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Old 05-18-2017, 06:17 PM   #1
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New king at the 'ring - 06:45:90

It's not American, German, English or Italian. Hell, it doesn't even have cylinders. And it's Chinese.

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Old 05-18-2017, 06:20 PM   #2
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A few specs: 1360 horsepower–4671 lb-ft of torque (not a typo). 2.53g.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:24 PM   #3
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:21 AM   #4
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A few specs: 1360 horsepower–4671 lb-ft of torque (not a typo). 2.53g.
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A few specs: 1360 horsepower–4671 lb-ft of torque (not a typo). 2.53g.
Those numbers are downright impressive but I just can't get excited about a car I can't hear.
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Just another nail in the coffin of the impending death of the internal combustion engine. The very thing that sparked my interest in cars and eventually engineering as a career. I know it is short sided, but once the internal combustion engine is gone, and I know it will eventually happen, my interest in cars will be gone.
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Just another nail in the coffin of the impending death of the internal combustion engine. The very thing that sparked my interest in cars and eventually engineering as a career. I know it is short sided, but once the internal combustion engine is gone, and I know it will eventually happen, my interest in cars will be gone.
They won't be gone in my lifetime. I'll hold out with my car(s) until I can no longer find a gas station. By the time that happens I'll be so old I'll need one of those autonomous cars to drive me around.
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They won't be gone in my lifetime. I'll hold out with my car(s) until I can no longer find a gas station. By the time that happens I'll be so old I'll need one of those autonomous cars to drive me around.

The NIO EP9 actually ran a 2:40 at Circuit of the Americas ....... without a driver. With a driver it ran a 2.11 so we're not out to pasture just yet ......
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The NIO EP9 actually ran a 2:40 at Circuit of the Americas ....... without a driver. With a driver it ran a 2.11 so we're not out to pasture just yet ......
That's only a few seconds slower than the GTD cars at COTA. Impressive.
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Just another nail in the coffin of the impending death of the internal combustion engine. The very thing that sparked my interest in cars and eventually engineering as a career. I know it is short sided, but once the internal combustion engine is gone, and I know it will eventually happen, my interest in cars will be gone.
Completely disagree. Folks said exactly the same about the manual transmission in sports cars with DCT and new automatic tech making the shifts faster. And what happened? See Porsche's new 911 and what MANY other car makers are doing: adding the manual gearbox back.

At least right now the automakers know that speed isn't everything, experience matters a ton.
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Just another nail in the coffin of the impending death of the internal combustion engine. The very thing that sparked my interest in cars and eventually engineering as a career. I know it is short sided, but once the internal combustion engine is gone, and I know it will eventually happen, my interest in cars will be gone.
Riding shotgun in a Tesla will sway your thinking some. I never thought I would like all electric after riding in cobra kit cars with sidepipes and 347 strokers, but man, it is pretty cool. I enjoy all the mechanical experiences, but just rocketing forward with smooth, constant pull, and no gear changes is like a roller coaster on the street.
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