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(Yahoo)   Planned British supercar will achieve 69 MPG and leak oil at almost 200 MPH   (autos.yahoo.com) divider line 30
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2012-08-25 08:54:05 AM  
But at least the electrical components will stay on most of the time.

Why do the British drink warm beer?

Because they have LUCAS refrigerators.
 
2012-08-25 09:25:38 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-25 09:30:02 AM  
The electrical system will come pre-farked up.
 
2012-08-25 09:36:55 AM  
I'll go with the other direction... it will look great and run beautifully but be way too expensive for anyone to actually own.

V12 Vanquish, I'm looking at you.
 
2012-08-25 10:10:31 AM  
www.tvchoicemagazine.co.uk


"Trident Iceni? Sounds like a chewing gum, doesnit?"
 
2012-08-25 10:16:57 AM  
Oh come on! Oil leaks are just the British form of home-finding GPS. Go for a drive in the country and get lost? Just follow the oil trail home!
 
2012-08-25 10:19:59 AM  
Looks like someone picked up the TVR design team off the unemployment heap.
 
2012-08-25 10:41:00 AM  
The back-end is ugly as hell.
 
2012-08-25 10:47:30 AM  
The car is probably just super lightweight.
 
2012-08-25 10:48:34 AM  
Sixty-nine and 200, but never at the same time.
At 200, the tank will empty in 14 minutes of driving if the engine lasts that long.

/Will wait for the Stig's test drive.
 
2012-08-25 10:49:40 AM  
/350,000 quid, I'd bet.
 
2012-08-25 11:01:40 AM  
Steering wheel is on the wrong side.
 
2012-08-25 11:05:31 AM  
"...combined with some undescribed system its calling Torque Multiplication"

I think it's called a transmission?
 
2012-08-25 11:40:10 AM  
I grew up in a family where my Father and Brother had some weird fascination with British sports cars.

At one point in time there were three MGB's in the side yard, purchased all as parts for one that had been junked due to an electrical fire.

Yesterday I got a call from my Father to ask if I could come down and help him change something that sounded pretty simple on the 69' Jag he restored. He claims it'll be a simple job, no more than twenty minutes. I know better.....I'm canceling everything for the rest of the day.

Yeah, I catch shiat from the family now and again for having the recessive British Sportscar Gene. But I'm usually the one showing up on time in my own vehicle.
 
2012-08-25 12:17:41 PM  
The Brits aren't so bad, anymore. I ride a 2005 Triumph and it's been reliable as a rock. No leaks, no electrical problems, no anything aside from maintenance and wear items. It's an entirely different company, now.

Now your vintage Triumphs, good lord even when they were brand new they leaked oil. And then there's Lucas, the Prince of Darkness.
 
2012-08-25 12:25:21 PM  
Good one Subby. I snorted heartily.
 
2012-08-25 12:27:48 PM  

OhioKnight: [upload.wikimedia.org image 316x238]


As a kid, I always wondered where Mike Mercury's legs went.
 
2012-08-25 12:44:11 PM  
webspace.webring.com

Supercar!
 
2012-08-25 02:08:41 PM  
The lights will have two settings, dim and flicker.

Electrical switches don't need labels, they all do the same thing. Nothing.
 
2012-08-25 02:47:46 PM  
For $119000... for the everyman....
 
2012-08-25 03:27:42 PM  
Japanese Car: two clips
German car: one clip, one screw
British car: fifteen fine-thread machine screws with flat washers, lock washers, and hex nuts, and the ones on the other side are reverse thread.

/no wonder we had to win the war for them
 
2012-08-25 04:09:27 PM  

Ball of Confusion: Japanese Car: two clips
German car: one clip, one screw
British car: fifteen fine-thread machine screws with flat washers, lock washers, and hex nuts, and the ones on the other side are reverse thread.

/no wonder we had to win the war for them


Errr... care to 'splain that one?
 
2012-08-25 04:10:05 PM  

Icetech3: For $119000... for the everyman....


What, it should be "the people's car"? You know who else used that name?
 
2012-08-25 05:22:23 PM  

fatalvenom: Looks like someone picked up the TVR design team off the unemployment heap.


TVR had a design team? I assumed they just picked designs at random from the hundreds sent in each week by 11 year old schoolboys.
 
2012-08-25 05:26:43 PM  

dickfreckle: The Brits aren't so bad, anymore. I ride a 2005 Triumph and it's been reliable as a rock. No leaks, no electrical problems, no anything aside from maintenance and wear items. It's an entirely different company, now.

Now your vintage Triumphs, good lord even when they were brand new they leaked oil. And then there's Lucas, the Prince of Darkness.


I had a 2000 MGF that never had anything go wrong in the three years I owned it, and it was so much fun to drive. And a more powerful one was on the way until BMW killed it because they thought it would take too many sales away from the Z3.
 
2012-08-25 05:28:45 PM  
www.wired.com

Ha.
 
2012-08-25 06:51:26 PM  
950 ft/lbs is a metric farkton of torque though.

I wonder how it would quarter with some radials on the back end.
 
2012-08-26 06:10:25 AM  

MadCat221: Ball of Confusion: Japanese Car: two clips
German car: one clip, one screw
British car: fifteen fine-thread machine screws with flat washers, lock washers, and hex nuts, and the ones on the other side are reverse thread.

/no wonder we had to win the war for them

Errr... care to 'splain that one?


I'm voting for obvious troll is obvious
 
2012-08-27 03:51:26 AM  
But unfortunately it's sure to be illegal in America since we seem to have a pathological hatred of good fuel economy. Since everything sold here has to be buried under thousands of pounds of unnecessary safety crap our only current choices for economy get nearly the same MPG as the... wait for it... 1989 Geo Metro/Suzuki Cultus. And the really humorous thing is that the Geo did less environmental damage in the long run.

/which is why I drive a sports car from the '60s
//34MPG, more if I had a 5-speed
 
2012-08-27 03:07:21 PM  

Annoyance: [www.wired.com image 350x264]

Ha.


Came for the IT crowd leaveing satisfied
 
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