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439 weeks ago @ Hooniverse - Mystery Car! · 0 replies · +1 points

It kinda looks like a 1950 Ferrari 195 Inter...so I guess that.

Also the 2.3L V12 if it is indeed that car

440 weeks ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Classic Cap... · 0 replies · +1 points

"Jaws V: the Guitar Man comes to town" never achieved the level of suspense of its predecessors, primarily because everyone got too high to make it into the water.

440 weeks ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Asks- What ... · 0 replies · +6 points

For me it's the usual fantasies of 959s and RoW spec Porsches, but also for some reason this kept popping into my head:

440 weeks ago @ Hooniverse - Nurburgring infographi... · 0 replies · +2 points

Oh, I thought that was just a typo in the comment. On closer inspection it does say "Nurbring." That is an odd choice in abbreviation, and unnecessary considering they aren't exactly tight on space.

440 weeks ago @ Hooniverse - Nurburgring infographi... · 0 replies · +2 points

That issue depends on so very many things, the most important of which is what country you are in. Logically, since the Nurburgring is in Germany, TUV standards should be the decider. However, since I am a boorish American, I generally look at this from the US point of view (also I don't know the TUV standards). You could make the argument that NHTSA standards are the most restrictive and therefore the limiting factor, but one could probably undermine that logic (counterpoint to that argument: Obnoxious 'murican, don't care). The general method to my madness is that selling your car in America necessitates the inclusion of safety, crash and emissions equipment that makes your car more than legal in every country in the world (pretty sure on that but not 100% sure), but slower. Not selling your car in the US (or importing it as a 'kit car') allows you to avoid things like airbag requirements, 5 mph bumpers, pedestrian standards, etc. I see that as an un-level playing field (aka, some dirty pool). Note that this conservative view excludes the Radicals, Apollos, Donkervoots, and Zondas out there (and the 959 *sob*), but think about it. GM, Lexus, Nissan and Porsche all had to spend significant time and energy designing cars that met everyone's standards, and were fast. The other guys essentially cut the line (random digression rant: Why you guys build 'race cars' you no race?). Thus, I reach the following result. If your car meets standards the world over, and then you make enough to satisfy homologation standards (I think FIA is up to 5000), then you have a production street legal vehicle.

440 weeks ago @ Hooniverse - Nurburgring infographi... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's a special edition to commemorate their entry into the Nurburgring 24 hours. It also comes with driving lessons on the Nordschleife and a one year pass. Seems logical to call it the Nurburgring pack, although it also screams "I like publicity!"

440 weeks ago @ Hooniverse - Nurburgring infographi... · 0 replies · +6 points

Well, since you specifically asked for it:
[youtube ICrA3Rm4Mnk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICrA3Rm4Mnk youtube]

441 weeks ago @ Hooniverse - Project ET-02: BMW Eng... · 0 replies · +3 points

One day I hope to realize a similar dream:

There was actually one sitting on the floor of nearby shop, but someone bought that up fast. I would also have to live in one place long enough to rationalize a 200lbs table.

442 weeks ago @ Hooniverse - Hooniverse Classic Cap... · 0 replies · +1 points

The Dodge 600: giving you a reason for pelican based insurance fraud twenty years before Bugatti.

442 weeks ago @ Hooniverse - The News for January 1... · 0 replies · +1 points

Overall weight difference is going to be negligible between the two, as adding the extra equipment associated with turbocharging will end up equalizing them. However the center of gravity will be lower for the EJ25T, making it more similar to the original's handling.