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  1. STrRedWolf

    Forget the Veyron. Test the Mach 5!

    Road and Track review the Racer Motors Mach 5. And yes, the same one in the cartoons, made real for the up-coming live-action movie Speed Racer. Put your doubting hats on, here's the specs (more details in the article): Motor: 8.0L quad-sequential turbocharged V12 Horsepower: 1700 bph @ 8000...
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    Why jams happen without reason. Finally!

    http://www.physorg.com/news117283969.html Boffins at the University of Exeter figured out the main reason why traffic just grinds to a halt. In effect, slow reaction times and overbraking, cascading from one driver to another, ending up with a complete wave of stoppage heading back from where...
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    An unlikely star in a reasonably priced car...

    My sleep-addled brain just farted out this idea: Who would be the most difficult to get on the show and drive around the track in the Liana? Wild guesses please! To start off, I'll take the Pope. :) Top Gear itself already took the Queen.
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    Top Gear beat the camera confirmed by Mythbusters

    Today's episode of Mythbusters just aired for East Coast folk... but I can't resist spoiling it. Remember the first episode of Top Gear, which they beat the speed camera in a TVR going 174 mph? Initially (last season) the Mythbusters tried it, but wasn't able to replicate it... but they...
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    Did Richard eventually sell his Porche 924?

    Okay, I've dug through the forum search and came up with nothing. What is the fate of Richard's Porche 924, the van engined Porche he bought in Ep 05x06 and wasn't able to sell that week?
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    Before the Veyron...

    (And this is probably in the wrong place, please move if needed) Before the Veyron, there was one car that hit 1000 bhp... and I learned of this from a friend who's more of a petrolhead than I am. I'm talking about... the Vector Avtech WX-3. 7.0L ?V-8t engine 1000bhp @5800rpm 700 pound/feet...
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    The Stig has a favorite food...

    From BBC's Top Gear Site's Veyron race production notes that I happen to stumble apon:
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    Best TG tested car for sci fi...

    Okay, imagine if you will, this. Your friend has gotten a Koenisegg CCX... and modified it. He's lightened the engine yet retained it's power; infact, he's increased it to 1280 bhp. He's also made it doubly fuel efficient by not only adding an electric motor (making it a hybrid) but also...
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    Cars the Stig hasn't tested yet...

    In looking at the power lap times board that is online (and a search revealed a comprehensive board that isn't working now) I see a few cars that have been reviewed, but not run around the Top Gear test track. Everyone knows about the Bugatti Veryon, but how about: Aston Martin DB9 (not the...
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    Top Gear Music CD?

    Okay, after a few searches here I'm comming up empty. Wasn't there someone compiling a CD or five of all the music that was on all Top Gear seasons?
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    Designer concept cars

    With me just finding out of Richard Hammond's accident, it's left me with nothing to say of this web find. I'll just let it stand out on it's own. http://eighthdecay.deviantart.com/
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    American Top Gear possible hosts

    One good question for the group -- if you were building the hosts for American Top Gear, who would you get? Ignore the plans some production company have. If we keep with the fomula of Brittish Top Gear, we'll need a large outspoken petrol head, a small enthusiast, an ecentric die-hard car...
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