RE: Mercedes Makes 'World's Fastest 3D Film'

RE: Mercedes Makes 'World's Fastest 3D Film'

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Mastodon2

12,933 posts

114 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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One of the best looking cars this year imo, a proper modern classic. I love the stretched proportions, the way you sit almost right on the back axle. The performance speaks for itself on the road, it looked properly quick there. On the track not so great, Evo thought it was wallowy and heavy in the tight corners, but it's clearly not a car designed with the track in mind. AMG scores another awesome goal I reckon.

S911

2 posts

113 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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The Stig or DC - no contest, DC any day! Saw an SLS on the M25 at one of those rare moments when traffic was moving, so didn't see it for long. Looked awesome and sounded even better..

BallsOfTitanium

36 posts

130 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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HE'S GOING WRONG BLOODY WAY!!!

On TT we always go from ramsay to douglas when it's one way so for that reason I didn't enjoy it.

Nice car tho

Jules G

31 posts

153 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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Its a shame they only completed part of the TT circuit. The only person I'm aware of to complete the whole lap is the late great rally driver Tony Pond.

Summary of his lap in a Rover 800 fast backdriving -

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-263455351...

Given the lack of power, brakes car technology at the time etc quite a feat

soad

30,527 posts

125 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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Good video, great car.

cragswinter

16,131 posts

145 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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God I hope it's better than that BMW effort they play at the new ring werks centre

ganser

102 posts

148 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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Automotive heaven. Driving fast on a public road seems so much better than a track. Just have to fulfil my fantasies on Need for Speed Hot Pursuit when comes out eventually...

chris116

777 posts

117 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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BallsOfTitanium said:
HE'S GOING WRONG BLOODY WAY!!!

On TT we always go from ramsay to douglas when it's one way so for that reason I didn't enjoy it.

Nice car tho
I thought that when he went round a sharp left hand bend going downhill about 2 mins in. I thought that it looked like the gooseneck but in the opposie direction to the bikes. Still enjoyed it though.

Wayney

626 posts

155 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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Carl_Spackler said:
Paul 8v said:
This must have been the same shoot they were doing on 5th Gear when Tiff drove the car
yes

http://fwd.five.tv/fifth-gear/videos/supercars/mer...
Good find, have stopped watching 5th gear & that was actually rather good!

DrRazzle

91 posts

142 months

Tuesday 10th August 2010
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Surely with Coulthard at the wheel it will be the 2nd fastest 3D movie of all time? biglaugh

Kawasicki

6,793 posts

184 months

Tuesday 10th August 2010
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Either they haven't captured the feeling of speed, or they simply didn't actually drive very quickly, either way I'm not very impressed. Why the shots of the speedo accelerating from 120-140mph, are we meant to be impressed that they were driving at that speed on a wide straight road? Where are the 180mph+ sequences? I suppose I expected too much from a big corporate backed promo with an ex f1 driver!

Parrot of Doom

23,075 posts

183 months

Tuesday 10th August 2010
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A 3D crew was there during the IoM TT this year, making a film to be released next year. This doesn't appear to be the same crew, however.

Mr Whippy

21,954 posts

190 months

Tuesday 10th August 2010
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FWDRacer said:
Nick_Johnson said:
FWDRacer said:
Shame the car is a bit of an Ugly dog. It's like the Merc/AMG stylists gave up at the A-post going rearwards...

Proportions of the car are not very complementary - especially given all the angles covered on that film. All IMHO of course.



Edited by FWDRacer on Monday 9th August 12:47
Spec Savers?
Look at the rear three quarter and tell me it is a fine, resolved looking design?

Sorry chap but your opthalmic appointment is calling...
It does seem a mish mash of designs. The front in isolation is ok, the middle is, and the back is, but tie them all together and oh dear!

Three design styles along it's length. Yuck.

Dave

Porscheplayer

381 posts

139 months

Tuesday 10th August 2010
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Looks retro and with a touch of modernism thrown in , car looks great to me.

Enjoyed the video, but then again I'm not a real racing driver like some of the other posters on here smile

Mastodon2

12,933 posts

114 months

Tuesday 10th August 2010
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Kawasicki said:
Either they haven't captured the feeling of speed, or they simply didn't actually drive very quickly, either way I'm not very impressed. Why the shots of the speedo accelerating from 120-140mph, are we meant to be impressed that they were driving at that speed on a wide straight road? Where are the 180mph+ sequences? I suppose I expected too much from a big corporate backed promo with an ex f1 driver!
Well both Coulthard and Tiff maxed at 162mph, and by all accounts they are both excellent drivers. Could Hamilton have gone a little faster? Maybe. Could Senna have gone a lot faster? More than likely. But as both Tiff and Coulthard are up there in terms of skill, 162mph is pretty good indicator of what is possible on that course in that car I think. It's not like they had any huge straights to rack up stupidly high speed runs anyway.

Kawasicki

6,793 posts

184 months

Tuesday 10th August 2010
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Mastodon2 said:
Kawasicki said:
Either they haven't captured the feeling of speed, or they simply didn't actually drive very quickly, either way I'm not very impressed. Why the shots of the speedo accelerating from 120-140mph, are we meant to be impressed that they were driving at that speed on a wide straight road? Where are the 180mph+ sequences? I suppose I expected too much from a big corporate backed promo with an ex f1 driver!
Well both Coulthard and Tiff maxed at 162mph, and by all accounts they are both excellent drivers. Could Hamilton have gone a little faster? Maybe. Could Senna have gone a lot faster? More than likely. But as both Tiff and Coulthard are up there in terms of skill, 162mph is pretty good indicator of what is possible on that course in that car I think. It's not like they had any huge straights to rack up stupidly high speed runs anyway.
I've never gone the "wrong way" around the TT course, but going the usual direction 162mph just seems slow, there are plenty of straight or near straight sections, with 100mph plus corners leading in to them. Anyway it's not just the peak speed, where are the balanced 4 wheel drifts? There is no impression that the car was driven to its absolute limits, it was a closed road after all. I don't think driver skill or car potential is the issue, I think they were told not to push it, probably because it wouldn't be politically correct/good marketing for M-Benz.

Garlick

40,601 posts

189 months

Tuesday 10th August 2010
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Twincharged said:
One thing the article didn't mention is the time it will be shown this Sunday...
We have been told that the film will be shown after the Liverpool v Arsenal match at 18:26 on Sunday 15th August (so after the final whistle and post-match chat).


gforceg

3,152 posts

128 months

Tuesday 10th August 2010
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I think it sounds great. Potent but not too shouty. Assuming the soundtrack dubbing was in sync with the rev counter shots it seems remarkably unflustered even at 7-8k revs.

Mastodon2

12,933 posts

114 months

Tuesday 10th August 2010
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Garlick said:
Twincharged said:
One thing the article didn't mention is the time it will be shown this Sunday...
We have been told that the film will be shown after the Liverpool v Arsenal match at 18:26 on Sunday 15th August (so after the final whistle and post-match chat).
Which channel is that on?

S911

2 posts

113 months

Tuesday 10th August 2010
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Kawasicki said:
Mastodon2 said:
Kawasicki said:
Either they haven't captured the feeling of speed, or they simply didn't actually drive very quickly, either way I'm not very impressed. Why the shots of the speedo accelerating from 120-140mph, are we meant to be impressed that they were driving at that speed on a wide straight road? Where are the 180mph+ sequences? I suppose I expected too much from a big corporate backed promo with an ex f1 driver!
Well both Coulthard and Tiff maxed at 162mph, and by all accounts they are both excellent drivers. Could Hamilton have gone a little faster? Maybe. Could Senna have gone a lot faster? More than likely. But as both Tiff and Coulthard are up there in terms of skill, 162mph is pretty good indicator of what is possible on that course in that car I think. It's not like they had any huge straights to rack up stupidly high speed runs anyway.
I've never gone the "wrong way" around the TT course, but going the usual direction 162mph just seems slow, there are plenty of straight or near straight sections, with 100mph plus corners leading in to them. Anyway it's not just the peak speed, where are the balanced 4 wheel drifts? There is no impression that the car was driven to its absolute limits, it was a closed road after all. I don't think driver skill or car potential is the issue, I think they were told not to push it, probably because it wouldn't be politically correct/good marketing for M-Benz.
They were doing 162mph on a road course... not much politically correct about that! Looked quick.