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Old 11-09-2004, 12:30 AM
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nice vid~ glad he liked the car..heh
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Another top gear video.
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Writing VIPER on the asphalt with the car.

And damn...the Viper is quick even in the wet. I wonder how quick it would be in the dry?
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I like the "rawness" of the viper and I've been fortunate enough to drive the old model. It's got insane power and you can light the wheels up with ease but the suspension needed a lot of work. From the sounds of it, not much has changed in the suspension department because the review mimics my thoughts exactly.

The car grips like mad but when it lets go it really lets go. There's next to no warning that the rear end is about to come around and when it does, it is really tough to get back in line. The best way I can describe it is that the rear end is driving on ice when it breaks loose. You go from insane grip to absolutely no grip in a blink of an eye. I'm impressed that The Stig was able to control it so well in the wet. He's one hell of a driver.
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Originally Posted by Dan Martin
I like the "rawness" of the viper and I've been fortunate enough to drive the old model. It's got insane power and you can light the wheels up with ease but the suspension needed a lot of work. From the sounds of it, not much has changed in the suspension department because the review mimics my thoughts exactly.

The car grips like mad but when it lets go it really lets go. There's next to no warning that the rear end is about to come around and when it does, it is really tough to get back in line. The best way I can describe it is that the rear end is driving on ice when it breaks loose. You go from insane grip to absolutely no grip in a blink of an eye. I'm impressed that The Stig was able to control it so well in the wet. He's one hell of a driver.


My last stint driving a Viper left me soaked in sweat. That thing is a BEAST of epic proportions. I those guys that make a living of driving the Viper GTS-R Comp Coupe.
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Old 11-09-2004, 11:36 AM
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Is Top Gear offered on Speed. I know we get 5th Gear (great show, and I guess it's a spin off show), but what about top gear (USA)?
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Old 11-09-2004, 11:41 AM
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Is the video linked above foobar? Both WM and QT tell me they don't have codec for it. WM has audio but no video.
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Originally Posted by majormojo
Is the video linked above foobar? Both WM and QT tell me they don't have codec for it. WM has audio but no video.
Xvid or DiVX codec required first before viewing.
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Old 11-09-2004, 12:08 PM
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I have DivX...

Edit: Nevermind, I reinstalled DivX and all is well now. Stupid computers.
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Then try the Xvid codec. And also, considering it's an .avi, having quicktime probably wouldn't hurt.
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Awesome vid.
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just like to mention, not for bragging purposes tho. that i have drivin this exact car on a few occasions.
insane is the only word for it. 1-2 shift at 99 km/h. thats how it does 0-60 in the 3.9 seconds.

you can just do a 180 anywhere you please as well.
i do beleive there are many better choices to spend the money on though. like a corvette for almost half the cash
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Originally Posted by TSX Cman
just like to mention, not for bragging purposes tho. that i have drivin this exact car on a few occasions.
insane is the only word for it. 1-2 shift at 99 km/h. thats how it does 0-60 in the 3.9 seconds.

you can just do a 180 anywhere you please as well.
i do beleive there are many better choices to spend the money on though. like a corvette for almost half the cash
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But a Corvette just is not as BRUTAL. The Viper just has such an aura to it.
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hahhaha pet elephant hahahah
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the corvette is an amazing car. ive experienced both of the cars. definately not as barbaric tho.
but i would rather have a vette than vipe, call me crazy, if you didnt compare cash, obviosu differences, most people should find the vette more inviting than the viper
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Old 11-09-2004, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by TSX Cman
the corvette is an amazing car. ive experienced both of the cars. definately not as barbaric tho.
but i would rather have a vette than vipe, call me crazy, if you didnt compare cash, obviosu differences, most people should find the vette more inviting than the viper
I'm with you. I LOVE the Z06s!!
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Old 11-10-2004, 05:08 PM
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Nothing comes close in Performance/Price ratio... The Lotus Exige is just in a league of its own... Faster on a track than a Porsche GT3 but yet worth $40K US...
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Old 11-11-2004, 08:12 PM
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Top Gear?

Is there a site out there with all of the top gear videos?
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Old 11-11-2004, 09:59 PM
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Racingflix.com but they're being jewish on the bandwidth.
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Old 11-12-2004, 11:28 AM
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:39 PM
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after going htrough those links and reading the "whats hot whats not" "whats cool whats Uncool" cars.... Top Gear just pisses me off.

OK! according to Top Gear guys

BMW 3 SERIES
BMW M3
BMW X5
Bugatti Veyron
Chrysler PT Cruiser
Chrysler Voyager
CitroŽn C2 Pluriel
CitroŽn C5
Daihatsu Charade
Fiat Stilo
Ford Fiesta
Ford Focus
Ford Fusion
Ford Galaxy
Hummer
Hyundai Trajet
Kia Sedona
Lamborghini Gallardo
Lexus LX200
Mercedes CLK
Mercedes SL
Mercedes SLK 32 AMG
Mitsubishi Evo 8
Nissan 350Z
Peugeot 807
Porsche 911 Convertible
Porsche 911 Turbo
Porsche Carrera 4
Renault Scenic
Seat Ibiza
Subaru Imprezza STI
Toyota Avensis
Toyota Previa
Vauxhall Astra
Vauxhall Corsa
Vauxhall Signum
Vauxhall Vectra
Volvo S80
Volvo V70
VW Beetle Cabriolet
VW Golf Diesel
---------------------------------------ALL THESE CARS WERE LABELED UNCOOL LOL!



BUT THEN! the good part


Alfa 147 & GTA
Alfa GTV
Audi A2
Audi A3
Audi A6
Bentley Continental GT
CitroŽn Berlingo
CitroŽn C2 GTR
CitroŽn C3
Daihatsu Copen
Ferrari Enzo
Fiat Multipla
Ford Focus RS
Ford KA
Holden Monaro
Honda Civic type R
Honda Jazz
Hyundai Coupť
Jaguar XJ
Jaguar XJR
Koenigsegg
Land Rover
Maserati 4200GT
Mazda MX5
Mazda RX8
Mitsubishi Shogun
Peugeot 206 GTI 180
Renault Clio
Renault Laguna
Renault Megane
Renault Vel Satis
Rolls Royce Phantom
Saab 93
Saab 95
Subaru Forester
Subaru Legacy
Suzuki Liana
VW Golf Mk4
VW Golf R32
VW Phaeton
------------------------------------These are the COOL! cars....

i dont know about you guys but from where i come from Lambo Gallardo's and M3's are sure hell of alot cooler then a damn Civic Type R


top gear bucha old ass moles
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Old 11-12-2004, 03:14 PM
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for the m3 Jeremy didnt like the smg...but strangly he LOVED it on the enzo
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if you live in london, you start to hate every bmw, MB and porsche because it is too freakin everywhere. German cars just don't stand out in here anymore. i don't know about gallardo,but people don't even like 360 modena anymore because it is driven by every rich people.
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Yeah, Hondas are far less popular in the UK, hence they have this aura of being unique and different. The fact that they are fun to drive, good on gas and PRACTICAL in the UK make them desireable.

Top Gear tends to rate things differently than most US magazines. Points get knocked off for cheap interiors (like the Corvette) and for engines/suspensions that are crude. Its a different way of looking at cars but I tend to agree with most of Top Gear's assessments.
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Yeah, Hondas are far less popular in the UK, hence they have this aura of being unique and different. The fact that they are fun to drive, good on gas and PRACTICAL in the UK make them desireable.

Top Gear tends to rate things differently than most US magazines. Points get knocked off for cheap interiors (like the Corvette) and for engines/suspensions that are crude. Its a different way of looking at cars but I tend to agree with most of Top Gear's assessments.

i agree
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Top Gear's study on Burnouts

click here

this video is hilarious! i dont know when it took place, but it's briliant!
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i've seen something like this b4
but for go which show it was like 3 years ago

they asked bunch of grannies like OLD grannies and taught them how to do
donuts on s2k's hahah
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HAHHAHHAHHA
i loved it when the guy in red spooked out when he stepd on the pedal muahaha
ROFL...
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If you have access to BBC America programming, please, please go to this link and drop them a line requesting that they add it to their programming. Thanks in advance!
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Top Gear - Jaguar Diesel Terst Drive

Did anyone see that yet? That girl who competes with Jeremy Clarkson is HOT! I think she is even better than Vicki from Fifth Gear!!!

I think Top Gear needs a female host...and there's one readily available!

I will try to capture the screen and post it later on...
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ok screen cap doesn't work...damn

I need help! Damn she's hot
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hmmm... can't seem to find anything...

Junkster, who did notice the Jag diesel review on Top Gear site
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dude if you download the episode off BT you will see her...she got a Russian accent...so so so so so secy~
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Man you guys need to get some girlfriends...
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her name was Sabin (sp?) and i didn't think she was that hot. i wonder who's the better driver, her or Vicki.

Top Gear definitely needs a female cohost.
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Man you guys need to get some girlfriends...
Well we just admire girls who likes to drive and good at it~

http://www.jwhubbers.nl/ring/sabine/index.php

I found this site about her...and apparently she IS married...
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