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post Dec 18 2005, 07:36 AM
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Hilter originally pushed for the development of the VW Beetle and helped get VW off the ground.
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post Dec 18 2005, 07:40 AM
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Yes, HITLER did that. And originally Ferdinand Porsche made the design for the beetle, but Hitler didn't like it and changed it to what it looks like today.
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post Dec 18 2005, 08:32 AM
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The DSG-'box in VAG cars was actually developed by Porsche in the 80s, they used the 956/962 as prototype cars for this gearbox...
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post Dec 18 2005, 09:32 AM
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The Fast and the Furious, contratry to popular belief, is NOT realistic.
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post Dec 18 2005, 10:03 AM
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The 4 door KPGC10 was dominated by strong understeer, which originated from its long wheelbase and low-grip tires. In order to drive quickly, the drivers had to brake hard into the corners to make the tail come out, and then drift the car through them. DORIFTOOOO!!!
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post Dec 18 2005, 10:25 AM
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the rear engined layout in the 356/911 was used so that there could be back seats in the car...Ferry Porsche wanted a mid-engined layout, but his father insisted on the rear engine design so the cars could apeal to a broader market!
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post Dec 18 2005, 11:13 AM
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Volvo is latin for 'I roll'
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post Dec 18 2005, 11:20 AM
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QUOTE(marcos_eirik @ Dec 18 2005, 08:32 AM) *
The DSG-'box in VAG cars was actually developed by Porsche in the 80s, they used the 956/962 as prototype cars for this gearbox...



No, the concept was developed, not the actual DSG box. The DSG box was developed from scratch.
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post Dec 18 2005, 11:33 AM
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The Volvo symbol is actually NOT the male symbol, it is actually the Swedish engineering symbol for iron.
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post Dec 18 2005, 11:36 AM
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old racing alfa romeos were always on three wheels, even on straights
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post Dec 18 2005, 01:53 PM
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The first Grand Prix race was held in 1901. The average speed was 74km/h (46mph)
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post Dec 18 2005, 01:57 PM
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QUOTE(Cyclone @ Dec 18 2005, 07:36 AM) *
Hilter originally pushed for the development of the VW Beetle and helped get VW off the ground.

is this news to you or something?
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post Dec 18 2005, 05:00 PM
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Anyone know why the exhaust on the new Mini looks the way it does?...
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post Dec 18 2005, 05:02 PM
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QUOTE(sticksman83 @ Dec 18 2005, 05:00 PM) *
Anyone know why the exhaust on the new Mini looks the way it does?...


Designer stuck beer cans in the clay model when he showed it to the execs.
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post Dec 18 2005, 05:43 PM
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the first 4WD performance-oriented road car was not the Audi Quattro Turbo, as you might think, but the Jensen FF, a four wheel drive version of the Jencen Interceptor.

Production was suitably limited smile.gif
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post Dec 18 2005, 05:51 PM
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That's a given, anybody that belives anything in that movie was a total dumbass
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post Dec 18 2005, 06:34 PM
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Those sculpted openings below the headlights on the TVR Chimaera/Cerbera were supposedly "designed" by a dog. Chairman Peter Wheeler's dog Ned took a chunk out of the model they were working on and they ended up liking the result. tongue.gif
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Cyclone
post Dec 18 2005, 06:47 PM
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QUOTE(DZ302 @ Dec 18 2005, 04:57 PM) *
is this news to you or something?


YA
I JUST TOTALLY FOUND OUT YESTERDAY! ALSO I JUST FOUND OUT THAT SOMEBODY INVENTED A FUCKING WHEEL! HOLY SHIT
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post Dec 18 2005, 06:53 PM
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My car weighs only 70 more pounds than cyclones... huh.gif
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post Dec 18 2005, 07:07 PM
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QUOTE(Megadeus @ Dec 19 2005, 01:34 PM) *
Those sculpted openings below the headlights on the TVR Chimaera/Cerbera were supposedly "designed" by a dog. Chairman Peter Wheeler's dog Ned took a chunk out of the model they were working on and they ended up liking the result. tongue.gif



On TVR's the wheel arch vents on the sagaris are not functional, and are purley for looks (idiots)
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