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Old 05-06-2013, 02:57 PM   #201
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Pedestrian crash test standards above a vertical inline engine.

There has to be something like 4" of open space between the inside of the hood and the nearest hard part, like the cylinder head.

Thank the EU for ruining cars further.

What I can't figure, is why those stupid crash test ratings haven't resulted in more mid-engined or rear-engined cars... to keep the front end low, and a compact drivetrain driving the proper axle...
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:59 PM   #202
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The article that the Carscoop blog was quoting from can be found at http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dl...lume-rwd-chevy.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:58 PM   #203
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"styled differently"



That means they are going to Subaru up the concept.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #204
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That means they are going to Subaru up the concept.
They probably saw everyone's reaction here and figured they better come clean lest they incur the wrath of huge disappointment of car enthusiasts.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:05 PM   #205
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That means they are going to Subaru up the concept.
So the production car already exists, and it's a Chevy Cruze with a wing.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:18 PM   #206
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So the production car already exists, and it's a Chevy Cruze with a wing.
Bingo!
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:31 PM   #207
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I want to know why the hood is 12" taller than the fender lips. It looks like a chopped SUV.

I also wouldn't trust GM to build a proper steel sportscar after the way they mishandled the Solstice/Sky.
no doubt....

Brakes??? We don't need to worry about that, we can just pull them off an SUV!!!

Handling? It turns doesn't it?

BTW, for some reason, while I was really bored this weekend I saw a video of you (or someone with your userID in youtube) riding a TU up a hill, it was riveting. But, I noticed that every time you sat up after leaning through a turn, you'd push the turn signal cancel button. OCD traits
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:47 PM   #208
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no doubt....

Brakes??? We don't need to worry about that, we can just pull them off an SUV!!!

Handling? It turns doesn't it?

BTW, for some reason, while I was really bored this weekend I saw a video of you (or someone with your userID in youtube) riding a TU up a hill, it was riveting. But, I noticed that every time you sat up after leaning through a turn, you'd push the turn signal cancel button. OCD traits
The solstice/sky are quite competent as far as handling goes.
http://scca.cdn.racersites.com/prod/...%20Results.pdf

They placed very well in C Stock, and C Stock is just tires and shocks.

What killed that car more than anything is the fact you couldn't even fit a suitcase for your weekend getaway into the trunk.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:53 PM   #209
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The solstice/sky are quite competent as far as handling goes.
http://scca.cdn.racersites.com/prod/...%20Results.pdf

They placed very well in C Stock, and C Stock is just tires and shocks.

What killed that car more than anything is the fact you couldn't even fit a suitcase for your weekend getaway into the trunk.
One would think they would have learned from W30 MR2 Spyder's Mistake, and demise, in that regard.

Sports cars are great. Sports cars that have to be left at home for any practical consideration at all... that can't carry a couple of groceries, and can't handle a weekend getaway with a suitcase for two passengers, are an expense that is sitting idle, and not being enjoyed.

If it is not being enjoyed, it might as well not be purchased, and the money saved for something that fits one's lifestyle better. Not many people buy and indulge a race car hobby... even fewer do so with new production cars just bought off a lot.

A sports car has to be a basic level competent street car, and carry enough cargo to be at least light-duty daily drivable for the two people it has seats for.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:51 PM   #210
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One of the reasons they did so well in stock classes was that the fender wells were big and the stock wheels were wide so huge rubber could fit. Every single magazine review said they handled numbly in between complaints about the truck transmission. They gripped better than Miatas and some very skilled drivers could exploit that in C Stock.

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BTW, for some reason, while I was really bored this weekend I saw a video of you (or someone with your userID in youtube) riding a TU up a hill, it was riveting. But, I noticed that every time you sat up after leaning through a turn, you'd push the turn signal cancel button. OCD traits
That's me. Traits is all, fortunately. I was paranoid about forgetting my signals on my first bike.. so I cancelled compulsively every 1/4 mile. I've been known to cancel my signal before initiating the turn. :giantderp:
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:58 PM   #211
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Another plus was the manual transmission inside the solstice. it came from a truck... The only car that i wish they still made was the hatch version... Oh well its another one of those loses when it became Government Motors. Neither car was all that practical for driving. It sucksers

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I guess that thing is dead like the Nissan concept?
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I hope it has the optional "will your car suddenly die" ignition switch

Makes for some fun driving experiences...
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