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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I think i've found mine - the MG LE50.

 

A brand new seam welded bodyshell, mazda MX5 engine, 0-60 in 5 seconds, 160 mph, over 200 bhp.

 

Also available are front heated screen, heated seats and air-con. Classic looks with modern performance, comfort and reliability. Shame they're only making 50 and they're £50k each!

 

I wonder how much a kidney sells for on eBay?

 

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What would be your ideal car?

post #2 of 12
that'll do 5 secs with 200 bhp??! how light is it?
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Don't know the exact weight, but the brochure gives the power/weight ratio as 240bhp/tonne, which is significantly better than the originals!

 

They've never been a heavy car, but it helps that the new engine only weighs 85kg.

post #4 of 12
I'm considering building one of these kits once my 2 boys are a little older for a weekend and track car - as much power as you choose and very lightweight.
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post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

I love the Cobra. It's a gorgeous shape. If it was me, I would stick a nice fat V8 under the bonnet and press the loud pedal! Again, they're pretty light, so it doesn't take a huge amount of horsepower to get one moving.

 

I've seen some videos on YouTube of absolutely lightning quick Cobras/replicas. They look like great fun!

post #6 of 12
Ideal would be a TVR Cerbera with free repairs and maintenance, and gas.
post #7 of 12
What a great idea - I'll take an LE50.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

Pebblegrain - I always think that owning a TVR would be like dating a model - great fun, but extremely high maintenencesmile.gif

 

And be thankful you're not in the UK, with standard unleaded at over £6/gallon, fuelling a TVR would not be much fun at all!

 

Robertito - I can't see why no-one's done something similar before. I actually attended the launch of this last weekend, and it looked amazing. Quality was superb, unlike some of the originals.

post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by darnelled View Post

I'm considering building one of these kits once my 2 boys are a little older for a weekend and track car - as much power as you choose and very lightweight.
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Top Car > Bottom Car
post #10 of 12
^^^^what is the bottom one? here's a pick, as I am posting with a question

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edit: n/m a daytona kit? the back end looks different - less bulbous - threw me off.
Edited by hrb - 11/26/11 at 12:04am
post #11 of 12
These are the ones I love.

BMW 2002 - I learnt to drive in my father's, and, once licensed, received my first in-car hj and bj in it.

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The Citroen DS - I think the classiest sedan. I love those revolutionary lines.

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The Jaguar XKE - The most beautiful car crafted. Ever.

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Daimler DS 420 - Once I have my billions I'll be driven in it. And shall surely exhaust my fortune maintaining it.

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BTW, all of them are affordable.
post #12 of 12
I forgot one:

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