this speed race is getting rediculos

Discussion in '2002 Bugatti 16/4 Veyron Preproduction' started by opelspedster1, Nov 30, 2002.

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    Very true. How often does a manufacturer crash a subcompact into a full-size SUV? Almost never. Why? 'Cause the SUV will come out on top (poor choice of words) every time. I think that's one reason SUV's have become so popular in the United States. If the car they're driving is much larger than the other cars around them, then they feel safer.
     
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    A fact SUV drivers fail to remember is that they can easily flip over durung a turn, are not very manueverable to get out of harms way, and also they can cost you a lot for a gallon(i also know that Ferrari's, lamborghini's, and other super cars take up a lot of gas).
     
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    Also true, but you can't argue the fact that a small compact car will get pounded by an SUV in a collision. I think that, plus the high up view of the road are why most people buy SUV's anymore. I see so many people that use them as a single-person commuter vehicle. It drives me nuts, but I figure as long as I stay out of their way while they're paying more attention to their cell phone then the road, I'll be okay.
     
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    my step-dad was in a car crash. The traffic light wasn't working, he went through, and a car hit him from the side, and knocked him through the shop window with his '94 Isuzu Bighorn Irshmer. He came out worse of, but usually, and ordinary car cames worse of. (esspecially a head on collision.) The unsafety of this car is the fact that wot it hits, will, almost difentely, die. (if it was carshed)the power of this car would send the other car flying backwards, and they would go flying out of the car, and splat on the road (not a pretty site.) I say this car is very safe on the driver, very unsafe on the receiving end of a crash.
     
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    yea i agree, i was driving one the other day, and they are higher up, but things do get distracting, but also when higher up, you can see more of the road, and other cars. its just those "stupid" drivers that dont pay attention to the road and think if im gonna get into an accident, i dont wanna die, so im gonna buy an SUV.
     
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    yeah, i reckon. I hate all those drivers hu go right up ur ass, and if u braked, they'd crash in2 u. If my dad didn't have the ball-bar at the front, and/or if he was in an ordinary car, he mightn't of survived.
     
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    Im sure you've all noticed the new outburst of SUV's, but out of all of them, which do you perfer? My top three would have to go as follows, BMW- very stylish, has power, and electroniclly advanced. AUDI- also has style, and luxurious interior with favorable chassis. and last, is Linclon Navigator- probably the most stylish, very nice interior, chassis is beautiful. has all the electronic toys you need, and very spacish. those are the three that have jumped out at me, and shown me they are nice.
     
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    Audi doesn't have an SUV on the market quite yet. My favorite SUV would have to be the Volkswagen Touareg. When you read the comparisons, it annihilates all the SUV's it's pitted against. It has great off-road capabilities, handles way better than all other SUV's except the Porsche Cayenne (which has the same chassis), plush interior with all sorts of gizmos, space for people and cargo, an exceptional drivetrain, good looks, and costs far less than the other "luxury" SUV's.
     
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    i haven't heard of the VW SUV yet, but ill look it up for sure, from the way you describe it, it sounds awesome.
     
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    yeah, if it's any thing like the Cayenne (or how eva u spell it) it must be pretty good.
     
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    but the Porsche Cayenne (not sure of correct spelling) is way to overpriced though for a SUV.
     
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    Yeah, thats kinda true, but its pretty fast!
     
  13. #138 Monkey, Mar 19, 2003
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    Ok, yes the speed race is rediculous. IF your talking about wanting the best handling car ever find a different car. The Veyron is here to go fast, and I'm sure it will still handle WELL above average... if you wanna rag on a car that is all about power and speed and not about handling discuss the Viper, because to quote a Viper owner I know personally, "It's only good for the straightaways." Don't diss a top speed car in its handling ability. That's like comparing a top-fuel dragster with a rally car, yes they both are awesome in their own right, but they will NEVER win the others event.

    And just for the record... I look down upon no-one...I drive a Fiero...<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
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    i went to the website, the car looks rather nice. and the interior seems very comfortable, i think it would be in my top five list somewhere. but do you know the price, i didnt get a check on that
     
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    The VW Touareg starts at $34,900 (thanks to European Car Magazine for that tidbit of info). I don't know what the fully-loaded version would cost, but I would guess it would be around $40,000. I don't remember reading the exact price of the Cayenne, but from what I can remember reading, magazines estimated the base price for the Cayenne S to be about $50,000 and the top-of-the-line Cayenne Turbo would be in the $80,000 range. Audi's concept SUV is based on the Touareg/Cayenne platform and will use a twin-turbo V8. That's all I know about for now (thanks again to European Car) I'll see if I can find any more info on it.
     
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    While reading and watching a shwow about the Prosche SUV, i heard that it was about 90,000 which when i heard could not believe. and while at the LA Auto Show, i saw the amazing Porsche SUV, which showed the price of 90,000. i was beside myself, but i also noticed that the interior was very nicely put together. and seemed very comfortable (they wouldnt let anyone in it), and the outside design is very nice. I still believe 90,000 is to much for an SUV, but it still is a porsche, so that can add 20,000 to it.
     
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    i agree with most of that, esspecially the part about this top-fuel dragster and rallycar
     
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    Yes, Vipers have come to be known more for their straightline speed, but they certainly do handle pretty well. The problem that faces the first generation Vipers is the same kind of problem that faced the Shelby Cobras. They have basically a good chassis and suspension, huge amounts of grip from the wide tires, near perfect weight distribution, and good transitional handling, as long as you don't give it too much gas. Vipers are small cars with pretty short wheelbases and loads of torque. It's easy to see why so many magazine editors (and owners) found them difficult to control. The Viper is a very raw machine, which is why I like it.
     
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    I forgot to tell you guys... last week I was driving to Portland (Oregon, USA) to witness an odor control system performance test for work... well, on my way, I saw a brand-spankin' new Porsche Cayenne S. I thought they were somewhat ugly until I saw this one in person. It looked pretty good, but I still like the VW Touareg better. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
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    All sorts of cars have a style of driving. I find Vipers harder to controll that other cars (on games). Thats because of exactly what Monkey said. .........Vipers are small cars with pretty short wheelbases and loads of torque. It's easy to see why so many magazine editors (and owners) found them difficult to control........ I find Lamborghini's, Porsche, Mercedes's, etc, easier to controll. Thats because ive used them more and got used to the driving style. Vipers are quite difficult to learn to drive in, but once you mastered it, you will blitz just about any1.

    They should make Vipers 4WD
     
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    First Rule In The Book Of SupraMan: Never base anything, includion personaly driving experiences, on games. It is not real, games are normally incorrect most of the time.
     
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    so true, but i also (when i was younger) based my opinions on games, just because they were the closes i would get to supercars as Vipers, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Lotus, expensive Benz/BMW's, and more. but now that i have become more familar with these cars and have spent real time with them, i learned, there is no such thing as a "crappy" car, or a car that is better than other. because one car may be good in one area, while other car suprpasses it in another area.
     
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    This car handles good is fast and is da bomb mutha fucca.
     
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    well said i surpose
     

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