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Old 06-02-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
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Here's what happens when you cheap out and don't get the "verbal command" option.
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What is the "verbal command" option?

No sound at work, so I guess his engine exploded?
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He said, "please don't hit the wall!" Obviously, it did.

Stupid car.
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maybe he did get the "verbal command" option but he forgot to press 2 for english first.
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maybe he did get the "verbal command" option but he forgot to press 2 for english first.
hahaha
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i betcha if he would have at least, i dunno, tried to turn the wheels, maybe it could have been avoided.....I'm not saying I'm the best at aiming my car when sliding backwards, but at least i tired....


that thing lost traction fast over nothing....fail.
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^ or it only recognizes german (gray market import).

yes, that was a very long time for hanging on and doing nothing but pleading
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Heres something I always wondered, its probably a stupid idea though. You know how airports have those nets that can catch airplanes at the end of a runway. How come instead of tires and "haaaaaaaaaaaay" they just cant string up a net to catch cars or a series of nets to slow a car down?
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people need barriers.
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yes, that was a very long time for hanging on and doing nothing but pleading
if you watch, he aimed the rear straight for it, i dunno if it would have helped, but a few turns to the right, might have saved it.
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Expensive *** sports car... terrible driver. What a shitty recovery effort.
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Once he went off he couldn't have done anything to avoid that wall, I've had an off like that, you can turn the wheel all that you want, it won't matter.
Very wierd that he went off though, the car didn't even seem unbalanced.
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someone should have left their ASC in the ON position.
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i dunno, steering on grass is pretty pointless. needs more deep sand.
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someone should have left their ASC in the ON position.
How exactly would that have helped?

He had too fast of an entry speed, and lifted the throttle. Physics always wins.

ASC/TSC/blah/blah. No ******* chance.

If he didn't lift he would have went off the track forwards and still hit the wall. He was fucked, period.

Trying too hard to catch the viper.
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ouch I saw that coming.
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off camber fail.
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How exactly would that have helped?

He had too fast of an entry speed, and lifted the throttle. Physics always wins.

ASC/TSC/blah/blah. No ******* chance.

If he didn't lift he would have went off the track forwards and still hit the wall. He was fucked, period.

Trying too hard to catch the viper.
There really isn't a way to know if it would have helped or not. But my comment was more to be "haha" funny than anything.
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I think you'd be surprised at what you can get the car to do in the grass (when it's not wet). I managed to steer a car back on track at 110mph with only one tire. That was enough to get the speed down to around 30mph before I hit the tire wall on the other side. I think the point here is that he did do anything... no try = fail4sure.

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maybe he did get the "verbal command" option but he forgot to press 2 for english first.
lol



This is why I track a $1500 miata, and not a $150k car.
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