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    6 wheel sports car headed for "production"

    Covini Engineering will be building a six wheeled sports car:

      http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/12/six-wheeled-sports-car-headed-for-production/

    Is that useful at all? I could imagine less understeering, but a lot of negatives too.


    Re: 6 wheel sports car headed for "production"

    Tire industry will be cheering.


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    The secret of life is to admire without desiring.


    Re: 6 wheel sports car headed for "production"

     A solution looking for a problem.  


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    fritz


    Re: 6 wheel sports car headed for "production"

     It better be a significant improvement (which I doubt) or it will look very silly  ... imagine the unsprung weight in that thing, or the oversteer, or the steering feedback, to name a few.


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    Re: 6 wheel sports car headed for "production"

    They did it in F1 to get smaller front tires and therefore better aerodynamics:

    In the new car, I imagine a lot of computer trickery to independently steer both axles...

    Anyway, I'ld love to see Nürburgring lap times...


    Re: 6 wheel sports car headed for "production"

    Look at the build quality of the silver car in this pictures:

    Covini-C6W.jpg


    Re: 6 wheel sports car headed for "production"

    Carlos from Spain:

     It better be a significant improvement (which I doubt) or it will look very silly  ... imagine the unsprung weight in that thing, or the oversteer, or the steering feedback, to name a few.

    Yeah, not to mention the hassle of adjusting the tire pressures at the track and tire replacement costs.

    One upside is that it might be possible to keep driving if you have a puncture on the road (traveling with 2 spares all the time)...


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    73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs).  Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550 Maranello


    Re: 6 wheel sports car headed for "production"

    Doesn't matter how good it is.  A sports car is also about looks, and this is just butt ugly!


    Re: 6 wheel sports car headed for "production"

    hahaha that's a FAIL. Build quality is terrible! Panels do not line up at all.


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: 6 wheel sports car headed for "production"

    Reminds me of

    "Hey, I'm different from all those who are just trying to be different!"


    Re: 6 wheel sports car headed for "production"

    That is horrendous. Look at the black one. You can see the light coming through in the wheel well from the openings in the bonnet. 


     
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