The "I can't believe they raced it!" Thread.

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by adam46, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. iName

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    Gotta love 21-century Toyota. When they do something cool, they somehow find a way to make it boring again.
     
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    It DNFed at the 100 Acre Wood. Isn't that where Winnie The Pooh lives?
     
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    This car has such an amazing sound:





    BRM also developed a 16 cylinder engine in a H-pattern (H16). It was adopted by the BRM P63 and the Lotus 43 F1 car in 1966, and won one race with it (being the only 16-cylinder F1 car to do so):



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    Sadly, both 16-cylinder engines suffered from the same problems, primarily being complexity and lack of reliability :indiff:
     
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    I had the pleasure of watching the 43 drive last Monday. Engine is a work of art.
     
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    I thought I keep this going :)

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    Smart Feber Rally Car. Meant for the Dakar Rally in 2013 but never entered due to the team running out of funds. But you can pick it up for $90k if you want to do it instead :sly: ...

    Also here on the GT car suggestions forum


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    Cartoon network had sponsorship on many NASCARS in the late 90's .

    This one of the PowerPuff Girls is my favourite (hopefully there isn't a 2016 version :sick:)


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    Call of duty. They've been sponsoring cars since 2008 (World at War)
     
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  7. lxmmy

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    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Baja.

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  8. Roo

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    OK, so it's not actually raced yet, and it remains to be seen if the series gets off the ground, but the one-make Electric GT championship revealed its spec Tesla today.

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  9. Holdenhsvgtsr

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    Racing this weekend at knockhill.....
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  10. SVX

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    We have a series of that over here, too.

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    OMG really, I'm going there on Sunday, so I'll look out for it.
     
  12. Holdenhsvgtsr

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    Yep entry list so far is
    Honda Civic TCR
    Escort cosworth
    Escort cosworth
    Ssang Yong Musso
    Ford Escort
    Ford Focus RS
    SEAT Leon Eurocup
    Ford Sierra Cosworth
    Subaru GC8
    Subaru Impreza
    BMW M3
     
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  13. AMPMROCKETFANN

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    Reminds me of something I built in GT6
     
  14. Razor440

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    1978 Dodge Magnum NASCAR.

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    Little to no manufacture support.

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    It won only two races.

    Kyle Petty drove a rehashed Petty Magnum in the ARCA series and won a race in it, as the #42 car.
     
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  15. AMPMROCKETFANN

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    Strangely enough, it looks both dated, and charming at the same time. I kinda like it
     
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    Street fighter x tekken, basically, if you fought with her and won a round, she will pose like that and say "wow, that was quick" :lol:. But obviously, it works for a "I see what you did there" moment :sly: (There's also a Poison Ivy disssproval). Took it out from DeviantArt and answer him with it because I knew he was reffering to the issues Pirelli was suffering (and I think they still are) with the F1 tyres (basically why they were blowing up in races this year) :lol:

    Anyway, continuing this thread... :lol::lol:[​IMG]
     
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    There's not much unbelievable about the Magnum. Part of the reason the production car was such a clone of the Buick Lesabre and had the fussy hidden headlights added was because it was rushed out to make it a better NASCAR performer than the hopeless rebadged Cordoba that the final Charger was. Teams hated that one so bad that they just kept using the 1974 car throughout 1977.


    It just turned out that the Magnum ended up being worse anyway and Petty started driving Monte Carlos instead.
     
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    1970-1971 Chrysler Cuda. It was the euro version of the Plymouth Cuda and was raced across Europe.

    This is the first I've seen of a Mopar this old overseas for racing purposes.

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  20. Harakudoshi

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    Probably did about as well as other muscle cars did in Europe. Blindingly quick on the straights, and then torn apart under braking and in the corners. Reminds me of Mini Cooper S 1275s utterly dominating against the Americans in Mustangs in the United Kingdom and certain other parts of Europe.
     
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    I didn't even know that there was such a thing as a Chrysler Barracuda, let alone that it raced.
     
  22. Harakudoshi

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    Plymouth doesn't exist outside of the USA and I believe Canada. So most Plymouths, Dodges, DeSotos, and Chryslers were all sold as 'Chrysler'. Though Australia did sell a few Dodges in the 1950s and 1960s, as extremely budget versions of assorted Chrysler models. They didn't sell well and were canned shortly after.

    There also existed a Chrysler Valiant Barracuda in South Africa in the 1960s. The Perana-tuned one would outrun any American version barring the 426 Hemi one from 1969.
     
  23. Clark

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    The Viper was also raced as. Chrysler at Le Mans in the 90's.
     
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    Z31 as a rally car. Interesting choice.
     
  25. SVX

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    1989 Citroen BX Supertourisme

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    Looks somewhat unrecognisable without the partially covered rear wheels.

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    Visa Lotus (ultimately, this one didn't race with two prototypes in existence - still weird that they made it in the first place right?)

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  26. Niku Driver HC

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    Well, there is a reason why the Visa Lotus was made; Group B rallying. Citroën was evaluating possible ways to get into the category to challenge Renault, and they tried to use an Espirit Turbo base with a Visa body. But then the car was deemed too heavy and hard to control, and was ditched in favor of the BX 4TC... which never won a rally and was a colossal failure.

    At least there is one Visa Lotus, which is nice. And you can see it at Citroën's personal museum in France, if you need a reason to go to Paris... :sly:
     
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    Almost as weird as the Xantia rallycross car:

     
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    I'd say that's even weirder, because in no way I'd expect a sedan like the Xantia to represent Citroën in rallying when they used 2-door cars far more often (ZX, Saxos and the like)... Judging by the Japanese narrator (who happens to be actor Toru Furuya of Gundam fame, no less), I'd say this is a Best Motoring video, which only makes it stranger.

    And from what the comments say, that Xantia still used hydraulic suspension but ride height is adjusted with an external pump... Still wanting that classic comfort in dirt surfaces, eh France? :lol:
     
  29. Razor440

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    Citroen SM. I knew this was a great GT car, but one with a racing pedigree?

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    That last picture is rather recursive...
     
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