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    RC:
    noone1:

    Is it actually safe to go 350kph in the left lane during the day? I mean, isn't it possible someone going a mere 160kph pulls over to the left lane to pass and slowly accelerate more with their 3er, and didn't see you coming at 350kph?

    Actually, it is safer than at night (even a small cat could be disastrous at that speed...) in my opinion.

    However, I have four rules for high speed driving:

    1. If there is more than one car on the right lane, I pass them relatively slow and vigilant.

    2. I never pass other cars at full speed, only if there is a third (at least) lane and the car is on the far right lane and I am on the far left one.

    3. I always turn my lights on when driving fast on the Autobahn, the daylight running lights are not enough!

    4. I only drive as fast as I can see, meaning that I can brake in time.

    Most high speed drivers I know do not respect these rules and this is why accidents happen. Also, at those speeds, you better turn down the radio volume and do not get yourself distracted in any way! 

    The driver in the video wasn't too careful I'm afraid, here are the "mistakes" he made:

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    In all of the above videos he was in full speed over 300 kph (in the last one, he was in full acceleration).

    This could have gone wrong in so many ways...
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    Excellent points and advice!

    Re US driving. Tennessee may be bad but California is worse. No speed hierarchy rules followed on a multi-lane freeway. Most drivers creep into a freeway and immediately move to the left fast lane, stay there clogging faster vehicles, and only leave it at the last second diving to their exit on the right. Nuts! 

    Freeway driving in the US is like NASCAR race driving. All lanes packed at approximately the same speed.

    Tesla drivers? Many (most?) are no drivers, they are game console operators. Some like to exhibit the 0-RPM high torque and start at red lights like jack rabbits. They are driving a fast golf cart, but like lemmings they follow the powers that be and get those freedom limiting vehicles, heavily subsidized by taxpayers. That is no way to introduce a new product.


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    Gnil:

    Young people taking their driving lessons are less and less each year over here . Their is a disinterest in cars amounts the younger generation . They view it as a tool to go from A to B and are often happier with other alternatives . 

    We iilll get to the point where is car has nothing to do with driving anymore , but only with ' transport ' 

    This is because the iPhone and other gadgets. After they came out they became the new must have for younger people (25-35 age bracket). No surprise why autopilot is the no 1 feature to implement for cars these days.


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    Great sound kiss

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxJ8zsMroTk

     


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    You know, 

    I actually think the 991 GT3RS sounds better..........................

    For some reason, I like the flat 6 sound at full throttle more than the V8 in the 918.


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    One of my fellow 918 owner took this picture................

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    I dare anyone to find a cooler snapshot of any car.


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    Where is the car?  yes

    indecision


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    WOW that is cool or hot shall I say.Smiley Its a picture of the rear engine deck (engine manifolds red hot) with the exhausts going full bore. If I am correct, to take that picture the car either had to be standing still or taken from another car immediately behind the 918.Smiley


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    Or it is a screengrab from a gopro mounted on the rear end of the car.
    Awesome pic Nick!


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    I think it's a GoPro screen grab.

    You guys can direct questions to Unotaz, that's his pic smiley


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    Sick picture!! Running her like  you stole her wink


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    Very cool pic really. I think there were a whole video from this angle on YT... 


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    Very cool - amazing how hot this machine gets!


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    Fastest time ever achieved with a 918, imo... 

    918_97.jpg


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    What was the other "car"??

    A F1 racer?


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    Lord_Driftalot:

    What was the other "car"??

    A F1 racer?

    Looks more like a truck to me... Smiley


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    Re: 918 latest news Thread Closed

    Hmn, a million dollars allows you to break 10 sec. In a 1/4 mile. There are much cheaper ways to do that.


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    nberry:

    Hmn, a million dollars allows you to break 10 sec. In a 1/4 mile. There are much cheaper ways to do that.

    One reason I never understood why people would take their 918 or whatever super sports car to a drag strip. Smiley

    Track time? Check. Top speed Autobahn? Check. Drag strip? Not really. 


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    Nobody is amazed that a million dollar car can do 9,7@1/4 mile. 

    But when a all around super car can be fastest around almost any track, can criuse around Europe in comfort, can go all electric mode AND can go under 10sec on the drag strip all day long, then there is something to be appreciated. wink


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    RC:
    nberry:

    Hmn, a million dollars allows you to break 10 sec. In a 1/4 mile. There are much cheaper ways to do that.

    One reason I never understood why people would take their 918 or whatever super sports car to a drag strip. Smiley

    Track time? Check. Top speed Autobahn? Check. Drag strip? Not really. 

    To have fun Smiley


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    That picture it's from this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7wpNtvJexM

     

     


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    lol busted haha


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    Isn't the 918 the coolest car or what!


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    Atzporsche:

    lol busted haha

    +1

    Beyond busted Smiley


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    Whoopsy:

    Isn't the 918 the coolest car or what!

    I thought that was your RS? Smiley

    Well, soon you will take delivery of the coolest car and the others will seem dull and boring in comparison Smiley


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    I never said the pic was of my car, I already said I swiped it from Unotaz smiley


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    cool picture - afterburners!


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    Heading to Leipzig this weekend to do Master-RSR training on Cup cars and this is the weather I get laugh

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    Re: 918 latest news Thread Closed

    Its Germany, what did you expect?


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    Re: 918 latest news Thread Closed

    Now you know why RC wants to go to Florida smiley


     
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