General Another example of Honda engineering

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by StuH, Tuesday 3rd May, 2016.

  1. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Okay it's wrecked but they got out on their feet!

     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    A tool, I bet was shafted for a massive bill from the circuit.,
     
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  3. BB Baboonface Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Ouch! Harsh, like witnessing the last rites seeing the poor car hoisted on to the wagon.
    Sacrificed itself so the occupants could live, ok maybe a little dramatic, did a damn fine job to let them walk away. Props to Honda.
     
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  4. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Even if he was broken i am sure he didn't want any emergency crew although his might have easily paid quite a bit for that. According to Nurburgring.org.uk the cost of crashing is about €3,500.

    A detailed run down:

    Cost of crashing on the Nurburgring

    These include Armco repairs, safety car attendance, vehicle recovery, track closure, hospital stays and helicopter fees. I recommend avoiding these. If you can't, then the following price-list may help:
    • Base fee for attendance of armco truck: €150
    • Removing damaged armco: €10/metre (x2 or x3 or x4 for multiple-height sections)
    • Replacement armco: €31/metre (x2 or x3 for double/triple height)
    • Removing damaged armco posts: €5.10 each
    • Replacing armco post: €39 each
    • Safety car attendance: €82 per 30 mins (car + 2 people)
    • Circuit closure: €1,350 per hour
    • Recovery truck: €250 (inc VAT)
    • Hospital stay & air ambulance: Let's just say, do NOT go there without travel insurance! (Though a European Health Card - which replaced the E111 - may cover the hospital bit.)
    Everything except the recovery truck is then subject to 19% VAT.
     
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    ^Yowza! Sticking to virtual laps of the place will do just fine!
     
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  6. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Or just hire a ring taxi ;D €200 for an M5 you can share with 2 others
     
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  7. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Surely you can get insurance to cover all that?

    On a slight tangent, I see many of the local chavs have been round the 'ring in their 1.2 Vauxhall Corsas, well that's what the sticker claims on the boot..
     
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    Make it the old NSX an i'd give it a whirl hehe!

    Lol, I'd imagine chavhood is banned in Germany, as it should be here.
    Mind you, had a short trip in a Corsa B with a 2.0 red top swap, might have been fun round the 'ring, until it hit something, or it broke down, or set on fire etc.
     
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  9. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Poor chap, written off, probably injured self and passengers, big bill from the circuit ! Not a good day.
     
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  10. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    In a slightly unrelated note, the CTR's ring record has been beaten by Golf Clubsport by about 1.4s, which is a stripped out track focussed car. Wonder if Honda will now do an extreme version of the CTR? they could eaisly shave a few seconds off by stripping the CTR of weight.
     
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    Love the golf - parks half on and half off an active circuit on the offside of a nearside bend where the racing line would take it straight into the path of his car.
     
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  12. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    Yeah no back seat, pilot sport cup 2 tyres and 306bhp and limited production of 400 units. Not really apple to Apple comparison.

    But yeah I reckon Honda has plenty of juice left in Type-R to get that time but for a series production car it's still tops.
     
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  13. StuH Premium Member Club Supporter

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    As above, it's a stripped-out circuit car.
     
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  14. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Apparently they have been lying/cheating about it too like they did with the Seat Leon which was not a production car. With the Golf the start line was ahead of where the Civic started and the finish line was apparently before too.
     
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    VW deceiving the public?! I very much doubt that... :Tongue:

    Honda have to come out with a hardcore version, surely? Less weight is always good, but a turbo VTEC combo should not be too hard to tweak for more grunt either, the aftermarket proves that.
     
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    They released the mugen FN2 a while back which was a hardercore version of the stock one. Would be great what a stripped out fk2 would be like
     
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    Hold on.....is someone driving a Twingo in the clip!?:facepalm:
     
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  18. legend-ary Moderator Staff Team

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    I remember watching Fifth Gear compare JDM FD2 to UK FN2 and they found the FD2 to be quite bonkers..see review below.. They also did a review of FD2 Mugen RR and I think it beat S2000's lap time :O


    I feel that has the spirit of DC2 in it..
     
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    VW vs Honda

    This is a decent crash

     
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