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Aventador LP700-4
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 1:07:40 PM
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What does the phrase " as developed as it’s ever going to get " mean here?

Nissan 370Z's naturally aspirated 3.7-liter V6 under that long hood is about as developed as it’s ever going to get, but it’s been an award-winner in its heyday.

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https://www.autobytel.com/car-buying-guides/features/10-cheapest-cars-with-300-hp-132730/

Does it mean that the engine is not the most advanced engine ever?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:08:20 PM

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Hi!

Quite the opposite.

It is so advanced that it will never become any better.
It is the best possible - even in the future, no-one will develop anything better.


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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:16:58 PM
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I also thought it means what you said but if it refers to a very advanced engine why it uses BUT after that?
We usually use BUT to write an opposing sentence to what has just been said about something.

This sentence is not very meaningfull:

The engine is so advanced that it can't be better than this in the future BUT it was an award-winner in its period of being a successful engine.

When after BUT we use a positive sentence, there should be a negative sentence before it and vice versa.

- BUT +

or

+ BUT -

I think + BUT + is not meaningful.
NKM
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:31:15 PM

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It means that this particular type of engine was first created some years ago, and has been enhanced ("developed") by adding new features until it has become as good as the basic design allows. The "but" clause says that it is still a very good engine, even though it may be superseded by newer designs in the future.

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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 4:43:06 PM
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Thank you both for your help.
thar
Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 5:23:30 PM

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I agree with NKM.

I think 'as developed as it can be' is within the limitations of that type of engine.

So it is an old design. It was good, so it is still good. So it is still a good car to buy.
But other cars will have better engines.
This one has not improved alongside other models.
Maybe because it is naturally aspirated - any improvement in performance would require a turbo. Maybe some other limitation.
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