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Posted: Jun 25, 2021 - 6:44am

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It's nice, but I miss the days when cars were unmistakable to a manufacturer. I see a lot of McLaren here, a smidge of corvette (who borrowed from Acura), and lot of others too.  I guess the equation of a gazillion HP between the rear wheels and the seat, and a target speed only has a couple of right answers, and they all seem to be pretty close together. 
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Posted: Jun 11, 2021 - 11:39am


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Posted: Jun 2, 2021 - 8:39am

 Red_Dragon wrote:



How many dead?



Just the driver of the Vette. That’s one too many.
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Posted: Jun 1, 2021 - 10:26pm


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Posted: Jun 1, 2021 - 7:02pm

 GeneP59 wrote:
This was what was left of the 2016 Vette that slammed a tractor trailer after side swiping another car at a high rate of speed. I saw it on the way home about 20 minutes after the accident occurred last night.
Just tragic.




How many dead?

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Posted: Jun 1, 2021 - 6:14pm

This was what was left of the 2016 Vette that slammed a tractor trailer after side swiping another car at a high rate of speed. I saw it on the way home about 20 minutes after the accident occurred last night.
Just tragic.

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Posted: Jun 1, 2021 - 10:39am


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Posted: May 30, 2021 - 12:51pm

Another pretty one...

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Posted: May 3, 2021 - 1:53pm


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Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 8:13am

Dang it, this is why I have to stay out of the forums, so I don't go down wormholes. Just read the Wiki entry for the LeMans crash in 1955. Horrific.
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Posted: Apr 28, 2021 - 4:58pm

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Jaguar ... any which way ...
 
I grew up in a Jag family.  My Dad had three of them over the late 50's to early 70's.  Belonged to the Jaguar Club of America and I remember going to some rallies with him when we lived in the Bay Area.  His last one was a 66 3.8S sedan.  It had real wire wheel knock off hubs.  We lived in Corona del Mar at the time and there was a guy who lived in the same development who had a Lamborghini.  They would more than occasionally race each other on their morning drive down PCH to Laguna Beach as I later learned.  Lord only knows how he drove going down the still 2 lane Laguna Canyon Road on his way to the Leisure World office in Laguna Hills. My dad kept throwing spokes on the wheels which cost $125 each back then.  The morning drive was the reason why. 

Not ours, but what they looked like.
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The "D" type and its street legal version, the XKSS was the fastest production car ever made.  0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and that was in the 50's.  And it was a straight 6 banger (hemi) to boot.

The SS is for Swallow Sidecar which was the original pre war name of the company before it became known as Jaguar.

Total awesome sauce ...
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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 1954 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 3442 cc (210.0 ci) 12 Valve
  • Engine Formation: St6
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: F
  • Aspiration: N/A
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 4 speed/ Manual
  • Power: 250 bhp (186 kW) @ 6000 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 864 kgs (1904 lbs)
  • Top Speed: 162 mph (260.7 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 4.7 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 4.9 secs

Everything you need to know about the Jaguar D-type

A side bar:  regarding the small displacement European engines versus the American large displacement engines.  My dad explained to me that European (at least in GB) cars were taxed based on their displacement.  That restriction did not exist here in the states, hence horsepower was accomplished with bigger engines as to opposed more efficient ones.  That is how we got to the famous Chrysler 426 V-8 Hemi with IIRC 425 bhp.

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Posted: Apr 28, 2021 - 4:16pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

I'm with Enzo 
{#Mrgreen}


i always wondered about the rear axle being less wide than the front axle and how that affected handling..  ok  off to worm through YT when I don't really have time... 



Oh no! Another person sucked into the Black Hole of YT!
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Posted: Apr 28, 2021 - 1:43pm

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Jaguar ... any which way ...
 
I'm with Enzo {#Mrgreen}

i always wondered about the rear axle being less wide than the front axle and how that affected handling..  ok  off to worm through YT when I don't really have time... 
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Posted: Apr 20, 2021 - 3:40pm

Jaguar ... any which way ...
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Posted: Apr 16, 2021 - 9:20pm

 Lazy8 wrote:

For KurtFromLaQuinta:




Thanks for that.
Amazing work there.


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