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Old 01-11-2019, 02:06 PM
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Agreed ... fast is relative ... but ...

Remind me why are we using fast & minivan in the same sentence?

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Old 01-11-2019, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
Who needs Ludicrous mode when you got Vtec
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yOOOooooo!!!


On a weekly basis, my friends and I say "What most people don't know is, that [insert car here] is actually pretty fast".

The video has stuck with me

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Old 01-11-2019, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 00TL-P3.2 View Post

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That would be a hoot to drive, no doubt.

As somebody who has had 3 x J series .. I can appreciate the work it took to get it there.

Now ... if only it had traction ..
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:47 PM
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Speaking of Model S, now that's a fast car. P100D Ludicrous Mode is scary, scary fast. Once you experience torque in quantities that feel like you're welded to the seat, your idea of fast changes.
I scheduled a Model S test drive with the Tesla dealer by my place in 2 weeks. I heard they use the P100D for demo drives....so hopefully I can get to experience that...by all accounts it seems insane.

What's crazy is that's basically a 4 door family sedan....now imagine what the new Roadster is capable of when it's a fully dedicated sport platform......it's not out of the question that the new Roadster could put up 720S numbers or better.....
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Old 01-11-2019, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by TylerT View Post
Agreed ... fast is relative ... but ...

Remind me why are we using fast & minivan in the same sentence?
The Town was on TV over the weekend. Great movie. This reminded me of that because the real-life robbers the movie was based on used the fastest minivans possible - mainly for all the cargo space needed for the loot. Pretty smart!
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:47 PM
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I scheduled a Model S test drive with the Tesla dealer by my place in 2 weeks. I heard they use the P100D for demo drives....so hopefully I can get to experience that...by all accounts it seems insane.

What's crazy is that's basically a 4 door family sedan....now imagine what the new Roadster is capable of when it's a fully dedicated sport platform......it's not out of the question that the new Roadster could put up 720S numbers or better.....
I've only ridden in one, driving it must be exhilarating.

900+ lb/ft to the wheels will do that for you. The thing wrecks dyno rollers.
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:03 PM
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i was driving the Big boss's X the other day. I didnt consider the acceleration fun ( look at the curve), not even a bit with my motion sickness. But i am sure most of the people would enjoy it



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Old 01-11-2019, 04:37 PM
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You get motion sickness even when you're driving?
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Only with Electric cars, yes.
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Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
Only with Electric cars, yes.
Huh.
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Costco View Post
You get motion sickness even when you're driving?
Very common problem. Companies have tried to develop goggles to deal with it
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:26 PM
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Not quite the same, but when I was working for the local Chevrolet dealer when in college, we had a customer bring in her brand new Equinox, claiming it made her carsick when she drove.
It was less than 50/50, but multiple of our techs also got carsick in it. Chevrolet flew a couple engineers out from Detroit & weeks later no resolution.

Turns out, the 4cyl Equinox (early 2nd gen) put out a frequency from the stereo to 'cancel out' the noise from the fuel pump (or fuel rail, can't recall), And this one was programmed wrong. GM bought it back & we sold it CPO.

I had no problem with it, but my good friend got a little carsick & we had a couple techs who didn't make it out of the parking lot in it.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:30 PM
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That could be a very debatable novelty!
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:34 PM
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Hmm, I wonder if there's are frequencies that can be played to negate motion sickness?

I know a few people who get bad motion sickness in the car, to the point where they prefer driving most of the time.

Funny enough, despite being an Asian woman my mom primarily taught me how to drive and that made me a really good driver. Any jerky movements would aggravate her motion sickness, so I had to learn how to drive smoothly from the very beginning.

But then I became annoyed when people don't drive smoothly...
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It seems that the bigger the car, the smoother I drive.
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It is pretty funny when i rode in the X5 40e, the moment the gas engine kicked it, everything seemed much better
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Originally Posted by Costco View Post
Hmm, I wonder if there's are frequencies that can be played to negate motion sickness?

I know a few people who get bad motion sickness in the car, to the point where they prefer driving most of the time.

Funny enough, despite being an Asian woman my mom primarily taught me how to drive and that made me a really good driver. Any jerky movements would aggravate her motion sickness, so I had to learn how to drive smoothly from the very beginning.

But then I became annoyed when people don't drive smoothly...
Slow is smooth, smooth is fast
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:13 PM
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Prius must be feeling real good now
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Is this the same thing that made officials sick in Cuba?
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I donít find these images to be suitable for the Supra thread - in the interest of avoiding clutter - so I am going to dump them here instead.

I think this car is going to have promise in the tuner crowd and we will see some cool examples coming from those fronts.





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I think the rear bulges on the new Supra is what probably isn't perfect? Again, I'm giving it time and I want to see it in person.
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I think the rear bulges on the new Supra is what probably isn't perfect? Again, I'm giving it time and I want to see it in person.
Thereís gotta be something to tie it to the Camry Sport.
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I think the rear bulges on the new Supra is what probably isn't perfect? Again, I'm giving it time and I want to see it in person.
on the same boat... I think the front end is good and works and then you get to the back half and that’s where things fall apart.

You get a wide body version of this car and it could look hot - how about those Rocket bunny and LibertyWalk type of models, those could have some serious wow factor.
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I must be in the minority, I like everything from the a-pillar back. It's the front that just kinda looks like this:

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The bulgy nose is an oddity for me as well. Maybe it'll look better in person
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I'm not a fan. When I saw the current GTR I was
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The GTR is an ugly monstrosity to me. Way too bulky, reminds me of a Rolls Royce Wraith. Giant car with slab sides. Still impressive for what it is.

+1 on the Supra's Alf nose, not a fan. I'm also withholding judgment until I see it in person several times.
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We can make similar comments about the MKIV’s front end. Funny face.
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Like a whale, like a Viper!
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Like a whale, like a Viper!
it does have similar cues - long swooping hood, curves, etc.

as did the 2000GT
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The 2000GT though will be a classic. This thing they want to call a Supra but it isn't. Not so much.
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I was only referring to design concepts
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Prius must be feeling real good now
Super, extra smooooooth.

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I must be in the minority, I like everything from the a-pillar back. It's the front that just kinda looks like this:

Heh, good point.

Maybe it'll be one of those cars that looks better in person than in photos?......
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