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Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Shafft, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. Shafft

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    as per Jeremy Clarkson

    The Enzo Ferrari's paddle shifting:

    disenguages the cluctch
    changes the gear
    torque revs the engine
    stiffens the rear suspension (less weight transfer)

    in

    150ms

    :eek: x 10123412341
     
  2. DC5-S

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    i'll take mine in baby shit yellow [/shafft]

    seriously, that's some crazy technology.
     
  3. PirateSteve

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    The BMW M5 does it in 65ms :finger:
     
  4. Eisenflower

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    8)
     
  5. OJ Pimpson

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    Holly fuck, that's like the time it takes to blink your eye.
     
  6. John Doe

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    So does the M6. ;)
     
  7. millsey

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    That shift system is soo slick, there was an F-360 in Mosport when I was up there and it was amazing the way it down shifted before the corners. If memoery serves me right they have the ability to "learn" the track your racing on.
     
  8. John Doe

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    Memory serves you wrong.
     
  9. Eisenflower

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    Too bad it's hideous! :(
     
  10. John Doe

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    Hmm, that's interesting... I'd have thought for SURE that I would have seen one in person before ya'll up there in HRM. Where did you scope it in the metal?
     
  11. Eisenflower

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    I don't need to see a car in the flesh in order to decide weather I like it's design or not. It's ugly, and when I see one in person, i'll think the exact same way that I do now about it.
     
  12. John Doe

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    That's strange, because cars are 3-dimensional objects and meant to be viewed in such a manner, not as a picture on a two-dimensional page. That's why they are designed with details, cut-lines, curves and etc. In fact, that's a large point in the whole theory of automotive design!

    So, yeah, it won't look the same as in the non-production spy photos you've seen. :lol:
     
  13. Boots

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    meh... that "you haven't seen it in person" crap only goes so far. Take a picture of an ugly chick and she'll be just as ugly in the pic as in person.
     
  14. pmachan

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    I drove a new Maserati with the 390hp V8 and the paddle shifters in september on track, kinda neat.
    Full throttle upshifts, and it did one hell of a job rev matching downshifts, more consistent than I will ever be!
    I don't think this car was as quick shifting as the top supercars like the Enzo, but it was cool, these systems don't seem to be that smooth though.
     
  15. John Doe

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    Not really the same for cars, which are made of metal and are painted.. light shines off of them differently and they look *completely* different. Take the Z4 for one brilliant example. They *really* do look different in person, and you can't judge a car by spy photos alone. :lol: Well, you can if you're dismissive in nature and narrow of mind, but you shouldn't.
     
  16. VR6in

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    Is this the car in question? If so, I like it. The new Bimmers are growing on me more and more.

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    I also like the old school M6 as well

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    God love Google, I didn't even know that they ever made an M6 :oops:
     
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    M6, beauty up front.. ugly from the back.

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    Based on those photos, I disagree.. I think the back is great. Very distinct and powerful. It's also the view it will be giving most of it's competitors regularly.
     
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    Would have thought BMW would have given other motorists something more appealing to the eye to look at, once it leaves most cars on the road. :( I hate the new 7 series'ish rear end styling. OOGLY.
     
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    I think that M6 is great, I don't mind the rear of it at all.
     
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    I love the new 7er's ass.
     
  22. AcidGord

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    What I find most amusing about people moaning about BMW's styling is its usually people who will never ever own one that are bitching. (Not commenting in anyone in particular, just in general) They design their cars very scientifically to appeal to people who actually shell out the cash for them. They don't have a problem moving units.
     
  23. Boots

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    The people who shell out the cash for them are typically BMW sackriders who would buy a hunk of shit if it had the little blue/white/black badge on it :)
     
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    Most hillarious and pathetic comment ever.
     
  25. John Doe

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    That is one of the most laughable statements EVER. Do you really think the people with that kind of money DON'T do research? Do you think they stay rich by just giving boatloads of money on a vehicle? No, they know BMW has the best resale value of any luxury brand, they know they get maintenence covered under the warranty contract, they know that the car will serve them well and they enjoy the quality feeling of driving one.

    Plus, they make a fuckin' fine car. Not everyone is worked up on the looks from the outside, some of us actually care more about driving the car than showing pictures of it on the internet.
     
  26. Boots

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    if you got money, you buy a 7 because you have money.. and a 7 is a status symbol. Take the president of my company... he bought one.. brand spankin new... he couldn't tell you two things about it but he can tell you it's a bmw 7 series and it cost $100,000.
     
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    He asian by any chance?
     
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    I don't really want to get into it because I've said it a thousand times before but there are two distinct types of BMW buyers. Those that buy it for the status symbol it represents, and those who buy them because they are the best engineered cars on earth. I don't have the time of day for the first crew, but the second bunch are probably the most informed and discriminating bunch you will ever find. Gord does make a point in his statement, most of the bitching about the styling is coming from the car rags, or those who are still stuck driving E30's. To me, the flame surfacing styling is great, its a design that will stand the test of time, not just be popular now, like other manufactururs designs. And that is why they did it. I used to get into it all the time with the parts guy when we were there. He didn't like the new Z4 because he thought it was too far removed form the styling cues that he liked, he being the driver of an E21. I took him for a ride in a Z4 3.0 one day, and totally changed his opinion on them, he's a big fan now.
     
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    I was in an M-3 at AMP on an open day and they work very well and handel like they are on rails, though maby not the "best engineered car on the planet" there right up there.
     
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    Yeah ripping around in the passenger's seat of an M3 on AMP was a hell of a time, I have to admit!
     
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    Trust me, nobody makes a better car. Their engines constantly win engineeering awards, and their chassis are balanced better than most race cars, right off the showroom floor. They make 100hp/L look easy and then slap a 160K warranty on it, and their electronics are second to none.
     
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    I agree with Steve, styling aside (although I personally like them), I believe that BMW makes overall, the best cars in the world, with Honda a pretty close 2nd.
    They just can't seem to do much wrong, especially engineering wise.
    I'd still take a Z06 over an M3 though...
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    The new M6 has such a defined looked to it. I think it looks great and looks very original.
     
  34. Boots

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    That's what I'm saying, but I'm willing to bet the first bunch is the majority. Like it or not, BMW's are the Louis Vitton of the car world.
     
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    The idiots are always the majority, Pat can attest to that :lol:
     

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