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83 Responses to Take a Ride in a Koenigsegg

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    madest Male 40-49
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    August 20, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    Link: Take a Ride in a Koenigsegg - It`s a sweet Swedish mid-engine roadster.
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    Luke139 Male 13-17
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    August 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    damn...
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    Uh_No Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    Hardly a new car, since this is one seriously old episode of top gear, but that -is- one wonderful car. I saw a CCX when I was over in EU, and it is one sexy, sexy car. I may be mistaken, but I am pretty sure the Koenigsegg was the fastest car around before the Bugatti Veyron reared its sexy head.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    that car is as cool as its name is dumb
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 20, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    May I respond to this with SSC Ultimate Aero 257mph, almost half the price, and made in America.
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    andynaylor Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    This is the car that nearly killed The Stig, he told them it needed a rear wing to improve the grip at high speed because it had none so they went away and redesigned it to have one.
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    andynaylor Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    CrakrJak, the SSC UA is a blindingly fast car but it does suffer with the same inherant problem that all american supercars suffer from... when it comes to a corner anywhere in the world other than the states it would rather kill the driver than turn it
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    I like the taking off the roof thing
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    @CrakrJak
    I wouldnt buy an SSC UA just because its made in america
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 20, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    andynaylor: The SSC UA`s skidpad of 1.05 g is definitely not as shabby as you may believe.
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    fabarati Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    No, that was the Koenigsegg CCX. This is the CC8S, an older, less powerful, less insane model.

    And the reason the CCX tried to kill the Stig was not it`s lack of a wing, a wing that`s not large enough to work at low speeds. It was because it was setup for something else, i.e. not the default setup or set up for the top gear test track. K. offered to do it, but top gear said no. K. also renamed the wing they already offered as an optional extra to the top gear wing, but make no mistake, they already offered it. Basicly, it became a PR thing that Koenigsegg took advantage of.
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    Uh_No Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    @andynaylor It`s just simply not true. For some reason I hear that bs over and over from brits (you are a brit, yes?)... The US is a huge country, which I`m pretty sure confuses everyone over there for some inexplicable reason. Also if you watched the Top Gear episode with the Ford GT you`d know that wasn`t the case.

    I`ll totally concede that GM and Chrysler make their cars from plastic bottles and feces, though.
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    Golkar Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    Love Top Gear, but the voice audio is too-often overwhelmed by the crappy techno tunes.
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    ledouxrt Male 30-39
    321 posts
    August 20, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    I didn`t know IKEA made cars too!
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    Homegrown71 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    August 20, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    Ever since I saw the top gear episode about the Nobel M600 no other supercar has been able to take my love away. The M600 is just beautiful, fast and it`s made of steel. This Koenigsegg can simply go F* itself.
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    sawdusty Male 40-49
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    August 20, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    Meh. Just another douchemobile
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    Fuego Male 40-49
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    August 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    It`s hard for me to pick favorites since I`m not in this market demographic. I`d be happy with any supercar. Hell, I`d be happy with a brand new pickup. :(
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 5:47 pm
    Is he wearing a shirt of El Che? WTF
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    oxyl Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    doors are ghey
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    Another goddamn Che shirt. It`s like the official "I`m a stupid douchenozzle" t-shirt.
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    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    August 20, 2010 at 6:56 pm
    Bugatti Veyron: faster, 1000bhp and at least £300k more expensive. Unless you crash into a lake that is.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    August 20, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    looks pretty cool

    and why exactly is he wearing a Che shirt?
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    TxP Female 70 & Over
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    August 20, 2010 at 7:47 pm
    whoa, that got my heart racing!
    that sound is to die for,
    though the design is (aesthetically of course) is meh, i feel like super cars kind of give and take from each other too much, or dont really move away enough from old designs :(
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    Rheaonon Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    new fad in opening your car door, move aside lambo door hinges :D
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 20, 2010 at 8:28 pm
    I still believe this...

    ...is the better car for the money.
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    kebinns Female 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 8:30 pm
    @Pooptart Jeremy Clarkson isn`t a douchnozzle, he`s a GOD.
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    SeaBassEX Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    Daddy likes . . .
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    Ever since I found out about the Koenigsegg CCXR, my DREAM has been to find one, steal it, MAX THAT BITCH OUT, then dive out of the car at full speed.

    Yes, I want to kill myself via 250+ MPH road burn, and let the car crash. Preferably into something large and explosive.
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    xill311 Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    you can easily find a musical equivalent to any exotic car. keoningsegg=metal
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    Crakr, I`ll reserve judgement until I learn more about how it handles. American cars are renowned (with a few notable exceptions) at being very fast in a straight line, but completely lacking in the poise, finesse and agility that you get in German, Italian, British or Japanese sports cars when handling corners.

    Take the latest Corvette for example. Six-litre V8 engine pushing out 400 BHP at 400 ft-lbs of torque. THAT is f*cking awesome. Until you get to the suspension. It`s a leaf-spring suspension system. LEAF-SPRING!



    To put that into perspective, that`s the exact same suspension technology that was used on Roman war-chariots.

    Sure, the SSC is fast, no doubt about that, in a straight line. And I may well be wrong, it may handle beautifully round the curves. I`ll withhold judgement until I see it break all records around the Nürburgring.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 20, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    @ davymid

    Well, WHEELS are also on roman technology too, but I think we`ve made some improvements.
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    Northernwolf
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    August 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    <----WANT!!!!
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    dude21862004 Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    Can`t watch, the music is too loud and masks his voice half the time.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2010 at 9:46 pm
    vv Yeah, I know Gerry. If I may use an analogy, having leaf-spring suspension on a 21st-century sports car is like having a top-of-the-line PC with dual six-core 3GHz Intel Xeon processors, 24 GB RAM, dual NVIDEA Quadro video cards, with the whole thing running on Windows 3.0.

    I`ll probably be proven wrong, the SSC may well handle like a dream, but like I said I`ll reserve judgement until I hear more. American cars have a legacy of being all muscle, no finesse. There`s a reason why American motorsports has Nascar, while the rest of the world has Formula One. That`s all I`m saying.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    August 20, 2010 at 9:52 pm
    Davy, the `vette does have rear leaf springs, but they`re on a double-wishbone independent suspension, not a straight axle.
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    shadowfox176 Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    For those who hate american cars I would just like to point out that the new mustang is putting out the same numbers as a bmw m3 I believe it is. The vette also does not use the leaf spring set up you showed, but a mono leaf spring design. Which seems to be very good considering its lap time on the nurmbring.

    Just because some american cars suck at handling does not mean we can`t make a good handling car when we want to.
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    JimmyRocks Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    Why all the american car bashing? I own an American car made in 1999 with over 180K on the odometer. Besides, Toyota and Honda make some of the ugliest cars on the market.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2010 at 11:09 pm
    Music was way to loud, could barely hear the host!
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 20, 2010 at 11:22 pm
    Davy, the `vette does have rear leaf springs, but they`re on a double-wishbone independent suspension, not a straight axle.
    Respect and soz Ollie, I stand corrected. And like I said, this may well be the most awesome supercar ever made - America is good at unexpectedly pulling the awesome out of the bag, not trying to troll here. I just want to see it on a competitive trial. I don`t mean a drag-strip, I mean a race round a technical track. If it wins, then damn, it wins outright, and full kudos.
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    alchemist117 Male 18-29
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    August 20, 2010 at 11:32 pm
    is it just me or is everything like nothing hes driven before??
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    Uh_No Male 18-29
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    August 21, 2010 at 12:01 am
    @davymid if you`re trying to compare an American car to say, that koenigsegg, you`d make a better comparison in the Ford GT. A corvette is around the same price as a high-end BMW or low-end Porsche (new Boxster S-ish). A lot of American cars have plastic all over the place, and there are a chunk of them that have poor suspension, but you have to compare cars within the same price range and realize that it`s hard to compare the "fun factor". That all aside, the GT is a good car that handles the track just as well if not better than some of its more expensive euro counterparts. Watch the few Top Gear episodes on it if you don`t believe me (if Jeremy Clarkson, the awesome, but snarky, nationalist goon having one isn`t enough of a testament to its awesomeness).
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    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
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    August 21, 2010 at 12:12 am
    mid engine??!?!! it`s one of the fastest cars int he world
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 21, 2010 at 12:43 am
    Uh_No, you`re dead right, and that`s why I said earlier about notable exceptions. The Ford GT is a f*cking epic car. As you said, Loudmouth Clarkson himself ordered one, and that`s a testament in and of itself.

    Point is, I don`t say all American cars are crap, but you have to find the diamonds in the rough. And there are many diamonds, if you look hard enough. But likewise, a lot of crap to sift through.

    Fair commentary?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 21, 2010 at 12:55 am
    Davymid: The Corvette C5 or C6 suspension is NOT ON LEAF SPRINGS!

    C5 C6 Suspension

    There is not a leaf spring in that whole car.

    Sorry to call you out like this, But Corvettes hasn`t had leaf springs for well over a decade, and you obviously showing your ignorance.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 21, 2010 at 1:04 am
    Another picture of the Corvette C6 Rear Suspension.

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    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
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    August 21, 2010 at 1:22 am
    I drove by their headquarters just a few weeks ago while on holidays. They make grand cars!
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    August 21, 2010 at 5:06 am
    davymid, clarkson sold his GT a long time ago
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    August 21, 2010 at 5:12 am
    So who actually let this be on iab? koenig is an oldish car. froma few years back. Multiple cars have broken the "fastest car we`ve tested" record since that was shown on tv.
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    flagler Male 30-39
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    August 21, 2010 at 6:06 am
    For some reason, I kept expecting to see him suddenly get hit by a truck from the side (like in those car insurance commercials).
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    namedthefez Male 18-29
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    August 21, 2010 at 6:47 am
    American cars are getting better, the point in hand ford GT......exceptional car.....made in america....but look and see where the majority of parts are from.....europe. Yea the engine is made in america and yes thats a pretty important componant but any car company can make an engine...even the original le mans gt 40 that beat ferrari....the brits engineered that for you
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    fabarati Male 18-29
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    August 21, 2010 at 7:10 am
    The Corvette C6 Z06 and ZR1 handle exceptionally well. So does the Cadillac CTS-V. I respect them.

    That said, I don`t really want one. I don`t like the design or the interior. I haven`t been in the CTS-V, but the regular CTS is not as good as the euro counterpart. Slightly lower than a Volvo. The less is said about the corvette interior, the better.
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    August 21, 2010 at 9:35 am
    Cool
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    Uh_No Male 18-29
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    August 21, 2010 at 11:08 am
    davymid absolutely fair! Glad we reached a consensus. To be honest, I`d take a Porsche over just about anything else in its price range. Drove one for a week, and driving anything else has just felt like a wagon. :-|
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 21, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    Crackrjak: "there is not a leaf spring in that whole car. Sorry to call you out like this, But Corvettes hasn`t had leaf springs for well over a decade, and you obviously showing your ignorance."

    Sorry dude, you should be more careful when throwing around accusations of ignorance. All six generations of the Corvette have used Leaf Springs in some capacity, up to and including the current C6.
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    dubtac Male 18-29
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    August 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    Bottom line is that all cars are junk period there not made to last. If all the cars stayed working for ever there wouldn`t be automotive manufactures.Look at all the automotive failures in design.Batteries behind tires,Rubberbelts driving camshafts.Transversely mounted engines.Lets face it cars are junk buy a motorcycle.And at best,buy a motorcycle that doesnt have the transmission and the engine in the same case.<-----biggest motorcycle fail.
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    DMoneys36 Male 13-17
    221 posts
    August 21, 2010 at 5:43 pm
    Mommy, Mommy, MOMMY... I want one.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 21, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    Love Top Gear, but the voice audio is too-often overwhelmed by the crappy techno tunes.

    Only on material re-edited for distribution outside the UK (i.e. Youtube, BBC America, etc). The original version, as shown in the UK (a) doesn`t use crappy techno tunes at all and (b) never drowns out voices with music. Rarely, very rarely, they`ll play music over a bit of the engine noise, but that`s it. Over here, the audio on Top Gear is as outstanding as the camera work.

    Licensing issues force them to use different music outside the UK, but I`ve no idea why they make such a hideous mess of it.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 21, 2010 at 6:53 pm
    Ever since I found out about the Koenigsegg CCXR, my DREAM has been to find one, steal it, MAX THAT BITCH OUT, then dive out of the car at full speed.

    Yes, I want to kill myself via 250+ MPH road burn, and let the car crash. Preferably into something large and explosive.

    Wait a while and steal a Koenigsegg Agera instead. It`s replacing the CCXR because, well, you know, the CCXR wasn`t powerful enough.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 21, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    Watch the few Top Gear episodes on it if you don`t believe me (if Jeremy Clarkson, the awesome, but snarky, nationalist goon having one isn`t enough of a testament to its awesomeness).

    He got rid of it because it was too unreliable, so you might want to rethink that example.

    He has praised various other USA cars, though.

    He derides cars from all over the world and it is true that handling has traditionally been seen as pretty much irrelevant in USA cars. Driving patterns and cultural backgrounds are different. Long trips, straight roads...why pay attention to handling? Racing heritage is drag racing and the straightest possible track - why pay attention to handling? What most of the market in the USA wants is a soft ride as cheaply as possible with a very low state of tune (to extend the life of cheap components). So that`s what is mostly made.
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    Volfsokrin Male 18-29
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    August 21, 2010 at 7:21 pm
    *whistle* The new radar rider rig!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 21, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    davymid: "Rear: Independent unequal length double wishbones with transverse fiberglass mono-leaf spring mounted to allow for anti-roll effect." - quoting the article you linked with

    It`s an anti-roll bar, NOT the main suspension components, As the picture you added earlier depicts.

    You still fail because the C5 C6 suspensions are still `independent suspensions` That are not tied directly to the rear axle.

    Note that it states Double Wisbone suspension. That is not a "Solid Axle Leaf Spring Suspension".

    The so called "Spring" is an anti-roll bar made of one piece of fiberglass, Not the `leaf spring` (layers of steel) you implied.
  62. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 21, 2010 at 9:02 pm
    There is not a leaf spring in that whole car. Sorry to call you out like this, But Corvettes hasn`t had leaf springs for well over a decade, and you obviously showing your ignorance.
    I was merely demonstrating that there ARE leaf springs in a Corvette, that they DO have leaf spring technology (never mind haven`t for decades)
    and that I am NOT ignorant. To be fair, it was the last part that rankled me: you have to be careful calling someone out as being ignorant - you may just provoke them into showing everyone that you`re wrong.

    I`m done here.
  63. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 21, 2010 at 10:49 pm
    davymid: You just can`t admit it when you are wrong.

    There are NO LEAF SPRINGS.

    There is One, Count it, ONE Fiberglass Anti-Roll Bar on the C5 C6 suspension. Calling that "Leaf springs" is total crap and you know it.

    You have repeatedly shown your anti-American bias and it`s not just toward cars.

    What`s really disturbing is that you won`t admit you were wrong when faced with overwhelming evidence. Not only that, But you attempt to claim victory with bogus information.

    Geesh.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 22, 2010 at 12:21 am
    davymid: You just can`t admit it when you are wrong. There are NO LEAF SPRINGS.
    Sure. Do me a favour, google "Corvette leaf spring", like I just did. 179,000 results. Let me type out the first page for you, to make it easier for you.

    1. Corvette leaf spring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    2. Corvette leaf springs - Ultimatecarpage.com forums
    3. 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: The Mystery of the Leaf Spring
    4. 2005 Corvette - Specifications... transverse-mounted composite leaf spring
    5. Cars - Corvette leaf springs: While most other cars use coil springs, the Corvette uses leaf springs
    6. How to Replace a Leaf Spring in a Chevy Corvette | eHow.com
    7. Chevrolet Corvette Leaf Springs - JCWhitney
    8. Corvette Racing Episode 5: The Corvette`s leaf-spring suspension is pretty state-of-the-art.
    9. How Difficult to Remove/Replace Front Leaf Spring?
    10. 2010 Corvette Grand Sport: transverse-mounted composite leaf spring
  65. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 22, 2010 at 12:33 am
    Not my words, seriously, you can even google that sh*t for yourself. At which point should I stop talking here?

    In other news: homosexuality is not something you`re born with but a lifestyle choice, Global Warming is a myth put around by the liberal left commies, and evolution is a lie, because it was all made by God some 6000 years ago.

    I don`t have any "anti-American" bias that you accuse me of, I have an "anti-head-in-the-sand-idiot" bias.

    Dude, you know what? You`re right. The Corvette doesn`t have leaf-springs. Whatever helps you sleep at night. I`m done here.

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    trp712 Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2010 at 12:57 am
    Sorry Crakr, he`s got you there, mate. Google doesn`t lie.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 22, 2010 at 5:33 am
    davymid: [quote">To put that into perspective, that`s the exact same suspension technology that was used on Roman war-chariots.[quote">

    SHOW ME THE DAMN ROMAN WAR CHARIOT that has a C5 or C6 independent rear suspension.

    YOU posted a picture of a "SOLID AXLE LEAF SPRING SUSPENSION" to go with it. That is NOT the C5 or C6 independent suspension on the Corvette, Thus YOU LIED.

    Even the wiki-source you linked to says it`s an independent double wishbone suspension. The fiberglass `monospring` you point to is used as anti-roll bar.

    The auto parts industry doesn`t even call it `leaf spring`, Rather it`s called a Fiberglass Rear Spring

  68. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 22, 2010 at 6:52 am
    davymid: Upon further consideration, I`m sorry. I shouldn`t have gotten angry with you. You`re entitled to your opinion, Even if it`s wrong in my eyes.

    I forgive you and ask the for same.

    It was not very Christian of me to be angry with you, Again I`m sorry.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    August 22, 2010 at 9:08 am
    The `Vette`s suspension has evolved, yes, but is still quite simple compared to some largely other-than-american machinery.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 22, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    The `Vette`s suspension has evolved, yes, but is still quite simple compared to some largely other-than-american machinery.

    True, but it`s also a lot cheaper. Which is a good rule of thumb for USA cars compared with cars from much of the rest of the world. Performance is better with much of the rest of the world, but the price/performance ratio is better with the USA.

    One of the more famous Top Gear comparison tests was done a few years back with 3 4-door sports saloons. One from the USA (Chrysler), one from Australia (Holden), one from Britain (Jaguar). The Jag was the best, but it cost 50% more than the others and it wasn`t 50% better.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 22, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    Sorry Crakr, was out all day, just got back.

    Sure, apology accepted (no need though) and likewise I apologise too. Sorry, I got hot under the collar on this one too.

    By the way, just to clarify: please don`t think that I hate you, or even dislike you, at all. Sure, we have very different opinions on politics, religion etc, and we`re often at each other`s throats, but I don`t mean any disrespect (sorry, I was out of line on this thread, especially with the last post).

    Quite the contrary, I enjoy your posts immensely even I don`t agree with much of your opinions. You`re clearly an intelligent guy, you`re one of THE VERY BEST contributors to this site, and kudos for sticking around despite some of the flak you get from me and others. This place would be less interesting without you (which is kinda the Prime Directive) and I for one am glad (sincerely) that you`re a part of this community.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    August 22, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    Hell, I`d go so far as to call you a friend, or as close as you can get to a friend over the internet! You`re right though, we should try to be more civil to each other in future, I`m all for that. Mutual respect to disagree with each other`s positions and all that, but not to make it personal.

    My apologies too, Crakr. Handshake?

    Davy
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    davymid: Thanks. Handshake. :-)
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
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    August 23, 2010 at 7:13 am
    AAAAWWWWW how cute, two boys fighting over cars reconceliating.I wish I was gay but I`ll leave that to Crakrjak. :>
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    August 23, 2010 at 7:27 am
    Nice car.
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    uhmerikin Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2010 at 8:50 am
    Top Gear is one of the best shows on TV. Even for the non-car enthusiast, you will love this show.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 23, 2010 at 9:41 am
    PierreJeanFR: If you`re going to troll at least learn some technique, and while you`re at it learn how to spell. It`s spelled reconciling.

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    Pheeshy5 Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2010 at 10:15 am
    omg if i could own any cra, it would be a koenigsegg
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm
    Top Gear is one of the best shows on TV. Even for the non-car enthusiast, you will love this show.

    Just make sure you pirate the original, as shown in the UK. Versions edited for showing abroad are always worse in some way. The music is often badly done (as in this case) and bits of the program are sometimes removed to make space for adverts. The original is a full hour long.

    The producer of Top Gear has repeatedly referred to the many people (especially in the USA) who pirate Top Gear and understands why they do it. The Top Gear website jokes about how the pirate copies are available five minutes after the original program ends. The producer has referred to the Final Gear website, which has torrents for every episode of Top Gear.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2010 at 8:13 pm
    OLD friggin Episode.

    I think James May still had GREAT NEWS concerning the Dacia Sandero back then...haha

    For all who think this car is amazing, you are right, but this is the first model reviewed on the show, I believe it is the CCR (correct me if I`m wrong) and the newer faster one the Stig crashed was the CCX (was it not? Or was it the CCX-R which he had a spoiler added?)

    Whatever. I have watched the show so much I actually, accidentally say "bonnet" and "boot" when referring to the hood and the trunk....I Love re-watching old episodes.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    August 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm
    "Top Gear is one of the best shows on TV. Even for the non-car enthusiast, you will love this show."

    My girlfriend is not a car enthusiast and doesn`t like the show....but she doesn`t understand the relationships between the hosts and their quirks (Seriously, why does Hammond like Zondas?)
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    (Seriously, why does Hammond like Zondas?)

    Apart from the fact that they`re excellent supercars, it`s the ostentatious styling inside and out. Some supercars are quite restrained in their appearance, with elegant, refined interiors. Zondas are gleefully unrestrained in their appearance inside and out, with "I am a sci-fi spaceship" design. Hammond likes that exuberance. Supercars are toys and he likes his to remind him of being 10 because something that would have made him say "Wow, awesome!" when he was 10 will make him grin and laugh today.

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