Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 22nd May 2006, 00:47   #31
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 33
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

hey kooldude Season 8 of Top Gear doesn't air in India..

If u wanna watch it you'll have to download a torrent or something.
abhishek2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd May 2006, 21:12   #32
Senior - BHPian
 
1Day's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chicago/Delhi
Posts: 1,357
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spdfreak
Episode 2. Clarkson's burn the track in the new corvette Z06. Then the stig puts a blistering lap to put it in the top of the lap times faster than the ferrari 430 and the murcielago. Impressive car. Taht reminded me of 1DAy and his vette, lucky fella Richard's race with the jet powered kayak in the tom cat fun to watch
but overall i feel this season's episodes aren't good when u compare with previous seasons....
it was good to see the Z06 screwing up the F430 and murcielago and the zonda..also if you notice the 360 CS and GT3 RS with track tires were only .1 sec behind, throw those tires on the Z06 and you have a ascari beating time.. now that is something to think about and wonder in awe of the awesome power and build of the Z06..plus stig reallu ruined the start with the burn out, it was less than a perfect start...i am guess with a a good set of tires and a good start it would be 1:20.9 or less...(less 1.5 secs from the official time) tires on the Z06 are the worst things on earth, i had the same i felt the new tires i have put on has unleashed a deamon as compared to before and mine is the regular vette, i cant even imagine what they could do in the Z06...

and i am dying to see the 100k Corvette SS(blue devil) come out next year...with 650+hp and about 2800lb weight

Enzo and most everything including the F would be eating dust...

Last edited by 1Day : 22nd May 2006 at 21:16.
1Day is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd May 2006, 01:49   #33
BHPian
 
spdfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Trichur, presently in Qatar
Posts: 121
Thanked: Once
Default

Episode 3. It keeps gettin worse. just one car featured- lotus exige s. Rest of it is them tryin to make amphibious cars . fifth gear certainly reviews more cars.
spdfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd May 2006, 10:04   #34
Senior - BHPian
 
drifter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 1,469
Thanked: 12 Times
Default

But the ambhibious car project had me in splits with Hammond sinking twice. Only James survived while Jeremy managed to break the unbreakable Hilux hehe.

Drifter
drifter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd May 2006, 11:10   #35
BHPian
 
spdfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Trichur, presently in Qatar
Posts: 121
Thanked: Once
Default

It sure was hilarious though .
spdfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd May 2006, 11:52   #36
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Stratos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Mumbai, IN
Posts: 2,591
Thanked: 1,207 Times
Default

I am in love with the Exige S. Its so stunning in white. And the way they have taken the video, boy oh boy!
Stratos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd May 2006, 12:10   #37
Senior - BHPian
 
Deeps's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Delhi/Noida
Posts: 1,087
Thanked: 63 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spdfreak
Episode 3. It keeps gettin worse. just one car featured- lotus exige s. Rest of it is them tryin to make amphibious cars . fifth gear certainly reviews more cars.
I totally agree. The new episodes of TG have been utterly disappointing despite the humour remaining the same. Any idea what the (car vs public transport" race will be in this season?
Deeps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd May 2006, 12:44   #38
Senior - BHPian
 
islero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chennai
Posts: 1,574
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

I think the "car vs other modes of transport" series was over and replaced by the "buy a car on the cheap" series with the old italian supercars, porsches etc.
islero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th May 2006, 14:21   #39
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North America
Posts: 960
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Corvette Z06 officially rules now. It oversteered quite a bit on their track but a 505 HP RWD is supposed to do that, isn't it?
I liked the way they did 0-168 mph on the Z06 in the 4th gear. That was some serious torque. I was surprised when they didn't comment anything on its leaf springs as they had done with the C6 before.
sujaylahiri is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Top Gear in 'Top Gear' (3 veyrons offered for shoot) SumitB Shifting gears 8 4th August 2008 13:22
Top Gear: Season 10 AnniHilat0R Shifting gears 52 20th January 2008 18:33
Top Gear 2006 Survey : Fiat zooms into top 10, Honda, Skoda top list. amit The International Automotive Scene 10 8th March 2007 12:31
Top Gear: Season 6 CaliAtenza Shifting gears 12 28th May 2005 13:08
Top Gear season over?? shravan316 Shifting gears 2 17th September 2004 12:33


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 18:14.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks