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  1. Labcoatguy

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

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  2. Labcoatguy

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    It's only a nice project for "the wright person". Are you the wright person? Is this 2008 again?
  3. Labcoatguy

    Let's rant about car designs (post unpopular opinions in here)

    Bertone be like (the B99 concept from 2011)
  4. Labcoatguy

    Bond 25 - "No Time To Die" - due for release April 2020

    lol at the random Lancia Thesis.
  5. Labcoatguy

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Nah, I don't have enough room to buy my old car back.
  6. Labcoatguy

    Positive Opinions of Unpopular Cars

    I'm becoming fascinated with late-model VWs with the naturally aspirated 5-cylinder engine. Slower than the turbo 4s? Yes. Typical VW risks? Yes. Sounds like a V-10 when uncorked? Also yes.
  7. Labcoatguy

    Ownership Verified: Keep it in the Family -- 1995 Jaguar XJR

    What. That backlight's been fixed. Well now we know how long the fix lasts.
  8. Labcoatguy

    Let's rant about car designs (post unpopular opinions in here)

    I'm of two minds about the XJ220: yes it looks like an Oldsmobile Aerotech with a Jaguar grille, but somehow it works. The overhangs are what you'd expect from a car with that much focus on top speed and minimizing drag, and I still think it looks better than the XJR-15, which with its...
  9. Labcoatguy

    Let's rant about car designs (post unpopular opinions in here)

    The F-Type. Something about that front end just doesn't work. Maybe it's too busy, what with that glossy crossbar in the grille and the openings on the corners front bumper. It's the closest thing to "pretty" that Ian Callum has ever done at Jaguar, but considering the confused styling cues of...
  10. Labcoatguy

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Recently I've found myself obsessed with 5-cylinder cars, given that they 1) basically sound like V-10s but 2) are way less expensive than your average V-10 powered car. Being in the US and therefore denied the Fiat one they put in the Coupe, it looks like my options are: -Turbo Volvo I5...
  11. Labcoatguy

    Random Thoughts....

    Nature's toothpicks.
  12. Labcoatguy

    The Post Your Pets Thread

  13. Labcoatguy

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    The trick now is finding one whose previous owner was also sufficiently religious with maintenance.
  14. Labcoatguy

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Right, lowering the torque peak up top but raising the curve at the bottom end. Ah well, not like this was going to be any more than a thought experiment for a long time, if ever.
  15. Labcoatguy

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Hmm, part of my idea was that with a lower-torque NA engine the box wouldn't be under as much stress vs. the stock turbo car.
  16. Labcoatguy

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    GLaDOS as the voice's personality please.
  17. Labcoatguy

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    True, but I wouldn't care; still plenty fast, still handles well, and sounds better.
  18. Labcoatguy

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    An Esprit V8 converted to natural aspiration with a slightly upped compression ratio could be a pretty sweet driving experience; halfway between NSX and F355.
  19. Labcoatguy

    Post Your Watches

    How would you like your automatic diver? (Yes, I am a pathetic whore who will buy a watch because James Bond wore it.)
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