• Cars that look great to you V2!
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Let's continue this [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/tMwzk.jpg[/IMG]
[img]http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/6312/extimg3.jpg[/img] my new "attainable" dream car
Of course this: [img]http://image.trucktrend.com/f/20889230+w750+st0/163_0907_15z+socaleuro_meet_2009+Volkswagen_bus_front_view.jpg[/img] But also this actually: [img]http://www.roadandtrack.com/var/ezflow_site/storage_RT_NEW/storage/images/tests/draft-content/2014-volkswagen-microbus/gallery/photo_1/2343046-1-eng-US/vw-bus-lead_gallery_image_large.jpg[/img] Because it looks quite like the original unlike alot of failed remakes of classic cars and it doesn't try to be a sporty version of something that was never meant to be sporty
I always liked the look of the S class. [img]http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autobloggreen.com/media/2009/07/amg-s63-630-11.jpg[/img]
[img]http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/attachments/limited-production-1960-1977/3543d1068928762-alfa-scighera-alfa-scighera.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=Spectre1406;34510548][img]http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/attachments/limited-production-1960-1977/3543d1068928762-alfa-scighera-alfa-scighera.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] I don't know what the hell that is, but damn it looks kinda cute.
[QUOTE=Spectre1406;34510548][img]http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/attachments/limited-production-1960-1977/3543d1068928762-alfa-scighera-alfa-scighera.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] I like it because it was in NFS3. Also, it's an Alfa Romeo Schigera, or sometimes called an italdesign schigera.
[QUOTE=Spectre1406;34510548][img]http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/attachments/limited-production-1960-1977/3543d1068928762-alfa-scighera-alfa-scighera.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] One of those cars that look really bulky / odd but still awesome. It's like that chubby chick that you still find sort of attractive. Shame it never went into production. [editline]2nd February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Watevaman;34510251][img]http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/6312/extimg3.jpg[/img] my new "attainable" dream car[/QUOTE] My classmate has a regular one. They placed the stick so far front that it feels like driving a van. Also, i'm kind of short and the car still felt too small for me. My knee was constantly touching something.
[QUOTE=***zer0***;34512193]One of those cars that look really bulky / odd but still awesome. It's like that chubby chick that you still find sort of attractive. Shame it never went into production. [editline]2nd February 2012[/editline] My classmate has a regular one. They placed the stick so far front that it feels like driving a van. Also, i'm kind of short and the car still felt too small for me. My knee was constantly touching something.[/QUOTE] I'm ~5'9" and the Abarth I sat in at the auto show I went to was almost perfect. The stick was in a great position for my arms and the pedals felt awesome.
Full of want [IMG]http://www.dupontregistry.com/photos/detailslarge/2008ARIAL_ATOM_1.jpg[/IMG]
[QUOTE=Tw34k;34518800]Full of want [IMG]http://www.dupontregistry.com/photos/detailslarge/2008ARIAL_ATOM_1.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] I got to watch a few race around Virginia International Raceway for a couple minutes. They go like karts, sound like Civics, and look like modern art. [i]Good[/i] modern art, I mean..
Yeah, I see them as the ultimate street legal cart. What drivetrain was in the one you drove? Edit: Just realized I read the post as you drove one for a few minutes.
[QUOTE=Tw34k;34520369]Yeah, I see them as the ultimate street legal cart. What drivetrain was in the one you drove? Edit: Just realized I read the post as you drove one for a few minutes.[/QUOTE] I didn't get to drive in one, but from what I could hear, they sounded like supercharged Honda VTEC's.
Well all of them had a Vtec engine of sort, but weather it was the R spec B-series or the newer K powered ones. It's a shame it's not easier to put the F20 in one, I'm not personally partial to the K series for a list of reasons.
[QUOTE=Tw34k;34520470]Well all of them had a Vtec engine of sort, but weather it was the R spec B-series or the newer K powered ones.[/QUOTE] I couldn't tell.
[QUOTE=Tw34k;34518800]Full of want [IMG]http://www.dupontregistry.com/photos/detailslarge/2008ARIAL_ATOM_1.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] [img]http://www.caradvice.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Ariel-Atom-500-1-625x419.jpg[/img]
Pagani Huayra [IMG]http://www.firstsupercars.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Pagani-Huayra-Wallpaper-30.jpg[/IMG]
[QUOTE=Tw34k;34520470]Well all of them had a Vtec engine of sort, but weather it was the R spec B-series or the newer K powered ones. It's a shame it's not easier to put the F20 in one, I'm not personally partial to the K series for a list of reasons.[/QUOTE] No Atom was powered by a B series, they're all K20 powered, and supercharged or naturally aspirated by choice. Well, then there's the V8 ones... But really they're kind of a different car. I'm also no big fan of the K series. Ever since some large black guy came up to me when I was changing an intake manifold for my friend (who was at work in the Wal-mart TLE at the time, so I was in a parking lot) on his D16Y8, asked me what I drove, pointed to my boosted CRX sitting a couple spaces over. He told me we were "pussies" and we needed to "step up" and that he had 3 K powered EKs. I could give two fucks. My little light-ass turbo D15 CRX could probably have walked all over his stock K series EK, and I had ~$600 total in the car at the time (including buying it, basically). It's not that the K series isn't a good platform, it's just that B series can make as much power (F/H series, even) and D can get pretty close, for nowhere near the money you'd spend on just getting a K swapped into anything pre-2001. /rant
[IMG]http://i.auto-bild.de/ir_img/1/7/8/5/7/c2eba31bd61fe2e0.jpg[/IMG] mhm
[QUOTE=cNova;34527894][IMG]http://i.auto-bild.de/ir_img/1/7/8/5/7/c2eba31bd61fe2e0.jpg[/IMG] mhm[/QUOTE] As well as the new one.[img]http://i.imgur.com/liRU8.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=bradley;34527847]No Atom was powered by a B series, they're all K20 powered, and supercharged or naturally aspirated by choice. Well, then there's the V8 ones... But really they're kind of a different car. I'm also no big fan of the K series. Ever since some large black guy came up to me when I was changing an intake manifold for my friend (who was at work in the Wal-mart TLE at the time, so I was in a parking lot) on his D16Y8, asked me what I drove, pointed to my boosted CRX sitting a couple spaces over. He told me we were "pussies" and we needed to "step up" and that he had 3 K powered EKs. I could give two fucks. My little light-ass turbo D15 CRX could probably have walked all over his stock K series EK, and I had ~$600 total in the car at the time (including buying it, basically). It's not that the K series isn't a good platform, it's just that B series can make as much power (F/H series, even) and D can get pretty close, for nowhere near the money you'd spend on just getting a K swapped into anything pre-2001. /rant[/QUOTE] I could have sworn the older ones had the B18C before they went to the K series. Don't look at me as a lover of the K, I'm far from it. I've had a few built D-series and honestly would not buy a B just because everyone seems to think you need two cams to be fast. While my next engine in the toy car will be a single cam as well it will be over 2 liters, its big block time. I've have blown the doors off many k powered hondas with my lil baby D and in my days as a EMS tuner I see the potential in all engines not just what the media or popular crowd tells me is cool.
[QUOTE=hoodoo456;34528154]As well as the new one.[t]http://i.imgur.com/liRU8.jpg[/t][/QUOTE] I prefer the newer ones. The late 90's to mid 00's look like that weird science teacher who wears Ray ban sun glasses.
[IMG]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2448/3758845237_ee394ea57c_o.jpg[/IMG] or [IMG]http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c194/Nis01/Digital%20Photo%20Album/IMG_1744.jpg[/IMG] Not a fan of the later years
Miata FTW As for looks: [img]http://cdn.automoblog.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Jaguar-E-Type-Lightweight-Low-Drag-Coupe_14.jpg[/img] [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/Ferrari-330p3-2.jpg[/img] [img]http://cthst.com/drivingemotion/6C113257-1sm.jpg[/img] [img]http://mishilo.image.pbase.com/v3/17/292717/2/47025901.Gulf20Porsche917k.jpg[/img] [img]http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs6/i/2005/088/7/d/Lancia_Stratos____street__by_Farins.jpg[/img] (digital rendering, but w/e) [img]http://www.autoevolution.com/images/news/gallery/street-legal-custom-ferrari-f40-lm-for-sale_1.jpg[/img]
Going a little old school [IMG]http://www.theultimate-carcollection.com/DealerImages/1_1358.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.jefflilly.com/gallery/hot-rods/1957-bluechevrolet/photos/57-bluechevy3.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://www.jefflilly.com/gallery/hot-rods/1957-bluechevrolet/photos/57-bluechevy1.jpg[/IMG]
Compared to the older generation, this new one is fantastic: [img]http://puu.sh/fBrS[/img]
Man what I would do to have a car like this [img]http://whatareyouworkinon.com/sites/whatareyouworkinon.com/files/imagecache/full_content_area/PICT0046.JPG[/img]
[img]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyut1gF8IV1r03etxo1_r1_500.png[/img] Us Versus Them truck. My Coworker is cousins with the owner of the brand. Pretty cool, I get lots of free merch, and it made me want my own 50's car / truck.
[QUOTE=Tw34k;34529546]I could have sworn the older ones had the B18C before they went to the K series. Don't look at me as a lover of the K, I'm far from it. I've had a few built D-series and honestly would not buy a B just because everyone seems to think you need two cams to be fast. While my next engine in the toy car will be a single cam as well it will be over 2 liters, its big block time. I've have blown the doors off many k powered hondas with my lil baby D and in my days as a EMS tuner I see the potential in all engines not just what the media or popular crowd tells me is cool.[/QUOTE] It's been K20 all the way. They borrow the drivetrain from the DC5 Honda Integra (Acura RSX). I'd own a B series, not because "everyone thinks you need two cams to go fast", but because there ARE limits to the D platform, namely the cylinder wall thickness, poor headflow, and 10mm head studs. B series gives you thicker cylinders, far better head selection, 11mm bolts (or studs, really), and the advantage of being able to degree timing for each camshaft. All of this helps when you're going for big numbers. The advantages the B series has over D series is why you can find B series engines in the 600hp+ range a lot more than D series. I've seen a lot of D's hit 600, 650, and even one to 800 but the longest one I know of lasted a total of 12 races (It was built by.... some speed shop owner that frequents d-series.org). Anywho, if I wanted two cams for the sake of having two cams, I know what I'd be going for: [img]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1024/1207056209_2a4f5ae4c6.jpg[/img]
I have thousands of posts on D-series.org and have been tuning cars for years and while I agree with some of your points there are a few that would only matter on a stock engine. Cam timing for instance, if you have the right custom grind from the start you would not really need to do a lot of cam degree adjustment and I could argue that cylinder wall thickness isn't even really a problem if you are not experiencing detonation. The B series may have it's slight advantages but there are plenty of easy workarounds to get a D or other engine into the power range your after. Besides, anything over 350 in a FWD is about useless on the streets. I guess I just got sick of all the local ricer trash constantly spouting off false info like "More cams = more power" so I enjoy rocking the single cams. Next build however I'm going big block, non-vtec, single cam :D and its also one of the best flowing heads honda made can you guess which? Also I do have much love for a b20 and would buy one in a heartbeat if some B series parts were not so expensive. A decent tranny for instance.
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