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ITT: We make a case for the most innovative production vehicles of their time.
There are some obvious picks that I'm certain will be mentioned later on, by me if not by others, but I'd like to start with a car that isn't really in the memory of the average motoring mind, not lastly because it came from Czechoslovakia, a country that's never really been on anyone's automotive radar. Even European car nuts will only think of trial trucks when they hear the name Tatra. However the Tatra 77 from 1934 and its 87 followup from 1938 have brought a number of things to the table which were either completely new or never seen combined in a car before.
The most obvious feature is its revolutionary drag coefficient which most cars failed to match afterwards for the better part of a century, in fact after parallel development it followed the Chrysler Airflow by two months as the world's second ever car designed in a wind tunnel, in this case using the Zeppelin facilities and engineering knowledge. Furthermore its designer Hans Ledwinka built it on a highly advanced backbone chassis with swing axles and complete independent suspension, a concept he himself developed for Tatra trucks in 1923 and which to my knowledge the company has stuck to until the present (other cars with such a backbone construction include the Lotus Elan and Espirit, the DeLorean and the De Tomaso Mangusta). The engine is a 3.0L (3.4L in the 77a, then again 3.0L in the 87) magnesium block air cooled OHV dry sump V8 with hemi combustion chambers all the way in the rear, many other parts were also made from magnesium to save weight, and with that powerplant in that body it achieved a fuel consumption of only 12.5L/100km or as much as 19 MPG US and an astonishing top speed of 150kph / 93 mph - once again - in 1934! The 87 even managed 160kph / 100 mph four years later, which not only made it by far the fastest and most economical executive sedan at the time, but one of the fastest production cars, period.
What about innovative cars that were hated right out of the gate?
Any other delivery drivers on here? Looking forward to the week ahead?
Admit it, you can do it, but your going to be fucked over by your in store team....
Tescos driver here.
Not looking forward to Tuesday night and Wednesday day time. All those slots are fully booked.
I did get tipped tonight though so those fuckers better give me some money.
(I feel this thread will not take off which is an interesting one for me)
So my car got stolen thursday, pontiac g8 gt, and i still owe like 8k on it i have to pay.
I'm wondering if anyone has any advice for getting something reliable that i can drive to work but that will cost almost nothing because i'm still paying for the car i don't have anymore so i'm low on money.
Daily Stance Thread
Discuss Stance, hellatyte fitment, and the specs of your vapes and juice brooo.
Cry about it and post spiderman pictures to add fuel to the fire.
Car doesn't need to be dumped just have that stance yo!
What car makes a better fun daily driver /o/? Space or practicality is irrelevant for me
WRX or 350Z
If you aren't getting the HR 350z don't waste the time. They all take to mods like shit. You basically have to turbo or SC it. But the VQ will be pretty god damn reliable. Also the 03 and early 04 had synchro problems on the 350z. Caused gears to grind.
>first cold day of year
>car starts screaming that both my oil pressure and tires are low
>got oil serviced 500 miles ago
C-can I ignore it? My dad didn't teach me about cars
Assuming you went to a dealer, just use the kind of oil the dealer uses to top it up. If you don't know what kind that is it's probably in your owners manual.
For the tires just go to a gas station and use their air compressor to check/fill them.
Tire pressure isn't surprising as the temperature drops, but I'm curious as to why your oil pressure is dropping. Any oil spots around your car? what is the temperature and what type of oil is your car using?
Post cars getting air
any thoughts on maserati?
didnt see it in sticky
I work on them, can answer your questions if you have something specific
Which Maserati, Samir?
A piece of shit diesel 2016 Ghibli and pic related are not the same car and have nothing to do with each other.
Be specific when making shitty brand whore threads.
whatever auto pics thread
>hunk of junk
>apparently a common freighter with special modifications
What would the Falcon be if it were a car?
How is /o/ doing, do you have any plans on New Year's Eve?
If you can own any sports/luxury car, what would it be?
What's the price limit, because the lines are extremely blurry.
If your price idea is loose enough, I'mma say 997 GT3 RS 4.0
Which one will win in the end?
The new Miata
Or the Yota SFR
>brzfags need not apply, no one cares about your shitmobile with engine issues and terrible build quality