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    The Mercedes Benz G63 6x6


    Quite an impressive vehicle.

    As it should be, for half-a-Million bucks !


    Gotta' admit, however . . . .


    Its tandem rear-axle reminds me
    of the special Touring Cars which Mercedes made for Adolph Hitler.


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    I know, right? That's a whole lot a ugly for a half-million bucks!

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    You guys don't remember the Dodge Ram T-Rex? I hung out with one of these at a car show back in the day, I'm surprised they never did anything with it..


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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    You guys don't remember the Dodge Ram T-Rex? I hung out with one of these at a car show back in the day, I'm surprised they never did anything with it..
    i never was/nor will i ever be a dodge person, but i will say that is cool looking. i'd still rather have the vintage power wagon though. i have a soft spot for military vehicles
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Keep a case of oil in the trunk and check the dip every time you gas up. And it has more handling that it has horsepower, so don't expect to win any stoplight battles. Short of that, yes, cheap fun indeed..
    he has the manual for it, i read it and it says a little bit of burning is normal and is supposed to. i drove it for a week when i was out of a vehicle when a guy in an f-350 was texting and ran a stoplight and t-boned me, so i drove it around. i checked the oil often and it didn't drop that much, but he always kept the maintenance up on it and took very good care of it. the whole week i had it, i only had to put about 1/4 of a quart of oil in it and that was driving it about 80 miles a day.

    I seen a video on youtube where a guy purposely blew one up, by holding the gas pedal to the floor, it took it for over 9 minutes. i was impressed, it would be hard i'd figure for a piston engine to take this
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4sevens View Post
    BAC Mono
    After seeing Caterhams and X-Bows, it almost looks like it has too many body panels..

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    The weather's fine in Geneva, where it's raining supercars:

    Ferrari LaFerrari, 963 HP, 1 of 499:





    Lamborghini Veneno, 750 HP, 1 of 3:


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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    New batmobile?
    <bunch 'O flashlights>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kremer View Post
    New batmobile?
    Well Bruce Wayne does prefer exclusive Lambos, and he'd be the only one who could afford it; The Bat prefers truck-like things these days..

    And speaking of trucks, some folks are pondering restarting the compact segment, like Jeep:



    And Mitsubishi:

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    Superfluous body panels not included; Pagani Huayra:


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    There needs to be an inexpensive mid-engined car

    Something like an Elise but cheaper,, with a direct injected 2.4L strait4 singing happily between the rear wheels and your ears..


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    Quote Originally Posted by orbital View Post
    There needs to be an inexpensive mid-engined car
    Nobody went for the last one..


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    ..was thinking twice the HP & lower to the ground.

    close ratio 6-speed also

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbital View Post
    ..was thinking twice the HP & lower to the ground.
    This comes much closer to your criteria, minus the amidships engine and extra cog; it was also mostly ignored, despite the fact that performance-wise it fit neatly between the Porsche Boxster and Boxster S..


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    Would rather have a current version Mazda Miata.

    Yes, I know it doesn't fit all the criteria and they don't even call it a Miata anymore. But yeah . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    Would rather have a current version Mazda Miata.
    Over the 260 HP, potentially 290 HP Sky Redline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Nobody went for the last one..
    With 1.5 ft3 of storage space it's no wonder the MR-S was a flop. Not sure what Toyota was smoking. Toyota seems to got it very right with the FR-S though.

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    On the Tail of the Dragon. Going down again in April:


    Currently drooling over this, the 2014 GT3:

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Over the 260 HP, potentially 290 HP Sky Redline?
    A FI'd Miata

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    Starting in 2014, Sports car racing in the US will be:






    ~ glad it's sanctioned by IMSA
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Over the 260 HP, potentially 290 HP Sky Redline?
    I'll take Go-Cart handling over power (in a roadster) every single time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    I'll take Go-Cart handling over power (in a roadster) every single time.
    Ah, well if price is no object..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    I'll take Go-Cart handling over power (in a roadster) every single time.
    Always strikes me as a weird statement that "Go-Kart handling" i've raced Go-karts and can say without a shadow of a doubt on bumpy tracks they handle absolutely terribly.

    There is no way i'd ever buy a car that had no suspension.

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    There will never be a nicer looking car than the one built remembering Enzos' son



    Last edited by orbital; 03-16-2013 at 03:24 PM. Reason: properly added the word 'remembering'

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Ah, well if price is no object..

    No thanks. Mr. Ferrari once described his customers as fools for paying the asking prices on the cars he produced. He used the funds from the sales to finance his racing obsession. The guy was just an ass with eye-balls. Can't bring myself to even consider anything with the Ferrari logo on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    Can't bring myself to even consider anything with the Ferrari logo on it.
    Fair enough, but all the truly go-kart-handling roadsters nowadays [that aren't track toys] are front wheel drive..


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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Fair enough, but all the truly go-kart-handling roadsters nowadays [that aren't track toys] are front wheel drive..

    Roadster

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Fair enough, but all the truly go-kart-handling roadsters nowadays [that aren't track toys] are front wheel drive..
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    My niece just got one couple weeks ago,, haven't talked to her yet how she likes it.

    ...my guess is that she doesn't hate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwak View Post
    Roadster
    Two seats and a trunk, that is indeed a roadster (and a turbo stuffed under the hood, so it'll match a Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S around a track..)


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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Two seats and a trunk, that is indeed a roadster (and a turbo stuffed under the hood, so it'll match a Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S around a track..)

    It's a sloppy wobbly Mini cabrio with a bigger boot and the rear seats removed.

    If it drives anything like the other Mini cabrio's i've driven it'll be dull handling, dead for feel and scuttle shake it's heart out.

    Anyone that buys the cabrio version of a car has absolutely no interest in lap times, if they did they'd buy the coupe version instead.
    Cabrio's are for posers plain and simple.

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