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Old 12-30-2008, 11:11 AM   #20
Calamity Jesus
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I love that Clarkson refers to GM as the "healthcare and pensions company".

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Originally Posted by monaroCountry View Post
Because you cant drive it like a supercar without destroying tranmission and voiding warranty. The main thing for Clarkson is speed and joy of driving. My guess is that the Nissan isnt as fun to tool around in and drive around.......afterall its just another Datsun.
Please name an AWD supercar that can withstand repeated launches... or drop it already.

I remember an article from about a decade ago where R&T (IIRC) convinced Lamborghini to let them launch a Diablo VT. The Lambo factory test driver was there to instruct the journalist on how to perform a launch.. it involved lots of revs and a quick enough clutch slip to salvage the transmission. The journalist grenaded the transmission on his first try.. but got it right in the backup car they had on hand... but that was it.. there wasn't enough clutch to do it again.
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