Sep 14th 2010 11:53PM While I really couldn't give a rats about Dan Fredriksen, I take particular issue in him having said that you could swallow lithium batteries and nothing could happen.
Here's some info for that nauseating 'polymath': lithium ion battery ingestion is a surgical emergency! Yes, lithium toxicity is possible but the more pressing issue is that an enlodged Li battery is capable of producing a charge that is capable of burning and rupturing gastrointestinal tissue. This can result in serious peritonitis.
Please sir, don't come here and disparage a good car while making thoughtless statements. In fact stay off the Internet, you're dangerously arrogant.
Jun 26th 2009 1:07PM Seriously sir, find another soapbox for your uncouth drivel.
Jun 26th 2009 12:44AM @Val and Crystal
You're both horrid examples of human beings.
RIP Michael and Farah
Nov 28th 2007 9:45AM Would that be 310 kilowatts and not 310 watts?
310 watts is good to power five 60W light bulbs :-P
Mar 9th 2007 5:21AM This crash just looks like it ran into something, another car perhaps. I'd even wager that the car can be driven away even with that damage. If you looked at a grand touring race you'd find cars more battered than this still running somewhat competitively. Remember when they said that the McLaren F1's crash test allowed the car to be driven away? The strength of carbon fibre is wonderful.
Pity it'd cost a fair bit to repair that.
I'd guess that in the rain, the standard tyres used may not be the best idea for a fast drive. I bet VAG would want to know how fast it was driven; if it was an accident at legal or sub-legal speeds I'd say there is *some* room for improvement. It's an august car but not everything is perfect. This is pretty damn close though.
Feb 7th 2007 11:06PM This is just great. Jaguar are doing what they usually do, make a car that's so ahead of its time and the journalists and editors call it ugly, fugly, even pug-ugly...and then ten to twenty years down the line people like back and say good god that was just gorgeous.
Beautiful car overall though I can't help but agree that some styling cues seem a little less than original. Granted I wouldn't condemn to call this a bad car or an ugly car.
Italian cars are exotic harlots of machines...lots of passionate and exotic fun but you just can't live with them. British cars are like that wife you fell in love with, have a few fights now and then but you still love her to pieces and she goes to bed with you every night.