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post #136 of 166
That Lotus was indeed great. But the should stop waisting time on making a c movieclip (at the beginning). The didn't reviewed any new car this episode frown.gif.
post #137 of 166
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That Lotus was incredible. 600k? Worth it. Man, I wish I that kind of dispensable cash.

They showed the Exos?
post #138 of 166
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They showed the Exos?

Yeah. It was pretty sick. I'm confused as to how often can I take it to a track with the cook and team etc..

I loved the bit about the whole detective/cop tv intro. Was hilarious! Jensen Interceptor is still a fave as well!
post #139 of 166
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Yeah. It was pretty sick. I'm confused as to how often can I take it to a track with the cook and team etc..

I loved the bit about the whole detective/cop tv intro. Was hilarious! Jensen Interceptor is still a fave as well!

I didn't see the episode, but my understanding is whenever you want. When you purchase the car, you get a certain number of outings, plus the coaching, fitness guy, etc, included in the price. After that you're on your own, but lotus will continue to maintain the car for you (though it doesn't need to be brought in every time you track it).
post #140 of 166
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I didn't see the episode, but my understanding is whenever you want. When you purchase the car, you get a certain number of outings, plus the coaching, fitness guy, etc, included in the price. After that you're on your own, but lotus will continue to maintain the car for you (though it doesn't need to be brought in every time you track it).

Hmm that makes sense... now to go raise 1Mill.. oh wait its sold out isn't it?
post #141 of 166
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Yeah. It was pretty sick. I'm confused as to how often can I take it to a track with the cook and team etc..

I loved the bit about the whole detective/cop tv intro. Was hilarious! Jensen Interceptor is still a fave as well!

I didn't see the episode, but my understanding is whenever you want. When you purchase the car, you get a certain number of outings, plus the coaching, fitness guy, etc, included in the price. After that you're on your own, but lotus will continue to maintain the car for you (though it doesn't need to be brought in every time you track it).
No you can only rend this car, since it's not possible to get a number plate for it.
post #142 of 166
So its different from the FXX which you own but Ferrari maintains.
post #143 of 166
There are scheduled check-ups once you reach certain mileage, but from my understanding it's yours to put on a trailer and take to the track whenever you feel like it. You get 5 track days plus the training included with the purchase. They've deliberately "de-tuned" it a bit so that it doesn't required the same maintenance a real f1 car does, but I'm sure it still requires a fair bit of maintenance, and lotus is obviously the only place you can take it, but i'm not sure how they handle it exactly. Obviously, you need pretty deep pockets beyond just being able to make the initial purchase.
post #144 of 166
Toys for very rich people.

I guess this is only possible in the UK then? I cant see them lugging all that stuff around the world.

Its a great program if you can afford it and are willing to train for it. But frankly, Jeremy's feedback is probably going to be the case for buyers. Most people will shit their pants before they push the car into its correct working range. You need to be doing 30 or 40 lap stints, most soft handed corporate lackey golf playing white men wont be able to hack more than a few laps. Trainer my ass, the only way tto develop the neck strength is to run the car.

I suspect you'll get a bunch of guys that try it a year and quit.
post #145 of 166
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Most people will shit their pants before they push the car into its correct working range. You need to be doing 30 or 40 lap stints, most soft handed corporate lackey golf playing white men wont be able to hack more than a few laps.

Or do a couple warm-up laps and then a few flying quali laps, lol. I'd sooner have a Formula Ford or Formula Renault (or even a Formula Vee) that you can actually race against other people. Then again, having Jean Alesi around could be helpful...
post #146 of 166
Wanted to touch upon the fields of army vehicles up for sale. Is there anything like that in the USA?
I'd be interested in buying a H1 or Jeeps etc.. that the US Army uses.
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Wanted to touch upon the fields of army vehicles up for sale. Is there anything like that in the USA?
I'd be interested in buying a H1 or Jeeps etc.. that the US Army uses.

Unsure. They seemed to be great value, but I bet the insurance is through the roof though.
post #148 of 166
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Unsure. They seemed to be great value, but I bet the insurance is through the roof though.

CAnt imagine either if you were a male under 27 frown.gif
post #149 of 166
Just watched last show of series. Brilliant. Loved the last section about the veterans from Afghan.

Lambo Aventador is a beast, very sick. Also one of the more honest approaches to Electric vehicles they've put on yet.
post #150 of 166
In the last episode, when they were in the tea-house playing Scrabble, did you notice "testicle" and "vagina"?biggrin.gif
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