Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ryda on Wed 17/Jul/13 12:59pm

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Coyote V8 powered for South Afician race series...

IMHO looks mean :love:
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ShoreBoy on Wed 17/Jul/13 5:10pm

Looks like a DTM Focus!

Here's the Butt Puckering Moment of The Week!
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Sun 21/Jul/13 3:22pm

Should've scrubbed harder.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Colin on Tue 23/Jul/13 11:40pm

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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ryda on Wed 24/Jul/13 1:04pm

Mclaren F1 motor :love:

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would be nicer in my Garage.....but anyway its in his
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby foremannz on Thu 25/Jul/13 4:02pm

This has got to be one of the most inovative racecars the world had ever seen. It ran 1 F1 race in 1978, and dominated the field so spectacularly, that the F1 bosses put in a stern request not to run it again!
Essentially it was a F1 car with a massive fan sticking out the back. The fan was connected to the engine via a series of clutches, and when in motion it would suck air under the car through the engine bay and out the back. Nikki Lauder had to change his driving style because it worked best when driven fast, but he also admitted that it was hard to drive because it cornered at very high G forces. Drivers following the fan car hated it because they claimed it spat out debris as well, making it an all mighty stone thrower!
As for the rules on allowing it to do it, the rules stated that the fan had to be used to primarily cool the engine - they just made the fan bigger than necessary and used the extra vacuum as a side effect - way to break the rules in style!!!
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Brabham BT46B aka the fan car
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Datsane on Thu 25/Jul/13 10:11pm

foremannz wrote:This has got to be one of the most inovative racecars the world had ever seen. It ran 1 F1 race in 1978, and dominated the field so spectacularly, that the F1 bosses put in a stern request not to run it again!
Essentially it was a F1 car with a massive fan sticking out the back. The fan was connected to the engine via a series of clutches, and when in motion it would suck air under the car through the engine bay and out the back. Nikki Lauder had to change his driving style because it worked best when driven fast, but he also admitted that it was hard to drive because it cornered at very high G forces. Drivers following the fan car hated it because they claimed it spat out debris as well, making it an all mighty stone thrower!
As for the rules on allowing it to do it, the rules stated that the fan had to be used to primarily cool the engine - they just made the fan bigger than necessary and used the extra vacuum as a side effect - way to break the rules in style!!!

Just another team pushing the rules as far as they could.
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Fraser on Fri 26/Jul/13 8:42am

3 old men shouting at each other on the BBC should be interesting this Sunday.
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The only things made of metal in the photo below are the exhaust tips, the number plate and the window trim..
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Kev on Fri 26/Jul/13 11:50am

Ok, It's not very unusual but it's a V8, it's quite fast and it's mine

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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby HarryPlatt on Fri 26/Jul/13 8:39pm

Fraser wrote:3 old men shouting at each other on the BBC should be interesting this Sunday.
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The only things made of metal in the photo below are the exhaust tips, the number plate and the window trim..
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This sunday if you live in the UK. This sunday in New Zealand you get watch Clarkson smash up a Corolla and drive along ninety mile beach
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby Fraser on Fri 26/Jul/13 9:51pm

Well to get you up to speed with the rest of the world here are Episodes
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby dented on Sat 27/Jul/13 4:15pm

fugspit wrote:Ok, It's not very unusual but it's a V8, it's quite fast and it's mine

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What does the number plate mean?
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby dented on Sat 27/Jul/13 4:18pm

When I grow up im going to get a bed like this
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby ShoreBoy on Sun 28/Jul/13 9:04pm

Spent yesterday at Hampton Downs for the 12 Hour endurance race. Good fun, it incorporated a 1, 2, 3, and 6 hour race too.
The 12 hour was inevitably won by a 997 GT3 (and second place too), but a Seat Leon Supercopa TDi managed 3rd which was kind acoo. Weird hearing a race car rev so low though.

However, by far and away the best achievement in my opinion was in the 6 hour. A few guys showed up with their bog standard 2K Cup MR2 (which they paid $2000 or less for), drove it around for 6 hours without a single mechanical issue on one set of tyres and one set of brake pads. They may not have won, but they certainly finished and in doing so beat a number of teams with considerably higher budgets!
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Re: Unusual Cars Mkii Gti

Postby foremannz on Sun 28/Jul/13 10:52pm

ShoreBoy wrote:Spent yesterday at Hampton Downs for the 12 Hour endurance race. Good fun, it incorporated a 1, 2, 3, and 6 hour race too.
The 12 hour was inevitably won by a 997 GT3 (and second place too), but a Seat Leon Supercopa TDi managed 3rd which was kind acoo. Weird hearing a race car rev so low though.

However, by far and away the best achievement in my opinion was in the 6 hour. A few guys showed up with their bog standard 2K Cup MR2 (which they paid $2000 or less for), drove it around for 6 hours without a single mechanical issue on one set of tyres and one set of brake pads. They may not have won, but they certainly finished and in doing so beat a number of teams with considerably higher budgets!

Its the age old statement - to finish first, first you must finish! As for the Seat, its economy is increadible, down to less than 1/3rd the Porsche, so if all things being equal, it would be realistic to say the Porsche's would have to pit for fuel at least 3 times more often!
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