Automotive BBS

    • Tesla's hell threatens its future
      The harsh reality: sooner or later you actually have to have a viable product. Musk has been running Tesla on a circle-jerk of new investor money and government subsidies. The "musical reacharound" is about to come to a not-happy ending.

      :pwned:
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    • Dodge Challenger Hellcat High Speed Chase in Texas (October 2017 - long-ass video)
      https://jalopnik.com/police-chase-with-allegedly-stolen-white-dodge-challeng-1819507176

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYDZbOutkpA

      Last week, in Jefferson County, Texas, a Dodge Challenger Hellcat was allegedly stolen and then involved in a high-speed police chase. The whole thing played out in a very Vanishing Point kind of way.

      Twenty-five-year-old Mohamed Ahmed Abu-Shlieba is said by police to have stolen the white Dodge Challenger Hellcat. The chase began in Houston, reports local news outlet KSAT. From the story:
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    • What It's Like To Drive The Worst Car In The World
      The car is known as the Hoffmann:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoffmann_(automobile)

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      The 1951 Hoffmann is a three-wheeled car created by Michael Hoffmann. It is considered by some to be the worst car ever made, owing to its pervasive bizarre design decisions.

      Design. The car is notable for its numerous extremely unconventional and user-hostile design elements. These include:

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    • It was like an automotive herpes!
      sombetimes they fucked up and one of the new kid's on the assembly line thot he might be slapping one together for ure sister and paid a bit moar attention to detail than the other droids
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    • BUYING A NEW CAR IS STUPID.
      If ya own your ride and your home, you can tell any boss FUCK-YOU and make it stick!

      You cant do that and really mean it otherwise, you need that job wage-slave.

      You walk and you got 30 days tops before the note on that shit comes to town.
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    • Mercedes is building its first ever pickup truck. Target demo is wealthy people.
      Mercedes-Benz, reeling from a massive recall over concerns about diesel emissions, is stretching its refined image with its first ever pickup truck, betting that upscale car buyers are ready for an open-bed hauler with leather seats, oak trim and Autobahn handling.

      The X-Class, priced from 37,300 euros ($43,200) in Germany, will hit dealerships in the brand's home country starting in November and will then be rolled out to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand in 2018 and Latin America the following year. The Mercedes model will be available initially with two diesel options as well as a gasoline engine. The top-of-the-line V6 diesel will be available from mid-2018.

      Mercedes is targeting the mid-sized pickup at wealthy clients who like quad biking and sailing. Taking on a new segment far removed from opulent models like the S-Class sedan shows how far the world's biggest maker of luxury vehicles is prepared to go to capture new sales. For now, it plans to stay clear of the U.S.'s competitive truck market, dominated by utilitarian vehicles like Ford Motor Co.'s $27,100 F-150. The X-Class gives Mercedes an offering that rivals BMW and Audi will unlikely match any time soon.

      The vehicle, which cost "a high three-digit million euro sum" to develop, will be produced as part of Daimler's cooperation with the Renault-Nissan alliance. Vehicles for Europe will be assembled at a Nissan plant in Barcelona, while models for Latin America will be built at a Renault factory in Cordoba, Argentina.

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    • How much rope would it take to decapitate someone in a moving car?
      I would use aircraft cable and not rope. The thickness and softness of the rope will make it almost impossible to do. Thin aircraft cable will maximize the cutting effect.

      You really don't need much cable if the person continues to press on the gas pedal. The constant force will eventually cut through.
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    • This is an analogue tachograph chart.
      I remember charts like that at the university. For some reason in some building they measured the temperature over time on a chart. Never knew why that information was considered important enough to measure it.
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