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01-21-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,140
Posted By gavriil

I mean with forced-feeding becoming mainstream,...

I mean with forced-feeding becoming mainstream, which translates into very strong torque figures, the need for more gears, I do not understand. Must be improving gas consumption.
01-21-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2,855
Views: 219,360
Posted By gavriil

What? For real? :what:

What? For real? :what:
01-20-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2,855
Views: 219,360
Posted By gavriil

Thank you all. Nice to see some old "faces"...

Thank you all. Nice to see some old "faces" around and thanks for the warm welcome notes. Long story, lots of personal stuff had changed, nothing bad, just adventures. I made the mistake of...
01-20-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,855
Views: 219,360
Posted By gavriil

Hello all after several years of a hiatus. Looks...

Hello all after several years of a hiatus. Looks like an evolution of the C6 more than anything.
07-12-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 69,024
Posted By gavriil

I wonder what the CTSV would do with ceramic...

I wonder what the CTSV would do with ceramic brakes.
03-24-2009, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3,879
Views: 287,368
Posted By gavriil

More flexible engine/powertrain in Europe means...

More flexible engine/powertrain in Europe means more torque in low and mid revs.
03-18-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,589
Views: 145,048
Posted By gavriil

Looks like a mini Infiniti FX45 to me.

Looks like a mini Infiniti FX45 to me.
01-15-2009, 03:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,843
Posted By gavriil

HP wars only get postponed...

HP wars only get postponed...
01-03-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,594
Posted By gavriil

I have tested this engine in various M cars. ...

I have tested this engine in various M cars. What was impressive about it was its incredible sensitivity to its gas pedal and the abundant torque everywhere especially on low revs, since I was...
10-29-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 116,725
Posted By gavriil

Great work overall. Following an evolutionary...

Great work overall. Following an evolutionary strategy rather than a revolutionary one. They might have gone a little too crazy on the design of both the front and the rear lights, however I...
10-24-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 51,012
Posted By gavriil

Credit score of 600 shows that BMW is desparate...

Credit score of 600 shows that BMW is desparate for sales, however 0.9% financing is not enough. They need to add rebates or other similar incentives. Prices must come down and I think they will in...
10-24-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1,589
Views: 145,048
Posted By gavriil

For some reason I feel that vehicles ala-X6 will...

For some reason I feel that vehicles ala-X6 will not sell that well.
10-21-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 100,516
Posted By gavriil

So with tax in IL it would go to around 65K plus...

So with tax in IL it would go to around 65K plus the sunroof, cos I dont see much of anything else that I would add from the options list, make it 66K. Not inexpensive, but a ton of car for the...
10-21-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4,313
Views: 462,228
Posted By gavriil

Guys I am sure we will see at least 375 if not...

Guys I am sure we will see at least 375 if not more power off of a V8 from Honda. Their usual philosophy of most-power-appearing-at-the-higher-rpm-range will be followed on any engine they produce,...
10-21-2008, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4,313
Views: 462,228
Posted By gavriil

I don't see much good in this news really. Here...

I don't see much good in this news really. Here are my thoughts:

1. Now that everyone is gas-consumption-sensitive, now Honda goes up in displacement and number of cylinders? I assume this will...
10-16-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 100,516
Posted By gavriil

This is a smart move by GM. This is how they...

This is a smart move by GM. This is how they need to think, you need to beat the competition to the punch with equal or better tech and offers.
10-16-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 100,516
Posted By gavriil

Probably for reasons of cost. I am guessing the...

Probably for reasons of cost. I am guessing the Z06's motor is probably gonna be phased out soon.
10-15-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 59,055
Posted By gavriil

I think GM will be able to raise more cash in...

I think GM will be able to raise more cash in 2009. The article above says it's "next to impossible these days" but I think 6-9 months from now, things will be very different with credit markets. ...
10-15-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,552
Posted By gavriil

How stupid of an ad. People are having babies...

How stupid of an ad. People are having babies simply because of German engineering? How arrogant and dumb!
10-14-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 100,516
Posted By gavriil

Btw, for some reason I have a hard time believing...

Btw, for some reason I have a hard time believing this 400 pounds of torque at idle claim. Sounds too high of a number considering the peak.
10-14-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 59,055
Posted By gavriil

You cant go Chap 11 as an automaker. The minute...

You cant go Chap 11 as an automaker. The minute the rumors start, no one will buy one car from you.
10-13-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 100,516
Posted By gavriil

Sounds like an amazing car to drive hard.

Sounds like an amazing car to drive hard.
10-13-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,847
Views: 100,516
Posted By gavriil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB8ibDrfmA8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB8ibDrfmA8
10-13-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 59,055
Posted By gavriil

Two things I believe are main points here about...

Two things I believe are main points here about Cerberus and you mentioned one:

1. Cerberus wants to dip into GMAC
2. Cerberus wants to get rid of Chrysler because they know they bit more than...
10-13-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 59,055
Posted By gavriil

Btw, right now, it is just an idea that's...

Btw, right now, it is just an idea that's officially being discussed. Far from a sure thing. Plus if it is to happen, GM will need some serious cash infusion in order to do it. And with the credit...
10-13-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 59,055
Posted By gavriil

THis is a great case study for school. These are...

THis is a great case study for school. These are historic times we are witnessing guys. In 2060 people will be saying "remember the financial crisis of 2008?....blah, blah...."
10-13-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 59,055
Posted By gavriil

For sure lots of jobs will be lost and Detroit...

For sure lots of jobs will be lost and Detroit really needs a severe trimming, if not clipping, of its workforce. We needed fewer, more competent people in that industry if it's to survive. However...
10-13-2008, 03:06 AM
10-12-2008, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 116,725
Posted By gavriil

I am expecting either the same HP claim or very...

I am expecting either the same HP claim or very slightly higher. Like 5-10 HP higher.
10-12-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 116,725
Posted By gavriil

I don't think a V8 makes sense in a Z right now.

I don't think a V8 makes sense in a Z right now.
10-12-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 59,055
Posted By gavriil

If this merger makes sense or not will be defined...

If this merger makes sense or not will be defined by HOW it will be implemented. It could make a lot of sense, or it could fail miserably. It's up to the quality of the people who design the...
10-12-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,110
Posted By gavriil

This is so predictable. Gas goes up in price...

This is so predictable. Gas goes up in price plus tough economic times take place and every manufaturer goes smaller and more efficient. Dejavu.
10-12-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 58,355
Posted By gavriil

See, Nissan mgt was criticised for delaying the...

See, Nissan mgt was criticised for delaying the launch of the GTR a couple of years ago. Carlos back then said, we will delay it for 1.5 years so we do it right. This is exactly what BMW has been...
10-12-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 58,355
Posted By gavriil

One thing is for sure. The GTR has gotten the...

One thing is for sure. The GTR has gotten the attention of Porshe in a big way. And in the end that will be good for us the consumers.
10-12-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 58,355
Posted By gavriil

No surprises here. That's what happened with the...

No surprises here. That's what happened with the Ford GT and other offerings, especially forced-fed offerings. It's true that in order to make 123 mph for the 1/4 mile, with this much weight, you...
10-05-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12,053
Views: 682,112
Posted By gavriil

Which is not super small either, even for...

Which is not super small either, even for American standards. The 6 is now a large sedan for Euro standards.
10-05-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12,053
Views: 682,112
Posted By gavriil

Yeah I know what you mean. Many get bigger with...

Yeah I know what you mean. Many get bigger with their sedans mostly because the sedans have "stolen" a large chunk off of the SUV market. People left the large (especially truck-platform-based)...
10-04-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,100
Views: 152,873
Posted By gavriil

Looks sporty from the front and conservative from...

Looks sporty from the front and conservative from the rear. Overall it looks just find IMO.
10-04-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12,053
Views: 682,112
Posted By gavriil

Like with the Accord, Honda has decided to go...

Like with the Accord, Honda has decided to go large in the USA.

Now that everyone is getting smaller :)
09-28-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12,053
Views: 682,112
Posted By gavriil

Correct. The numbers I was looking at were for...

Correct. The numbers I was looking at were for the same engine in detuned form destined for the refreshed A6.

Here is the S4's info:...
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