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Thread: BTTF Car on Race Track, Bad reviews as usual...

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    BTTF Car on Race Track, Bad reviews as usual...

    Check out this segment from a Portuguese? car show, They race a vw van around a track to compare it to a BTTF replica as a test of the mall chase scene in BTTF1.Yet again more media giving our cars bad reputations and perpetuating the myths that our cars are huge piles of junk that wont start and can barley move out of their own way. UGH. I started to think the car had a broken auto transmission that wouldnt down shift from the way the car bucks and lugs. Their "Driver" cant even use a stick shift, such a Joke.

    Not in English BTW but you dont need to speak the language to hear all the BTTF jokes...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyrJOH0QH5E

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    Almost certainly that is down in Brazil as they are using the "Last Edition" of the VW Kombi, which has only just stopped production down there after 56 years.

    Wonder whose BTTF car it is. I didn't know there was one down there
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    Yea, agreed on not driving stick well. Isn't "popping the clutch" used to get a car going with a dead battery? No doubt all the extra time machine gadgets put an extra load on the battery system, maybe that's all that was?

    Doesn't the replica stuff add like 700 pounds to the car? I thought I heard that somewhere.

    Not exactly a fair comparison when you have a new-ish VW bus (assumingly in good shape looking at the tricked out rims and whatnot) and a 34 year old car dressed up for a movie. You dress Usain Bolt up in a full Ghostbusters costume complete with proton pack and all and he might not beat a 60 year old Dan Akroyd wearing gym shorts and a pair of Nike's in a race around the track.


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    According to wiki, the "Last Edition" was a 600 run special edition in 2013, with an 80HP 1.4L water cooled engine, though this one looks like some Brazilian dubbers got hold of it, so it could be more than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    You dress Usain Bolt up in a full Ghostbusters costume complete with proton pack and all and he might not beat a 60 year old Dan Akroyd wearing gym shorts and a pair of Nike's in a race around the track.
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    Off-topic: Proton Pack doesn't weigh that much, at least not for the charity 10k I did :P

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    I didn't see him shifting much, and I don't think he was giving the car all it could, not to mention I would imagine shifting gears on a time machine conversing with all the time circuit stuff in the way would make it difficult, esp. when you're trying to do it on a timed track.

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    Yup. A moron driving a car with 500 pounds of scrap metal glued to it. What could go wrong?
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    they were probably not allowed to drive it all out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papanoel View Post
    they were probably not allowed to drive it all out.
    True, which makes this epic piece of automotive journalism even more authoritative.
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    Manual shift knob, but an auto?

    Something really wrong with the car and should had it all ironed out before presenting it to a show like this. I don't get it. Again, makes DMC12s look like sh1t.

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