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      Yeah- it's the G forces that you feel. A car that...

      Yeah- it's the G forces that you feel. A car that accelerates linearly from 0-60 won't feel as fast as one with the same 0-60 that launches super hard (Tesla) or one that comes alive up high...
    2. Part of the MK VII delay between the Euro and US...

      Part of the MK VII delay between the Euro and US launch was getting the plant in Mexico going. That shouldn't be as much of a factor this time around.
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      It actually grips. Lack of grip was the main...

      It actually grips. Lack of grip was the main obstacle to the C7 accelerating faster. Secondary issue was gearing, which is way shorter on the c8.
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      R&T's review is out too: ...

      R&T's review is out too:

      https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/first-drives/a29471987/2020-corvette-c8-first-drive-test/

      So far, things seem to be a bit mixed. The message I'm getting is that...
    5. The sort of person who grew up worshiping Colin...

      The sort of person who grew up worshiping Colin McRae and has always lusted after a 22b. They've been pouring over the details of every JDM "S" model for years. They work in a high paid tech job and...
    6. Doubt they would outdo the S209. It will probably...

      Doubt they would outdo the S209. It will probably be similar weight with 320-30 in the FA24. Subaru is rarely at the top of its class on power, and neither the Golf R or CTR are likely to gain...
    7. Thanks for the update Barry. You have been a...

      Thanks for the update Barry. You have been a fantastic contributor to this site :thumbup:
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      Yes, but query whether they would be worth $30-70...

      Yes, but query whether they would be worth $30-70 million each if they had been all bought by a single collector in 1969. Mine would be a hybrid between investment and desire. I would have an...
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      I'd would go back to 1968 and buy three of these...

      I'd would go back to 1968 and buy three of these for $17k each:

      https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/eb/1968_Alfa_Romeo_Tipo_33_Stradale.jpg

      Then buy 3 Ferrari 250 GTOs for $18k a...
    10. A local speed shop here did a LS swapped Exocet...

      A local speed shop here did a LS swapped Exocet for the Pikes Peak hill climb. Not sure how it ended up doing. They took it to a local autocross and it actually wasn't all that fast- they may have...
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      A bit of a shame, but it wasn't realistic to...

      A bit of a shame, but it wasn't realistic to expect them to do 5-8 of these trips a season. Just doing one has to be positively grueling. I tend to take a week to fully recover after an overseas...
    12. I'm well aware of those charges, and agree with...

      I'm well aware of those charges, and agree with some, but we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that they are also a great potential economic partner. Moreover, they are too big to simply ignore or cut...
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      I've never heard of a tire shop categorically...

      I've never heard of a tire shop categorically refusing to install tires on aftermarket wheels. They might refuse to install tires that are way off spec for the wheel (extreme stretch or poke), super...
    14. The charge of currency manipulation isn't...

      The charge of currency manipulation isn't particularly compelling. A good read here:

      https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/what-you-may-not-know-about-china-and-currency-manipulation/

      To the...
    15. The changes to NAFTA and EU trade relations were...

      The changes to NAFTA and EU trade relations were cosmetic at best. It was a bunch of noise for essentially no benefit. The EU was increasing their defense spending with or without us. All Trump did...
    16. The Ascent has done it once to me, but we were...

      The Ascent has done it once to me, but we were only going 5mph. It thought some leaves on a bush were a solid object. I think the real danger would be if something like that were to happen at high...
    17. They are also ineffective when they are done...

      They are also ineffective when they are done unilaterally. The big problem is that we went nuts with the tariffs- going after our allies immediately prior to turning the guns on China. This virtually...
    18. Poll: It will be a mildly re-worked Taycan. Nothing all...

      It will be a mildly re-worked Taycan. Nothing all that interesting.
    19. It was a LOT more than $80k in facebook ads, and...

      It was a LOT more than $80k in facebook ads, and it was a LOT more than facebook ads. Besides, very few votes needed to be swayed. It was something like 50k votes in a few crucial swing states that...
    20. Manufacturing has slowed, growth has stalled....

      Manufacturing has slowed, growth has stalled. Yes, unemployment is low, but it's been low since before Obama left office. And he blew a $1 Trillion hole in the budget to drive unemployment down that...
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