One problem I see with the car versus audio equipment comparison is that cars are very much measured on objective measurements. From what I read here many if not most of the forum participants are subjectivists so their criteria for a car would be which one feels fastest. In that case my 2002 Miata could be a contender for top dog :-)
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I have a disc cutter and while it works great, you know how messy it is. Are you aware of Machina Dynamica NEW DARK MATTER? It works in any cd player tray. Simply cut to shape lay down (in the lowest part of the tray) with double sided tape provided. Amazing + no muss, no fuss. My current trans is a slot loader, so I can't use it just now, but if you can it's a must have product
@danager First off, you are correct in your assertion that vintage cars in their best factory stock form cannot compete with today's offerings. I recall an article a while back where the most "bad ass" car of the 50's -- the Chrysler 300, was compared to the performance of, you guessed, a Honda Odyssey. Yes, in the 1/4 mile, slalom, and braking, the Odyssey was the clear winner. We've come a long way.
You make some great points. Just not sure if they align with the premise of my topic.
Today’s super cars smoke the super cars of yesteryear. One has to look at overall performance, such as laps on a track, to compare. Even going in a straight line, today’s cars are faster. As for what can be accomplished by modding, the times at any NHRA National are faster in all categories than two decades ago.
New semiconductor designs, new capacitor designs, new precision resistors, new wire designs, better understanding of micro phonics and vibration control, etc. etc.
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