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    Where engine technology and the automobile going IMO.

    I was bored so I decided to put this little chart together. It's really simple, this is my opinion on what is happening to engine technology.

    The graph is self explanatory, we live in 2010; so enjoy it while it lasts.



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    lmao, damn i better hold on to all my cars quick then. in 20 years im not gonna be one of those driving a prius. nuhhh uh.
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    Pretty accurate graph but the down slope should be more abrupt with more shots at green douchebags.

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    Very true. Will we see more engineers like Paul Rosche in BMW or Ferdiand Porsche in general automobile engineering? of course not. And it's not just automotive engineering, the whole idea of being innovative and discovering undiscovered things is not as powerful as before.

    For example the space war between USSR and USA, how awesome it was? very awesome and i'm sure we won't see such things in future. Or how Nazi's tried to push the limits back in WWII. Is there anything developed as awesome as the V1/2 Rocket in nowadays? I don't recall anything.

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    Thank you for this, I laughed my ass off haha
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    Very true.

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    Why is there no star in 1972 through 1985 or so in the "$#@!ry" and other areas toward the bottom.

    In related news, did anyone see the ferarri article regarding their need to make hybrids across the line to meet emissions requirements?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fieldysnuts8 Click here to enlarge
    In related news, did anyone see the ferarri article regarding their need to make hybrids across the line to meet emissions requirements?
    Link it...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fieldysnuts8 Click here to enlarge
    Why is there no star in 1972 through 1985
    My thoughts too... The graph doesn't depict the Malaise Days of 200hp Corvettes brought on by emissions controls and high gas prices. Thankfully we aren't back there yet with the current cars being offered.

    If the Porsche 918 is any indication of what's coming our way with an eye towards being eco-friendly, I'm not at all concerned except for the price.
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    Just realized BMW is headed in FI-only direction. Every BMW sold in the US is FI, except for the 128i and M3. Those two are soon to change over as well. Something seems odd about having no NA BMW choice


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
    lmao, damn i better hold on to all my cars quick then. in 20 years im not gonna be one of those driving a prius. nuhhh uh.
    Just realized, I said that the day my GTI got totaled. Coincidence?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    Just realized BMW is headed in FI-only direction. Every BMW sold in the US is FI, except for the 128i and M3. Those two are soon to change over as well. Something seems odd about having no NA BMW choice
    Sure makes this domain name seem like a good choice, eh?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Sure makes this domain name seem like a good choice, eh?
    Smart move, for sure.

    BMW going FI across the board can explain some of recent rise in tuners wars in the BMW aftermarket world. Companies like ESS are fighting over the market for the last NA car from BMW. With all current/future BMW's coming from factory FI, they are left with no kits to develop. They don't like to see competitors building quality equipment.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    Smart move, for sure.

    BMW going FI across the board can explain some of recent rise in tuners wars in the BMW aftermarket world. Companies like ESS are fighting over the market for the last NA car from BMW. With all current/future BMW's coming from factory FI, they are left with no kits to develop. They don't like to see competitors building quality equipment.
    No they definitely do not.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Link it...
    It's the Enzo replacement. a ~800HP V12 is going to pair with two electric motors. one in front powers AC, windows... and one is in driveshaft which boosts up the power to around 900.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Link it...
    First of all...don't tell me what to do.

    Second...here is the link oh captain my captain. http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...llCars/262371/

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fieldysnuts8 Click here to enlarge
    First of all...don't tell me what to do.

    Second...here is the link oh captain my captain. http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...llCars/262371/
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