BUY HOLDEN AND FORD!!! Either way, at least you are supporting AUSTRALIA.
Caught this just before it started. Don't know about part 1... Was a few weeks ago and I didn't see it..
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WHEELS MAG Performance test: FPV and HSV
Wheels takes the latest 300kW+ Aussie RWD sedans to Oran Park Raceway and
compares notes on the different methods used to get the best figures out of
274kmph (171mph) Monaro Autobahn Run
OK - so after the 144mph run last week that saw the car only get up into
5th gear and no more I took the car out for another run when the roads were
a little quieter...
First Autobahn section - i.e. catching up to Silver AMG merc which flew
past at beginning of clip - 225kmph (141mph) done in 4th gear with plenty
left to go.
Onto next Autobahn - first stint up until blue mondeo - 147mph (235mph) in
start of 5th before lifting off to slow down.
Then once he's moved over it's near redline in 4th and then up into 5th
again - 3min41sec marker - Redline approaching in 5th doing 274kmph
(171mph), change up to 6th and shortly after let off the power again due to
cars in distance that I know I'll be catching up with in no time.
The annoying rattle - I thought it was down to the mount being on the
passenger seat previously which had no weight on it, so I moved it this
time, yet it's still there. The strange thing is that I don't hear the
rattling noise when driving so the mic on the camera must be fairly
sensitive - I would throw music over the top but there would be no fun in
that, as half the enjoyment of driving a big V8 is listening to the sound
coming from the engine itself!
Hopefully this will show a little better to those who aren't too familiar
with the Monaro just what it's capable of doing... ;)
Top Gear Australia - Chery J1 (aka A1, A113, Face, Kimo etc)
Top Gear does a review on the first Chinese car ever sold in Australia and
they are going to take this car to the test. This video ends with 2011
Nissan GTR doing the power lap.
ENGINE: 1.3-litre four cylinder
OUTPUT: 62kW/122Nm (83.7PS)
ECONOMY: 6.7litres/100km(14.9km/L, 42mpg)
EMISSIONS: 254g/km LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm open minded in cars so I won't pick on Chinese cars. But they need
something much better than this if they want to succeed. If you watch
Jeremy Clarkson's car years, the Japanese swamped the world with cheap and
reliable cars equipped with luxuries that others charge you extra for. They
brought the US and UK motor industry to its feet to say the least. GM tried
to compete Japanese cars on price by cutting corners, they failed. Land
Rover had to move up market because the Toyota Land Cruiser was so damn
reliable. Recently the Koreans are took that reliability factor to the next
level with 7 year warranty and now they employ good designs and quality on
their cars to make sure they have some sort to USP to brag about other than
price and reliability that you also get in other brands.
The only problem for the Chinese is, what USP can they offer? Cheap is
nothing when you can pick a better car in the used car dealer. Let alone
with the lack of luxury and safety features it has.