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Acura NSX Prototype catches fire... by jediperk
Started on: 07-25-2014 03:56 AM
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Last post by: Mickey_Moose on 07-25-2014 02:36 PM
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Report this Post07-25-2014 03:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jediperkSend a Private Message to jediperkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
http://wot.motortrend.com/1...ire_on_the_ring.html

Thought the first sentence of this article was interesting: "It’s hardly a surprise anymore when news breaks out about a Porsche or a Ferrari catching fire."
I guess spending an absurd amount of $$ on your car no longer precludes you from the "catches fire" questions...

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VTEC kicked in yo. Car then promptly caught fire.

No seriously though I have to say I think car enthusiasts are overdramatizing this story a bit more than what it is. It's a prototype, testing at the Nurburgring. Cars when being tested there quite frequently have mechanical issues or even get involved in accidents; they are being driven in a manner that most people would not drive their cars in. If it was going to catch fire anywhere, it's good that it caught fire there, at this stage of the car's development, and that the driver was not injured.
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Originally posted by Fiero84Freak:

VTEC kicked in yo. Car then promptly caught fire.

No seriously though I have to say I think car enthusiasts are overdramatizing this story a bit more than what it is. It's a prototype, testing at the Nurburgring. Cars when being tested there quite frequently have mechanical issues or even get involved in accidents; they are being driven in a manner that most people would not drive their cars in. If it was going to catch fire anywhere, it's good that it caught fire there, at this stage of the car's development, and that the driver was not injured.


Exactly. That track is a complex course. Very high brake temperatures, exhaust temps, and a lot of stress from staying in high RPM power band will add up. Prototype cars can still have undiscovered design or engineering issues that may result in failures, crashes, and fires, which is why they get tested in such places.
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Report this Post07-25-2014 12:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FIEROPHREKSend a Private Message to FIEROPHREKEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Fiero owners be like "we were catching fire before it was cool"

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Fiero owners be like "we were catching fire before it was cool"


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