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post #14191 of 14786
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Originally Posted by horndog View Post

God the LFA is such a wonderfully oddball supercar. It's neither the fastest nor the lightest, has zero pedigree, and a price for performance ratio that had people scratching their heads. And yet the history and cost of its development (Japs only supercar had to be built from scratch with no prior exp and they lost a ton of $ per car sold), the insane rev speed, it's purported driving dynamics (didn't Clarkson say it was the GOAT?), low production, and that... fucking... exhaust... It's like the best idiosyncratic supercar that Italy never made. Total dream car status.

 

It is amazing and sounds even better - I saw one, once, my head swiveling instantly toward the wail. Fortunately, my camera was sitting on the seat next to me. Heard an Aventador yesterday, too, which is not bad either.

 

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post #14192 of 14786
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Damn, a friend mine hit a moose a while ago in Sweden his Scirocco looked a lot like that.

Once hit a pigeon while doing 80mph, it completely disintegrated and it got into the climate and air filter, fyi warm pigeon blood stinks.

Where my sister lives once every few years a moose faces down a Greyhound bus. Moose is toast but apparently EMTs are picking moose out of even people that were sitting at the back of the bus.

This link is for LabelKing: http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20140725-a-sedan-for-sultans
Edited by Piobaire - 7/26/14 at 4:56pm
post #14193 of 14786
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Someone dinged my car door. Second time on the same car this year mad.gif


Edit - I meant to post this in the "things that are pissing you off" thread. Don't know how I managed to post it here, but I guess it works too

hopefully not the gt3
post #14194 of 14786
Shit, that footage is from my home track Summit Point. You hear about animal incidents occasionally but mostly groundhogs. A deer is horrible luck.
post #14195 of 14786
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Damn, a friend mine hit a moose a while ago in Sweden his Scirocco looked a lot like that.

Once hit a pigeon while doing 80mph, it completely disintegrated and it got into the climate and air filter, fyi warm pigeon blood stinks.

Modern Scirocco or vintage? I always thought the vintage ones were cool, although it was an old Corrado that I really wanted back when I was in high school. Those were a nifty VW...




G60 supercharger or VR6, I could have swung either way (although by the time they got old, the superchargers were all doomed, so a lot of them were replaced with turbos instead of rebuilding). Sweet little 2+2 that they say was originally conceived as a porsche 944 replacement...so you end up with essentially a cut-rate VW badged porsche.

Love the middle of the video where he keeps lifting the inside rear wheel far off the ground in the corners...I don't think that would fly on a sports car in that range 26 years later.
post #14196 of 14786
Current one and it was only the windshield that was ruined.
Edited by Find Finn - 7/28/14 at 2:09am
post #14197 of 14786

Huh? Haven't checked in here in weeks. And people rave about the LFA? :eek:

 

The must be the most pitiful car of the last 10 years. It is just boring as f***. As you said, it does nothing exceptionally, not the fastest, not the best handling, no innovation whatsoever, not the prettiest, not nada. But pricey. 

 

First Japanese super car built from scratch without experience and loosing money on every one of them? Sorry, Toyota has done exactly that already in 1967.

 

 

The Scirocco on the other hand is an enthusiastic yes. Of, course, the original one. To my eye, one of the best Giugiaro designs. Didn't they shoe horn the Golf GTI engine into it in Europe? That would be the one to get.

 

By the way, there was no involvement of Porsche in the Corrado development, so it is not a re-badged Porsche at all. I doubt that there is a single Porsche derived part on it. It was an all in-house VW development and there was never a plan to replace the 944 with it (That became the Porsche developed 968). By that time, both companies pretty much went separate ways. I know wikipedia states that but I believe it is wrong. They might be confusing the fact that VW commissioned Porsche to develop a sports car in 1974, which was the beginning of the Porsche 924. When VW canceled the plans due to the oil crisis (And decided to move ahead with the Golf/ Scirocco which did not have any Porsche involvement at all), Porsche decided to introduce the developed car under the Porsche brand with an Audi derived engine - which has always been the achilles heel of the 924 as it was too anemic for the car (And enthusiasts argued at the wrong side of the car and, what blasphemy, water cooled).

 

Mike


Edited by mbaum - 7/28/14 at 9:37pm
post #14198 of 14786
Have you driven the LFA? I tend to agree with the "not the prettiest" and "pricey" comments, but I don't know if it's boring to drive. It does sound nice
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No - Honestly, not sure if it would be the first choice for me to jump into a car and drive it, given so much alternatives out there that are so much more exciting. But you know, I am first and foremost a design enthusiast when it comes to cars (Hence my love for the old stuff) - I only by cars by color :)

 

I would assume that the LFA drives decent, don't get me wrong. But then, you got alternatives at a vast different price point as well. When it comes to Japanese "super-ish cars" of all ages, I would much rather prefer the mentioned GT2000, the Cosmo, the Skyline, the NSX, the GT-R ... all of those had a level of novelty and excitement that far surpasses the LFA.

 

Mike

post #14200 of 14786
Saw the new konigsegg one 1 in the flesh today, not the est looking car in the world.

It was parked at car event together with 12C, Weismann, new M4 and a F type, the later to drove past me a little later and the m4 sounds great.
post #14201 of 14786
I drive my wife's shitty 2004 Ford Focus while she drives our 2010 Honda CRV
post #14202 of 14786
Want.
post #14203 of 14786

Rumored $5b investment, and dumbing down the main line in it's process: Justified!

post #14204 of 14786
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Want.

Saw my first i8 IRL yesterday and it's stunning. I could name a dozen cars I would rather have for the money, but it's certainly a fine piece of machinery.
post #14205 of 14786
Isn't the i8 roughly Tesla money?

It's taxed here, so they want 500k for it.
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