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Yesterday I stumble upon this Best Motoring DVD which is quite interesting... The DVD basically talks about Sporty Sedan and the introduction of the new Nissan 350Z.... They reviewed 5 cars in the Sporty Sedan category and put them together on a 3 lap race....

The 5 cars are:
- Mercedes-Benz E500 Avantgarde 5AT (4965cc/306ps)
- Nissan Skyline 350 GT-8 Extroid CVT-M8 (3498cc/272ps)
- AlfaRomeo Alfa156GTA 6MT (3179cc/250ps)
- Nissan Legacy B4 RS30 4AT (2999cc/220ps)
- Mazda Atenza / Mazda6 Sport 23S 4AT (2260cc/178ps)

The DVD is in Japanese though.... and it only has chinese subtitle... I don't understand both.... so I don't know what they are actually talking about when they reviewed the Atenza.... the only thing I know for sure is that it won the best horn sound out of the 5 cars they tested :p

Here.... I've taken some screenshoots from the race....

The starting grid....





 

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Thanks Hikari! Welcome aboard :)

I'm curious to who one. Too bad it's not available as a stream off the web.. Turbo would be able to translate it for us.
 

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The starting of the first lap..... see how the other cars can easily overtake the Atenza... the different in power is very obvious here :(... if only they put the V6 Atenza into it instead of the 2.3L one....

















 

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Cool!! And welcome!

Is it possible for you to rip that DVD and compress a small chunk into MPEG4 (DIVX)???

I would love to see it.
 

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The beginning of the 2nd lap.....







And at the beginning of the final lap.....










And the result after the final lap..... poor Atenza :(...

 

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Hiya.... thanks for the welcome....

Hieppo... I've actually converted the video into a DIVX file.... the only thing I need is a good server to put it into .... coz I don't have one.... it will probabbly take around 100MB for the Atenza alone.... maybe less.... the actuall AVI size is 434MB...
 

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If i set up an FTP just for this purpose, would you upload it , so others on the forum can share it?
 

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Yes..... I can upload the file into your FTP for sure.... Please send your FTP server address to my mail.... [email protected].... I'll put all of the atenza coverage.... including it's review and horn battle :p
 

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Understandable that the Alfa got in at a higher number. All others were AT and for some reason they put in a 6 speed Alfa. What's fair here?
 

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I think the whole race is unfair, M6 got the lowest engine power there.

without that you can't really race.


Is like you find a fastest kid in the world race with horses and cheetahs............ :(
 

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            I think the whole race is unfair, M6 got the lowest engine power there.  

without that you can't really race.


Is like you find a fastest kid in the world race with horses and cheetahs............ :([/b]
yeh wait until they race with the MPS :)
 

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I can read the Chinese subtitles (words on the bottom) and some of the Japanese text (in areas like the price and results)

Here's the translation to the best of my ability:

1st Set of Pictures
-Germany, Italy, Japan
-International Automobile Race without class/powertrain distinction
-Starting Grid - Prices in Yen for each car

2nd Set of Pictures
-Was that strong wheel spin coming from the Alfa?
-Very good acceleration
-For the Mercedes-Benz E500
-At the first turn, there are 3 cars lined up
-During turns, the Mercedes-Benz had the advantage
-Let's look at the replay

3rd Set of Pictures
-Although this is a race of different powered cars, the race is intense
-FF 2.3 Litre (FF=FWD=Front Wheel Drive)
-4-speed AT (Automatic Transmission) Atenza has moved the to the last position, to wait for a chance to advance
-3rd place Alfa and the Skyline are battling for position

4th Set of Pictures
-the Skyline has ran into some slight trouble
-the race has ran into the final lap
-Battle Results
1 E500
2 Skyline
3 Alfa
4 Legacy
5 Atenza
 

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            QUOTE
Originally posted by baronseng


            I think the whole race is unfair, M6 got the lowest engine power there.  

without that you can't really race.


Is like you find a fastest kid in the world race with horses and cheetahs............ :([/b]
yeh wait until they race with the MPS :)[/b][/quote]

yeah~ :)

but for the time being I really like to see the 2.3L engine in M6 put to a mx5 or the MPS Roadster :) I like M6 but I really like convertible....
 

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but personally I think the MPS is quite like a M6 sedan.




I think the body kit should be a bit more "wild"

like Enzo or 420 :)
 

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            Yes..... I can upload the file into your FTP for sure.... Please send your FTP server address to my mail.... [email protected].... I'll put all of the atenza coverage.... including it's review and horn battle :p[/b]
To Hikari, which mediaplayer codec is this? I can't get video, only audio in windows xp!



For all those who want to download from the ftp, the ftp address is:

217.209.153.11

Port is 21

login : anonymous
pass : anonymous


:)
 

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Thanks kyrkbymannen for hosting the files.... I used DIVX 5.02 codec for the Video.... I'm uploading the codec to your server now... it should be there in about a minutes.... just install the codec and you'll be able to see the movie.... enjoy all :)
 

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Cruel Video with GREAT Quality... too bad i can't understand a single word! LOL!

But it's fun to see those guys take the Atenza to their limit on the track!

And it sure won the Horn test! :D

Thanks for uploading, Hikari! Great stuff for us waiting for our specimens! :)
 
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