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I like the infographic better than the car I think!

I'm still trying to parse it. An XY graph in 5 dimensions?!

OH, it's called a radar graph or radar chart.Β  They are pretty common to the point that Powerpoint even includes them in their graphing choices.Β

That's cool but is this really the best way to represent this data to an audience?

Not sure, but a 200mph, 500hp, 5.0 liter, 10k redline, that does 0-60 in 1-2 seconds would be an insane monster.

Yes. Yes it would be.

it's probably one of the more space-efficient and symmetrical ways to show 5+ axes. Β The only discrepancy is that the relationship btw adjacent axes seems ignored. Β Actually, fundamentally, this graph is supposed to highlight the area contained. Β 

So even though the area is not described, it is relatively moot as the function of THIS graph is to compare two different sets, and the areas themselves need not be quantified to express the difference in proportion/% to the whole.

This graph has been used frequently in car video games like Gran Turismo, I think. Β as well as Superhero power stats on trading cards. Β and color gamut.

I would add torque and weight and perhaps drop displacement. Displacement is an implementation detail.

Horsepower per cylinder and horsepower per liter are pretty common metrics of efficiency and performance.Β  If you can squeeze 355 horsepower out of a 4 cylinder engine like the new mercedes CLA, you've just completely blown the performance curve.Β  The most common metric is 100hp/liter of displacement, but my how far we've come!

178 horses per liter is unheard of.

How far we've come indeed. Looking back atΒΒ -- the 1967 high output GTO was 360 hp from 6.5 liter, for 55hp/liter.

Oh, P.S., Adam? These blue buttons are the ugliest thing I've ever seen in my life. Just saying. - joebar

What's the relevance of the "Mecca & The Soul Brother" reference to Porsche? Β That's a Pete Rock + CL Smooth album, which ironically shows a Benz 500SL (?) coupe.Β 

File:Pete & cl - mecca & the soul brother.jpg

I was wondering that too.

The nice thing about ugly blue buttons is that it can only get better from here.

isn't it that men are more color blind than women, hence blue being the more common color to be used in design elements? ie Facebook.

Yes but even within that framework there are beautiful buttons and ugly ones.

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