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    Another interesting contribution on the topic is...

    Another interesting contribution on the topic is the emission trading scheme.

    The story goes like this: Each company has an output of CO2. If this output is above the legal limit, then the company...
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    I guess that most of you have read about Richard...

    I guess that most of you have read about Richard Branson's competition on extracting C02 from the atmosphere.

    Most of the technology focuses on reducing emissions or making them stop altogether...
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    Limited Edition Saleen Mustang 600 hp

    Saleen has released the first photo of the first production 600 horsepower Saleen Mustang made exclusively for the Great American Run which is a Cannonball type race.

    The car will be limited to...
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    You are right saying that the Elise/Exige &...

    You are right saying that the Elise/Exige & Esprit are the meat of the brand, but I have to disagree on the niche models.

    Producing a limited number of Circuit Cars will be hold only benefits:
    ...
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    Reducing the weight is a good thought, but it's...

    Reducing the weight is a good thought, but it's hard to think how this will be done, since the Elise started as a 525 kg concept, evolved into a 750kg S1 and ended up being a 950kg Exige S2.

    I...
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    You are referring to the CS. A safer...

    You are referring to the CS.

    A safer comparison would be the normal Modena vs the Gallardo, since the CS was a limited edition, so it's normal to be priced higher
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    Mini AWD in 2008

    Mini will be launching several variations of the popular small car over the next five years, including the possibility of cars fitted with a new AWD system being developed for the upcoming...
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    Subaru Impreza STi MY 2008

    New images of the upcoming Subaru STi have surfaced online, revealing the carís new styling ahead of its debut at the New York Auto Show in April. Key changes for the new model are the introduction...
  9. Pattakon System in the press

    Here are the pics I promised. They come from "R&D Team" Magazine, Issue 3, published in June 2003. The author is Dionisis Hoidas (dihoidas@otenet.gr)
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    I am referring to the engine that is currently...

    I am referring to the engine that is currently under development. A V10 engine.

    From my understanding Melling has acquired the rights to the name "TVR", not the company itself, right?
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    The Esprit is not in production anymore. The one...

    The Esprit is not in production anymore. The one that will be sold in 2-3 years will be a competitor to the Gallardo. However it will probably be a more race-focused type of sports car.

    The fact...
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    The Gallardo costs US$175,000 (wikipedia),...

    The Gallardo costs US$175,000 (wikipedia), whereas, based on "Edmunds.com", the MSRP for an F1 style Ferrari F430 is $178,906. So they are pretty even, with the Gallardo a tad more expensive if you...
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    Maybe if they use the Melling engine, this might...

    Maybe if they use the Melling engine, this might create some fuss over the TVR name.

    What about reliability? Did they improve their cars at all?
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    TVR trademark up for sale

    Al Melling has placed a bid for sports carmaker TVRís trademark, with an estimated £10 million on offer. Melling is the man behind the original AJP engine that was used for a number of TVR models...
  15. This argument represents a bigger analogy. The...

    This argument represents a bigger analogy. The debate between science and religion lies beneath.

    Traditionally religion tried to give explanations concerning the world and how it works. These...
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    Let's wait for the new Esprit. Then we can state...

    Let's wait for the new Esprit. Then we can state our opinions.

    Until then the R8 is a cheap derivative.

    The Corvette - Viper is another one (though aiming at a different target group)

    The...
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    You must be referring to the people on the UCP...

    You must be referring to the people on the UCP thread :D
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    It was on Minority Report, that's why it wasn't...

    It was on Minority Report, that's why it wasn't on the island:)
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    It's far more sophisticated than a music track...

    It's far more sophisticated than a music track playing through the CD.

    The noise output responds in real time with the external acoustical stimuli, in order to make it sound right.

    The plan is...
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    You don't buy it for the performance. It has a...

    You don't buy it for the performance. It has a standard Chevy V6.

    It's a collector's item, to be stored in a garage as an investment. That's why it has only 38 miles on the clock!
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    The LS7 wouldn't sell well in Europe due to fuel...

    The LS7 wouldn't sell well in Europe due to fuel consumption.

    And it doesn't fit well with the Lotus brand image.

    But it's a great engine
  22. Volkswagen Introduces Rabbit GTI Cup Edition

    VW released the Rabbit GTI Cup.

    It will use the standard production 200 hp 2.0 TFSI (which by the way is not an FSI, since it doesn't use stratified injection, like NA FSI's).

    The engine will...
  23. Update on the creationism vs evolution debate: ...

    Update on the creationism vs evolution debate:

    The story goes like this: In Kenya - Africa archaeologists discovered the most complete skeleton of a prehistoric human ever found.

    This gives...
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    According to...

    According to http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/lotus-esprit-ar26807.html

    The car will be released in 2009.

    The new Esprit will use a 4.8 liter V8 with 367hp, provided by BMW. The top speed...
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    Come on! Why it's a sad thing? It doesn't add...

    Come on! Why it's a sad thing? It doesn't add weight! It's just a software add-on to your car, that enhances the experience.

    Besides, the technology is not aimed only at sportscars, but on...
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