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  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
    Posts: 6,970
    Why New Cars Keep FAILING the Moose Test

    To Moose Test or not to Moose Test, that is the question ???

    Mooo....


    Seems like a proper test to me. It goes to show that SUV's are far from safer than normal cars, and that just putting battaries in a normal car doesn't make for safe driving either. Interesting video.

    Any Moose's on the road where you live Ross ?
    Ford Mustang Mach-E fails the Moose Test

    The Tesla y and Ionic 5 do much better.

    Depends if you mean that litterally or not. Plenty of 'mooses' that just walk onto the road without warning, and hitting them is just as bad an idea as hitting a moose. BUt other than that, no, I'm not from Scandinavia ;-)
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
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  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    Posts: 1,379
    Piëch GT
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    As Porsche muses an electric 911, Ferdinand Porsche’s great-grandson is building his own.
    https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/porsche-electric-911-ferdinand-piech-builds-it
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 8,833
    That Piëch GT is quite pretty, but it seems silly to design an electric car with a long bonnet and a radiator opening when it doesn’t need those. It’s not a front engined car so it shouldn’t look like one.
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    edited October 7 Posts: 1,379
    At the 2019 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW there is a cooling device at the front.
    It could be cooling for the battery ?
    Looks better with the grille anyway.
    3 engines,1 at the front.

    This looks better with the grille.
    Aston Martin DB6 EV Conversion
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
    edited October 8 Posts: 5,662
    For those who have seen NTTD, I was pleasantly surprised to see
    both classic Aston Martins of course, but also a 1990’s Maserati Quattroporte and a 2000’s Lancia Thesis. Two stunners as far as I’m concerned.

    Also, the theater here in Belgium where I went to watch NTTD had a FYEO Citroën 2CV exhibited in the lobby.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Costa Mucho
    Posts: 42,024
    Just this year, more than 64 million cars have been manufactured in the world, and over a million people killed in road/car accidents.

    On the moon there are just six cars and no people, so pretty safe.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
    Posts: 6,059
    Here's an article from the German newsmagazine DER SPIEGEL's online version about the first big hit by Giorgio Giugiaro: https://spiegel.de/auto/fahrkultur/bizzarrini-manta-radikaler-rochen-a-d6d2b1fe-275a-4f0c-9877-8973a5e48319

    It's in German, so please use Google Translate or deepl.com to render it understandable.
  • zebrafishzebrafish <°)))< in Octopussy's garden in the shade
    Posts: 3,322
    @j_w_pepper , that car must have been a blueprint for these two very different beasts:

    The hapless 1973 Matra Simca Bagheera, with 3 front seats and winner of the Golden Lemon for the worst car in Germany a year later.
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    And the 1971 BMW Turbo X1 concept:
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    As always, Giugiaro was ahead of the times. The Manta is from 1968, yet with most of the design elements of the later cars.
  • edited October 18 Posts: 4,846
    While going to buy some groceries, I saw a grey Alpine today :

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    At least, I think it was that model. Still, rare enough it made my little petrolhead heart skip a beat.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
    Posts: 5,662
    Gerard wrote: »
    While going to buy some groceries, I saw a grey Alpine today :

    21234997-2019-essais-presse-alpine-a110s-au-portugal.jpg

    At least, I think it was that model. Still, rare enough it made my little petrolhead heart skip a beat.

    I can imagine, mine does too whenever I see one :)
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    Posts: 1,379
    2022 Range Rover
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  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    edited October 31 Posts: 3,486
    mtm wrote: »
    That Piëch GT is quite pretty, but it seems silly to design an electric car with a long bonnet and a radiator opening when it doesn’t need those. It’s not a front engined car so it shouldn’t look like one.

    You must be an expert in these things.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 8,833
    2022 Range Rover
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    Slightly underwhelming in terms of a new design but it does look quality, the rear end especially is very cool.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    Posts: 3,486
    Gerard wrote: »
    While going to buy some groceries, I saw a grey Alpine today :

    21234997-2019-essais-presse-alpine-a110s-au-portugal.jpg

    At least, I think it was that model. Still, rare enough it made my little petrolhead heart skip a beat.

    It's a nice car that's way overpriced.
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    Posts: 1,379
    Ferrari 330 P4
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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 8,833
    Very cool :)
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    edited November 3 Posts: 1,379
    Ferrari 312P :)>-
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    Stunning V12 Ferrari 312P howls as it's thrashed up Goodwood hill
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    Posts: 1,379
    1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
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  • Posts: 4,846
    The Other day, a Buick Roadmaster from the '90s parked right by my window :

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  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    Posts: 1,379
    Gerard wrote: »
    The Other day, a Buick Roadmaster from the '90s parked right by my window :

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  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    edited November 6 Posts: 3,486
    Gerard wrote: »
    The Other day, a Buick Roadmaster from the '90s parked right by my window :

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    Wow, and I saw this a few days ago while riding my bike:

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    What a monstrosity! @-)
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    edited November 6 Posts: 1,379
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Gerard wrote: »
    The Other day, a Buick Roadmaster from the '90s parked right by my window :

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    Wow, and I saw this a few days ago while riding my bike:

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    What a monstrosity! @-)

    That's a beast..... :))
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  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    Posts: 3,486
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Gerard wrote: »
    The Other day, a Buick Roadmaster from the '90s parked right by my window :

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    Wow, and I saw this a few days ago while riding my bike:

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    What a monstrosity! @-)

    That's a beast..... :))
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    :-j
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    edited November 9 Posts: 1,379
    2022 Jaguar F-Type
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    Jaguar F-TYPE range now V8 only
    Six-cylinder and four-pot engines dropped, with V8 to be retired by 2025 as EV overhaul looms
    https://www.carsales.com.au/editorial/details/jaguar-f-type-range-now-v8-only-132798/
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    I must admit that I don't like the F-Type. It doesn't say "Jaguar" to me, but rather "Ford". I much prefer the S-Type :

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  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    Posts: 1,379
    Jay Breaks a World Record in a Tesla Plaid, 9.2 second, 151MPH 1/4 mile time

    Too bad about the awful yoke steering, average looks ,white interior.
    Jay probably wants a denim interior ? ;))
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    Posts: 3,486
    Jay Breaks a World Record in a Tesla Plaid, 9.2 second, 151MPH 1/4 mile time

    Too bad about the awful yoke steering, average looks ,white interior.
    Jay probably wants a denim interior ? ;))

    Tesla is overpriced crap.

    Most of their models are cheaply made (and some are rather ugly) and I'm sick of the press drooling about everything Tesla/Musk says or does.
  • 007InAction007InAction Australia
    Posts: 1,379
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Jay Breaks a World Record in a Tesla Plaid, 9.2 second, 151MPH 1/4 mile time

    Too bad about the awful yoke steering, average looks ,white interior.
    Jay probably wants a denim interior ? ;))

    Tesla is overpriced crap.

    Most of their models are cheaply made (and some are rather ugly) and I'm sick of the press drooling about everything Tesla/Musk says or does.

    True.
    American cars are all crap.
  • JamesCraigJamesCraig Ancient Rome
    Posts: 3,486
    JamesCraig wrote: »
    Jay Breaks a World Record in a Tesla Plaid, 9.2 second, 151MPH 1/4 mile time

    Too bad about the awful yoke steering, average looks ,white interior.
    Jay probably wants a denim interior ? ;))

    Tesla is overpriced crap.

    Most of their models are cheaply made (and some are rather ugly) and I'm sick of the press drooling about everything Tesla/Musk says or does.

    True.
    American cars are all crap.

    No.
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