Bugatti to Reveal Faster Veyron?(Apr 10, 2013)Good job for hen but look at what it is taking to compete with a luxury car. A 2700lb race car to challenge a 4000lb car that your mom could drive on a rainy day. In terms of sheer speed ya the venom has it but nothing else. The veyron is "more car"
SRT Viper Due for a Refresh in 2015(Jan 31, 2013)Viper has had 18 series championships from 2000-2009 this isnt including 24 Rolex, nurb, Daytona class wins and series wins prior to that. They have beat out the corvette squad multiple times. Viper Does match up to the vette and ACR still holds a
Honda Reveals Lineup for Tokyo(Dec 30, 2012)Is that the case for everybody? No, a m5 better fucking be nicer then a entry level accord for what your paying. But there isnt really a define reason that states a entry 3 series is ALWAYS better then a higher model accord. I use higher model
Honda Reveals Lineup for Tokyo(Dec 30, 2012)Club paradise here in las Vegas. They had a 2008 5 series fresh off the lot when it came out, 2 years later they traded it in for a Camry due to everything breaking on the 5 series. To their surprise couldn't be more happy with the quality of Camry
Honda Reveals Lineup for Tokyo(Dec 30, 2012)I facedesked sooo hard........I'm afraid to saying anything due to getting an aneurism reading whatever your reply might be. I'm not even going to bother with the falsehoods,incomplete premises, and broken logic used. Family friend is the owner of
The Racecars of Champions(Dec 16, 2012)Grand am, continental, koni challenge, American le mans, all forms under SCCA and NASA etc. We do have more then just Indy or NASCAR racing here in the states
Japanese Tuning Icons Part 2: Toyota Celica(Dec 13, 2012)@brandon
Haha wow that was a sad attempt. I'm out of your league child don't be swinging at the big dogs. I'll call it whatever I want, still going to do the same thing regardless of the title I choose to assign it.
Japanese Tuning Icons Part 2: Toyota Celica(Dec 12, 2012)It's called a job. You can afford nice things if you bust your ass. Anyone with performance in mind wouldnt put in a touch screen, oversized heavy rims, lambo doors, and a hideous body kit. Even if it had 500hp I would still call it rice
Japanese Tuning Icons Part 2: Mitsubishi Eclipse(Dec 11, 2012)*glances up at the last shimmering piece of hope in this thread while Laying on the ground breathing final last breaths* at least it ends on a good note, just maybe there is hope for the others
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 08, 2012)Vagueness and subjectivity. With all do respect David you have NO idea what is actually being discussed. You simply just can't grasp the concept and I am finished here, I could go into full detail of how a rotary works and principle at hand but you
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 08, 2012)When did I every say it was better!? I said the principles of how the motor works replaces the need for displacement in it. It's as simple as that dude and I've been saying that from the beginning. Doesn't get the job done? Ya that's full of
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 08, 2012)You really don't understand how a rotary works do you? Again your bringing in personal preference, still irrelevant to the physics at hand. The 13b has two rotors with two plugs per rotor (leading and a trailing) so its actually the plugs go off
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 07, 2012)@justin
They had a rotary truck actually lol but form follows function, it wasnt built for towing or high weight application, same reason why you wouldnt want a 4 cyl in a big truck
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 07, 2012)All I can say is reread my comments and hopefully you will see the light that I'm NOT talking about the rotary TAKING displacements places I've been arguing that the rotarys design and how it works is a system that is a physical replacement for
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 07, 2012)Wankels replaces older wankels. Well no shit it's called progress. Ford mustang doesn't have the same motor in it that it did in the 60s. In that case I only see v8s replacing older v8s. That statement means nothing.
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 07, 2012)@david
Do you have ANY knowledge on what is volumetric efficiency? You again are COMPLETELY missing the point. I'm talking on a physics level of replacement for displacement. It's like talking to a child I'm sorry. You keep setting up straw mans
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 07, 2012)As I said earlier you have a few falsehoods with cost and time. And your use of "I bet" shows you have no knowledge on the subject. you keep bringing in your personal opinion of what you want/think but that's not what is being discussed. If you
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 07, 2012)Not what I say it is? So I'm lying about how a rotary works or where it's powerband is? Why are you bring on le mans? That no where near related to the discussion at hand. Wankels are replacing wankels? That made sense. You misspelt displacement
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 06, 2012)Rotary produces power every turn of the rotors(full rotation=3 ignition events)face whereas a piston motor generates power every other crank (piston must complete a full "up" and "down" motion) thus displacement is needed to make up for this gap
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 06, 2012)Will be the deciding factor of what one might choose but REGARDLESS of power generated, gas consumed, etc that does NOT change how a rotary and piston motor work, it's HOW the motor works that effects those listed. Again this is NOT what I am talking
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 06, 2012)But none the less you still aren't getting my original point. Rotary is by its properties a replacement for displacement, I am not talking about the consequences(dependent variables) that come into play after either engine design. Those consequences
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 06, 2012)From 4.5k all the way up to 9 (actually even more power once lifted to 10) that's 4.5k rpms of useable power you are sitting in and stay in under performance driving. Maintenance is higher?It's the same as any other car.
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 06, 2012)Ok some falsehoods here. First of all the rotary passes CALIFORNIA'S emissions test! California is the strictest state, it passed it so it's fine. As i said earlier it makes up for torque with powerband, it's called downshifting. Rx8s power band is
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 06, 2012)You do know the rotary was banned from NHRA competition due to its superior surface to volume efficiency (I.e. replacement for displacement)
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 06, 2012)Basing off the 16x. In the racing world rotaries are also one of the most reliable (excluding the dreaded side seal springs on the rx8 and the horrible stock turbos and stock apex's of the Fds3)
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 06, 2012)Make power lol. What they lack in torque they make up in powerband. For mpgs, rotary is still young in its development, look up liquid piston. If Mazda can incorporate this then we can easily have a 22+ mpg 1.6 liter 300hp+ NA rotary.
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 06, 2012)Fact a replacement for size. How? Volumetric efficiency. It is physically impossible for a piston motor to achieve the levels a rotary is capable due to its design. The 787b was a NA 2.6 liter rotary tuned DOWN to 700hp, yup sounds like they can't
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 06, 2012)Not practical. It was more so an example that extreme performance can be achieved through tech rather then size. I should have also clarified my point on replacement. I was referring to the actual physical properties of the rotary, it's design IS in
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 05, 2012)Torn down inspected cleaned then rebuilt, not because they are unreliable it's just even half a hp counts. They are also running at 18,000rpms they could be built down to street car level but those motors alone cost your soul and then some so it's
The Replacement for Displacement(Dec 05, 2012)Wow thanks for putting me in the spotlight haha alrighty got a few points to address here. First of all the f1 motors actually have a strong lifespan it's just at that level of competition, motors need to be in tip top shape every race so they are
Forza Horizon Gets More Cars(Dec 03, 2012)You guys DO know it inst suppose to be another forza nor be compared to it, it's its own game. It just uses tools from forza. Forza 4-real world sim set on real world tracks. Horizon-open world driving in a fictional event.
Corvette C7 Prototype in Gran Turismo 5(Nov 29, 2012)But video games are, for me, what brought me into the automotive world. Everyone needs a starting point whether it be by hands on experience or virtual means, it's still going to get them seeking automotive knowledge.
Corvette C7 Prototype in Gran Turismo 5(Nov 29, 2012)This is cute your still trying even when you are in the wrong. Firebird international parkway, willow springs,Buttonwillow all either ITR formula or Time attack events. And that WAS my bank of knowledge, I can't have sources to back it up? Or provide