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Old 10-20-2003, 15:52   #1 (permalink)
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All That Smoke, What a Joke.

Can anyone tell me when Motor Mag tested the GT and HSV clubsport why nearly every pic, has 1 or both cars smoking up their back tyres. If performance of a vehicle was tested on the amount of smoke you can generate off back tyres the GT would win hands down by the amount of smoke in their first pic.

If I loaned them a car for the article I would demand a new set of tyres.
I have'nt seen so much smoke since I went to a "Angels" concert.
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Old 10-20-2003, 16:17   #2 (permalink)
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I hardly think they actually care what they do to the cars, just as long as they keep their image of being, you know, like a totally mad mag going.
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I am still waiting for my mag to be delivered - think they forgot me this month.

What were the performance comparisons between the FPV & new HSV? Was the difference huge?
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Re: All That Smoke, What a Joke.

Its bloody the 21st, and I still haven't received my mag.

Anyway, from what I have seen, I think it looks great!!
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Anyway, from what I have seen, I think it looks great!!
Don't look so great now Ken!
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Re: All That Smoke, What a Joke.

yeah noticed the same thing. So they get permission from the cops to do burnouts of somethnig?
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I'm sure the pictures taken are probably on a private road, and if not, who's to say it's not.

Second most, that smoke looks like it's been an additive, looks like they're going pretty fast so I dont know how smoke would be there, but if not, I'm sure consent from the owner would have been given. Otherwise, they'd be in for a bit of trouble.
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Re: All That Smoke, What a Joke.

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Its bloody the 21st, and I still haven't received my mag.

same here oh well should be a good read if it ever gets delivered.
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Don't look so great now Ken!
By looking at this pic, to me it seems that they bloody short shifted 1st to second, why else would it take 1 whole second to get from 60 to 70???

I can tell you, the XR8 i drove definately didn't take a second to get from 60 to 70... that's all a bit too strange....
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yeah I reckon Motor Mag has lost it somewhat. That PCOTY video last year was an absolute disgrace and mine never arrived... i rang them up to bitch and they sent me another. When it finally arrived on the same day as the first finally did I kept them both (for my $48 might I add for a stinkin video with nothing but some bloody music and little about each car). Not a huge fan of Motor anymore, but they have some good stuff sometimes. I'm a Wheels man all the way.
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