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(TechEBlog)   This supercar is so stealthy that no one outside America would call it supercar   (techeblog.com ) divider line
    More: Obvious, thermal imaging camera, Lambo, biometrics, U.S. Air Force, stealth aircrafts  
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2014-01-31 06:30:11 AM  
Mad Max Re-geared
 
2014-01-31 07:29:37 AM  
There can be only one!
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-31 08:02:39 AM  
Read the article - as soon as they said the paint was radar absorbing I called bullshiat. No one is dumb enough to hand out top secret controlled product to a farking car tuner.
 
2014-01-31 08:13:52 AM  

youmightberight: Read the article - as soon as they said the paint was radar absorbing I called bullshiat. No one is dumb enough to hand out top secret controlled product to a farking car tuner.


Would you believe the Air Force?
 
2014-01-31 08:20:44 AM  

youmightberight: Read the article - as soon as they said the paint was radar absorbing I called bullshiat. No one is dumb enough to hand out top secret controlled product to a farking car tuner.


well when they say "radar absorbing" they just mean lead based.
 
2014-01-31 08:21:32 AM  
Pretty damn cool and all but how much did the AF pay for that beast and WTH are thye going to do with it?  Just take it to recruiting events?
 
2014-01-31 08:21:37 AM  

youmightberight: No one is dumb enough


Is this your first visit to Earf? If so, welcome!
 
2014-01-31 08:22:03 AM  
Looks like a KITT car.
 
2014-01-31 08:30:16 AM  
It's not called a 'super car' anywhere I can see, and even if it was it sure wouldn't be called that for performance.

It's a ragged out challenger. The car for soccer moms who want a retro inspired racer but need to take the crotchfruit places.
 
2014-01-31 08:45:45 AM  
Well, there goes its aerodynamics.
ubuntuone.com
 
2014-01-31 08:49:34 AM  

Yuugian: Well, there goes its aerodynamics.
[ubuntuone.com image 450x299]


The car already had the aerodynamics of a brick.  This won't change that much.
 
2014-01-31 08:55:24 AM  
Pretty sure this car was designed for late-night, high-speed drug running, not the Air Force.
 
2014-01-31 08:55:55 AM  

give me doughnuts: youmightberight: Read the article - as soon as they said the paint was radar absorbing I called bullshiat. No one is dumb enough to hand out top secret controlled product to a farking car tuner.

Would you believe the Air Force?


so it's a 4 year old article?
lol
 
2014-01-31 08:57:23 AM  
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-01-31 09:01:32 AM  

Glitchwerks: [www.quickmeme.com image 449x322]


Like those canisters are actually real.  This is nothing but a show car designed to attract testosterone on college campuses.
 
2014-01-31 09:10:23 AM  
So the guys from American chopper are doing cars now?
 
2014-01-31 09:16:59 AM  
Vapor where?
 
2014-01-31 09:19:16 AM  
This car looks terrible. And is a waste of my tax dollars!!
 
2014-01-31 09:36:49 AM  
Yea, I don't call it a supercar, I call it a Dodge Challenger with a bunch of stupid shiat hanging on it.
 
2014-01-31 09:38:57 AM  
Someone needs to make an "Is it a supercar?" Flowchart that includes a link from "Is it a modified Dodge Challenger?" to "No, it's not a supercar."
 
2014-01-31 09:54:35 AM  

Yuugian: Well, there goes its aerodynamics.
[ubuntuone.com image 450x299]


Yeah that thing was so out of place with the rest of the car it offended me.
 
2014-01-31 09:56:31 AM  
Whee, it's been long enough, and the block is perfect- let's do a breakdown!

kroonermanblack: It's not called a 'super car' anywhere I can see, and even if it was it sure wouldn't be called that for performance.

Based on the Dodge Challenger, this custom Vapor supercar - specially designed for the U.S. Air Force


Oops. Agree with you though, anything "based" on anything else can't be called a supercar, much less a Challenger. (Henessey TT Vettes, while fast, are still just modified Vettes) Also, the car wasn't designed for the Air Force- the mods were.

 - boasts an infrared thermal imaging camera (front bumper) that's paired with a roof-mounted 360-degree surveillance camera for viewing in complete darkness on the multi-display system inside the vehicle.

Firstly, the wording on this is awful- viewing WHAT in complete darkness? The road? Outside? The camera pod? (Form the sentence, it sounds like you can look at the camera in complete darkness. Good? That aside, cool tech, but to use the car for what it was designed to to is completely illegal, and rather unsafe unless noone's around and then you don't need a stealth car do you? (Road car, no running lights at night)? I'd say you could use it for hunting, but...no.

 According to HiConsumption: the "stealth matte black paint job is the same stuff they use on their stealth planes (absorbs radar)

No, it isn't.

Let me say that again- NO IT ISN'T.

Paint *maintenance* on B2/F117s runs in the 10s of MILLIONS a year, and the paint itself is highly toxic and difficult to handle. Yeah, I'm sure it's THE EXACT same stuff.

the Lambo-inspired doors are Biometric controlled,

What does this even mean? Thanks, article writer, for asking relevant questions instead of C/P a press release. "biometric controlled" means "controlled by life measurements". You mean "biometrically", as in, they measure your height, weight, body temperature and heart rate just to open? That would actually be pretty cool, but I guess we'll never know. Also, Lambo doors: so played out Lambos don't have them anymore.

and the carbon fiber wheels add the perfect finishing touch.

Because...they're black? They're expensive? They're lightweight? CF wheels rarely last that long- some powdercoated (or bare) Mag-lites would have been better, and weighed near the same. Show me another "supercar" that messes with CF wheels. I'll wait.

Verdict: Tarted up Challenger has technology grafted into it that cost well more than the car, and is functionally useless.

Which I guess makes it the perfect car for the Air Force.
 
2014-01-31 10:02:22 AM  
The car is so far left on the cool wall it is in Sheffield.
 
2014-01-31 10:03:52 AM  

grinding_journalist: Whee, it's been long enough, and the block is perfect- let's do a breakdown!

kroonermanblack: It's not called a 'super car' anywhere I can see, and even if it was it sure wouldn't be called that for performance.

Based on the Dodge Challenger, this custom Vapor supercar - specially designed for the U.S. Air Force

Oops. Agree with you though, anything "based" on anything else can't be called a supercar, much less a Challenger. (Henessey TT Vettes, while fast, are still just modified Vettes) Also, the car wasn't designed for the Air Force- the mods were.

 - boasts an infrared thermal imaging camera (front bumper) that's paired with a roof-mounted 360-degree surveillance camera for viewing in complete darkness on the multi-display system inside the vehicle.

Firstly, the wording on this is awful- viewing WHAT in complete darkness? The road? Outside? The camera pod? (Form the sentence, it sounds like you can look at the camera in complete darkness. Good? That aside, cool tech, but to use the car for what it was designed to to is completely illegal, and rather unsafe unless noone's around and then you don't need a stealth car do you? (Road car, no running lights at night)? I'd say you could use it for hunting, but...no.

 According to HiConsumption: the "stealth matte black paint job is the same stuff they use on their stealth planes (absorbs radar)

No, it isn't.

Let me say that again- NO IT ISN'T.

Paint *maintenance* on B2/F117s runs in the 10s of MILLIONS a year, and the paint itself is highly toxic and difficult to handle. Yeah, I'm sure it's THE EXACT same stuff.

the Lambo-inspired doors are Biometric controlled,

What does this even mean? Thanks, article writer, for asking relevant questions instead of C/P a press release. "biometric controlled" means "controlled by life measurements". You mean "biometrically", as in, they measure your height, weight, body temperature and heart rate just to open? That would actually be pretty cool, but I guess we'll never know. Also, Lambo doors: so played out Lambos don't have them anymore.

and the carbon fiber wheels add the perfect finishing touch.

Because...they're black? They're expensive? They're lightweight? CF wheels rarely last that long- some powdercoated (or bare) Mag-lites would have been better, and weighed near the same. Show me another "supercar" that messes with CF wheels. I'll wait.

Verdict: Tarted up Challenger has technology grafted into it that cost well more than the car, and is functionally useless.

Which I guess makes it the perfect car for the Air Force.


So one place, and it was by the 'journalist'? Since we know 'journalists' now are borderline functional retards regarding any/every subject they cover, I stand by my statement that no one called it a super car.

Because anyone who is not a retard would know that a shiatty American brick couldn't ever be called a super car. Not that Americans can't make one, but this is like calling a fiesta with NOS and 5 tires a super car.
 
2014-01-31 10:07:45 AM  

give me doughnuts: youmightberight: Read the article - as soon as they said the paint was radar absorbing I called bullshiat. No one is dumb enough to hand out top secret controlled product to a farking car tuner.

Would you believe the Air Force?


Stealth black =\= radar absorbing (even though some PR twit put radar absorbing in the press release). I'm still completely confident that we would jail the fark out of someone for handing out a few gallons of it to a car tuner.
 
2014-01-31 10:10:47 AM  

youmightberight: Read the article - as soon as they said the paint was radar absorbing I called bullshiat. No one is dumb enough to hand out top secret controlled product to a farking car tuner.


Isn't the radar absorbing paint only a small part of what makes a plane stealthy? Most of the RCS reduction is done by the shape, and little things like putting sawtooth shapes in where there is an door or opening on the plane. Looking at the brick-like shape of this car, I don't think fancy paint is going to do much of anything when you have the big flat grille reflecting back radar.
 
2014-01-31 10:15:52 AM  
THIS is a stealth car:

www.knightcreations.com

They even have stealth motorcycles.

rookery.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-01-31 10:17:58 AM  
That right there is a cool ass car.

A cool ass-car.
 
2014-01-31 10:26:52 AM  
That little camera on top seems awfully vulnerable for such an integral component of the machine. It's like a pimple on the Mona Lisa.
 
2014-01-31 10:46:10 AM  

kroonermanblack: So one place, and it was by the 'journalist'? Since we know 'journalists' now are borderline functional retards regarding any/every subject they cover, I stand by my statement that no one called it a super car.


Oh, I wasn't trying to call you out and I don't disagree with you at all- I was just mentioning that it was referred to as a "supercar" which is basically what set this whole debate in motion.

/my M3 is more a supercar than that thing is
 
2014-01-31 10:50:07 AM  

QuesoDelicioso: That little camera on top seems awfully vulnerable for such an integral component of the machine. It's like a pimple on the Mona Lisa.


more than a few minutes following a semi and that camera won't be broken, it'll be GONE.

on rock at freeway speeds would be all it'd take. i mean look at it, it's a webcam with pan/tilt. probably mounted with adhesive tape.
 
2014-01-31 10:53:41 AM  
i read TFA.... but I don't see TFC !!   WTF??
 
2014-01-31 10:55:34 AM  

buttery_shame_cave: QuesoDelicioso: That little camera on top seems awfully vulnerable for such an integral component of the machine. It's like a pimple on the Mona Lisa.

more than a few minutes following a semi and that camera won't be broken, it'll be GONE.

on rock at freeway speeds would be all it'd take. i mean look at it, it's a webcam with pan/tilt. probably mounted with adhesive tape.


A 15 minute ride in the rain will kill that camera just as dead. This car is a movie prop.
 
2014-01-31 10:55:57 AM  

Glitchwerks: [www.quickmeme.com image 449x322]


It's funny because NO2 isn't flammable.
 
2014-01-31 11:06:22 AM  
What an American supercar looks like:
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-31 11:09:01 AM  
FTFA: Based on the Dodge Challenger...

media.snappytv.com

THANKS, DODGE!
 
2014-01-31 11:10:06 AM  
Damn I missed the car snob thread
 
2014-01-31 11:16:53 AM  

not2bright: buttery_shame_cave: QuesoDelicioso: That little camera on top seems awfully vulnerable for such an integral component of the machine. It's like a pimple on the Mona Lisa.

more than a few minutes following a semi and that camera won't be broken, it'll be GONE.

on rock at freeway speeds would be all it'd take. i mean look at it, it's a webcam with pan/tilt. probably mounted with adhesive tape.

A 15 minute ride in the rain will kill that camera just as dead. This car is a movie prop.


good point. hell, wind-force alone might do it in.

surprised they didn't put some sort of polarized bubble over it.
 
2014-01-31 11:18:09 AM  
Looks like it was knocked together in somebody's shed, who huffed too much model glue.
 
2014-01-31 11:26:43 AM  

Mad_Radhu: youmightberight: Read the article - as soon as they said the paint was radar absorbing I called bullshiat. No one is dumb enough to hand out top secret controlled product to a farking car tuner.

Isn't the radar absorbing paint only a small part of what makes a plane stealthy? Most of the RCS reduction is done by the shape, and little things like putting sawtooth shapes in where there is an door or opening on the plane. Looking at the brick-like shape of this car, I don't think fancy paint is going to do much of anything when you have the big flat grille reflecting back radar.


Yes - the majority of the radar cross section is reduced by geometry (not providing a direct return or building out of em transparent materials). That doesn't change the fact that the paint used does absorb radar and reduces the signature even further.
 
2014-01-31 11:48:30 AM  
That poor, poor Challenger.
 
2014-01-31 12:02:42 PM  
Isn't the major issue with a plane the cockpit, the radar goes right through the glass and bounces off the pilot, the seats and everything else in there. I thought "Stealth" planes used a special kind of glass (or plastic) that radar couldn't penetrate?
 
2014-01-31 12:03:09 PM  
Am I the only one who thinks this matte black trend is dumb ( I know that the paint used here only comes in Matte) but seriously outside of this application, it just looks like you didn't have enough money to paint your car so you just used primer.
 
2014-01-31 12:04:58 PM  
The Air Force has too much farking money to piss away. Who am I kidding, the F-35 hasn't been scrapped yet, this is an afterthought.
 
2014-01-31 12:06:53 PM  
So they're rebooting "Viper" as "Challenger?"  Wow, NBC is desperate.
 
2014-01-31 12:18:44 PM  

Polish Hussar: So they're rebooting "Viper" as "Challenger?"  Wow, NBC is desperate.


I'd expect even that network would be cold on the idea of launching that series, 'cause if they do I can't see anyway it wouldn't just explode on them right as they throttle up the excitement.
 
2014-01-31 12:32:29 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: Am I the only one who thinks this matte black trend is dumb ( I know that the paint used here only comes in Matte) but seriously outside of this application, it just looks like you didn't have enough money to paint your car so you just used primer.


I like it. Wanted one of these, but they were too hard to come by so I settled for black:

https://www.google.com/search?q=matte+veloster&espv=210&es_sm=93&sou rc e=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=pt3rUovrIYHksAS1kYGIDw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=168 0&bih=925

And my buddy has one of these. I think they look strong. Something like a statement of "gloss is for wimps" or something like that.
 
2014-01-31 12:33:08 PM  

This Looks Fun: DoBeDoBeDo:

And my buddy has one of these:

https://www.google.com/search?q=matte+iron+883&tbm=isch&cad=h

Sorry, forgot the "one of these."
 
2014-01-31 12:34:04 PM  

tricycleracer: It's funny because NO2 isn't flammable.


liftedworkshop.com
Are you guys trying to tell me that Fast & the Furious got its facts wrong?  That's preposterous.

That movie is highly accurate and I live my life a quarter mile at a time because of it,
 
2014-01-31 12:52:28 PM  

Glitchwerks: tricycleracer: It's funny because NO2 isn't flammable.


Are you guys trying to tell me that Fast & the Furious got its facts wrong?  That's preposterous.

That movie is highly accurate and I live my life a quarter mile at a time because of it,


Q: How many Paul Walkers does it take to open a car door?

A: Tree.
 
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