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Forum: RC F 12-09-14, 02:41 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 62,168
Posted By DFGeneer
I think it's a typo. Check the still image...

I think it's a typo.

Check the still image of the blue RC-F that Randy Pobst used on the track in the video at 17:37.
It clearly shows Michelin tires.
Forum: Car Chat 09-24-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,902
Posted By DFGeneer
Well, since you obviously cannot drive a US-spec...

Well, since you obviously cannot drive a US-spec Passat TDI at a highway speeds in the stop-and-go traffic of London or Paris, this info is a bit irrelevant, don't you think?
The best TDI you can...
Forum: Car Chat 09-24-14, 01:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,902
Posted By DFGeneer
The Euro6 limits for NOx for diesels are 80...

The Euro6 limits for NOx for diesels are 80 mg/km. And "clean" Euro 6 diesels just barely make it.
To put that in perspective, my 1999 IS200 makes 30 mg/km, i.e. about 3 times cleaner than modern...
Forum: Car Chat 09-16-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,705
Posted By DFGeneer
If you think about it, the sound of the LFA alone...

If you think about it, the sound of the LFA alone is worth the 400k.
No production car come ever close to it. No matter at what price.
Forum: Car Chat 08-21-14, 01:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,062
Posted By DFGeneer
No way Lexus had 46773 global sales for the whole...

No way Lexus had 46773 global sales for the whole 2013!
IIRC, Lexus expected about 520 000. About one third of the volume of each of the germans.
Forum: Car Chat 03-16-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By DFGeneer
Don't forget that Porsche was the first premium...

Don't forget that Porsche was the first premium brand who adopted the Toyota Production System (at least in a legal way). I think this still has very much to do with their exceptionally high...
Forum: RC - First Generation 02-12-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,623
Posted By DFGeneer
First (?) real-world pics

Just saw these on Facebook.

As usual - much nicer look than the press photos.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1606964_10202577413612842_237130869_n.jpg

...
Forum: Car Chat 01-17-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 962
Posted By DFGeneer
spwolf is right, at least according to Toyota...

spwolf is right, at least according to Toyota estimations.

Have a look at the table about well-to-wheel efficiencies on page 3 here:
http://www.toyota.com/esq/pdf/Toyota_NHA_keynote_2010.pdf
Forum: Car Chat 01-04-14, 06:36 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,031
Posted By DFGeneer
IMO, Lexus (and Toyota) made excellent choice to...

IMO, Lexus (and Toyota) made excellent choice to develop their hybrid power trains.

They have absolutely no match in terms of refinement, efficiency and low emissions.

Of course, such "halo"...
Forum: Car Chat 11-25-13, 05:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,949
Posted By DFGeneer
I never got it why the pumping losses would be...

I never got it why the pumping losses would be gone? The piston still has to work against low pressure during the intake stroke at partial throttle, even though it is created by restricted opening of...
Forum: Car Chat 11-25-13, 02:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,336
Posted By DFGeneer
Wow! That's a lot of crap put together... ...

Wow! That's a lot of crap put together...
Especially liked that one: "Driving a diesel car on daily basis is equivalent to doing a favor to mother earth."
Priceless!
Too bad, I have witnessed...
Forum: Lexus Prototypes and Next-Gen Technology 11-20-13, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,141
Posted By DFGeneer
True, diesel is more efficient in a steady load...

True, diesel is more efficient in a steady load operation - ships, trains, trucks, with typical thermodynamic efficiency of up to 43% at full load.
But when it comes to real world street traffic,...
Forum: Car Chat 10-08-13, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By DFGeneer
They still have a lot of work to refine that. It...

They still have a lot of work to refine that. It obviously blinds the incoming driver for a good second before switching off the corresponding section of the headlights.
..And this was in very very...
Forum: Car Chat 09-25-13, 02:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,359
Posted By DFGeneer
What is the point of 7500 rpm redline if the...

What is the point of 7500 rpm redline if the engine runs out of breath at 5500?
It will feel very disappointing past the 5500.
Forum: Lexus Prototypes and Next-Gen Technology 09-20-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,141
Posted By DFGeneer
Diesels lack refinement and feel cheap and...

Diesels lack refinement and feel cheap and compromised.
Modern diesels with start/stop system are a joke - they literally hop around when start/stoping at a trafic light. That is not premium. Has...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 09-10-13, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,850
Posted By DFGeneer
I was also shocked by the 3IS headlamps design...

I was also shocked by the 3IS headlamps design initially, but now I can well appreciate the sophistication of that design compared to this photoshop by T.Chin.

However, there was an earlier chop...
Forum: NX Models 09-04-13, 03:59 AM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 240,658
Posted By DFGeneer
Wow! This really needs to be toned down in the...

Wow!
This really needs to be toned down in the production version. ;)
Love the headlights - probably the most menacing example in the whole auto industry.

Chris Bangle must eat crow now (for...
Forum: Car Chat 08-14-13, 07:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,062
Posted By DFGeneer
If they managed to put 400hp in a Yaris, this is...

If they managed to put 400hp in a Yaris, this is quite an engineering achievement already.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 08-13-13, 01:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By DFGeneer
I would go for the hybrid. But only under the...

I would go for the hybrid. But only under the condition that they improve the total response of the system by adding small bank of supercapacitors. This way the electric motor can get an "oveboost"...
Forum: Car Chat 06-24-13, 01:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,014
Posted By DFGeneer
Does anyone know what is the difference in...

Does anyone know what is the difference in respect to 2012?

As far as I remember the Toyotas were quite a bit faster in the last races of 2012? Are they slower now or are the Audis that much...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 06-21-13, 12:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,138
Posted By DFGeneer
Do not be too jealous. The luxury of having these...

Do not be too jealous. The luxury of having these features comes with much higher prices.
Here in Switzerland, base GS350 AWD F-Sport starts at more than 100 000 $.
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-31-13, 01:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,492
Posted By DFGeneer
I prefer the Lexus HUD too. It is very stylish...

I prefer the Lexus HUD too. It is very stylish and elegant. The BMW seems a bit overdone to me.
Forum: Car Chat 01-29-13, 05:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,867
Posted By DFGeneer
2001 Toyota Yaris T-Sport is the first "modern"...

2001 Toyota Yaris T-Sport is the first "modern" example that comes to mind:

http://img2.netcarshow.com/Toyota-Yaris_T_Sport_2001_800x600_wallpaper_02.jpg
Forum: Car Chat 01-29-13, 01:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,573
Posted By DFGeneer
I don't see this happening. Except if Toyota is...

I don't see this happening. Except if Toyota is switching back to hydraulic power steering. Which I doubt.
BMW switched to electric power steering recently too, so its "magic steering feel" is gone.
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-11-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,415
Posted By DFGeneer
IMO Lexus is not even trying in Europe. Here,...

IMO Lexus is not even trying in Europe.
Here, in Switzerland, the CT starts at 42300 Fr, when A3 - at 29800, 1 series at 25900 and A-class at 33300.
Same with IS vs A4, 3-ser and C-class - 54100...
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