Like a bull in a china shop
|April 13, 2007||Posted by Sujeet under Reviews, Seriously?!|
I ain’t no big car nut (but the reverse could apply), and I stopped watching Big C on G4 a long while ago. So, while I do know the difference between nitrous and citrus, I don’t really care enough to stay on top of the latest under the hood.
And then I see Redline. A movie full of misled product endorsements, bad acting, terrible screenplay and just a whole load of blah.
A few quickly-fading memories from the movie:
- One can go from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in an hour and forty-five minutes, if one is driving the right kind of souped-up sports car, has night-vision googles, and turns off all exterior lights when one drives by a cop car.
- A nitrous release on any exotic sportscar / supercar makes it flip over, if that car is already at top speed.
- Exotics crash without airbag deployment
- It takes just $8,000 to “soup up” a Ford GT.
- If you’re in a limo that backs out of a parking space near an illegal race, the cops won’t chase you
- Ferrari Enzos lose races against stock exotics.
- The Koenigsegg CCX is the fastest road car in the world / the US.
- When motorcycle cops have their bikes topple over, they run scared.
- when a drug / counterfeiter / gang lord “loses everything”, he does NOT shoot the person responsible
- When a drug / counterfeiter / gang lord “loses everything”, he waits till he gets picked up by another drug /….lord, presumably to be led to a painful ending
- One can start a fight in any Las Vegas nightclub and not have ten really big bouncers pound you silly and throw you out on the pavement
The subject of the “fastest street-legal car in the world” is met with a lot of debate. All the Wikipedia has on the CCX is an “honorable mention” on its list of “automotive superlatives”, and that’s never a good thing.
It also says that the Koenigsegg CCX is an eight-cylinder, that the Ferrari Enzo runs twelve, and that the Bugatti Veyron pretty much blows away the competition. For those who are really interested, this is where the Veyron proved itself.