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Forum: Car Chat 04-24-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,240
Posted By DFGeneer
Sure. But to me the fact that Toyota are "behind"...

Sure. But to me the fact that Toyota are "behind" in the FI game simply confirms that they do not care all that much about horsepower.
Forum: Car Chat 04-23-15, 01:24 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,240
Posted By DFGeneer
It is very obvious that they do their own thing....

It is very obvious that they do their own thing. Lexus could have easily fitted a TRD supercharger to the 5 liter V8 if their primary target was to beat the germans on power. Or even that TMG...
Forum: RC F 03-19-15, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 137,423
Posted By DFGeneer
I have to say I agree with ISF001 on that...

I have to say I agree with ISF001 on that statement based on the one (to my knowledge) published recorded track performance by Motortrend.
If you look at the top speed and acceleration - the M4 is...
Forum: RC F 12-09-14, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 137,423
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, 07:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,935
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, 12:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,935
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, 03:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,955
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, 12:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,354
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, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
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, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,920
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, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,119
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, 05:36 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,907
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, 04:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,586
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, 01:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,401
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, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,674
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, 12:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
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, 01:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,573
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, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,674
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, 04:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
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, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 260,854
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, 06:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,203
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, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
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, 12:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,139
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 06-20-13, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
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, 12:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,133
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.
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