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    Would have loved my little Suzuki Swift G10a engine to rev like that.

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    The exterior styling doesn't do anything for me but like the interior (with no touch screens) and that it's the size of a Cayman.




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    Looks like a number of sources have a similar video in the same location. I'm watching the Top Gear one currently, which starts with Gordon checking out his old personal car, the McLaren F1 XP3, and explaining the things on it that he got wrong (including the maintenance things, like using a fuel bag which required regular, insanely involved replacements).







    Here is the official video from the company's channel, with Dario Franchitti:

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    Get that weak shit off my track

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    Quote Originally Posted by CudaMan View Post
    The RPM likely has a lot to do with it. 12k is astronomical. I wonder what the powerband and torque curves are like. With a 6-speed transmission, it'll be interesting to see what lower RPM performance is like. ~11k of useable rev range is quite a lot.

    I see it's a Cosworth V12. Aren't they also doing the AM Valkyrie engine, which is also a very high revving medium-size engine?
    Gordon says that it's all bespoke and separate stuff than the Valkyrie, but Cosworth probably learned from making the Valkyrie engine.

    He also said that it has two fuel mappings: one with 9500 rpm redline (for going shopping!), and 12.1k rpm redline mode, because he wanted to have a torque mode and a revs mode. What he didn't realize when requesting that, though, was that Cosworth would be able to get 75% of max torque at 2500 rpm in the 12.1k redline mode.
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    What are you doing uploading this pornography to a family website?

    To me the styling ahead of the front axle could do with a slight rethink to make it look more aggressive (look at the Lotus Evija for an example of fantastic modern design).

    But everything else is just fap-worthy.

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    Several of the styling elements don't quite work for me either, but there's no denying the whole package is functional. Gordon talks about the design as if he was the designer of both cars -- wasn't the F1 designed by Peter Stevens? Probably with Gordon's input of course.

    I've watched only 2 of the videos posted today. Kch didn't post my favorite of the two, so I'll put it here:


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    That's the one XHawkeye put in his post!

    I'm just now watching it, too, and it has automatic rev matching! I don't need to learn to heel-toe! Now just to make $3 million somehow...
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    Very nice.

    However, I think I'd prefer the old F1 but with this new Cosworth engine! Would that save me $2 million?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kchrpm View Post
    That's the one XHawkeye put in his post!

    I'm just now watching it, too, and it has automatic rev matching! I don't need to learn to heel-toe! Now just to make $3 million somehow...
    You should learn it. It’s really satisfying

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