Whats the purpose of owning a 400HP car in the US, with all the speed limits and stuff?
Isnt it rather frustrating to have so much potential and no use?
There are speed limits almost everywhere dumbshit. Montana used to have some no limit roads and parts of the Autibahn were the same way, though I'm unsure if they still are.
HP isn't about top speed anyway and HP also comes with torque which is fun even in city driving. Do you even drive?
Oh look another "Why do you need this" thread.
I'm not even american, but what the fuck, are you butthurt? 400hp cars where? Only cars who have 400hp are sportcars, heavy SUVs, luxurious landbarges.
400hp in 2k - 2.5k kg cars is really good.
Most of the cars in murrica are between 200 and 250hp from what a noticed which is great, compared to fucking europe where 110hp is good and a 11 seconds time for 0-100kmh is considered good.
>2k - 2.5k kg
You're aware they've invented a unit called the tonne or metric ton, right?
>compared to fucking europe where 110hp is good
That's becoming pretty standard actually, and 100hp in a 900-1000kg car is pretty fun.
But if you would pay €1,60/L+ you would want a small economical car too.
Currently I can pay €1,399/L, but that's a price we haven't seen in years, 4 years ago it was €1,80/L
Practically speaking, there is no purpose. A honda civic can merge on to a 70mph American highway fine.
Alright, fucktard. That should be fucking obvious. You don't buy a car with 400hp because you need it. You buy it because you want it and you can. Fuck you
But you can. We have amazing roads for car enthusiasts.
You just have to have a income that can support the costs. If you can't afford a car a bike is a good and affordable option
Yes, you need to have an income that can support the costs. Too bad that makes cars an impossible hobby for anyone but the top few %.
Again, Europe is a terrible place to be a car enthusiast.
>muh straight grids
I just picked some random road near my house, these windy wooded roads are fucking everywhere. Straight grids are the exception where I live, much of the east coast is like this.
I really wish Europeans would stop pretending they know things.
>he doesn't realize that speedlimits are set knowing that people will go above them and it's safe to do so in good conditions
Go away pleb.
Then don't get caught. Or get a good traffic lawyer. Do you drive with your eyes closed? No? Then it shouldn't be hard to look out for cops. Got caught? Don't be a goddamn kike, and hire the best lawyer you can possibly afford and watch the tickets dissapear.
Seriously ive gotten two seperate speeding tickets both 30+ over the limit and one was for wreckless driving aswell. 300$ later, tickets dropped, wreckless reduced to careless, no fines, no points. Stop living in fear you cuck.
Meanwhile in Bernieland they have to steal the infrastructure budget and lower speed limits to increase ticket revenue to pay for his "free" shit for NEETscum
Still wouldn't work. If we stopped all military spending there still wouldn't be enough tax revevue to pay for free college. Not to mention he wants free healthcare and to expand welfare.
In Canada and the US I can drive 30 minutes and find touge hairpins that will rip your face off or I can drive 30 mins in another direction and find long straight roads where you could max out a 1000hp car. If you can't speed without getting tickets then you shouldn't be speeding.
People that drive 400hp cars like old people fuck should be pit maneuvered off the road, I really hate those people. Fuck off if you're going to take 5 minutes to reach the speed limit.
>he floored it in 6th gear
What kind of pussy car has gearing/rev limit so fucked you can't get past 70 in 3rd.
I can get 31 58 89 120 & 150 (theoretically but limited to 110)
Thanks to a 3.58 gearing with 27" tall tires My effective gearing is perfect for passing on the highway.
Yeah, and it is perfectly fine to downshift into 3 @ 70 if your vehicle can support it. Just properly revmatch to minimize wear on the drive-train, clutch etc.
I frequently do it (3rd at 55-70) on mountains for maximum engine braking, and to pass cuntwaffles who can't into 10 over
U wot m8
No fucking difference, are you thinking about heel-toe or some shit. Lay off the crystal or whatever because your shit is fucked.
It doesn't jerk if you match revs and feather the clutch and throttle.
I jerked it the first couple times but after some practice on a flat stretch of highway it became second nature.
>Isn't it rather frustrating to have so much potential and no use
waze + known abandoned back roads really don't make the potential useless. That said, there is a lot more to like about a 400 HP car than just the balls to the wall potential
>Stainless muffler delete system that is good and loud
>dem highway torks for easy passing
>Nice acceleration feels while using an on ramp
>That calming V8 rumble as you go down the road
I won't even listen to music in the morning on the way to work just because I enjoy that big V8 sound so much T B Q H F A M
Youve never driven a manual before have you? And if you have, you dont know how to drive it properly do you?
Rev matching down into 3rd at 70mph is literally fucking nothing. If you're in fourth its nothing more than a tiny ass blip. Go back to the bus stop faggot.
I live in the land of the free, and it is my freedom to choose whatever automobile I damn well please.
Ideally, you would commute/dd a shitbox with good fuel economy and save your Hellcat for the weekend or road trips or the track.
True. What I'm saying is that there is a moral line you don't need to cross. Speeding on 75 with light traffic? Not so bad. Being a nigger and acting niggardly when the cops want to question then release you is just asking for trouble.
beacuse Killing tires is fun. And you can't do very will with all 90HP from a shit vehicle.
please add turbo
Nobody follows the speed limit when they're having a bit of fun.
And for every idiot that crashes there's thousands that didn't. It's not even that hard it's just about not being a complete moron.
>illegal to modify your car
>impossible to own anything fun as an average citizen
>car culture is nonexistent
>but I can drive my diesel VW really fast sometimes on the freeway if there's nobody in front of me!
>illegal to modify your car
>impossible to own anything fun as an average citizen
>car culture is nonexistent
>but I can drive my diesel VW really fast sometimes
Yes. Not just really fast but as fast as it will go. And that goes for any road legal car. If you have a road legal 5000hp rocketship you can drive it at topspeed on the Autobahn
Car culture is for countries where driving is shit. For example the United States where you will get shot for "speeding". Or a texting teen crashes into you. Or a horde of bikers start attacking or any of that shit.
You don't drive manual OR you have never done it. Rev matching is done while you are decelerating and downshifting. Like I said, try it...70mph down to 3rd gear to pass someone. You are going to get thrown around and make your car unstable. And you sure the fuck aren't going to "blip" the throttle to raise the revs.
>Like I said, try it...70mph down to 3rd gear to pass someone. You are going to get thrown around and make your car unstable
Again, you dont have much experience driving manual do you? I do it seamlessly all the time. No problem. Learn to drive.
>And you sure the fuck aren't going to "blip" the throttle to raise the revs.
How do you get the revs up then nigger? Ask them to?
>People that drive 400hp cars like old people fuck should be pit maneuvered off the road, I really hate those people. Fuck off if you're going to take 5 minutes to reach the speed limit.
Sometimes I do this just because I hope someone like you is watching.
>Being upset about what someone else does with their own possessions.
Lol not living in a million dollar 400 square foot home with no job and no car while Mohamad fuck your wife.
Pleb I bet you barbarians have guns too.
Btfo america. Enjoy your no mpg.
>Go out on the highway and downshift it 3rd gear at 70mph while "rev matching" to ACCELERATE.
Why are you describing it sarcastically? I don't see why what you described wouldn't be effective in accelerating faster than if you had remained in a higher gear.
Dude, you're describing heel-toe shifting. Rev matching is nothing more than the act of blipping the throttle during a downshift to bring revs up to match the new gear. Braking simultaneously isn't required.
You've either learned all your information from internet tutorials without actually trying it, or drive an old as fuck car where you need to double clutch in order to change gears smoothly.
>Driving a leaf spring V8 in the US
>"Watch me doubleclutch like Vin Diesel!"
>Bust the speed limit
>"Watch my freedom, cucks!"
>"Oh no, how could that ever happen to me? Its not my fault. The Jews did it. Thank you, Obama! Save me, Mr. Trump!"
I love America
I actually agree. I had a 420HP car and it was nothing but frustrating all the time. The only time I ever liked having that much power was when I needed to overtake some random asshat who thought they were "racing" me.
"According to Mandatory's quick survey, the average world penis size is 5.5 inches. Out of the 80 countries referenced in the survey, the U.S. hovers near the bottom, clocking in at No. 61 with an average of 5.1 inches"
>ppl who say "all that power but you cant use it" are just not enthusiasts
this and they need to fuck off from /o/.
That study was disproved a long ass time ago. Surprise, surprise, the Congo doesn't actually have like an average penis size of 8 inches or whatever the fuck they said.
For what it's worth I'm considering a 6g Camaro SS simply because the twisties I take my FiST and ND through are rarely ever occupied by more than a couple roadster drivers and maybe a sport bike or two.
If you're on a narrow road without a highway or major road running parallel they're not going to fucking teleport in out of nowhere.
You can only use government approved mods, and they ddo check a lot. Off-road exhaust and boring/stroking is illegal amongst other things. Basically you can repair your car but not make it a racecar.
What's the point?
To rev the engine when you are near hot girls. Or when you have one in your car... To slam the gas and have her push back in the seat. Crate excitement then fuck her in the car.
Really no other reason. Just a show piece to get pussy or boost your ego because you have no integrity and don't understand who you. It's all about ego and fucking.
>le americans are fat maymay
good job anon, you really showed him!
Not really watching the thread, but how does the autobahn work anyway? It seems like you'd constantly hit sections with people doing reasonable speeds so that you'd get no use out of going fast.
I guess the lardarses are slowly dragging there gravity inducing forms out of bed. Careful with that typing do it too fast and you'll need a bucket or two of ben and jerry's to recover from the exertion.
Fuck you son that's clearly Louisiana.
You leave Texas out of this.
No its not. If he said 2.5 ton every cunt would have been sitting at home wondering if be meant metric ton or whatever ass-backwards length-of-your-thumb-times-twelve-is-a-foot-but-only-on-a-rainy-Saturday unit of measurement you Amerifags use.
Jesus Christ this is America, just hire a lawyer. I'm fucking awesome so I haven't been cited in over a decade, but when I was it cost $120-$150 per charge and it was like 95% effective in getting charges dropped or reduced to nothing. Hell, when I was in a car club in college our lawyer gave us a discounted rate of $75 per charge.
Back then I knew a guy who had been cited 35 times in a ten year span and was never convicted of anything.
I'm talking to you. You said in your post here
that rev matching "is for braking and cornering", and then described sarcastically that the poster should attempt to rev match his downshift into 3rd to accelerate, which is in fact perfectly feasible. Am I missing something here?
Twisties are everywhere in the states. The Midwest is actually full of curvy roads. Once you venture outside major cities and into the country all the smaller highways are borderline dangerous with their high speed limits and sharp curves.
People who think the US is nothing but straights and built on a strict grid system have never toured the country outside major cities and interstates. Missouri and Illinois have some of the best driving roads I've ever been on.
Better acceleration (merging etc.)
Also you don't have to shift down 2 gears and mash the throttle just to go a bit faster.
urop BTFO once again. Hope you Belgians don't spill your waffles going over your dirt highways
>400hp in 2k - 2.5k kg cars is really good.
no it isnt
a 1000 kg car is heavy, i cant imagine how shitty 2500 kg sport car is