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All Mercedes powered teams have the now infamous split turbo Power Unit configuration. The secret to the works Mercedes team's success is its early integration of the power unit into the overall car's design, whereas its customers (McLaren, Williams, Force India) have had presumably only rough dimensions to work with and little details on packaging.
If Mercedes was coy, it would probably have sandbagged the dimensions and specs of the engines even to its customers in order to really have a lasting advantage for the season.
And the Sky coverage, while exceedingly excellent compared to NBCSN, really is full of shit when it claims its story as a "Sky exclusive" when Scarbs had posted it on twitter a full month ahead of time
1 week, 1 day ago on The Secret To Mercedes’ F1 Success?
How does it feel to take up the helm of Aston Martin design after heavyweight designers like Henrik Fisker and Ian Callum? Do you feel pressure from filling those shoes or relief from knowing theyve laid out the foundation for Aston Martin design and have left you a beautiful portfolio to work with?
Would you ever see yourself opening your own design studio a la pininfarina or your own car company a la Fisker Automotive?
2 weeks ago on Question Time For The Century Man:<br/> Ask Mr Aston Martin
Awesome drive/review Dino. To me, the most impressive thing about it is the Bosch Dynamic management system and I would love to have that in my car! Well that, and the awesome new front end clam/headlamp design! It looks so much better than the "insect" look of the old Exige with the separate turn signals
BTW, was the S1 Exige you drove a Rover K or a Honda K? Because there's a huge difference ;) If you're ever in LA, I can show you what a K20A Type R swap feels like in comparison to the Rover or even 2ZZ! While not having the oomph of the V6 S, it definitely is much lighter!
BTW x 2... is there some OUTER chance that we'll see any more Lotus PLUS Speedhunters content in the near future? I'm holding that new years post against you lol
3 weeks, 4 days ago on The Best Lotus In A Decade
If anything it's still too much of a purist car. Throw an LS1 or 2JZ in it and see people [fools] break their fingers on keyboards in anger.
Looks clean to me. More of a street car than a track car but that's fine, an E30 m3 is better enjoyed on street than track to be honest. I really like the color too.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on How To Make Enemies And Upset People
I still think it's awesome that Miura-san has a CNC and CAD modeling rig to mill out a design for his kits quickly and efficiently. There is more potential to experiment with new looks so I just think he could capitalize on that capability. It can be efficient and easy to recycle as well
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Suits Racing. Aasbø and Rocket Bunny Mean Business!
Sorry, I feel Miura-san has jumped the shark with this one. No doubt he is a passionate fellow but there's a reason car designs have different styling elements and cues even among models from the same brand. This has probably been said before but this is the first time I've actually felt that it's become true. And of course, Miura-san has soldiered on with his mission and more power to him. I just wish there was more depth to his touch which once seemed more special than I feel looking at this tC. And full respect to Papadakis and Aasbo's drift car as a machine, this is by no means a knock on its capability
But sadly the Rocket Bunny treatment now just looks like it copy and pastes the same look on every car Miura comes across. That look works better on some cars than others. But there seems to be no effort at really differentiating each new TRA-Kyoto/6666/Rocket Bunny kit.
I respect Miura's passion and I don't want to associate his work as almost becoming a one-trick pony. There are other ways to widebody a car with some other unique styling cues. I get Miura has a "signature look" but i think he needs to dig deeper to come up and define a "signature design" which is a very different thing.
Anyone else find it funny the kid named Jenson is wearing a Lewis hat?
1 month ago on Capturing Brilliance. <br/>Formula One Like You’ve Never Seen It
@James Moy @Chris Nuggets Thanks for the informative response! I greatly admire the path you've walked and it's crazy knowing the costs just for travel!
Very inspiring photos James. May I ask how you started shooting for F1? Do you work for a news outlet or the FIA? Freelance? How much does it cost in a season to travel the F1 circus?