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    Quote Originally Posted by cjc_td5 View Post
    Maybe its a workhorse doing some fast road testing? It will have to more than a tractor so will have to be at least capable and safe on a road...
    Spot on

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    What is the big deal about driving around the Nurburgring?

    Sabine Schmitz did a few quick laps in Ford Transit van. Only a few seconds slower than Clarkson in a Jaguar S-Type.

    In December 2004, Schmitz gained further recognition in the United Kingdom after appearing in the BBC television show Top Gear with presenter Jeremy Clarkson. After Clarkson (under her tutelage) set a lap time of 9 minutes 59 seconds around the Nürburgring in a Jaguar S-Type diesel (Season 5, Episode 5), she castigated his best lap with the comment "I tell you something, I do that lap time in a van". She did a lap in the Jaguar S-Type, and set a time of 9 minutes 12 seconds, beating him by 47 seconds. When trying to film Schmitz as she drove the S-Type, the film crew were unable to keep up, and had to get Jaguar test driver Wolfgang Schubauer to drive the Jaguar S-Type R chase car.[4] Schmitz drove a Ford Transit diesel van in an attempt to beat Clarkson's time set in the Jaguar S-Type diesel. Her final time with the Transit was 10 minutes and 8 seconds

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    Whatever it is they should know that it is a bit close to the ground for where I need to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87County View Post
    Whatever it is they should know that it is a bit close to the ground for where I need to go
    Its on it low setting for safety, looks like its allready best in class clearance etc, being independent will have way more clearance than current defender Nurburgring testing

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick130 View Post
    Well I have heard that it's possible to drift a Tdi 130 at speeds above the legal limit with 33" muddies on dry bitumen so why not a bit of a fang around the the 'ring just to make sure the balance is ok? Nurburgring testingNurburgring testingNurburgring testing

    Where's that photo of the Series on two wheels back in the day at the 'ring? Nurburgring testing
    This one Rick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    This one Rick?

    Solid axles,no electronics,what more could one want?

    and a nice amount of opposite lock.
    It's all under control

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    This is an important picture, because it tells you they're testing a high output variant.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Slunnie View Post
    This is an important picture, because it tells you they're testing a high output variant.





    Yeah was thinking that too, they probably in highest output too as they would want to test worst case scenario at the ring, inline petrol 6? Who knows, brakes dont look bigger though do they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackrangie View Post
    Yeah was thinking that too, they probably in highest output too as they would want to test worst case scenario at the ring, inline petrol 6? Who knows, brakes dont look bigger though do they?
    It's hard to tell how big the rotors are with such big rims within what I'm guessing are 32" tyres? Those big Brembo calipers however will be generating a lot more braking force than the front sliding brakes that have been in all of the other pictures.
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