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It suits the ZF eight-speed automatic transmission quite brilliantly, however. Performance is strong, with a boosted mid-range slug of torque, but while the engine is smooth and largely refined, you are always aware of just how hard it is working.
That gearbox rarely misses a beat, only when easing off after hard acceleration and then getting back on the throttle does it snap abruptly up a ratio. To drive Velar feels soft and not as precise as the F-Pace.
The air-suspended body rolls gently through the turns, but it doesn't flop around and the damping control is up to it and stops it cornering on those flush fitting door handles.Lifted, BIg rims, Custom Audio, and grilles: GMC Denali Brushed wheels in HD
Drive it hard in the softest suspension setting and short undulations will have the body floating slightly, but the auto function tightens the damping up. Similarly it galumphs along in a straight line and even on smooth roads it pitches diagonally requiring constant steering corrections and feeling busy. And those big inch tyres are simply harsh across sharp-edged holes and over sleeping policemen — the inch options are even worse.
The steering is light but accurate and it's easy to place the nose in a corner, though the heavy nose will push wide at speed. There isn't a huge amount of feedback to the wheel, but there's a lovely lift off the dead-ahead position, which gives a feeling of confidence. You'd not want to throw this car around as you would the Jaguar or the Range Rover Sport, but for long journeys the comfort is outstanding, which somehow fits the Velar's ethos.
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It's expensive and for all the coachwork's charm and otherworldliness of the cabin, there are a few bum notes apart from the slightly iffy ride. Those door handles look naff, the door pockets are as gloomy as Gollum's cave, I never got quite comfortable in the driver's seat, and the uppermost touch screen is an inch too shallow to show a decent amount of sat nav map.
But when you see the Velar, somehow none of this matters much.
I hate to write this, for there are some folk who will never, ever forgive Land Rover for what it has done to the new Discovery, but Velar is so handsome that when you walk away, the temptation to turn and just take one more look is well-nigh irresistible. Length 4,mm, width 1,mm no mirrorsheight 1,mm, wheelbase: It rides harshly on the big wheels and the body control is fidgety on motorways and too soft for enthusiastic driving.
The facia is a delight, but rear leg room isn't commodious and it's bloomin' expensive. Still quite a lovely thing, though.
Looks great, ride is spiffy and the cabin is a delight. F-Pace is cheaper, a better road drive, but not as charming inside or as sophisticated off road than Velar.
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An immaculate well cared for prestige model with high running costs that impacts its value, but is not yet old enough to be regarded as a classic, could be a good buy, for example. The Crosley and Kaiser-Frazerfor example, changed the traditional discrete replaceable-fender treatment. From this point on, automobiles of all kinds became envelope bodies in basic plan.
The CCCA term, "antique car" has been confined to "the functionally traditional designs of the earlier period" mostly pre-war. They tended to have removable fenders, trunk, headlights, and a usual vertical grill treatment.
Another vehicle might be a classic example of a later period but not a car from the "classic period of design", in the opinion of the CCCA. Modern classics Youngtimer [ edit ] These vehicles are generally older, ranging from 15 to 25 years, but are usually not accepted as classics according to the Antique Automobile Club of America.
Car accident in Drivers of classic cars must be especially careful.
Classic cars often lack what is now considered basic safety features, including seat beltscrumple zones or rollover protection. It dramatically demonstrated the effectiveness of modern car safety design, over s X-frame design, particularly of rigid passenger safety cells and crumple zones. In certain areas of the United States, using a classic car as a daily vehicle is strongly discouraged and may even be considered illegal in some places.
The issue received particular public attention following a case in which a driver in a hire MGB was killed immediately in a collision with a taxi.
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However, most classic car bodies manufactured before the late s did not include safety belts as standard equipment, and do not include readily available reinforced mounting points, on the vehicle body, therefore it can be problematic to install such equipment properly: There have also been instances of cars losing points at shows for being retrofitted with seat belts. The suspension of a classic car may not be suitable for radial ply tyres, having been designed to only accommodate bias ply tires.
Narrow classic car wheels may have been designed for narrow high-profile tube tires and not be suitable for modern tubeless radial tires.
Another problem with modern tires on classic cars is that increased grip requires increased steering effort; many classic cars do not come with power steering.