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Offline AshSimmonds

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...you know, where 90% of it is spent drifting on a race track, and the cars ability to do this seems to be important.

Sure, showboat a bit to get some cool footage, but I'm kinda tired of hearing how great it is that you can get the back end out through a corner and stuff, do people buy these cars and then actually do it, or are just happy to know that someone else has?

Even for the 2% of sports cars that might see a race track, how likely are they to be used in this manner?  I know I wouldn't, I'd be launching an assualt at cornering speed, maybe i'd just have a little fun on a corner or two here and there, but the ability to steer a car with the right foot isn't something that has much bearing on how good it is.

I want to see the cars on windy roads, spectacular scenery, tunnel runs, and carving their way through traffic.



Offline mhh

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It's mostly just a TV thing.  The magazine guys are told to flick it sideways for a cover pic but they do their testing without the nonsense.



Offline Red Lotus

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and a really fast lap around a track is not that exciting from the outside.

I agree with mhh that the punter on TV is very different to the punter who buys the cars. I suspect that most people who buy these cars do not use them to their full capacity - and would never want to.

What about a "pick up" test - see how easy it is to pick up women with various kinds of cars?



Offline PA

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What about a "pick up" test - see how easy it is to pick up women with various kinds of cars?

We have seen what sort of woman you can get with a Lotus in Pretty Woman.



Offline AshSimmonds

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We have seen what sort of woman you can get with a Lotus in Pretty Woman.

Yeah, and Basic Instinct.  :argh:



Offline Red Lotus

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imagine what you could get with a new Merc SL!!



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It's mostly just a TV thing.  The magazine guys are told to flick it sideways for a cover pic but they do their testing without the nonsense.

Read a review of anything in Motor lately?  That sort of thing is exactly why I didn't renew my subscription.  Too much talk of powersliding and clipping apexes and not enough real world stuff.



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Read a review of anything in Motor lately?  That sort of thing is exactly why I didn't renew my subscription.  Too much talk of powersliding and clipping apexes and not enough real world stuff.

Yeah know what you mean. I bought one recently while waiting at airport...  i won't be doing that again in a hurry...



Offline AshSimmonds

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I've only bought two Motor mags, both times I was in it. :D



Offline Red Lotus

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Know what you mean. I get them for free and I don't read them! And most of the itme the info is out of date.

Viva La internet!



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