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  1. #176
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    the number of cars available with a manual is an ever shorter list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    There aren't that many "supercars" that come with clutches these days
    Yup.

    I’m a huddddge manual fan but if a car has enough HP for 3 sec 0-60 and a moderately low redline, how am I gonna shift fast enough? It’s not like this cheby V8 goes to 8000.

    I’ve never been a vette fan but this one is intriguing. Like a 9/8th sized NSX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4matic View Post
    New Corvette has dual clutch. Ever driven one? Shifts are instant
    Yes. The way they blast shifts is freaking amazing. Especially how they're designed with the next gear up/down "pre-loaded" and ready to go. I get why they're better. I mainly just miss the dance of working with both feet and hands.

    It's the difference between "dancing" on a Dance Dance Revolution arcade machine and dancing the Tango with a gorgeous real-life partner.

    DSG is this. SUPER FAST:



    Versus the manual transmission being this:


    Take your pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinFromSA View Post
    Yes. The way they blast shifts is freaking amazing. Especially how they're designed with the next gear up/down "pre-loaded" and ready to go. I get why they're better. I mainly just miss the dance of working with both feet and hands.

    It's the difference between "dancing" on a Dance Dance Revolution arcade machine and dancing the Tango with a gorgeous real-life partner.

    DSG is this. SUPER FAST:



    Versus the manual transmission being this:


    Take your pick.
    Austin is fully embracing his old guy "they don't do/make things like they used to" schtick. Dancing is a terrible analogy though.

    The correct one would be carburetors vs fuel injection. Carburetors suck, and while a manual is fun in an older car, they are not really in these new, super fast sports cars. I suspect Austin your experience with dual clutch transmissions is in cars like the VW GTI and not one doing 0-60 sub 3.
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  5. #180
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    Random, but speaking of mid engines. I saw this the other day. And it actually sounded like it could move.
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  6. #181
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    Well that’s the first time I’ve seen it put that way.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcsquared View Post
    Random, but speaking of mid engines. I saw this the other day. And it actually sounded like it could move.
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    That’s custom.
    I still call it The Jake.

  8. #183
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    ^^^ Snicker

    Anyone know if the DCT is wet or dry?

    Here's a short blah-blah on the bespoke transmission: https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...h-transmission
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    That’s custom.
    That's some F1 style shit there.

    Blown rear wing for increased down-force.
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    That's some F1 style shit there.

    Blown rear wing for increased down-force.
    If only it was right hand drive it could be used to deliver the mail.
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  11. #186
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    That;s the sweetest Fiero I've seen in awhile, complete with scorched panels from the last engine fire. This one's got a nice luggage rack!
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    watch out for snakes

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    It looks much more 'murican in that ^^^ video than in the other shots... all those little corners. Still better than most 'vettes

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    The coolest Fiero was Don Johnson's in Miami Vice. The replica kit was done here in East Tennessee. Ultimately landed the manufacturer in hot water with Ferrari.
    In order to properly convert this thread to a polyasshat thread to more fully enrage the liberal left frequenting here...... (insert latest democratic blunder of your choice).

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    That styling looks like the mashed up test tube spawn of a Corvette (front), Camaro (rear), and attempt to splice in a Ferrari (sides). But, hey, they made sure it could still hold a set of golf clubs.

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    I take it the new vette will still have an FG body ?

    I am pretty sure those Fiero's had plastic body panels bonded to the car so it was easy to make new panels in whatever shape you wanted
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkhound Odin View Post
    they made sure it could still hold a set of golf clubs.
    That's a good thing but will they offer a towing package ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Satch View Post
    That's a good thing but will they offer a towing package ?
    What about crossbars that my Thule box will fit on?
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Nothing screams chick magnet more than two dudes driving around in a Corvette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    I take it the new vette will still have an FG body ?

    I am pretty sure those Fiero's had plastic body panels bonded to the car so it was easy to make new panels in whatever shape you wanted
    Been thinking the same: the ugly is probably only skin deep. Pity the canvas is unlikely to be repainted by the likes of Pininfarina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    Been thinking the same: the ugly is probably only skin deep. Pity the canvas is unlikely to be repainted by the likes of Pininfarina.
    coachbuilders don't have the talent they did.

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    I had a good buddy who worked hard made the $$$$$$ went from the hot firebird to the jag xjs, he said he got more looks from the women driving the firebird but he got different looks in the Jag ...knowing looks
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Call me what you will, I won't deny it (I'm a Mustang fan, after all). But these two cars look identical to me:
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitaldeath View Post
    Here’s the dumbest person on tgr
    "If you don't got Olin, then your store could use some fixin'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    coachbuilders don't have the talent they did.
    True. On the upside, the mediocre ones will manage very good fitup with all those scanned and printed bits. So there will be options. Over under on how many F8 kits come out in 2020? 2.5?

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