Drove my first paddle-shift race car

All things photo, moving or not.
User avatar
GarySheehan
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 1101
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2004 3:00 pm
Location: SF Bay Area
Contact:

Drove my first paddle-shift race car

Postby GarySheehan » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:19 pm

I have to say, it was frigging awesome! Granted, it was a racing sequential gearbox with straight cut gears, and it was lightning fast. The sound is amazing.

And this car is FWD! Blazingly quick. 15 seconds per lap faster than the Subaru STI we ran last year!

Here's in-car video from my helmet cam during a brief practice session last Friday.



Gary

User avatar
RITmusic2k
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 2078
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:32 pm
Cars: 2004 BMW 330i ZHP
Location: Anaheim, CA
Contact:

Re: Drove my first paddle-shift race car

Postby RITmusic2k » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:10 pm

Holy shit, Gary! That looked amazing.

I'm surprised to hear the race version of the TT-RS is FWD...

side note - an interesting thing I took from this video is just how well those guys behind Forza Motorsport did capturing the essence of engine sounds in their game... the audio in this vid made me think to myself, "wow, the car sounds like a videogame"... then I realized how ridiculous that sentence was.

User avatar
Squint
Master Standardshifter
Posts: 3390
Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:44 pm
Location: KY

Re: Drove my first paddle-shift race car

Postby Squint » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:01 pm

RITmusic2k wrote:side note - an interesting thing I took from this video is just how well those guys behind Forza Motorsport did capturing the essence of engine sounds in their game... the audio in this vid made me think to myself, "wow, the car sounds like a videogame"... then I realized how ridiculous that sentence was.

:lol: :lol: I've done the same thing, with movies too. Like, wow! That was just like in... oh wait.
'15 Mazda 3 iSport Hatch 6MT
'11 Ford Fiesta Hatchback SE 5MT
'14 Giant Escape City 24MT
'97 Honda Civic EX 4AT - Retired @ 184,001 mi

For Pony!


Return to “The Photo and Video Gallery”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests