02-07-12, 10:40 AM
In case you missed it.
Note the two inner tires leaving the pavement in the slo-mo segment. Must be the pavement is dropping off on that right-hander ... looks cool.
If you start at 0:18 you can see it comes uphill before the turn. Wish I knew the Nurburgring well enough to say which turn that is.
02-07-12, 10:51 PM
Yeah, I went back and looked at it again. There's a left-hander down through a bit of a low point, then up to the right-hander as it appears to dip down through the turn. That's when they revert to the slo-mo. I think they planned that. :rolleyes:
You say that as if it's less impressive. The impressive part isn't the amount of lateral g's generated, it's a question of having the speed coming uphill and whether it's a demonstration of the vehicle's power up the hill and/or agility in being able to handle the previous curve with good exit speed - or it's a matter of driver skill for being able to take the car to the edge of its performance capabilities during a highly technical segment of road.
I went back and looked at some Formula 1 onboard video and I'm reminded that this didn't look familiar because it's part of the track that isn't used for Formula 1. Some of the footage from the Superbowl commercial (the footage where the ATS is in camo) comes from previously aired segment, in particular this one, where there's a lot more footage of the car on the North Ring loop of the Nurburgring.
02-08-12, 01:55 PM
You say that as if it's less impressive. ...Au contraire, mon ami!
Certainly, with the pavement dropping away, the liklihood of getting a little air is greater, but the fact that it did it at all is impressive. Using these great tracks in Germany to wring out the suspension and tune it means this car is going to have outstanding handling.
Speaking "of the vehicle's power," I'm wondering which of the powerplants that we've talked about in these various threads is in the car in the vid(s). It does not sound like a four-cylinder (hence probably not the 2.0T), but beyond that I can't quite be certain it's a six-cylinder.
Who's got good hearing?
02-11-12, 10:09 PM
02-11-12, 10:26 PM