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Old 12 December 2005, 22:48   #1
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What an awesome car - just finished watching Top Gear now!!!

Funny how most people have kept it quiet that it is built using loads of British F! technology - the entire 4wd drivetrain and gearbox were designed and built by Ricardo and a lot of the electronics are also British.

British technology rules F1 after all.....
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I like the typical Clarkson statement of propostorosity "Its got 16 radiators that's more than my house" - Its a superb vehicle, I dont really like sports cars that much. How does the "W" engine work?
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shame at the end when reality kicked in how I'm never going to able to own one like 98% of the uk also.... 5million to build! what a tool tho
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I read in one of the car mags where they had all the top line stats and one of them was how at full speed it drinks a gallon of fuel every 5 miles…..

Hardly news on this site is it ????
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I think clarkson qouted on top gear on sunday: that it can drink 100 litres of fuel in 12 minutes when given some welly -
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I like the typical Clarkson statement of propostorosity "Its got 16 radiators that's more than my house" - Its a superb vehicle, I dont really like sports cars that much. How does the "W" engine work?
W engines are just 2 vv blocks mounted side by side. To my mind it's quite a messy setup - far better is an X arrangement - 2 v blocks mounted on top of each other but opposite way around so the "points" of the V meet.
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W engines are just 2 vv blocks mounted side by side. To my mind it's quite a messy setup - far better is an X arrangement
Which is why, Herr Codmeister, you're an IT bod in Swansea and they're amongst the finest automotive engineers not only in Wolfsburg, but in the world.
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Which is why, Herr Codmeister, you're an IT bod in Swansea and they're amongst the finest automotive engineers not only in Wolfsburg, but in the world.
Which is why they had to come to Britain to get the drivetrain and a load of other stuff designed!!!

So now you are saying the W engine is the ULTIMATE layout are you?? Everyone else has it wrong!!!
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So now you are saying the W engine is the ULTIMATE layout are you?? Everyone else has it wrong!!!
In this particular application, where achieving the lowest possible centre of gravity is paramount, I would suggest it IS the optimum layout.
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Which is why they had to come to Britain to get the drivetrain and a load of other stuff designed!!!
I was under the impression that most of the development work for the drivetrain was indeed done by Ricardo, but at their German based techi centre.

One of my customers was part of the team who designed the dashboard.
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