Gran Turismo 6 Review: Coming Soon

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My review on a game that has so much to offer, but has flaws that keep you wanting more from the game.

GT6…..21 days left!

ONE OF JAPANS UNDER RATED RIDES, THE LFA. THE REASON WHY I SAY THIS IS BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE ITS “TOO SLOW”. I BELIEVE THE COST OF THIS CAR COMES WITH ALL THE RESEARCH AND CRITICAL POINTS THAT WERE PERFECTED. COMPARED TO THE MONSTROUS BUGATTI THAT NEEDS A WHALE SONAR TO EVEN HEAR IT NEXT TO YOU.

POINTS THAT MAKE THE LFA AN AWESOME CAR: 1) VOCALS, 2) STYLE, 3) AERODYNAMICS, 4) BUILD QUALITY, 5) ENGINE, 6) A LITTLE BROTHER TO THE 2000GT AND AWESOME SUPRA

THIS CAR PAVED THE WAY FOR THE FT86 TO BE RELEASED WHICH HELPED TOYOTA THINK ABOUT FINALLY BRINGING OUT A SUPRA SUCCESSOR (HOPEFULLY). ALTHOUGH I HATE HOW THEY DON’T WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH A HIGH PERFORMANCE CAR….YET THEY STILL DO LE’MANS AND SUPER GT RACING. PLUS OTHER CUP RACING WITH THE LEXUS BRAND. WTFGran Turismo 5Gran Turismo 5

LFA WEEK DAY 3: RELATIVES

WITH THE LFA OUT LEXUS MODELS HAVE STEPPED THE GAME UP! MY FAVORITE MODELS ARE THE NEW IS, GS, AND UPCOMING RC MODEL.

LEXUS GS CUSTOM MADE WITh FIVE-AXIS TUNING. I LOVE THE LOOK AND LARGE GRILLE LOOK. ALTHOUGH THIS NEW MOVEMENT SEEMS LIKE A COPY CAT FROM AUDI’s LARGER GRILLES AND LED’s! JUST SAYIN’!

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IF YOU SEE THE “IS” ON THE STREET, IT LOOKS REALLY AMAZING. I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED WITH HOWIT LOOKS.2014-Lexus-IS-350-Sport-side

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HERE IT IS THE RC MODEL, REPLACING THE SC THAT WAS DISCONTINUED. THIS IS REALLY IMPRESSIVE SINCE IT ALSO MEANS THE SUPRA MIGHT BE IN PLAY

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Upgrade Me!

NϋR Package for those who want to go crazy on the circuit…

  • Front Splitter Spoiler
  • Front Canards
  • Permanent Spoiler: reinforced with an Aluminum frame
  • Add $95K more
  • 0.5’s faster with 10+ bhp
  • Lighter parts and more rigid frame (wheels etc)

So the NϋR package comes with its own distinct additions, but with a limited production of 50 Toyota offers other exclusive additions with this package. Such as instructional sessions on the Nurburgring itself, lodging, free entrance for a limited time, and other goods. Hopefully they have a LFA at the track all the time, because it wouldn’t do any good to ship your car there. (pictured below are standard and Nur)

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Lesson #1 Fiber or Fibre

Alright so this new technology is everywhere and people love it for its durability, lightweight, and beauty. The first thing you should get right is the spelling, so going to the alphabet spell it out C-A-R-B-O-N F-I-B-E-R, correct?? Yes and no, all English speaking country’s use FIBRE where in the U.S. they use FIBER I guess there is still tension between England and the U.S. on how to speak proper. So if you’re out of the states remember to switch you E and R if the situation arises.

Next: What is this Technology??

* We hear things like lightweight, ultra weave (uhh not hair), super durable, excellent quality, dry, and wet carbon yet there isn’t a concrete description on most products on what CF is.

  1. It’s a stiff yet brittle fiber-reinforced polymer, has low density and high strength. Its high thermal conductivity and low coefficient of thermal expansion give it its high resistance to thermal shock. So basically its very strong and its chemical structure helps in resisting high temperatures (>600 degrees_)
  2. All grades of Fibre are made by thermal degradation of a polymeric organic precursor. A polymer is simply a long chain of repeating units; for plastics the main component will be carbon. So a simple polymer would look like this -(-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-)-.
  3. Most are created from three carbon-containing precursors: pitch, rayon and polyacrylonitrile (PAN)
  4. Space Shuttles, F1 cars, and some CF manufacturers use SiC (silicon carbide if I still remember my chemistry lol) coating on fibres to further enhance resistance to heat and oxidation.
  5. The difference in DRY vs. WET fibre is determined by the heat treatment on the fibres; in short more time spent with the heat treatments will give the fibre better mechanical properties and durability (DRY) instead of one that might contain more impurities (WET).
  6. Pitch and PAN fibres are much stronger than rayon created fibres
    1. Pitch – residue left after distillation of crude petroleum and coal. It has high carbon content and very cheap, mostly composed of aromatic and cyclic aliphatic hydrocarbons that are high in mass. So basically its composed of molecules of carbon formed as a six-membered ring or hexagon.Pitch is heat treated at around 750K creating a type of mesophase (liqiuid crystal), this is then melt-spun into fibers. After thermosetting they are carbonized by heating the compound at temperatures of >1300K. Carbonization provides the removal of impurities such as Hydrogen and Oxygen. This process creates the graphene like sheets that are heat treated to create the graphite-like structure we are familiar in seeing; this process also removes Sulfur and Nitrogen impurities. A protective coating is usually required after in order to resist reactions with other elements in high temperature settings.
    2. PAN fibres usually contain lower Nitrogen content than pitch depending on the grade. Not to get so long winded in the process, but its prepared by starting with the polymer and taking it to these four steps: 1) cyclization, 2) dehydrogenation, 3) oxidation, 4) carbonization.

Passing Grade A-

The Winner in the spelling of CF goes to FIBRE, since we are dealing with lightweight material and the U.S. has a overweight problem with its citizens its only logical to accept the FIBRE spelling of the Queen. Sorry U.S.