Your Ideal Car

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by AndyMG, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. AndyMG

    AndyMG Senior member

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    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?
     
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    HRoi Senior member

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    that'll do 5 secs with 200 bhp??! how light is it?
     
  3. AndyMG

    AndyMG Senior member

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    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.
     
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    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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  5. AndyMG

    AndyMG Senior member

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    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!
     
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    Ideal would be a TVR Cerbera with free repairs and maintenance, and gas.
     
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    What a great idea - I'll take an LE50.
     
  8. AndyMG

    AndyMG Senior member

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    Pebblegrain - I always think that owning a TVR would be like dating a model - great fun, but extremely high maintenence[​IMG]

    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.
     
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    Top Car > Bottom Car
     
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    ^^^^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.
     
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    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.
     
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  12. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    I forgot one:

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