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"the Bag Riders BMW achieved what it set out to do: command attention" Haahahaha... Sorry, not hating or anything but i just watched South Parks F-Word episode and this sentence was just too much LMAO
1 week, 2 days ago on A Walk On The Wide Side:</br>The Bag Riders E92
@dovvv Not all learners are useless behind the wheel. Also underpowered rwd cars are usually very predictable and they start sliding very progressively which helps a lot and especially teaches the driver. Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts have always been considered as the perfect first car for a driver that wants to improve.
1 week, 3 days ago on Rally Roots: An Escort To Grow With
For me the RS200 is a no brainer. It didn't have time to prove itself on rally but later rallycross performance showed it's true potential. In many ways the RS200 represented the next generation of group B. Packaging was highly innovative with the gearbox in the front. Also the kevlar chassis and the looks are on another level compared to the competition.
1 week, 4 days ago on The Greatest Group B Car?
@maxproof @Vittorio Jano I'm not saying that nordic people in general are any more talented than people elsewhere. The amount of Finnish drivers in F1 is more about culture and popularity of the sport. The point is that both Denmark and Finland have about 5,5 million people, so they are very small markets. Since nationalism plays a huge role for an average viewer in high level sports, the sponsors would prefer drivers from bigger markets. Good example is from last year when Slim (the rich guy) just announced that Sauber must hire a Mexican driver. I've also read a lot of speculation, that Massa is still in Ferrari only because Brazil is Santander's biggest market.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Poll: Age Versus Experience
I think it's pretty normal for a team to have an experienced driver alongside a young driver and both of these teams are heading this direction. It's also pretty cool that both teams are trusting nordic drivers, which shows that there is still room for drivers who bring talent instead of money.
Where are all the Cosworths? seriously
1 month, 1 week ago on Boost Ruling The Roost
He would look like such a coward if he runs away from Kimi
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Poll: What Alonso Does Next
@ssbeane @Vittorio Jano C/C brakes need to get hot before they start to work well, so they don't work on road cars. Carbon ceramics (usually silicon carbide) are a development of c/c and work much better on road cars
2 months ago on Have Wings, Will Fly: </br> Inside The Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak
@ssbeane F1 cars and aeroplanes have been using carbon-carbon-composite brakes for over 30 years. C/C is basically carbon fiber in graphite matrix. C/C's advantages are low weight, resistance of high temperatures and thermal shocks and low coefficient of thermal expansion.
Hot hatches are about fun, handling and practicality, not about embarrassing anyone. 80s are over and not coming back. If you want noisy unrefined little fun car, just go and buy used 205 GTI and stop whining.
3 months ago on Toyota Builds A 420hp Yaris Hybrid
3 months, 1 week ago on Toyota Builds A 420hp Yaris Hybrid
The reason why they never raced this was simply because there was not enough interest for group B track cars. This and 959 were both conceived for track not rally, although 959 was used in Paris-Dakar.
3 months, 1 week ago on One of Five - The Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione
Why don't they just paint the whole front end black :D
3 months, 1 week ago on The Sport Quattro Makes A Return
I don't get why everybody hates Bangle. I find his works as modern classics and the whole Bangle-era as a necessary leap to the new millenium from the blandness of the 90s.
3 months, 1 week ago on ALPINA's Return - the BMW ALPINA B6 GT3
Well, you have to weld strenghtening plates into the chassis. And that's not even the main case here. It's about welding or bolting the tubes together, where bolting is in any case an inferior method.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Best Of The Best: Global Auto’s Skyline Gt-r
That just proves my original point. The only plus side of a bolt in cage is the ease of assembly. In any case with a bolt in cage you end up with as much or even more welds than you have in a welded cage and a lot more connections, which is never a good thing. You are making less and less logic and logic is the thing we engineers do..
How on earth are you constructing the bolted cage without welds? To make the flanges for the bolts you end up with more welds in the same places where the welds are in welded cages.
Amazing. This car is so mechanically beautiful. Everything is right. Btw one of my most prized posessions happens to be the front wing of JJ Lehto's Calibra that was used in Helsinki Thunder ITC-race. Lots of scrapes from the bumpy street circuit. Thanks for the feature Bryn
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Carbon Not Dated: The Secret Zakspeed Calibra
@Kevski Style @Kevski @speedhunters_dino @andrewhake A few points: 1. Strenght of the bolt is not the strenght of the joint. 2. Bolt-in-cage is pretty hard to create without welds, so the argument about welds not being strong is totally irrelevant. 3. The only reasoning for a bolt-in-cage is the ease of assembly
@Kevski Style @Kevski @speedhunters_dino @andrewhake Not momentum, torque. One bolt joint does not carry torque. Like a suspension arm joint. It let's the arm rotate freely. A structure made of joints like that acts in totally different way than welded structure. Again think about if the suspension arm was welded to the chassis. It would not rotate, because the weld carries torque. Bolt in cage is a pure truss, welded cage is not.