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Old 05-31-2004, 11:51 PM
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entertaining to say the least. But what does Tiff think?
Jeremy is not analytical enough.
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'Old' NSX kills C6 (Top Gear Video)

http://www.sleepy-fish.com/sleepy/To...orvette_lo.wmv

The race is about halfway through an 8 minute, 20 mb video.

Probably a fluke, but a win is a win . . .

Top Gear didn't have much positive to say about the Vette, although it did post a very quick, if dirty, time around the road course.

YMMV.
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Old 08-02-2004, 05:36 PM
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there is no way. that fool cant drive. the new c6 is capable of 4.3 o-60's the way that thing beat teh vet the the guy wasnt driving good. oh and just wait for the Z06
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TOP GEAR DRAG RACE: C6 vette 6mt vs '03 NSX 6mt(SHOCKING RESULT inside!)

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:padlock: Ib4tehmovetocartalk...

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koo vid
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it was "fixed"
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Old 08-03-2004, 01:42 AM
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damn that nsx got up and moved at the start then got passed like a slim fast with a fat person
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I don't believe it.. can't trust Top Gear anymore..
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very interesting
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Top Gear Video of production Ford GT

I am downloading it now ... but I can only IMAGINE how bad a$$ this is going to be

http://www.sleepy-fish.com/sleepy/TopGear_FordGT_lo.wmv

Just a reminder of what this puppy is all about:

2005 FORD GT WILL DELIVER 550 HORSEPOWER IN PRODUCTION TRIM

The Ford GT's official horsepower rating has been set at 550 horsepower - more than 100 hp per liter.
Car & Driver magazine clocked the Ford GT's 0-60 mph acceleration time at 3.3 seconds, and it reached a quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 128 mph.

DEARBORN, Mich. March 1, 2004 - Final certification testing of the 2005 Ford GT's powertrain shows that the car's 5.4-liter DOHC supercharged V-8 is producing an average of 550 horsepower and 500 lb.-ft. of torque - 50 more horsepower than preliminary estimates.

"With more than 100 horsepower per liter, the performance potential of the Ford GT is incredible," said John Coletti, Director, Ford SVT programs.

For its January 2004 cover story, "Judgment Day!" Car & Driver magazine clocked the Ford GT's 0-60 mph acceleration at 3.3 seconds, and it crossed a quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 128 mph. In the same test, Ferrari's $193,000 Challenge Stradale took four seconds to reach 60 mph, and was 0.8 seconds and 13 mph slower through the quarter-mile.

"The Ford GT is a showcase for Ford's design and engineering capability - and pure passion for building great cars," Coletti added.

The Ford GT's chassis is as sophisticated as its engine is powerful. The car is built around an exceptionally stiff but lightweight aluminum space frame and the suspension is a double-wishbone design with coil-over monotube dampers.

Aluminum is also used for the body panels. Other lightweight materials, including carbon fiber and magnesium, are used throughout the vehicle. The brakes are equally sophisticated, featuring four-piston Brembo calipers that grip massive 14-inch front and 13.2-inch rear cross-drilled and vented rotors. The gearbox is a rear-mounted Ricardo six-speed manual transaxle.

Ford recently announced that the winning golfer's prize package at the Ford Championship at Doral will now include the all-new Ford GT. Valued at more than $140,000, the Ford GT supercar will be the most valuable automobile prize in the history of the PGA Tour. And now, with 550hp, it's the most powerful.

The 2005 Ford GT's 5.4-liter V-8 will be built at Ford's Romeo Engine Plant in Romeo, Mich. The vehicle will be assembled at Ford's Wixom Assembly Plant in Wixom, Mich. Production will begin this summer with deliveries to dealerships beginning shortly after that.

The Ford GT's MSRP of $139,995 excludes optional equipment, destination and delivery charges, applicable taxes, and title, license and registration fees. Transaction prices are determined by authorized Ford dealers.
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Old 08-05-2004, 10:05 PM
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w00t! time for a break from studying
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92% ... I am getting pumped for this one
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NASTY is all i can say about that car.
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Another classic top gear. I love that car but I think I would need that house at the race track if I had one.
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Old 08-05-2004, 11:02 PM
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That's funny...the host got only 4 miles per gallon.

I would probably get less mileage because that car would beg me to floor it at every possible momment.
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Old 08-05-2004, 11:38 PM
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4 miles to the gallon!

ANd whats with jeremy, he just recently sold his ferrari 355 to buy a SL55amg, and now he bought one of these?

the way the chastized him in the end was great
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Old 08-06-2004, 01:41 AM
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I love top gear ... too bad the current series is done with and no more new ones until october
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Old 08-06-2004, 04:54 PM
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Don't see how anything can really be taken from it without times.
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Old 08-06-2004, 05:11 PM
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I can believe it. I've always thought vettes were overrated anyway.
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Originally Posted by cls6sp03
I can believe it. I've always thought vettes were overrated anyway.
The C6 has been clocked in the mid-high 12's in the 1/4 from every source I've seen so far. It won't lose to a NSX unless driven really shitty. How is a Vette overrated? 400/400 for $45k?? It's one of the best price/performance ratio's out there
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Originally Posted by cls6sp03
I can believe it. I've always thought vettes were overrated anyway.
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Old 08-06-2004, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by cls6sp03
I can believe it. I've always thought vettes were overrated anyway.
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Old 08-07-2004, 07:33 AM
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the NSX looks like the only car that got traction
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the NSX looks like the only car that got traction
I believe the '03 NSX 6MT is available with traction control.
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Originally Posted by cls6sp03
I believe the '03 NSX 6MT is available with traction control.
The C6 and 911 also have traction control, but I'm sure all were disabled
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Originally Posted by provench
92% ... I am getting pumped for this one
You really need a high-speed connection!
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Old 08-09-2004, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by bbbradley
You really need a high-speed connection!
I have one ... but that doesn't control the speed of the server
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Well, it's American...but damn that things fast.
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that is absolutely impossible. the driver of the corvette simply was not trying. there is absolutely no possible way an NSX will beat that vette in a straight line. the nsx is simply far to underpowered by comparision. i have lost all respect for top gear. the NSX has absolutely no advantage whatsoever over the vette and even being mid-engine isnt going to help when you are well over 100 hp and 100 ft lbs of torque shy of the competitor...

in a word...

BULLSHIT
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Originally Posted by provench
I have one ... but that doesn't control the speed of the server
Hmmm, no delays on the server side here...
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Originally Posted by bbbradley
Hmmm, no delays on the server side here...
Did you get in your time machine and test it when I originally downloaded it?

The video is awesome ... it has a place permantly on my hard drive along with a 911 vs. Ferrari one that was recently posted
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That video is fucking awesome. I love how they were making fun of Jeremy towards the end. Him trying to climb into the car with the Prius parked next to it was damn hilarious.
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That video is fucking awesome. I love how they were making fun of Jeremy towards the end. Him trying to climb into the car with the Prius parked next to it was damn hilarious.

Ya, that was the best part

You guys should check out the Carrera GT and McLaren Mercedes SLR videos. Their lap times are 1st and 2nd respectively on the power lap times chart. I dont think anyone will be beating the Carrera time (1:19.x) anytime soon, unless maybe they get their hands on an Enzo.
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Originally Posted by fdl
Ya, that was the best part

You guys should check out the Carrera GT and McLaren Mercedes SLR videos. Their lap times are 1st and 2nd respectively on the power lap times chart. I dont think anyone will be beating the Carrera time (1:19.x) anytime soon, unless maybe they get their hands on an Enzo.
Holy shit...yeah, I totally cannot believe how amazing the Carrera was. Watching Jeremy throw that thing around was just awe inspiring. I wonder how I can get his job?
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What's the deal with The Stig? I saw a "stig's last drive" video on sleepy fish's website. Is he still with the show or did he go somewhere else? It's great being able to compare lap times between the cars they review especially since they had the same driver.
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Originally Posted by CGTSX2004
Holy shit...yeah, I totally cannot believe how amazing the Carrera was. Watching Jeremy throw that thing around was just awe inspiring. I wonder how I can get his job?
That car is a handful. Even the stig could barely keep it under control.
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That car is a handful. Even the stig could barely keep it under control.
Yeah...didn't he spin it like 4 or 5 times in the Hammerhead before he got it?

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