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    Re: AMG plotting new SLR with hybrid power for 2018 launch

    The interior is very appropriate for such a car, and all the details look amazing IMO, a class in its own (except for the two screens sticking out instead of being integrated,they look like an aftermarket install)....  but the outside... enlightened looks like a cross between an Ascari and an A7 sportback and a russian tuner went to town with it...


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    Re: AMG plotting new SLR with hybrid power for 2018 launch

    Mix of Lambo, porsche, audi, glickenhaus


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    Rossi:

    Terrible design. Inside and out. enlightened

    Smiley Shark fin is just pathetic (seriously, Mercedes?) and the interior looks as if they took the Mercedes S class interior, reduced it to the displays only and added it to this car. Smiley

    The performance seems to be impressive though, the tech as well(?).


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    The best view is the one from above, IMO.

    Pity very few will catch a glimpse of that !

    Mercedes-AMG-Poject-One-2019-Vorschau-1200x800-c31008ad18ce3f5d.jpg

    These hypercars are the fastest for a short period of time until superceded by someone else's  new car.

    What remains forever is their design and style.

    This Mercedes gets zero in that department. The ugliest hypercar together with the P1. And if McLaren's excuse is the lack of design tradition, Mercedes have no excuse for releasing this.


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    They probably gave the car the shark fin to spice up the design. Big mistake in my opinion. I like the car (without the fin) but the interior really is...how to put it...cheap.


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    Rossi:

    Sorry gents, but for me this is one of the ugliest designs in recent car history. Period. mail

    It may be technically brilliant (though I still can't see the attraction of a 1.6-V6-Turbo), but IMO everybody who wanted one in the beginning and didn't get one in the end should consider himself lucky. angrysmiley

    Completely agree. I was not in the least bit concerned when I got turned down ( no emotional pull for me with the brand in the way there is for  Ferrari and Porsche), and even less so now. 


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    Ok - since I did see the car back in March they changed many details. The car has much more presence today. It got more fancy lights, the daylight running lights are new, too. 

    Dont forget - this car is really very tiny. In reality its very low. The seats are more like uplifted beds. 

    @Rossi - I'm still sad. Would have loved to get one.

    And yep - there will be a even more limited Spyder later on ;)


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    Looks like McLaren wannabe...


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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzwtJPffRck

    4:00 start
    8:20 revs

     

     


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    Sounds/feels like a superbike engine.


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    Sounds sweet, but why the heck is it so loud?


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    noone1:

    Sounds sweet, but why the heck is it so loud?

    Because it is a LeMans racing car essentially.... that will never compete at LeMans of course. The hypercar race is not about balanced cars anymore, just a sort of pissing match between the big boys. 


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    DRS button, limiter, neutral select. Dash shows present gear and next gear depending on which lever you pull. Cool stuff. The view from above shows a lot of aero wizardry. No doubt it has incredible cornering powers. 2-3 g perhaps. Lewis looked scared like Justin Bieber driving a rented Lambo (r8).  Overall I think It is going to hard to top this one. The pissing contest just went uber-Irma. 


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    noone1:

    Sounds sweet, but why the heck is it so loud?

    It is not loud, it is just you getting older... Smiley Smiley


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    Re: AMG plotting new SLR with hybrid power for 2018 launch

    Why in 2017 are there still people who take video on portrait mode?


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    Carlos from Spain:

    Why in 2017 are there still people who take video on portrait mode?


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    Ask my wife, all her friends and basically (almost) every teenager... Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley


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    Re: AMG plotting new SLR with hybrid power for 2018 launch

    Carlos from Spain:

    Why in 2017 are there still people who take video on portrait mode?


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    Because holding a phone with one hand in landscape mode while also pressing rec and not getting your hand in the frame isn't super easy.


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    noone1:
    Carlos from Spain:

    Why in 2017 are there still people who take video on portrait mode?


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    Because holding a phone with one hand in landscape mode while also pressing rec and not getting your hand in the frame isn't super easy.

    No issues here... Smiley


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    You use 8in phones.


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    You are aware your wrist allows for supination & pronation? Or simply hold it landscape... why do you think the camera is not on the center of the phone but to one corner? Or here is a thought, use a finger of the other hand to press record, or press it in portrait and then tilt it... If you can't think to do any of those possibilities then don't even bother taking video 

    Only phones have a portrait screen people, everything else in the world is landscape, even YouTube. if I were up to me, the camera on the smartphones should record in landscape always, even if you are in portrait mode and you think you are recording just portrait, but then when viewed outside your own phone it should display the full landscape view. This would bypass the problem of people not thinking when the record a video and holding the phone in portrait.


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    The problem is how devices interpret the orientation if you start in portrait and switch to landscape. In my experience it often made it sideways. 

    The simple fact remains though that people aren't capturing all video to show on a TV. I take vertical photos, so why not video? Many people will watch videos starting out holding their phones vertical, so if the Snapchat video is vertical, so who cares?


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    In the above video you have your answer...


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


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    You could have the opposite argument: who in today's world takes video in landscape mode? The main tool used to view them are phones and tablets. Portrait makes perfect sense unless you are in the minority (not in RT, in the real world) using a laptop.


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    Yeah, because you can't see video in a phone in landscape mode, only portrait... and because portrait is much better for video recording since our eyes are one on top of the other vertically instead of rt and left, makes total sense... that is why TV's and cinema screens are vertical... oh and noooobody uses youtube or video sharing these days which is landscape too for some weird reason and the black side bars on a portrait video look great anyway  

     

    no... portrait only makes sense if you are a noob. That is not how video recording was intended on the phone, video is not the same as pictures. Say no to Vertical Video Syndrome...

     


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    You seem to overlook the fact that not all videos are intended to be watched in full screen mode. In fact, most video is not watched full-screen but simply in the size of the container. For example, you just posted an embedded YouTube video. I did not make it full screen. 

    If you are just watching a video in a small frame/window, what difference does it make? I have a 1080p display and I'm watching the 1080p video you just posted in an iframe that is 560x315. The orientation is irrelevant.

    Likewise, my brother just recorded a video of my niece and posted it on facebook. It's vertical. What exactly would be gained if it was landscape? Everyone using FB on their phone will see it in max resolution with the intended orientation without turning their phone sideways. They will see the video in the ideal orientation and in exactly the way they're holding their phone. On FB.com, I'm just watching it in a small embedded window and I see no reason to make it full screen. 

    The vast majority of mobile shot content is not meant for TV or fullscreen playback.


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    It's hard to believe this has to be explained here... one format is compatible with 100% of devices you can see it in,  the other is not,  what happens if you open that fb video on a computer? Or keep it for viewing outside a phone?... One format is technically and aesthetically better for viewing video the other is not, that is why TV and cinemas are landscape.... most smartphone video traffic is through YouTube and YouTube is landscape,  with portrait you get a little video with two big black boxes... there is no advantage to portrait,  it looks stupid, the only reason some people still do that is because they don't know better,  even in 2017, or haven't yet stopped to think about it and how to use the video recording feature of their phone correctly They just shoot video like they do pictures.


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    Huh? I did watch the FB video on my computer. It occupied about 500x300 pixels, just like any embedded video. Why do I need to watch some home video in fullscreen?

    I'm all about cinema and I very much appreciate a 2:35:1 aspect ratio and such, but the reality is that it doesn't matter for a lot of things, especially things often recorded on phones. Will I record in landscape when I'm doing a panorama of Mt. Everest? Sure. Do I care about the orientation of a squirrel eating out of my hand? No. Am I going to hop over the fence because the subject is too close to the camera for me to capture in landscape and I need to be 10 ft further back? No.

    I'll go one step further in fact and say the vertical video of my niece is better served by a vertical video because

    1) There is no important or interesting content on the left or right and she is close the camera wearing her mom's heels. If the video was landscape, you could not see her feet and all we'd see is more house walls and doorways.

    2) It's a 1080p video and our TV is 4K. I can view the max native resolution even with black bars.

    So yeah, we get to see my niece acting like an adult wearing heels in max native resolution on my TV. If I did it your way, it'd end up with upscaled video showing only from my nieces knees up, removing 80% of the context of the video, but with aesthetically pleasing walls and doorways.


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    Comparison between AM Valkyrie and AMG Project One. Quite useless, but interesting pictures: http://m.autowereld.com/nieuws/autonieuws/id/25903/vergelijking-aston-martin-valkyrie-vs-mercedes-amg-project-one


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