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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-10 23:30:27 Reply

At 7/10/08 11:23 PM, HTID wrote: Also, prior to the Bugatti Veyron release, it was the fastest production car on the planet? Am I right?

Probably. I'd love to drive a Veyron just once on the Volkswagen test track, though, just to experience that sheer power. It's not my favourite car ever, but it would be awesome to experience driving it.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-11 07:00:48 Reply

URGENT NEWSFLASH!!! The Veyron has been dethroned!!!

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-11 13:44:14 Reply

Hey guys sorry I haven't posted for a bit, my PC was acting up. Glad to see there are a few new members and that Rohan had a good trip.

Anyway, on to cars. I had a look at that link Rohan posted. It's the SSC Ultimate Aero TT, the high-performance version of a Shelby model. It got clocked at a whopping 257mph! Not surprising given it has a 1,183 bhp engine!

But, the Bugatti still remains the fastest accelerating car in the world. 0-60 in 2.5 seconds as opposed to the Aero's 2.78.

On top of that, it looks pretty sweet too!

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-11 16:03:43 Reply

Hey MGS, glad to see you back. That Aero seems like one hell of a monster. Just disappointed that I didn't hear about it before on Top Gear or something like that.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-12 06:41:09 Reply

At 7/11/08 04:03 PM, RohantheBarbarian wrote: Hey MGS, glad to see you back. That Aero seems like one hell of a monster. Just disappointed that I didn't hear about it before on Top Gear or something like that.

Glad to be back Rohan. I'd love to see a drag race between a Koenigsegg and the Aero. That would kick monumental ass!

Geez it's quiet around here, is everyone on vacation or something?

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-12 11:58:26 Reply

At 7/12/08 06:41 AM, MGSTroll wrote:
Glad to be back Rohan. I'd love to see a drag race between a Koenigsegg and the Aero. That would kick monumental ass!

Provided it was a Koenigsegg CCXR it could actually be a very close race. Perhaps an even better racce though would be one between a Melling Hellcat and a Bristol fighter T. It is predicted that both cars will reach speeds in excess of 270mph.

Also, on the way to the gym yesterday I managed to spot an Aston Martin DB9, a Bentley Continental GT, a Lotus Elise, a BMW 745i, an ML65AMG and an E65AMG. Just one of the perks of going to a gym in a rich area.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-12 16:21:26 Reply

At 7/12/08 11:58 AM, metalstorm wrote:
Also, on the way to the gym yesterday I managed to spot an Aston Martin DB9, a Bentley Continental GT, a Lotus Elise, a BMW 745i, an ML65AMG and an E65AMG. Just one of the perks of going to a gym in a rich area.

You. Lucky. Bastard.

Just kidding. Seriously though, I envy you, I really do.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-12 16:27:27 Reply

At 7/11/08 01:44 PM, MGSTroll wrote: But, the Bugatti still remains the fastest accelerating car in the world. 0-60 in 2.5 seconds as opposed to the Aero's 2.78.

Either way, both cars accelerate fast as hell and I would be lucky to even touch one in my lifetime.

On top of that, it looks pretty sweet too!

I don't think it's even possible to make a car like that not look sweet.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-12 16:55:23 Reply

At 7/12/08 04:27 PM, jew193 wrote:
I don't think it's even possible to make a car like that not look sweet.

True enough. Hell with an engine like that I couldn't care less what it looks like!

Well, within reason...
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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-12 19:04:57 Reply

At 7/11/08 07:00 AM, RohantheBarbarian wrote: URGENT NEWSFLASH!!! The Veyron has been dethroned!!!

The Veyron looks better IMO, and that car only beats its top speed by, what, 7 mph? MEH. The Veyron was the pioneer anyway.

At 7/11/08 01:44 PM, MGSTroll wrote: Anyway, on to cars. I had a look at that link Rohan posted. It's the SSC Ultimate Aero TT, the high-performance version of a Shelby model. It got clocked at a whopping 257mph! Not surprising given it has a 1,183 bhp engine!

But, the Bugatti still remains the fastest accelerating car in the world. 0-60 in 2.5 seconds as opposed to the Aero's 2.78.

LOL, so the extra 182 BHP only adds an extra 7 MPH on the top speed, and it doesn't even accelerate as fast as the Veyron? What a freakin' joke, what kind of crappy production team was working on that car? ;P


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-13 06:04:49 Reply

At 7/12/08 07:04 PM, NEVR wrote:
LOL, so the extra 182 BHP only adds an extra 7 MPH on the top speed, and it doesn't even accelerate as fast as the Veyron? What a freakin' joke, what kind of crappy production team was working on that car? ;P

Americans.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-13 06:23:31 Reply

Wow, with a computer some people can do anything.

I don't remember using a Koenigsegg or a Veyron in GTA...

Imagine if Top Gear had a 3 way drag between the Koenigsegg, Veyron and SSC Ultimate Aero, and a few other super-fast cars (Zondas maybe, or that crazy Caparo T1...)

The resulting race might be so cool that it could tear a hole in our reality. Probably wouldn't happen though, think of the Health & Safety regulations that would be involved...

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-13 14:19:30 Reply

At 7/13/08 06:23 AM, RohantheBarbarian wrote:
The resulting race might be so cool that it could tear a hole in our reality.

Anyway, that would be sooooo amazing, but like you said, it's too complicated (and expensive) to ever happen.

By the way, I missed TG last week, what happened? Did I miss much?

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-13 14:22:55 Reply

At 7/13/08 06:04 AM, HTID wrote: Americans.

That article has the Veyron's BHP listed as 987 or something, when last I checked, it was 1,001 (hence me stating that there's a 182 BHP difference between the two cars). So either the wiki article is wrong, or Top Gear is wrong. I'm inclined to believe it's the wiki article, being that it's a user-contribution-based site.


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-13 16:47:19 Reply

Anyone else see Top Gear tonight? Man, I love when they do these crazy races, but (assuming it wasn't staged) man it was close! 3 damn minutes between them? Wow. And that Japanese public transport system is about 100 years ahead of the one where I live.

Anyway, what did you think of the Nissan? Personally I wasn't that impressed. Sure it was quick, but it just seemed so, I don't know, bland I suppose. Maybe it's just me.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-13 17:34:21 Reply

At 7/13/08 04:47 PM, RohantheBarbarian wrote: Anyone else see Top Gear tonight?

Of course.

Anyway, what did you think of the Nissan? Personally I wasn't that impressed. Sure it was quick, but it just seemed so, I don't know, bland I suppose. Maybe it's just me.

Not all that amazing, really. I was more impressed with the Japanese public transport if I'm brutally honest. My favourite Top Gear race is the one between the Veyron and the plane, manned by Hammond and May... although I would like to see the race they had to the north pole again (very disappointed that Hammond lost that one).


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-13 19:46:45 Reply

do you remember the one where they were in africa? oliver is the best car ever!


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-14 06:56:50 Reply

This is an interesting debate actually: what is everyone's fave TG episode?

My personal favourite is the one where they drive across they USA, and paint stuff like "Man Love Rules OK" and "NASCAR SUCKS" (I think that was one) on each others cars. Some of the reactions where fucking priceless, especially when they wound up getting chased.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-14 12:10:01 Reply

my favorite was probally the one where they were driving a zonda, a ford gt, and a ferrari in france and they were trying to get out of the parking garage


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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-14 16:54:34 Reply

At 7/14/08 12:10 PM, baker256 wrote: my favorite was probally the one where they were driving a zonda, a ford gt, and a ferrari in france and they were trying to get out of the parking garage

Yeah that's a pretty good one.

Personally, I love the Winter Olympics episode. You know, the one where they launch a Mini Cooper down a ski ramp using rockets. Fucking classic.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-15 08:56:10 Reply

Oops, forgot to add that the ice hockey was pretty good as well. Jeremy would make a shit referee!

Man this place had been like a ghost town lately...
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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-15 11:37:27 Reply

At 7/15/08 08:56 AM, MGSTroll wrote: Oops, forgot to add that the ice hockey was pretty good as well. Jeremy would make a shit referee!

Love the Winter Olympics episode. got it on DVD and everything. I'm thinking of checking out Amazon for a few more of the "specials". I wonder if the Botswana episode got made into a DVD yet?

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-15 14:18:08 Reply

Hey guys, this club looks pretty cool, can I join?

Anyway, my fave car is the Zonda S. Don't ask me why, I just love them.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-15 14:48:50 Reply

At 7/15/08 02:18 PM, Paddilicus wrote: Hey guys, this club looks pretty cool, can I join?

Hello, and welcome to the Car Enthusiasts club (and NewGrounds apparently).

If possible, could you put a link to the club in your sig? You can do this by clicking My Account in the top-right corner, then Forum Signature, then copy/pasting a link and label into the space provided.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-15 16:39:06 Reply

At 7/15/08 02:48 PM, MGSTroll wrote:
Hello, and welcome to the Car Enthusiasts club (and NewGrounds apparently).

Thanks for having me.

If possible, could you put a link to the club in your sig? You can do this by clicking My Account in the top-right corner, then Forum Signature, then copy/pasting a link and label into the space provided.

Done, and done.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-15 16:58:32 Reply

Hey, we got ourselves a new member. Welcome Paddilicus, hope you'll be a frequent poster here.

Don't slate me for this, but I never liked Zondas. I know they're bullet fast and look cool, but they just never appealed to me. They never sparked the adrenaline-fuelled screaming 8-year-old in me in the same way as when I saw my first real-life Ferrari, or found out about this amazing new (at the time) car called the McLaren F1.

P.S. Woohoo, 400th post!!!
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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-16 05:34:30 Reply

At 7/15/08 04:58 PM, RohantheBarbarian wrote: Hey, we got ourselves a new member. Welcome Paddilicus, hope you'll be a frequent poster here.

Thanks for having me!

Don't slate me for this, but I never liked Zondas. I know they're bullet fast and look cool, but they just never appealed to me.

I. Hate. You.

Just kidding. Seriously though, how can you hate Zondas? I just don't understand that.

P.S. Woohoo, 400th post!!!

Congrats.

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-16 12:18:57 Reply

At 7/15/08 04:58 PM, RohantheBarbarian wrote:
Don't slate me for this, but I never liked Zondas.

Blasphemy!

Joking. Seriously, Zondas are pretty cool in my view. Much better than the Saleen S7.

*Prepares for angry backlash from Rohan*
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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-16 16:03:15 Reply

At 7/16/08 12:18 PM, MGSTroll wrote:
Joking. Seriously, Zondas are pretty cool in my view. Much better than the Saleen S7.

Uncalled for dude. Totally uncalled for. That's my dream car you're talking about.

*Prepares for angry backlash from Rohan*

You are damn lucky that you caught me in a good humour. That's fair enough, it's your opinion. But the Saleen just kicks so much ass in my opinion, and I don't normally like American cars too much. It just looks so sexy. Look at it!

*Prepares for immature jokes about calling a car "sexy"*

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Response to The Car Enthusiasts Club 2008-07-16 23:18:43 Reply

Hey guys, long time no speak, hows it been?

Haven't been able to get on NG for a few days, so sorry bout the inactivity.

Anyway, I was wondering if you knew of any car customisation games that featured Honda Integras? The ONLY one I know of is Nitto Legends, but I was thinking of finding one a little more casual.