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    A sad day....

    https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-...p-hybrid/43953

    I can remember seeing a pre production C63 in Stuttgart way back when and marvelled that such a large engine would be fitted to such a car, but what a sweet noise. It's bad enough that the recent ones have a turbo smaller V8 but this is just the end of the world.
    " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

    #2
    This is only going to be good and all this shit will flow into the aftermarket so we will have big fuck off elec turbos and elec motors to jam in where your clutch will go. I can see things like nitrous being obsolete real fast with this sort of tech.
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      #3
      As above but it will sound like absolute ass which is a shame
      Originally posted by Walt Kowalski
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        #4
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        i thought i'd have a few more years left yet but i guess not

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          #5
          The sound of these beasts is one of the nicest ICE sounds ever, so it is a sad day indeed.

          Having the F1 safety car being whisper quiet doesnt compute...luckily Aston Martin are sharing those duties nowadays so we can still enjoy some aural pleasure

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            #6
            Originally posted by clutch-monkey View Post
            As above but it will sound like absolute ass which is a shame
            I see what you mean (more cylinders usually sound better) but for me the higher the specific output the better it sounds too so this shouldn’t be too bad

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              #7
              Originally posted by lukevl View Post

              I see what you mean (more cylinders usually sound better) but for me the higher the specific output the better it sounds too so this shouldn’t be too bad
              I normally agree but the a45 four cylinders all seem to universally sound bland/terrible?
              Originally posted by Walt Kowalski
              Memes are only detectable by NSA.

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                #8
                Specific output is good, power to weight is better.
                " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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                  #9
                  I sort of don't get the excitement about speed coupled with a dull electric whine. Who gives a fuck, when all you can do in this country is give it a squirt here and there when hopefully the filth aint watching. At least if it sounds cool a quick squirt is sort of okay.

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                    #10
                    Sorry, a 450kW small rear wheel drive car is a sad day?

                    What a time to be alive!
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                      #11
                      Hmmm a current C63 weighs 1730 kg + 200kg of battery & etc. = 1930kg, hardly a small car.

                      A Lotus Evora GT410 is 1300 kg, I know what I'd rather have.

                      In fact I'm such a sick puppy I'd probably be quite happy with an 80 hp Mini Moke ! Low power low speed fun.
                      " Racing cars don't have doors. Toilets have doors" : Keke Rosberg

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                        #12
                        swedes have all upgraded to Mclarens now it seems.
                        "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough horsepower." - Mark Donahue Penske Porsche 917

                        "In Japan we no give fark for Subaru" - Trust Japan Technical Director
                        (TM - AVENGE)

                        "You can never have enough power. I remember when we had Group B cars... THEN we had enough power!"
                        Juha Kankkunen - Rally of Argentina '02

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                          #13
                          Be interested to see how this affects sales for AMG here given our love for their V8 powered cars. Some people aren’t gonna give a shit and just want the latest and greatest but I can see some potential buyers down here going fuck this I don’t want half the cylinders and buying something else. Or keeping their V8 and not upgrading at all.
                          Sutherland Shires #1 Escort? is that like being the 4th best prostitute in Kazahkstan?

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                            #14
                            What else are you going to buy? It’s not as if it’s only MB who have been forced down the hybrid/EV route....
                            Originally posted by Jim
                            I feel that rules are important as without rules there is no cheating and cheating is a vital part of drag racing.

                            Originally posted by elfturbomax
                            What has happened to PF? It seems to be diesel love now days. Maybe the name should be changed to Particulate Forums.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by sirhsv View Post
                              Be interested to see how this affects sales for AMG here given our love for their V8 powered cars. Some people aren’t gonna give a shit and just want the latest and greatest but I can see some potential buyers down here going fuck this I don’t want half the cylinders and buying something else. Or keeping their V8 and not upgrading at all.
                              I'm guessing the old 6.2L will be worth well into the 6 figures pretty soon.. "last of the proper ice cars".

                              Australian's can't be ostriches forever though when it comes to what the rest of the world is doing.
                              Last edited by fury; 01-04-21, 08:20 PM.
                              RIP Simon - Ghost ride that whip in the clouds forever..

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