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Old 02.09.2016, 15:03
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MPG please peasents
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Although nothing on the road can touch this bad boy once it's got a bloke in a footie shirt behind the wheel, fueled by three Big Macs and pack of B&H.
Are you telling us you're still driving a German-plated car?
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Old 02.09.2016, 15:10
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MPG please peasents
Define 'M' and 'G', please!

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Old 02.09.2016, 15:11
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MPG please peasents
Surely we only care about MPG weighted by performance. For example we appreciate an Audi A2 1.4TDI because it has superbly good MPG - and due to its aluminium construction isn't slower than an end of round milkfloat. Meanwhile a Ferrari 599 delivers performance in spades but has an Oliver Reed thirst.

In the middle lies the sweet spot - where performance is good and consumption acceptable. The BMW 530XD** that Castro has for example is a very good all-rounder - it is just never going to compete with the worlds big hitters on the performance stakes.

A drive across town is a lot more enjoyable when accompanied by a V8 than a tractor

**Although taking over 30s to reach 200kmh is totally unacceptable in my book
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Old 02.09.2016, 15:15
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I find that the worse and most aggressive drivers I've encountered abroad - on German Autobahns and Corsican roads in particular - are Swiss.
No, we just have Swiss plated vehicles!

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Old 02.09.2016, 15:21
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No, we just have Swiss plated vehicles!

Tom
I am particularly fond of the Swiss (plated car) RS6 drivers who think they're gunning it doing 150kmh on the Autobahn - with 3km of clear motorway on their right and a queue of 320d and Passats behind them all waiting to kick on to 200kmh
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Old 02.09.2016, 15:22
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Surely we only care about MPG weighted by performance. For example we appreciate an Audi A2 1.4TDI because it has superbly good MPG - and due to its aluminium construction isn't slower than an end of round milkfloat. Meanwhile a Ferrari 599 delivers performance in spades but has an Oliver Reed thirst.
My sidecar only has 90 RWHP, only weighs 320kg, only has a top speed of 180kph, but drinks 8l/100km!

MY 999R has 140 RWHP, only weighs 190kg, had a top speed of 270kph (due to short gearing that I use, it's only 240 now), but drinks 7l/100km.

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Old 02.09.2016, 15:23
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My sidecar only has 90 RWHP, only weighs 320kg, only has a top speed of 180kph, but drinks 8l/100km!

MY 999R has 140 RWHP, only weighs 190kg, had a top speed of 270kph (due to short gearing that I use, it's only 240 now), but drinks 7l/100km.

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Should I add a "practicality"-bias too

5 seats - 12l/100km - 320kmh
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Old 02.09.2016, 15:27
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**Although taking over 30s to reach 200kmh is totally unacceptable in my book
21.5s actually <sniff>



Can't believe I'm having a pissing contest with Ace1 and Kennistan... I am not worthy
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Surely we only care about MPG weighted by performance. For example we appreciate an Audi A2 1.4TDI because it has superbly good MPG - and due to its aluminium construction isn't slower than an end of round milkfloat. Meanwhile a Ferrari 599 delivers performance in spades but has an Oliver Reed thirst.

In the middle lies the sweet spot - where performance is good and consumption acceptable. The BMW 530XD** that Castro has for example is a very good all-rounder - it is just never going to compete with the worlds big hitters on the performance stakes.

A drive across town is a lot more enjoyable when accompanied by a V8 than a tractor

**Although taking over 30s to reach 200kmh is totally unacceptable in my book
He should be so lucky
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Old 02.09.2016, 15:34
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He should be so lucky
I know - turns out to be the 330 - which is a bit quicker.

He also thinks it is a pissing contest
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a standard Alpina D3 does 0-100 in 4.6 sec yet has ECE fuel consumption of 5.3 liter. not bad for a diesel.
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I know - turns out to be the 330 - which is a bit quicker.

He also thinks it is a pissing contest
I should have known, a thread on the finer points on driving etiquette descends into yet another opportunity for DK to pull out his 500 bhp V8 todger
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I should have known, a thread on the finer points on driving etiquette descends into yet another opportunity for DK to pull out his 500 bhp V8 todger
You can overtake him when it's time for him to fill up. Provided you've not hit your limiter I guess
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I should have known, a thread on the finer points on driving etiquette descends into yet another opportunity for DK to pull out his 500 bhp V8 todger
I didn't want to - for the most part I was using my lesser 370ps V8 todger - which thanks to its lighter weight is a match for the 530ps V8 todger up to 190kmh. From then on its 530ps all the way.

And IIRC you were the one who flopped his todger on the table first - or was that Ace - you Mods post all alike to me

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You can overtake him when it's time for him to fill up. Provided you've not hit your limiter I guess
Flat out a 330d develops quite a thirst - like pretty much every car out there - so the leapfrogging wouldn't be so apparent.
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I should have known, a thread on the finer points on driving etiquette descends into yet another opportunity for DK to pull out his 500 bhp V8 todger
Size doesn't count. Usage does.

Besides: Rat motor+NOX, Merlin, pretty much any radial or ships diesel.
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No Idea. For Lyon's 6th symphony, or big Healeys, you put gas in and smiles come out. 'nuff for me.
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No Idea. For Lyon's 6th symphony, or big Healeys, you put gas in and smiles come out. 'nuff for me.
Its like watching an old Range Rover gun it - its like you can see the fuel depart the tank and go straight out of the exhaust! An old colleague came in delighted one day when he'd managed 18mpg (proper British mpg - 16l/100km) on a gentle motorway cruise!!!
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Its like watching an old Range Rover gun it - its like you can see the fuel depart the tank and go straight out of the exhaust! An old colleague came in delighted one day when he'd managed 18mpg (proper British mpg - 16l/100km) on a gentle motorway cruise!!!
It is a little known fact that proper US musclecars don't actually burn fuel, they just warm it up a bit on the way back towards the trunk.

Fuel economy is only really an issue when (both) fuel senders are broken, and even then, only if the odo also happens to work.
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For racing we calculated required fuel load as 1l/race-minute + 5l
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