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The livery of W08 is:
Fantastic 64%  64%  [ 39 ]
Average at best 25%  25%  [ 15 ]
Boring 11%  11%  [ 7 ]
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 Post subject: Mercedes W08 Unveiled!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:31 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:38 pm 
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Don't know about fantastic but quite nice. Best so far at least.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:53 pm 
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Here we have no sharp edges and smooth transitions like they were made from silk.
There is something about beauty and sexyness that make the cars go fast...

No idea what the other teams are doing but they are using their CAD/CFD softwares wrong(except RedBull and ToroRosso). :blush: :D

2017 WCC incoming :thumbup: :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:54 pm 
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The more I look at it, the more I like it.... no over the top shark fin and the livery works well.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:57 pm 
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There will probably be more of a shark fun come testing.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:05 pm 
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Very boring livery as usual from mercedes but the car itself looks nicer than anything so far. With the massive advantage they will continue to enjoy in the PU department, no one will catch them this season.


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Exceeded my expectations


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UnlikeUday wrote:
The demon unleashed:

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Good God this is a sculpture.. lovely eyebrows, curves and "muscles"..
2017 is already over. :nod: :smug:


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Pullrod wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:
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Good God this is a sculpture.. lovely eyebrows, curves and "muscles"..
2017 is already over. :nod: :smug:

It will be for my TV if I wake up at 5am to watch an Australian GP with no overtaking, dominanted by Mercedes :evil: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:55 pm 
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This one is better

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Black_Flag_11 wrote:
Pullrod wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:
The demon unleashed:

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Good God this is a sculpture.. lovely eyebrows, curves and "muscles"..
2017 is already over. :nod: :smug:

It will be for my TV if I wake up at 5am to watch an Australian GP with no overtaking, dominanted by Mercedes :evil: :lol:


Don't worry, they will turn down their settings to not scare the opposition.
"Fake" fights will occur like we have witnessed with Lewis and Nico.


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Black_Flag_11 wrote:
Pullrod wrote:
UnlikeUday wrote:
The demon unleashed:



Good God this is a sculpture.. lovely eyebrows, curves and "muscles"..
2017 is already over. :nod: :smug:

It will be for my TV if I wake up at 5am to watch an Australian GP with no overtaking, dominanted by Mercedes :evil: :lol:


A quote from Force India technical director r.e 2017 Merc PU "Mercedes HPP [High Performance Powertrains] have done a fantastic job over the winter and made another unprecedented step. It is impressive." The writing is already on the wall for another boring season dominated by mercedes.


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I hope its not as fast as it looks


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It looks impressive.

Too early to tell, but speculating, the wheel base seems extremely long. The other teams will be hoping Mercedes has gone too far in this decision and it proves the wrong one.

The sidepods are also extremely small, and again, the other teams will be hoping that the very tight packaging translates to unreliability.

But that's just me hoping 2017 is not just another year where Mercedes run away with it. We'll see.


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looks good but rear wing quite plain . force india has a beauty


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Best looking by far so far.

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looks good but rear wing quite plain . force india has a beauty


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toto wolff "spectacular is how the 17 cars will look." um, nope


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Love the curved sidepod. Looks like an exceptionally tight rear-end. Like the Petronas artwork.

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First car this year to give me a hard on.

Really looking forward to McLaren ruining it tomorrow.


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The back half of the W08 is absurd. Red Bull et all are going to have to do one hell of a job to even get close, or hope that the way they've packaged the back of the car actually ends up resulting in a much less reliable car.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:51 pm 
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Looks fast! 8O


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Looks so much more the finished article that the others.


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The best of the current unveilings. I like the rear wing and the floor area around the back. Sharp!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:05 pm 
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That car just looks sexy AF.

A small progression on the livery, wasn't expecting much more TBH. But I definitely, definitely like it.

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She look's very slick! think Lewis in up for another crown.


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If only the front wing was the same dimensions as last year.......

But the car still looks beautiful.

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If only the front wing was the same dimensions as last year.......

But the car still looks beautiful.


By comparison to the width of the car itself the front wing is actually significantly smaller than last years

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Ok so the upper suspension arm is connected via a carbon fibre tube... Could this be implying that the upright itself is actually significantly built up from carbon, that would be a massive improvement if so?

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Blackhander wrote:
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If only the front wing was the same dimensions as last year.......

But the car still looks beautiful.


By comparison to the width of the car itself the front wing is actually significantly smaller than last years


Indeed, but it's still a giant wing. IMO the car would look sexier with a smaller wing.

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So this is a sneaky little trick if it stays there...

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So this is a sneaky little trick if it stays there...

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Go home Mercedes, you're drunk

Apparently they will be trialling a shark fin at Barcelona too, to see what works best.


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Blackhander wrote:
So this is a sneaky little trick if it stays there...

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Go home Mercedes, you're drunk


That's the type of WTF? we were expecting with McLaren. :lol:

Mercedes stealing their thunder all over the shop. Would be hilarious if it's just something Mercedes stuck on to get all teams furiously designing their own version only to find out it does nothing. :twisted:

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Blackhander wrote:
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Ok so the upper suspension arm is connected via a carbon fibre tube... Could this be implying that the upright itself is actually significantly built up from carbon, that would be a massive improvement if so?


This complex upright is driven by the location of the suspension arms, located noticeably higher at the chassis. Photo of last year's W07, and the upper A arm is located at least 10 cm below the top of the nose section.

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Of course it it much too early to arrive at any meaningful conclusion, but IMO Mercedes have decided to embark on more of an evolution of the W07 than any radical major changes. If this is true, it is possible some other team could leapfrog Mercedes in performance with a design taking full advantage of the new regulations. Brawn did it, others hope to realize they can steal a march on Mercedes.

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That is a disturbingly quick looking car, but looks can be deceiving. Let's see what RBR, Ferrari and McLaren have in store for us before we call it for 2017 already! ;)

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It certainly looks fast, and apparently Mercedes have come up with some interesting aerodynamic solutions towards the back end of the car. I'll also be interested to see whether they switch to a shark fin in the end or not. Overall, I'm also liking how the 2017 cars in general are looking; to me, they've got a more aggressive look than the last few years, which is good.

As far as the livery goes, I would've picked an option for "it's nice" or something to that effect if there was one, but as it is I picked the average option. I think it's actually quite nice when stationary, if generally a bit too subtle for my tastes, but I expect that it won't look as good at speed with the twisty cyan strands blurring together somewhat. It also, unsurprisingly, looks fairly similar to last year's livery.

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