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  1. On a related matter - seeing its beeb=n discussed here - I thought it was interesting too look at the German Autobahn record. Firstly, in respect of the UK's 70mph limit - I personally think this is too slow. It was originally introduced in 1965 - and modern cars are far far safer than then - both in terms of brakes, accident protection, aerodynamics/stability etc. Personally I feel this should have been raised to 80mph or even 90mph - but environmental concerns, in respect of both emissions and noise, have been raised as reasons for keeping it at 70mph. You could argue tha
  2. Tenet looks like it could be good https://youtu.be/L3pk_TBkihU
  3. You're quite right. Speed-limiters were set to be made compulsory in 2022 https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/mandatory-speed-limiters/ and https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/1246925/car-speeding-fine-speed-limit-technology-road-safety-rules You can see that actions like this are just going to reinforce the Ant-Car lobby and restrictions will become tighter and tighter. Volvo have just introduced a 112mph limit on their cars (but I don't think it currently applies to Polestar) - so you can see where this is all heading.
  4. The point is that if you want your 200mph speed fix you don't have to do it on a motorway - but you can get it on a track - or airfield - where you can get close to it. Indeed I recall one of the car Mags used to arrange a series of event where people with supercars drag raced each other - and I seem to recall (although stand to be corrected) that they got close to 200mph. Iii people want to drive at super fast speeds then I feel they should be allowed to do so - but its their choice and they shouldn't put the general public at risk.
  5. @MPx - I mean that if an issue has been identified by a current generation - then I think its for that generation to try and resolve, or reduce, the issue as much as it reasonably can - and not just leave it for the next generation. The operative word being 'reasonably' - as clearly most things in life are a balancing act - and when you try to reduce one negative thing, it might have an adverse effect on something else.
  6. Well Mark Webbers says he has https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/a10275908/porsche-911-gt2-rs-top-speed/
  7. No, not at all. I mean if you 'Lost Control' of the car then to some extent or another it would involve speed. Being in a 'hurry' also suggests an element of speed. You seem to be of the view that he has done nothing wrong. Well clearly he has because he's broken the law (as you pointed out) and IMHO it's not just a minor infringement but a significant one. He's demonstrated no consideration about the very real risks he was exposing others to at all - what appears rather selfish, even narcissistic given that he filmed himself and then posted it. As I said, If he wants to travel at th
  8. Probably because they're called the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - and not the Royal Society for Encouraging Accidents What those figures relate to (in 2018) is that 17,845 Accidents due to a Driver being Reckless or in a Hurry (3rd most common cause); 12,151 Driver losing control (5th most common cause); 6,468 Driver travelling too fast for conditions (8th most common cause) and 5,102 Driver Exceeding the Speed Limit (10th most common cause). All of these could be said to involve 'speed' to some degree or another. That compares to the Most Common Causes of Dri
  9. @BibsHmmm...perhaps a poor choice of words - but by saying "if this is allowed to continue" I wasn't't suggesting it was legal - in fact quite the opposite; that there were powers to stop it. That wasn't a case of just exceeding the speed limit but being completely reckless. According to the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents “inappropriate speed contributes to around ten per cent of all injury collisions reported to the police, 13 per cent of crashes resulting in a serious injury and 24 per cent of collisions which result in death”.https://www.thecarexpert.co.uk/uk-road-accident-s
  10. Looks like its an 'Audi' thing - as another one (or maybe the same) has been doing it along the M20 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8348039/Police-hunt-idiot-Audi-driver-filmed-hitting-200MPH-M20-motorway.html Must admit I always think the use of the word 'Bruv' does suggest a slight tendency of being thick, and I that perhaps the reason why he thinks we have 'Fed's' in this country!? Clearly, someone could be doing 100mph, what itself is 30mph over the speed limit, pull into the fast lane and you'd have an Audi RS6 still closing in on you at 100mph. Thats a hell of a
  11. @MPx - to be honest I feel banning ICE wad a radical move. I agree that something new may come along - but the ban is currently set for 2035, and because of Coronavirus and the reductions in traffic and pollution that saw - there are some calls to move this ban forwards - so we haven't got 100 or so years. We only have a max of 15 years to find this alternative, scale it up to mass production and put the infrastructure in to use it. If the UK doesn't invest in this tech, and also hydrogen fuel cell - because I do see that that will be used for Power Plants, commercial and mass transp
  12. I see that a $145m budget cap (excluding drivers salaries) has been agreed for next year https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/52723209 The new rules will be delayed until 2022, and major aerodynamic will be restricted. The article suggests that's Ferrari are aware their car isn't as good as they would have hoped - and that this agreement may mean they will not be competitive again until 2022.
  13. This is what happens when it goes wrong https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUgoNSq8Ybg
  14. This seems rather reckless to say the very least - especially seeing he did it one handed whilst holding his phone. Lucky he didn't end up the same way the Lamborghini did in that other motorway video. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/driver-films-201mph-motorway-m23-sussex-a4448356.html
  15. By the way - I should perhaps put things into some context - as it seems some people wish to portray that I came on this forum to advocate BEV's. If you kindly look at my posting record - I actually originally came on here as I was investigating a purchase of an Evora 400 - which obviously is Petrol. Indeed - I then started a thread about the Petrol Engine being saved, and I said many of the 'anti-BEV' arguments that are contained in this thread - as you can see here https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/topic/90431-is-the-petrol-engine-saved/?do=findComment&comment=735237 H
  16. @LotusLeftLotusRight - inconsiderate parking is extremely annoying - and so unnecessary. Unfortunately we seem to be living in a world that is becoming more and more selfish and 'all about me' rather than doing our bit to make things easier for others.
  17. @Bibs - as this thread is now quite long and contains both substantiated and unsubstantiated information - then those who are interested in subject - and you have to admit that although you may find it tiresome others, even if a small minority, do find it interesting hence the number of posts - there's a way of quickly identifying what should be preferred. I'm also making the point that, just because someone does state an authority for their proposition, that it's worth actually looking at that authority yourself - and you shouldn't really just assume it says what someone tells you it s
  18. Hmmm... it seems to me that there has been a lot of' misinformation' that has been said in this thread - people stating things as being 'facts' when in 'fact' they are baseless supposition put forward to justify someones biased and prejudiced opinion. In this respect people might be interested in a book by Professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson called 'UnSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation'. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/85859/unspun-by-brooks-jackson-and-kathleen-hall-jamieson/ For those who are interested in trying to sort the 'wheat from the chaff' Page 146 is
  19. @pete Try this https://www.motorsportuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Rule-Changes-Apr-20-Electrified-Vehicle-Regulations.pdf
  20. I don't think Wolf would want to manage Hamilton and Vettel together - there's bound to be a 'coming together' on track. However, I guess is Daimler are really pushing anything could happen......?
  21. Well manufactures are experimenting a bit with Display Screens. As you can see the new Mazda MX-30 has not 1, but 2 - a 7" colour touch screen to display the climate control settings and an 8.8" one to display with Mazda Connect system. https://www.mazda.co.uk/cars/mazda-mx-30/first-edition/
  22. Motorsport UK has announced Regulations for Electrical Vehicles https://www.motorsportuk.org/motorsport-uk-announces-new-electrified-vehicle-regulations/
  23. @MPx - sorry you're right in that the ban is currently set at 2035, but apparently there is consultation to move it to 2032. However - I'm sure, if there's a significant up-take of EV's and the provision of a charging network, it is more likely to be brought forwards rather than pushed back
  24. @PAR - yeah, I think you're right. They want to make them easier to live with - so they appeal to a broader range of people
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