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2012-05-14 07:50:40 PM
yeah that's a frikkin' awesome car and I'll take one as long as I can park it next to one of these...

www.macmeisters.com
 
2012-05-14 09:16:36 PM
But if I had that car I would get more use out of my penis.
 
2012-05-14 09:18:48 PM
Yeah, pretty cool, but I'm still gonna need my penis, thanks.
 
2012-05-14 09:45:43 PM
Yeah, I'll stick with my dick, thanks.
 
2012-05-14 10:03:48 PM
WAITTA SEC....I just watched the video, and that piece of crap doesn't even have an HUD for its thermal night vision camera. Pfffttt....and they call it a "supercar"...
 
2012-05-14 10:09:28 PM
But your mom will
 
2012-05-15 12:03:35 AM
I definitely would NOT drive it. Just look at those sharp fenders. It is way below my standard...
 
2012-05-15 02:16:59 AM
It looks like so many other super cars, so, yay?
 
2012-05-15 02:29:36 AM
I can't get over how much it looks like the batmobile.
 
2012-05-15 02:46:30 AM
Well folks, you heard the man. Guess I don't need this any more.

So, does anybody want my penis?
 
2012-05-15 02:47:52 AM

Sim Tree: I can't get over how much it looks like the batmobile.


I can't get over how much it looks like a Lamborghini Countach.
 
2012-05-15 02:59:19 AM
Cheesier than all those shiatty-ass Pantera GTS ripoff kit cars.
 
2012-05-15 03:01:43 AM
Well it's not like you were using it in the first place, Subby...
 
2012-05-15 03:04:56 AM

ThunderPelvis: WAITTA SEC....I just watched the video, and that piece of crap doesn't even have an HUD for its thermal night vision camera. Pfffttt....and they call it a "supercar"...


While a HUD would rock, I really haven't seen one that makes it worth the price. Too often they are unreadable in daylight, and provide next to nothing for info. Would be awesome is a HUD that shows the obvious (speed, RPM, fuel status), but also clear and concise navigation and a couple other things. Only problem being, you can only put up so much and have it be so clear without impeding your vision of the road, which is by far the most important thing. The thermal camera on this car is nice and all, but kinda useless if it is displayed on a 5" screen that is not in the comfortable area of peripheral vision.

Some things can be improved on HUDs, like a dimmer switch for brightness (so it is bright enough to see during the day, but not blinding at night), maybe run the thermal camera through software that renders objects of significance (anything that sticks out in terms of temperature or layout of the road) red instead of black (helping to be easier to spot in the peripheral), and maybe integrating it with a smartphone to show little things like current music track, GPS navigation, caller ID, etc.

But, OTOH, I'm not sure if this kind of tech is good for most drivers. Most people can't even figure out that driving 40MPH in the passing lane while talking on your cell phone makes you an ultra-douche, so forget about adding more distractions for them to pay attention to instead of the road.
 
2012-05-15 03:24:50 AM
Where is the KITT lightbar that goes wooosh-wooosh?

Whar?!
 
2012-05-15 03:25:51 AM
High performance motorcycles are so much cheaper for the same thrill.

I used to own a 2004 Suzuki Hayabusa which just kicked the nuts off just about any vehicle on the road. Unfortunately, it didn't turn or stop nearly as well as it's straight line acceleration. Nearly got me killed, and I consider myself a capable rider. I finally sold it, and replaced it with a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6r. Much more manageable fun. Love the high revving engine, light weight, and maneuverability. It's really amazing how much power the Japanese motorcycle companies have eked out of a 600cc engine. Real engineering marvels.
 
2012-05-15 03:29:35 AM
Some of us get along fine without either one.
 
2012-05-15 03:42:37 AM

Harry_Seldon: High performance motorcycles are so much cheaper for the same thrill.

I used to own a 2004 Suzuki Hayabusa which just kicked the nuts off just about any vehicle on the road. Unfortunately, it didn't turn or stop nearly as well as it's straight line acceleration. Nearly got me killed, and I consider myself a capable rider. I finally sold it, and replaced it with a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6r. Much more manageable fun. Love the high revving engine, light weight, and maneuverability. It's really amazing how much power the Japanese motorcycle companies have eked out of a 600cc engine. Real engineering marvels.


I have a Suzuki s83. Top speed I've managed from it was only 175kph. When I added the saddle bags and switched the tires to Bridgestone Spitfires (much better handling tires) I lost almost 10kph off the top end. But the acceleration is what it's all about and it moves like stink! Not the best at cornering but then again, I drive a PT Cruiser too, so I'm used to that.
 
2012-05-15 04:00:21 AM

Ghastly: Suzuki s83


Ghastly: Harry_Seldon: High performance motorcycles are so much cheaper for the same thrill.

I used to own a 2004 Suzuki Hayabusa which just kicked the nuts off just about any vehicle on the road. Unfortunately, it didn't turn or stop nearly as well as it's straight line acceleration. Nearly got me killed, and I consider myself a capable rider. I finally sold it, and replaced it with a 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6r. Much more manageable fun. Love the high revving engine, light weight, and maneuverability. It's really amazing how much power the Japanese motorcycle companies have eked out of a 600cc engine. Real engineering marvels.

I have a Suzuki s83. Top speed I've managed from it was only 175kph. When I added the saddle bags and switched the tires to Bridgestone Spitfires (much better handling tires) I lost almost 10kph off the top end. But the acceleration is what it's all about and it moves like stink! Not the best at cornering but then again, I drive a PT Cruiser too, so I'm used to that.


Fastest speed I ever achieved on the Hayabusa was 160 MPH (275KPH). Before all you nervous nellies starting ripping on me, it was a deserted stretch of straight highway in the Mojave Desert. My biggest concern was tortoises, crows, and snakes.The Hayabusa is speed governed to 187MPH, but this can be removed by installing a new ECU (Power Commander). Amazing bike.
 
2012-05-15 04:25:23 AM

Ghastly: Well folks, you heard the man. Guess I don't need this any more.

So, does anybody want my penis?


Can it do any tricks?
 
2012-05-15 04:34:12 AM

God-is-a-Taco: Ghastly: Well folks, you heard the man. Guess I don't need this any more.

So, does anybody want my penis?

Can it do any tricks?


It comes when you whistle. It then plays dead.

/from what I've heard
 
2012-05-15 04:44:41 AM
You won't even need a penis after this car

unuh, I'm not falling for that trick again.
 
2012-05-15 05:17:37 AM
poor mans Lamborghini Aventador
 
2012-05-15 05:22:13 AM
If you don't even need a penis with this car, what does my 1997 Fiat Cinquecento say about my penis?

imganuncios.mitula.net

/Car in the picture isn't actually mine
//That's why I didn't obscure the license plate
 
2012-05-15 05:26:56 AM
Nothing in the article about the suspension or braking system tell me the author doesn't know much about cars.
 
2012-05-15 06:06:45 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-15 06:36:04 AM
So, a corvette with a body kit and an infrared camra mounted up front.

I'll keep my penis, as unremarkable as it is.
 
2012-05-15 06:54:46 AM

Ghastly: Sim Tree: I can't get over how much it looks like the batmobile.

I can't get over how much it looks like a Lamborghini Countach.


That's what I thought it was at first.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgN5n93r690&feature=player_embedded

I dunno. At $200k (saw one mention of $160,060) I think I'd have to check the specs. It's certainly not a bad looking car, it has an engine worth the price, but how does it actually drive?

/fark, i want that IR display on every car i own
 
2012-05-15 07:09:57 AM

RoxtarRyan:

But, OTOH, I'm not sure if this kind of tech is good for most drivers. Most people can't even figure out that driving 40MPH in the passing lane while talking on your cell phone makes you an ultra-douche, so forget about adding more distractions for them to pay attention to instead of the road.


I've driven a few cars with HUD systems and they're cool, but they're also incredibly distracting. Even simple info like just the speed keeps drawing your eyes away from the road. The natural tendency is to focus on the HUD readouts. I'll stick with the non-HUD versions, TYVM.
 
2012-05-15 07:32:12 AM
I'll go ahead and keep my penis TYVM.
 
2012-05-15 07:50:24 AM

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: RoxtarRyan:

But, OTOH, I'm not sure if this kind of tech is good for most drivers. Most people can't even figure out that driving 40MPH in the passing lane while talking on your cell phone makes you an ultra-douche, so forget about adding more distractions for them to pay attention to instead of the road.

I've driven a few cars with HUD systems and they're cool, but they're also incredibly distracting. Even simple info like just the speed keeps drawing your eyes away from the road. The natural tendency is to focus on the HUD readouts. I'll stick with the non-HUD versions, TYVM.


HUD stuff is at least a lot better than what you find in the more traditional satnav stuff; there's a world of difference between a realtime display of what's in front of you and glancing at stuff like a scrolling map.

I'm curious if there'll be any development for AR with this, paired with onboard gps.

On a geeky note, I wonder what a UV camera on the front would be like.
 
2012-05-15 07:57:37 AM
Is that a Lamborghini?
No, it's an Arrinera.
A what?
It has a corvette engine.
oh...
 
2012-05-15 07:58:09 AM

DerAppie: If you don't even need a penis with this car, what does my 1997 Fiat Cinquecento say about my penis?

It means you spend more time using it than trying to convince people that you don't have "issues".
 
2012-05-15 08:16:47 AM

Ghastly: I can't get over how much it looks like a Lamborghini Countach.


Came here to say this. Stealth fighter my ass. Somebody found one of their old Lambo posters in mommy's attic and thought nobody would notice if they just did a bad trace job on it....

DerAppie: If you don't even need a penis with this car, what does my 1997 Fiat Cinquecento say about my penis?


That it smells of elderberries.

/ or motor oil if you're the right height that you're always leaning it on the edge of the engine bay during it's constant state of disrepair
// I'm implying that Fiats are not very reliable
/// but really, you ought to wear pants when you're working on your car
 
2012-05-15 08:19:21 AM
Meh. Looks like a gaming laptop.

Coincidentally, owners of gaming laptops don't have much need for their penis either.
 
2012-05-15 08:30:55 AM

SoothinglyDeranged: It looks like so many other super cars, so, yay?


I was thinking the same. I thought it was a new Lambo at first.
 
2012-05-15 08:42:19 AM
The camera "watches" in front of the car, and if any hotter objects, like a cute little raccoon, are spotted, the image will pop up on a screen in the dash for you to see.

Sure, .2 seconds before you turn that cute little raccoon into a fine mist from the impending 160mph collision. Then again, the thermal imaging would probably give a pretty good shot of the aftermath too. They should consider adding video recording as an option.
 
2012-05-15 08:46:37 AM

Harry_Seldon: It's really amazing how much power the Japanese motorcycle companies have eked out of a 600cc engine. Real engineering marvels.


The 600cc bikes of today are pretty much on par with the liter bikes of the 80's. My brother had a Ninja when I was a kid. Way later, I got my own ('04 Honda CBR F4i). He nearly killed himself when he took it for a spin.

Today's bikes are insanely powerful machines. I'm getting a cruiser bike next, mainly because it's just too tempting and easy to wheelie today's sport bikes.. Well, that and I'm engaged/getting ready to be a father and have to stop doing crap like that.

/but it's sooooooooo much fun
 
2012-05-15 08:51:29 AM
supercharged V8 engine that produces 650hp

If it is supercharged, then that would be 650 bhp.

Drop in a Cadillac 500 that puts out 500 hp without a blower and I will be impressed.
 
2012-05-15 08:58:41 AM

Benjimin_Dover: If it is supercharged, then that would be 650 bhp.


Brake horsepower doesn't have anything to do with whether or not the engine uses forced induction. My understanding is that It's just the measure of horsepower after the mechanical components have sapped some of the power before putting it on the road versus what the engine itself is actually producing.

Hence the preference for using bhp over hp. It doesn't matter what the engine makes if your crap gearbox steals half of it before it hits the pavement.
 
2012-05-15 09:05:56 AM

Splinshints: Benjimin_Dover: If it is supercharged, then that would be 650 bhp.

Brake horsepower doesn't have anything to do with whether or not the engine uses forced induction. My understanding is that It's just the measure of horsepower after the mechanical components have sapped some of the power before putting it on the road versus what the engine itself is actually producing.

Hence the preference for using bhp over hp. It doesn't matter what the engine makes if your crap gearbox steals half of it before it hits the pavement.


blown horsepower
 
2012-05-15 09:30:46 AM

Benjimin_Dover: blown horsepower


I have never actually heard that term before. Googling suggests that it's mostly used within hot rodding circles with some creep into muscle cars.

Huh.

[themoreyouknow.jpg]
 
2012-05-15 09:31:25 AM

Benjimin_Dover: Splinshints: Benjimin_Dover: If it is supercharged, then that would be 650 bhp.

Brake horsepower doesn't have anything to do with whether or not the engine uses forced induction. My understanding is that It's just the measure of horsepower after the mechanical components have sapped some of the power before putting it on the road versus what the engine itself is actually producing.

Hence the preference for using bhp over hp. It doesn't matter what the engine makes if your crap gearbox steals half of it before it hits the pavement.

blown horsepower


And what exactly is your point? Yeah, you can drop some big block carburated V8 in there and get 500hp while enjoying your awesome 8mpg, or you can turbocharge a V6 or even an I4 and get the same effect while still getting 20+mpg from the vaccuum lines and bipass valves.
 
2012-05-15 09:38:00 AM

DerAppie: If you don't even need a penis with this car, what does my 1997 Fiat Cinquecento say about my penis?

[imganuncios.mitula.net image 450x338]

/Car in the picture isn't actually mine
//That's why I didn't obscure the license plate


I have a 2005 Scion xB. I use my penis for balance.
 
2012-05-15 09:47:28 AM
I was curious about the whole night vision thing, and remembered about Cadillac doing something similar Link(pops). I don't think it was very popular though.
 
2012-05-15 09:51:44 AM

Benjimin_Dover: blown horsepower


This is the dumbest translation of bhp I have ever read. It stands for boogeyman horsepower.

Brake Horsepower (bhp) is the measure of HP generated at the crank before transmission losses, which is what SAE uses to determine engine output.
 
2012-05-15 10:08:54 AM

miss diminutive: Some of us get along fine without either one.


That just because you borrow a penis from somebody else when you want one. Not all of us have/want that option.
 
2012-05-15 10:11:29 AM
Meh.
 
2012-05-15 10:36:33 AM
I was half expecting a Subaru dykemobile.
 
2012-05-15 10:39:50 AM

DerAppie: If you don't even need a penis with this car, what does my 1997 Fiat Cinquecento say about my penis?

[imganuncios.mitula.net image 450x338]

/Car in the picture isn't actually mine
//That's why I didn't obscure the license plate


You said "penis" twice.
 
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