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I've got a question, when does a car become a supercar? I know an RS6 is commonly regarded as a supercar but how about the just as fast/faster as well as more unique RS3? but does this mean that the term supercar is being diluted? 

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29 minutes ago, NerdModeEngaged said:
I've got a question, when does a car become a supercar? I know an RS6 is commonly regarded as a supercar but how about the just as fast/faster as well as more unique RS3? but does this mean that the term supercar is being diluted? 

Tough question as the term "Supercar" doesn't really have a tangible definition. 

 

Personally I wouldn't consider the RS6 or RS3 to be supercars. To me a supercar has to be a two seater and mid engined, YMMV. Don't get me wrong, the RS3 and RS6 are super cool cars, but not supercars. 


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2 minutes ago, Real_PhillBert said:

Tough question as the term "Supercar" doesn't really have a tangible definition. 

 

Personally I wouldn't consider the RS6 or RS3 to be supercars. To me a supercar has to be a two seater and mid engined, YMMV. Don't get me wrong, the RS3 and RS6 are super cool cars, but not supercars. 

Ah yes, I think the problem with the term "supercar" is the fact that it does not have a definition, my definition is the fact that it has to be exotic, personally i don't really see the RS6 as being that exotic, yeah it is really fast and all and has tonnes of power, but it doesnt tick that exotic box. now here is where my personal definition fails me, as although the RS6 is not seen to be exotic, that inline 5 within the RS3 for me is what I would class as exotic, this is because it is horredously unique and sounds that way, However I can think of many cars that also are seen to be "supercars" without being two seated and mid engined, such as the LFA, GTC4Lusso,and even the F1, so yet together, both of our definitions actually fail to define what a supercar is, and this annoys me as this word is so commonly used, however nobody has an actual fixed definition of the word, even if you google it you get a very generic definition of "a high-performance sports car" which itself is irrelevant there are indeed some supercars, which themselves are not sports cars, for example the 720S actually isn't a sports car,  it is more of a GT car.


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23 hours ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

thats still like 10 or so times more power than my moped had in a bike thats only twice the weight at most, so its still a pretty fast thing compared to what i have experience with. cant get my full bike lisence untill im 21 tho :( not sure if il bother getting it anyway, 47hp is plenty enough for most things, the main reason to get the full lisence would be to have more freedom in what i can and cant ride

 

I wouldn't mind an A2 license bike. And I think for commuting and some fun it might just be more than enough.

 

23 hours ago, Parptarf said:

So yeah, hi again.

Name's Stig (Yes really that is my given name).

I've had a bunch of beaters, but here's what I ride now.

The daily shitbox, a '01 E46 320i

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And then the project car. 1971 VW 1301L nicknamed "White Rabbit 2.0"   (There was a number one too, but we don't talk about that car)

 

Welcome to the thread :D

I wouldn't mind having a "shitbox" like yours, wagon (touring in this case) + six cylinder noises :x

You've got some very nice photos on your portfolio, ngl. Good job


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3 hours ago, Dylanc1500 said:

A lot of that has to do with people having a tendency to turn the subs bass boost up way too high and having the low pass filter too low. "I need the thump and all the SPLs!!!", Instead of tuning them to compliment their current setup.

 

Too many people don't configure them well or even set them up properly. I've seen so many people with the wrong gauge wiring or straight up noodle spaghetti. Tuning it well with software is the best thing you can do. 

 

Speaking of software I wish someone would update Diagbox so I can use it without buying the Lexia kit. I already have an OBD2 adapter so it's very frustrating. 


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