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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    Ehh.. I had a ton of fun in my old Integra GS and Civic Si. But I've also had a lot of seat time in other 4-cylinder sh*tboxes (Corolla, Sentra, etc.) and I would rather walk than have to drive something like that.
     
  2. mbaum

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    No, no, going slow only works if the car is right:
    1) Very old
    2) Very light
    3) Built with a purpose in mind (Honda Civic, you kidding, right?)
    4) Rare
    5) Can break easily

    For your consideration: The best "Drives slow, feels fast, ass on the road" car: Abarth 750GT. Less than 60 hp from 750cc (pending your state of tune). You get a good one for $120k, ~250 made (We think …), Zagato hand made body, Abarth tuning genius, Fiat underpinnings. It does simply not get better than that. Entry to any concours event (Pending the condition and provenance of yours) an easily and cheaply raced (If you don't crash it) - And yes, I had a shitty one of those that I sold way too cheap (Then again it was shitty …).

    Modern equivalent: None (Maybe the SubarToyota thingy comes close?).

    Pics below:
    1) A perfectly restored one
    2) In action on the track (See what the "double bubbles" are for? Simple solution to a big problem and Zagato's claim to fame …)
    3) With people to get a sense of size - Small, unbelievable fun

    Mike
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  3. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Very nice atmosphere ... really.
     
  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Skittles.


    The blue one could work the other two not so much, but if you look at some of the custom paint jobs / wraps people have it makes sense to order them in.

    So on a car site, that someone had bought a brand new black with creme interior RR and changed it to white on black. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Beckwith

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    Saw the new McLaren P1 at my local Aston/McLaren dealership. Surprised it was still in the showroom and hasn't been sold. Cool car.
     
  6. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Sure it was a "real" car, I heard rumors about them sending out prototype/show cars for the showrooms.



    Singen Auto in Germany has 3 for sale.
    http://www.autosalon-singen.de
     
  7. Beckwith

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    I didn't go in and kick the tires, sure they really wouldn't appreciate that. I have to imagine on the Gold Coast of Long Island, it is a real car.
     
  8. Find Finn

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  9. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    I can't get over how fucking awesome the P1 is.
     
  10. GreenFrog

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    According to all the videos I've seen of the P1, its exhaust is a perpetual flamethrower on WOT.
     
  11. Find Finn

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    P1 owns LaFerrari and 918 thats for sure.

    It's just a shame that a lot of these rare cars get picked up by people with awful taste, which results in some terrible color combos.
     
  12. gomestar

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    i can't stand the turbo sound on the P1. Sounds like the car is sneezing, but i guess that sound makes some people hard.
     
  13. bawlin

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    That would be the blow-off valve...
     
  14. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    whatever. still don't like it.
     
  15. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    this one is for girlfriend

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  16. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    that du gets around

    I wonder who the owner is.
     
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  17. HRoi

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    I looked into those Mclarens once. A couple years old with minimal miles can be had for a surprisingly low price (not affordable or anything like that, but they held their value much less than, say, the 458 Italia)
     
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  19. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    is it even worth watching that video? Shitty track that is constantly wet.
     
  20. GreenFrog

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    for pure entertainment value, yiss.
     

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