feel it lacks something, as the 959 does.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on POLL: '80S PERFORMANCE ICONS
I mean, ok, the F40 maybe could be a bit on the edge.But it was so staggering that even nowadays it is taken as a comparison by everyone, so high was its performance at the time.It's just pure supercar experience, something that has hardly been replicated.All the contenders are top level awesomeness, but the F40 is just another galaxy.
@TougeSpirit The F12 is a high performance GT, the P1 a hypercar, no way to make a comparison. The F12 is beautiful and functional at the same time, that's my point. Things that work do not have to be complicated: I am not speaking about "how much downforce" but the right downforce for the purpose. This new NSX is not a Group B or LMP car, so it doesn't need that kind of attention to airflow: what they did is just overkilling a design, that could be reduced to a simpler and more dramatic shape.Then there is the styling: how come the NSX design philosophy became a plethora of edges? Where is that beautiful rear end composition of the first series? The first NSX was clean, fluid and focused while this is just some katana hits on aluminium.We are speaking about a road sports car that is a legend for lots of people: you can't just decide "Ok this is the new NSX" and draw three lines on paper.I can't see where this links back to its predecessor, that is the problem.I am a car designer btw, currently intern in a racing car manufacturer.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on UPDATED NSX CONCEPT REVEALED AT NAIAS
@TougeSpirit Do you know the word "proportion" in car design? Well, proportion is everything in a car, it makes the car: this NSX has lot in common with R8 proportions, which is not a bad thing, but you can be sure is not innovative, at all.
About aero then: the F12 Berlinetta has the most innovative aero surfaces in the industry right now, but it is not so complicated, or overstyled like this NSX. Plus, can you give me the CFD data of this new NSX, so I can effectively know it NEEDS all this "airflow control"? Remember, not every car in this world needs to do Time Attack.
The proportions are exactly the same of an R8. This is a design you could call "new" in 1980, not in 2013. I see a lot of old Mazda-ish design in the front, with that V shaped profile. The rear is just too "meh". Lots of unnecessary details, unnecessary lines, unnecessary angles. The NSX should be simple, because simple things work better for a sports car.
4 months ago on UPDATED NSX CONCEPT REVEALED AT NAIAS
Oh, God. Please delete that Punto. It is not worth sharing the same Speedhunters article with an R34. Actually, it is not worth Speedhunters at all.
4 months ago on TAS 2013: MORE FROM THE PARKING LOT