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Old 07-13-2010, 03:02 AM   #273
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The Camaro is stupid.

And this Maserati is "idiotic":


which they chose over the Panamera and the Rapide. See the pattern? Much a knickers in a bunch about nothing.
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Old 07-13-2010, 07:35 AM   #274
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Top gear is just brit bs! They didnt even like the ZR1!
Yes they did.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:45 AM   #275
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When I was in Manchester 2 years ago i was out to dinner with a few of our Briitish customers and we were talking Top Gear. They were amazed that I was a fan and especially my love for Clarkson. They were quick to point out that he hates Americans and thinks we're all fat stupid red necks. I replied that's why I like him, because he's right.

This thread just re-enforces that stereotype.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:19 AM   #276
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It shows the video is blocked. Dang it! I missed it.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:18 AM   #277
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Anyone finds it elsewhere, post up plz. (I did see it, but want to be able to share ;P )
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:26 AM   #278
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Have it, but I can not post it here.
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:09 PM   #279
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Wow a euro car show threw in a euro car and $60k+ more in cost, and then picked the euro car to win. Shocker.

Next we'll have a comparison of a Honda Accord and a Porsche Carrera, then we'll all act surprised when the German judges pick the Porsche.
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Old 07-13-2010, 02:40 PM   #280
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lets see if the amg can beat the hpe 700
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:06 PM   #281
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Great. Give me $73k, I'll buy a Camaro SS, bolt on a Supercharger, upgrade the springs, put on swaybars, cam, headers, cold air intake and new exhaust. Then I'll throw on some really cool 22 / 21 Foose rims. That's about 21k. Hmmm.... okay an upgraded stereo. Hmmm...... can't spend it all, and at this point I can't see the Benz AMG anymore in my rear view mirror.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:20 PM   #282
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But the most important thing to remember is. They have no connection to these American cars. The car is deeply rooted in all of our history, our childhood, our memories. We often drive cars that evoke memories. Your not going to get stopped in Britain at a gas station or should I say a petro filling station {what ever} by someone who says yea my dad had a Camaro back in {put date here}. They hate them because they mean nothing to them.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:38 PM   #283
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When I was in Manchester 2 years ago i was out to dinner with a few of our Briitish customers and we were talking Top Gear ... They were quick to point out that he (Clarkson) hates Americans and thinks we're all fat stupid red necks. I replied that's why I like him, because he's right.

This thread just re-enforces that stereotype.
First off, Clarkson is NOT right.

Second, the responses from most of the people on this this thread merely reinforces that Americans can easily spot illogical/unfair/biased reporting when they see it (no matter how entertaining it might be).

Third, if you believe your false notion about Americans, then feel free to permanently stay there the next time your in Manchester.

Finally, it must be nice to make your money here ... and then go over to other countries and trash the very country you came from.

How hypocritically convenient of you ...
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:52 PM   #284
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... the most important thing to remember is. They have no connection to these American cars. The car is deeply rooted in all of our history, our childhood, our memories.
^Correct.

And we need to remember what you said, because when GM is selling a car in the US that's what they're thinking too.

Camaro owners want fast, well made, good looking, affordable vehicles.

An "upgraded" $80,000 Camaro SS that was only 1/2 sec quicker in the quarter mile and 3 sec faster on a Top Gear test track would NOT sell well in America.

Thank Goodness ...
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:32 PM   #285
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:43 AM   #286
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I sent them an email!. Offered them to come to Michigan and test our Pedders Camaro at Gingerman. I did mention our Pedders Camaro can turn a 1.38gs on street tires. I also gave them the video of Paul Tracy driving our Pedders Camaro at the Optima Challenge. Then asked if their $85-90,000 mile Mercedes can do that?

Here is the video I gave them


There is not a 2010 Camaro in the USA with street tires that can out perform the Pedders Camaro on a open track. PERIOD!

Will be interesting if they respond!

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Old 07-14-2010, 05:25 AM   #287
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You have to consider the source and region....A car with a V8 and lots of muscle is a "muscle car" in Europe.

Also, Hammond did BS a bit. The AMG is a 6.3L and not a 6.2L (not that it makes the comparison any more fair).

The better comparison for them would've been with an M3 or Audi V8 which are both available in 2 doors and both are kick ass cars that could potentially put the hurt on a Camaro on the TG test track but still cost twice as much.
Actually, while mercedes insists the engine is a 6.3L its actual displacement is 6.2.

http://www.carenthusiast.com/reviews...rst+drive.html

But I completely agree that it is not the right car to be tested against the camaro.

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Old 07-14-2010, 07:22 AM   #288
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I sent them an email!. Offered them to come to Michigan and test our Pedders Camaro at Gingerman. I did mention our Pedders Camaro can turn a 1.38gs on street tires. I also gave them the video of Paul Tracy driving our Pedders Camaro at the Optima Challenge. Then asked if their $85-90,000 mile Mercedes can do that?

Here is the video I gave them


There is not a 2010 Camaro in the USA with street tires that can out perform the Pedders Camaro on a open track. PERIOD!

Will be interesting if they respond!

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They've tested the ROush Mustang and a few others modded cars so I don't see why they wouldn't one day have your car on their show. That would be a huge boost to your brand name and it would show that a Camaro with your modest modifications can outdo pretty much any $80,000 Mercedes they throw at it and even quite a few $100,000 supercars.
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:48 AM   #289
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Do any of you actually watch top gear? They all have cars they like, and cars they dont like. They make fun of just about every country. It's all about entertainment and It's sorta funny how all of you take them so seriously lol.

Just this past episode Jeremy, richard, and james went on about how ugly the Porsche panamera Turbo is. And they did like the ZR1 corvette, the only thing jeremy said was that on their test track the audi r8 seemed more stable to him, then when the stig raced both of them. It wasn't even close, the zr1 hammered it.

Remember guys, they are more of an entertainment show then they are factual.
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