Damon Hill on Jeremy Clarkson and his Ford GT! *article*

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  1. BLoG

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    He test drove the old GT40 street car (only 7 ever made) to compare

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  3. monstermiata

    monstermiata Wanna race??.....let me get the cones

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    i bet they paid alot in the UK
     
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    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    Sweet.
     
  5. BLoG

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    i bet it's a bargain compared to a vintage gt40 (375,000 pounds)
     
  6. Gromer

    Gromer Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K!

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    Model Ford GT40
    Engine 4736cc V8
    Power 335bhp @ 6250rpm
    Torque 330 lb ft @ 5500 rpm
    Transmission Five-speed manual
    Fuel Between 10 and 15 mpg
    Acceleration 0-60mph: 5.3sec
    Top speed 164mph
    Price £7,540 when new, £375,000+ today
    Verdict A Maximus of the auto circus
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    Model Ford GT
    Engine 5409cc V8 supercharged
    Power 550bhp @ 6500rpm
    Torque 500 lb ft @ 3750rpm
    Transmission Six-speed manual
    Fuel 14.6mpg (combined cycle)
    Acceleration 0-60mph: 3.8sec
    Top speed 212mph
    Price £126,000
    Verdict The sequel is better than the original
    Rating 5/5

    With a grandma driving :o
     
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    Meh, I didn't need Damon Hill to tell me Clarkson's an idiot, I figured that out a long time ago on my own. :fawk:

    He's funny tho
     
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    "Sending your Ford GT back because the alarm is faulty is like marching out of a five-star hotel because your bed covers haven’t been turned down. Okay, so it went off at three in the morning, but even so. It’s the quirks, the idiosyncrasies, the “unusualness” that makes these cars special. To forgo the whole experience just because of a teething problem is the height of Clarksonism."

    This guy's a fucking idiot. He had a bunch of other problems with that car aside from the car alarm. It's sad that even on their best car Ford can't even iron out simple shit like this.
     
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    what other problems did he have, nitwit?
     
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    it was an aftermarket alarm, douchebag!
     
  11. tuner

    tuner I know you're thinking bacon and eggs.

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    This is how far technology has come
     
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    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    WS6Formula350 molestache amririte?

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    Nevermind the fact that its faster and has 200 more horsepower while still getting the same gas mileage. I'd say we didn't improve anything at all.
     
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    captain save a ford!
     
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    Which is why he was taking it back to Ford to get it fixed.

    Aside from the alarm going off at random times at night the immobilizer was fucked as well and it wasn't letting him start the car...

    Now if, "It’s the quirks, the idiosyncrasies, the “unusualness” that makes these cars special," then I suppose the BEST supercars are the ones you can't even start that are the best.
     
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    plus emmisions and a much fatter power band with a normal car idle
     
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    monstermiata Wanna race??.....let me get the cones

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    id drive it
     
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    Still waiting for a problem other than the alarm
     
  19. BLoG

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    What does a formula one driver know about cars anyway?
     
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  21. hypermonkey

    hypermonkey Tastes just like raisins.

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    Well the Ford GT isn't British or a Ferrari so it does suck :dunno:
     
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    aftermarket you dumb fuck.
     
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    He bought one because he hated it so much. :ugh2:
     
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    I'm sure they gave him a discount because..... ? :ugh:
     

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