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    Quote Originally Posted by bstrickler View Post
    Blech, GT.
    It's the only one that can keep up with this guy:


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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    It's the only one that can keep up with this guy:

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    I just never liked the body of the GT. Looks like a ricer car.

    Notchback or the 1990 prototype are my favorite body styles. Just wish they did something else for the nose. It just doesn't look right, in my opinion.
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    Ferrari F620 GT, 740hp; the replacement for the 599, will debut next month at the Geneva Motor show:


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    ^^


    ahhhhhhh!,,,finally some smoother car lines (shape) from Italy.
    Is it me or does it look slightly Vette'ish?

    nevertheless
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    Quote Originally Posted by orbital View Post
    Is it me or does it look slightly Vette'ish?
    That would put Ferrari a step ahead, since the new Vette will look like the old 599. But the output numbers suggest the 620 is aiming at the Pagani Huayra..

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    ^

    It's never just about numbers, if it were, Vipers would be unstoppable.
    Unfortunately they don't get around a track for *svdt$5

    I'm all about front engined cars from Maranello, but I can get two Vetts & spare parts for the price,
    beat the crap out of one and have another as backup.


    I'll never forget the 550 GT1 going toe-toe with a Z06 GT1 at Road America several years back,..absolutely purist racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbital View Post
    Vipers would be unstoppable.
    Unfortunately they don't get around a track for *svdt$5
    The first-gen ones, no, but Car and Driver ran the most recent Viper ACR in their Lightning Lap event in 2008, and there hasn't been a production car since that has come near its lap time; not the Ferraris, the Lamborghinis, the Porsches..


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    ^

    The Mosler MT900S has the record.
    Really, you need to test several different tracks to get best overall performance profile.
    ~ a fast car at Barber may be slowish at VIR ect..

    What would be interesting, the best overall times at 5 different tracks & compare that to price.

    The Viper goes like a rocket down straits, it really does.
    ...but hard braking, mid corner speed & power off corner always look awkward when seeing them race in real life.
    It's like the engine is too far forward or something, its hard to explain.

    I've seen a Viper completely loose its brakes coming to into Canada Corner, probably doing 160+ going strait into tire barriers...
    there was an absolute explosion of tires & water that gets trapped in tire barriers, I'll never forget the sound if impact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orbital View Post
    The Mosler MT900S has the record.
    But it's not a production car; there's a slew of boutique cars that would be able to set the record, the aforementioned Huayra, or Zonda Cinque, the Gumpert Apollo, the Radical, etc. The Ferrari 620 will be very near the performance levels of the Paganis, and will be the first road-legal Ferrari to outpace the Enzo around a track.

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    I'd like to see the Nissan GTR in such a competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyJo View Post
    I'd like to see the Nissan GTR in such a competition.
    The GT-R has made an appearance at Car and Driver's Lightning Lap three times to date, since Nissan constantly updates it; it of course does fantastic for its price class, a 2011 copy coming in between the Lambo Murcielago 670 and Gallardo Superleggera 570, one-tenth of a second behind the track-toy KTM XBow, and just ahead of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia (!). But it's behind the Corvette ZR1, and because of how its price has inflated, does not have the price-to-performance ratio of a Corvette Grand Sport or Boss Mustang. It's nearly five seconds off the pace of the Viper ACR, a significant margin for a ~3 minute track.

    Motor Trend had an '09 GT-R for one of their Laguna Lap events at Laguna Seca; their '07 Porsche 911 GT3 slightly bested it, yet Car and Driver's GT3 RS has never surpassed the Nissan. Their record holder is again a '10 Viper ACR, second place is.. an '08 Viper ACR.
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    Lightning Lap 2012

    From Car & Driver 2012: http://www.caranddriver.com/features...to-2012-page-8

    Last edited by orbital; 02-27-2012 at 04:43 PM. Reason: correct track layout

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    Take a look at the Nurburgring times. Another prestigious track where most, if not all, cars try their best.
    Viper ranks up in the top 10 Production Cars.
    http://whoartnow.hubpages.com/hub/To...roduction-Cars this looks like an old post
    Here is the current version

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%c3%bcrburgring_lap_times
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    Quote Originally Posted by Launch Mini View Post
    Take a look at the Nurburgring times.
    Looks pretty solid, except the Pagani should be ahead of the Viper. And there is the possibility of the GT-R outrunning the Viper here since there are so few tight turns; lots of broad sweepers and straights to give a high-horsepower AWD car an advantage. Also, the Radical could in theory turn a faster time with some fidgeting with the gearing. The one in the video has the final gear set as an overdrive, and the stock Radical hits redline at ~155 mph with some power to spare.

    Not sure how the LF-A or Z06 got so high on the Wikipedia list..
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    Ferrari's official unveiling today revealed that this is not the "F620" but is the F12berlinetta; it's 730hp and has indeed set the record on the Fiorano course for a roadgoing Ferrari..


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    That backside is hideous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    That backside is hideous!
    Agreed.

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    One of my all time favorites,..the 550
    Took these photos @ ALMS race weekend 8 or 9 years ago





    Street version: ^^



    GTS {GT1} race version: ^^
    ..note the roof air intake ~ trick

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbital View Post
    One of my all time favorites,..the 550
    The 550 always looked too calm, had a nice options list though (Superamerica!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    That backside is hideous!
    But it's got a genuine F1 taillight! It is a little alien though, it strikes me as a "styling direction" that will evolve into something really unique, but it's just not there yet. It'll be interesting to see where they go with it. In the meantime, get used to seeing that backend - Ferrari Enzos, Porsche Carrera GTs, Lambo Murcielagos will all be looking at it..

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    Lamborghini Unica, a one-off topless Aventador:


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    No windshield??

    I don't care if you're Brad Pitt in an Armani suit with an Omega Speedmaster strapped to your wrist and Angelina sitting next to you . . . No one looks cool while wearing goggles.
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    German tri-axle two-stroke diesel tank transport converted into a roadster:


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    Can't leave out one of the greatest movie intros off all time:


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    Yes or no: Printed tires


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    Painted tires . . .
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    She loves to be seen in the ol' Mercedes..


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    No excuse for leaving bird poop on a classic.
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    I don't see a classic, cause that's no Merc.
    But you can't blame a guy for trying

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    Looks like a K car ^ maYBE?

    ..when I first looked at that pic, something looked really wrong

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    Rolls-Royce Phantom B12 Hearse by Biemme:


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