Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

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Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by FrukostScones » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:16 pm

FW17 wrote:
bonjon1979 wrote:
FW17 wrote:Car is over 5.5 m long
How'd you work that out? I'm not doubting you, the thing looks massive. Just wondering.
A quick Photoshop scaling of the over head shot


Car is little over 8 wheels long, a wheel being 670mm

Wheelbase is 5.5 wheels long
it runs on wets today and those are 680mm

anyway

Sauber says their car is 5143mm
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Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by bhall II » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:17 pm

SectorOne wrote:The bargeboard area is aerodynamic pornography, it looks 2 years ahead in development to anything ive seen so far.
Cokebottle is insane as well.

Red Bull, your move..
The concept is quite honestly 10 years old...

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That's more an indictment of the sport, really. I can't believe it's taken so long to advance to the present.

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Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by matt21 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:17 pm

diffusor (copyright Sutton-images)

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Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by turbof1 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:19 pm

waiting for the cover to be pulled off so we can close this thread and move on to the official car thread.

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Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by michaelclarke » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:20 pm

Morteza wrote:https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5WTEePXAAENyL1.jpg

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Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by bauc » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:20 pm

Well what could I add here that hasn't been said, noting... its clearly the most advanced car (so far) and if the rumors of outstanding PU improvements are true than this potentially be the car to beat in 2017. I like how the front of the car toward the sidepods is super developed and how much clear space is on the floor towards the back.
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Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by jagunx51 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:21 pm

turbof1 wrote:waiting for the cover to be pulled off so we can close this thread and move on to the official car thread.
It's already on track ...!!

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Re: Mercedes W08 Speculation Thread

Post by namao » Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:22 pm