200mph: Lamborghini Estoque
At the 2008 Paris show, Lamborghini's stunning Estoque concept looked like it might get the green light for production. Sadly, that never happened, so we were denied the prospect of a front-engined, four-door, four-wheel drive Lambo. The Italian firm was coy about the top speed of its 5.2-litre V10-powered car but an official was later quoted saying it was capable of reaching 200mph.
Ok to all the thumbs downers....who makes better cars than the Germans? The French? The Italians? The Americans? The British? No way! Only the Japanese come close engineering wise, but their cars dont have the style that the German cars have.
BMW (who own Rolls Royce cars), Mercedes, Brabus, Porsce and VW who own Bugati, Seat, Bentley, Skoda and Audi (who own Lamborghini) are all German. Mercedes make engines for the McLaren F1 team. Audi pioneered 4 wheel drive systems in road cars with the Quatro. Their cars are safe, reliable, well made, comfortable and faster than sh!t off a greasy shovel. They can tune a familiy saloon to do speeds in excess of 200 mph. Whether thats feasible on a public road or not is beside the point, you have to admire the engineering.
I expect the Cadillac might do 70 on a downhill stretch with a tail wind. Their figures are only claimed and it looks complete toil.
It is clear to me (at least), that there are quite a few cardigan wearing Morris Minor types making Bizarre and totally irrelevant comments on the actual article.
I haven't actually seen on this article, where the motor manufacturers say, that these cars are legal to be driven on Britain's roads at these speeds. Plus 99.9% of these cars will spend most of time locked away in private collections as trophies.
Just because the current draconian speed limit is 70mph on the british motorway system, doest mean we have to be content driving a ford anglia (that will struggle to do 70!!!). Let people have a dream!!!!!
Plea for sanity (and comfort).
I have a large luxury car that is limited to 154 MPH, when all that I normally do is 80 MPH max, except for the odd occasion when my concentration slipped and the powerful engine took me over that. And I ask why ?. Why such a ludicrous achievable speed when what I want is the luxury, not the speed ?.
Can we not have a comfy car that does (just) 100 MPH and run a 2 Litre engine returning 50 MPG ?.
Why a 200 MPH car on 20-80 MPH legal roads ?. (I know that it is TECHNICALLY 70 MPH, but one has to overtake safely and that means speedily. )
In slow traffic I sit behind Merc SLRs and Porches, smug that their missiles are doing the same as me, but I am sitting in a comparative palace. For all their speed they are doing the same as me, with less of the luxury stuff.
My advice boys, buy yourself a luxury mobile and cruise in slow style (the Honeys can see you better !), rather than wizz about like boy racers.
You KNOW it makes sense.
Dont you people have anything better to do than read an article just to complain about it?
Just because a car is capable of 200mph doesnt mean the owner is driving it at that speed all the time.... is that what you do?
I drive a car capable of 150mph+ but have never maxed it out and am currently enjoying 34mpg from it.
What it does mean though is that I can overtake SAFELY as I have the power available, the people who have no real horsepower but choose to overtake anyway are the dangerous ones!
We are told 'DON'T SMOKE CIGARETTES' but they are one of the biggest contributors of TAX.
Cigarettes KILL YOU. STONE DEAD. Sold in EVERY newsagent in the country.
We are told 'DRINK RESPONSIBLY' but alcohol contributes even more millions in TAX.
Alcohol pickles your brain, solidifies your liver and KILLS. It IS a poison and is sold NATIONWIDE.
Will I mention Mc DO NOT EAT THIS donalds ? (MORE 'revenue')...
Even BREAD was highlighted recently as potentially dangerous due to levels of SALT....sold and eaten nationwide.
So, hang on a minute. I live my life, work my arse off paying for the privilege to destroy my internals paying TAX to a government that WONDERS WHY our rates of CANCER and HEART DISEASE are some of the highest on the planet, and yet, they will deem it perfectly 'legal' to sell you cars that can do 200 freakin miles per hour and the ROADS are so full of corsa's and such like!!! PLUS, even IF you found a stretch of road that could allow you to use your right foot all that is going to happen is 'flash-flash', pop ! You'll get a ticket through the door and your licence revoked, make the headlines, brandished irresponsible and possibly even locked up !
I just don't GET IT ???
Self-control is ONE thing. Getting ripped off is another. Why sell cars with this kind of capabliity if the only way you can ever use them is to travel to another country or hire a track for the day ? Will I mention the TAX on FUEL ?
I don't think I need to. I'm sure anyone that reads this will get where I'm coming from by now.....
Strange........downright strrrrraaaaaaange !!!!!
I notices the 'highway code' may be getting 'reviewed' recently as well.
Maybe, just maybe some justice may result through this but it highlights how daft government IS when they are still using documents written in the dark ages to quote laws that are not even applicable to modern-day transport and not take into account technological advances.
SICKENING in fact.
(End of rant)......
Just google g-whizz crash and you'll see, I cant post a link on here for some reason...
Due to some loophole the G-Whizz is classed as a quadricycle not a car and so it doesnt have to pass the same crash tests as proper cars. Dangerous.
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