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(Jalopnik)   According to Honda, the new Acura NSX is going to be one of the hottest cars on the market   (oppositelock.jalopnik.com) divider line 29
    More: Amusing, Acura NSX, Nurburgring  
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2597 clicks; posted to Business » on 25 Jul 2014 at 4:15 PM (31 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-07-25 02:45:56 PM  
Ha! Beat that GM!
 
2014-07-25 04:41:34 PM  
Did they hire some Ferrari engineers?

fubegra.net
 
2014-07-25 05:04:44 PM  

Fubegra: Did they hire some Ferrari engineers?


She's a consultant now...
 
2014-07-25 05:11:32 PM  

Fubegra: Did they hire some Ferrari engineers?

[fubegra.net image 500x293]


How old is that picture?

What if the little girl from that photo is like, 18 or something?
 
2014-07-25 05:16:34 PM  
Subby +1.  Admittedly it was low hanging fruit, but somebody has to do it.
 
2014-07-25 05:17:42 PM  
I was a big fan of the old NSX. One of the few JDM cars I liked.

The new one though looks like an R8. Another good looking car of course, but not the NSX.

/Could you even flip an older NSX? The thing was like 3.5 feet high.
 
2014-07-25 05:45:08 PM  

lunging_man_ass: Fubegra: Did they hire some Ferrari engineers?

[fubegra.net image 500x293]

How old is that picture?

What if the little girl from that photo is like, 18 or something?


Too old.jpg
 
2014-07-25 06:05:56 PM  
Because it will frequently be stolen.
 
2014-07-25 06:18:15 PM  
Was Top Gear involved?
 
2014-07-25 06:33:48 PM  
To be fair to Acura... The 'ring does enjoy destroying cars in various and exciting ways.
 
2014-07-25 06:47:14 PM  
iwritealot.com

That's hot.
 
2014-07-25 06:54:33 PM  
Sorta-vaguely-related question... Isn't the Nurburgring a private, purpose-built race track? So why does the clearly pre-production test model need a license plate? I would think they'd just haul it on the back of a flatbed, it'd never touch public roads, so I wouldn't think a license plate would be necessary.
 
2014-07-25 07:00:59 PM  

the cake is a pie: Sorta-vaguely-related question... Isn't the Nurburgring a private, purpose-built race track? So why does the clearly pre-production test model need a license plate? I would think they'd just haul it on the back of a flatbed, it'd never touch public roads, so I wouldn't think a license plate would be necessary.


More than likely it's a manufacturer plate to help get it through customs as that is a prototype of an actual road can and not a purpose built race car.
 
2014-07-25 07:05:27 PM  

Fubegra: Did they hire some Ferrari engineers?


Nope. VW engineers.
 
2014-07-25 07:53:48 PM  

umad: Fubegra: Did they hire some Ferrari engineers?

Nope. VW engineers.


VWs don't catch fire, they suffer from phantom electrical issues.  Ford, on the other hand...
 
2014-07-25 08:14:04 PM  

Gary-L: umad: Fubegra: Did they hire some Ferrari engineers?

Nope. VW engineers.

VWs don't catch fire, they suffer from phantom electrical issues.  Ford, on the other hand...


Could have been VW engineers from the Lambo wing of the group. Lots of super cars ignite. There's an annual car week here that gets the extremely wealthy to come out... You just know my local tow guys are good due to the experience of hauling some of these things around.
 
2014-07-25 08:30:43 PM  

crotchgrabber: Gary-L: umad: Fubegra: Did they hire some Ferrari engineers?

Nope. VW engineers.

VWs don't catch fire, they suffer from phantom electrical issues.  Ford, on the other hand...

Could have been VW engineers from the Lambo wing of the group. Lots of super cars ignite. There's an annual car week here that gets the extremely wealthy to come out... You just know my local tow guys are good due to the experience of hauling some of these things around.


Why do they ignite so much? If they were so super, and how much money they put into making them and want for them, they would have taken a little time to address the igniting.
 
2014-07-25 08:34:16 PM  

the cake is a pie: Sorta-vaguely-related question... Isn't the Nurburgring a private, purpose-built race track? So why does the clearly pre-production test model need a license plate? I would think they'd just haul it on the back of a flatbed, it'd never touch public roads, so I wouldn't think a license plate would be necessary.


The 'Ring is technically a public toll road, with some strange quasi-private legalese that allows the operators to rent it out for automotive testing and various events. I'm not quite sure how the legal structure actually works.

On public lapping days, a registration plate is required and the 'Ring ticket is considered a toll. Also, as on German public roads, any damage you do to the track is the responsibility of the driver. Crunch the rail at a high rate of speed and they will happily send you a bill for a couple of grand for repairs. This is also how the 'Ring has medical services (it's serviced by ambulance and fire just like the autobahn, and the locals keep assets on standby for public days).

When automakers test there, they often use registered test cars. It's easy enough for them to do and it makes the logistics easier. They also do normal road testing in the area. Since the Ring is a public road that is stalked by photographers, it isn't like they are able to keep anything secret. By the time a car moves to testing there, it is generally about 90% finished through R&D.
 
2014-07-25 08:36:56 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: [iwritealot.com image 850x680]

That's hot.


I doubt she's interested in a car that doesn't have a back seat.
 
2014-07-25 08:41:07 PM  
Trying to fit 100 ohm in a 50 ohm bag.
 
2014-07-25 08:41:26 PM  

ongbok: crotchgrabber: Gary-L: umad: Fubegra: Did they hire some Ferrari engineers?

Nope. VW engineers.

VWs don't catch fire, they suffer from phantom electrical issues.  Ford, on the other hand...

Could have been VW engineers from the Lambo wing of the group. Lots of super cars ignite. There's an annual car week here that gets the extremely wealthy to come out... You just know my local tow guys are good due to the experience of hauling some of these things around.

Why do they ignite so much? If they were so super, and how much money they put into making them and want for them, they would have taken a little time to address the igniting.


Hand built cars where the fit and finish is more important than a loose fuel pump in the eyes of their customers? Also, I think it's just more spectacular when anything goes wrong than with a normal car. Check out the comments in the article. People posted a lot of high end BBQs in there. It's probably just more attention grabbing when these things go. A Corolla burns up? Who cares? A 3.5 million dollar McClaren P1 burns up? Now, that is something to behold.

/car week is next month. I can't wait for some of the events.
 
2014-07-25 09:12:33 PM  
Now it's a true supercar.

2.bp.blogspot.com www.mercedescla.org
www.wreckedexotics.com 9ve9t3u1sn1k1pn62uyi5imww.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com
 
2014-07-25 09:22:38 PM  

lunging_man_ass: Fubegra: Did they hire some Ferrari engineers?

[fubegra.net image 500x293]

How old is that picture?

What if the little girl from that photo is like, 18 or something?


You see some real pervs on the 'net...
 
2014-07-25 09:29:38 PM  
The Porsche Carrera GT was a big hit this year.

assets.nydailynews.com
 
2014-07-25 09:54:22 PM  
That's nice, Honda. Now bring back the Element. That was at least a useful vehicle.
 
2014-07-25 11:55:44 PM  

crotchgrabber: ongbok: crotchgrabber: Gary-L: umad: Fubegra: Did they hire some Ferrari engineers?

Nope. VW engineers.

VWs don't catch fire, they suffer from phantom electrical issues.  Ford, on the other hand...

Could have been VW engineers from the Lambo wing of the group. Lots of super cars ignite. There's an annual car week here that gets the extremely wealthy to come out... You just know my local tow guys are good due to the experience of hauling some of these things around.

Why do they ignite so much? If they were so super, and how much money they put into making them and want for them, they would have taken a little time to address the igniting.

Hand built cars where the fit and finish is more important than a loose fuel pump in the eyes of their customers? Also, I think it's just more spectacular when anything goes wrong than with a normal car. Check out the comments in the article. People posted a lot of high end BBQs in there. It's probably just more attention grabbing when these things go. A Corolla burns up? Who cares? A 3.5 million dollar McClaren P1 burns up? Now, that is something to behold.

/car week is next month. I can't wait for some of the events.


People expect just a little more out of a $3.5 million dollar car than they do from a Corolla. That is like saying a trans falls out of a Dodge nobody cares, but a trans fall out of a $3.5 million dollar car everybody makes a big deal out of it. Of course people will make a big deal out of it, that isn't supposed to happen with a car you pay $3.5 million for.
 
2014-07-26 12:40:02 AM  

ongbok: crotchgrabber: ongbok: crotchgrabber: Gary-L: umad: Fubegra: Did they hire some Ferrari engineers?

Nope. VW engineers.

VWs don't catch fire, they suffer from phantom electrical issues.  Ford, on the other hand...

Could have been VW engineers from the Lambo wing of the group. Lots of super cars ignite. There's an annual car week here that gets the extremely wealthy to come out... You just know my local tow guys are good due to the experience of hauling some of these things around.

Why do they ignite so much? If they were so super, and how much money they put into making them and want for them, they would have taken a little time to address the igniting.

Hand built cars where the fit and finish is more important than a loose fuel pump in the eyes of their customers? Also, I think it's just more spectacular when anything goes wrong than with a normal car. Check out the comments in the article. People posted a lot of high end BBQs in there. It's probably just more attention grabbing when these things go. A Corolla burns up? Who cares? A 3.5 million dollar McClaren P1 burns up? Now, that is something to behold.

/car week is next month. I can't wait for some of the events.

People expect just a little more out of a $3.5 million dollar car than they do from a Corolla. That is like saying a trans falls out of a Dodge nobody cares, but a trans fall out of a $3.5 million dollar car everybody makes a big deal out of it. Of course people will make a big deal out of it, that isn't supposed to happen with a car you pay $3.5 million for.


That's my point. There are a lot of healthy super cars on the road, but when one goes down people notice.
 
2014-07-26 02:12:43 AM  

Nexzus: I was a big fan of the old NSX. One of the few JDM cars I liked.

The new one though looks like an R8. Another good looking car of course, but not the NSX.

/Could you even flip an older NSX? The thing was like 3.5 feet high.


A former colleague of mine owns one, and he hunted high and low to find it, but he managed to pick it up for about $28K, which was a bargain. It's like driving a go-cart at highway speeds. Short of hitting a curb at 80 mph, I don't see how you could flip one. I couldn't even get the tires to break loose around corners and I was trying like a motherfarker.
 
2014-07-26 02:13:59 AM  

lunging_man_ass: How old is that picture?


I believe the story with the picture of the girl came around about 5 or 6 years ago. I remember the day it was on Fark, it was glorious.
 
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