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    Quote Originally Posted by LightWalker View Post
    I've always liked the Lamborghini and the new ones are pretty cool. It's too bad they cost so much.
    I'm sorry I can't say I share the sentiment, I would love myself that SuperVeloce Murcielago BUT, if I could afford one right now, the number of people that would own them would be scary. Scary considering how poorly people drive pathetically powerless cars they currently can afford.

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    StarHalo, can you recommend any racing games on the ps3 platform or is it Forza that really is king?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 65535 View Post
    StarHalo, can you recommend any racing games on the ps3 platform or is it Forza that really is king?
    Gran Turismo 5 will eventually be the exclusive racer on PS3, but it has been delayed many times, and currently has a November release date. There are a lot of comparisons between it and Forza, but it's not an entirely fair comparison since one game doesn't actually exist yet, each game is/will be only available exclusively on its respective console (so you'd have to own both consoles just to compare them), and Gran Turismo 4 is from 2005 and the PS2, so it's not really in the running.

    I can say that I bought an XBox360 specifically to play Forza (totally worth it, just make sure you get an XBox with a hard drive), and that it does have some definitive pros over the GT series - the gameplay is completely customizable; you can set it for old-school arcade action where there's no damage/cars bounce off things and a child could drive it, or for totally realistic simulation where there's damage and wear (including mechanical/internal) and manual-with-clutch shifting, or any degree of difficulty/complexity in between. There's also the "Rewind" feature, where you can press a button and whatever just happened actually rewinds a few seconds, and you can try again from the previous point in time - this makes racing a lot more fun, and ends the pain of having a great run ruined by some tiny error (or lethal crash). Plus all the cars are customizable and upgradeable, so if you've ever wanted to know what it'd be like to drive a rear-wheel-drive Prelude or stock-car-powered Mustang, now you can..

    When GT5 is released, it will probably again be an unfair comparison just due to the amount of time between releases; but if you want to play this year, Forza 3 is the one.

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    I picked up Forza 3 a few months ago along with a MS Racing Wheel. It can really get immersive. The graphics are outstanding. Beautiful tracks. My favorite so far is just running a Quick Race at Nüburgring the 1999 #15 BMW Motorsport V12. That thing handles great and can really go through the gears. Baby you can fly! I have to do that at least once whenever playing the game.
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    My cousin has Forza on his XBox, and I wouldn't mind having an XBox sometime. But having a quality driving simulator would be kickass.
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    The current XBox Elite bundle includes a copy of Forza 3 for free; it's everything you need to play in one box..

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    That is not bad at $300 either, I was looking at it. Just need a wheel hehe. And pedals that too. It is a shame though since I just got a PS3, but I'll put a little slush fund together for an XBox (mhm Forza 3 on a 50" 1080i free tv yes that's the stuff)
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    The times they are a'changin'..

    2004 Ford Mustang GT V8: 1/4 mile in secs: 14.2@98mph, MPG: 17/24
    2011 Ford Mustang V6: 1/4 mile in secs: 14.0@100mph, MPG: 19/29


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    Just think what it could do if they'd just shrink the size (weight) of that pig.



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    this would be a perfect car for me.

    who needs roads, or boats.








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    Quote Originally Posted by gswitter View Post
    Just think what it could do if they'd just shrink the size (weight) of that pig.
    It's still ~300 lbs lighter than the Camaro, and all the reviews praise how light and nimble it feels; Ford has done a lot of work to turn the platform into a true sports car, and apparently it's worked, it has better handling numbers than either the last SVT Cobra or the current Shelby GTs.

    The old-school idea of the pony car segment is dead, no one wants a big engine stuffed in a small car with no consideration for dynamics anymore. Everyone has clamored for better handling from the Camaro/Mustang for so long that it was inevitable they'd eventually both become all-around sports cars..
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    Default Snakes & Spyders

    Some things that slither & crawl:


    Polished Snake:

    another Spyder crawled in:

    then a black Snake slithered by:

    a Snake of a different make:

    The little Spyders are so cute you wanna give 'em a hug.


    Have some horse pictures around here somewhere along with some bulls...

    Great thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    It's still ~300 lbs lighter than the Camaro, and all the reviews praise how light and nimble it feels
    They may have made significant improvements, and I suspect a lot of those reviewers were first treated to a ride/drive in the previous generation car. Compared to the predecessor, it may indeed feel light and nimble. But the car tips the scales at close to two tons (with driver), and has to make due with the same suspension, brake and tire tech as the everyone else. You can't fight physics.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardner View Post
    (Big sigh.)

    Now that's light and nimble. (And oh so lovely.)



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    Talked the owner for a while of that one gst & it was one of the most perfect I'd ever seen at the historics of any make.

    A car to make you lose your head over...


    See if I can find a shot of the latest & greatest Spyder here someplace.

    In the meantime, here are some horses:


    Some classic TR's

    Another blast from the past

    and an interior that made me drool as a kid

    That seems to have held up pretty well over the years.

    Underboot of another 906 for gstwitter:


    Such a beautiful, well balanced little car. So different from anything else at the time & so much more efficient at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardner View Post
    See if I can find a shot of the latest & greatest Spyder here someplace.
    One better:


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    Quote Originally Posted by gswitter View Post
    They may have made significant improvements, and I suspect a lot of those reviewers were first treated to a ride/drive in the previous generation car. Compared to the predecessor, it may indeed feel light and nimble. But the car tips the scales at close to two tons (with driver), and has to make due with the same suspension, brake and tire tech as the everyone else. You can't fight physics.


    (Big sigh.)

    Now that's light and nimble. (And oh so lovely.)
    It's replacement is a nice set of wheels too:



    Out & in:


    "Thanks, I'll check my own oi l":


    and opened up:


    It shared a lot of techbits with this CS:



    Love the sound of screaming Spyders & slithering Snakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardner View Post
    It's replacement is a nice set of wheels too:

    Love the sound of screaming Spyders & slithering Snakes.
    That's a Carrera, not a Spyder

    The one I posted is the 2011 Boxster Spyder

    I would agree that the Carerra sounds much better though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    That's a Carerra, not a Spyder

    The one I posted is the 2011 Boxster Spyder

    I would agree that the Carerra sounds much better though..
    Carerra GTS Spyder.

    The racer is also a Carerra Spyder.

    The 2011 Boxster Spyder remind you of the old 911 speedster of the late '80's too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardner View Post
    The 2011 Boxster Spyder remind you of the old 911 speedster of the late '80's too?
    It does a bit, though the Spyder has the cool new "bikini top":



    The one that looks most like original Spyder to me (in the nose section, at least) is the vaporware Ruf I put in the very first post: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...13&postcount=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    The times they are a'changin'..

    2004 Ford Mustang GT V8: 1/4 mile in secs: 14.2@98mph, MPG: 17/24
    2011 Ford Mustang V6: 1/4 mile in secs: 14.0@100mph, MPG: 19/29

    2011 V8 with a Supercharger shoe-horned in for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    It does a bit, though the Spyder has the cool new "bikini top":



    The one that looks most like original Spyder to me (in the nose section, at least) is the vaporware Ruf I put in the very first post: http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...13&postcount=1

    That is sweet Love the black & white / black & cream on these cars.

    The Carrera GT looks better in Syper format with the carbon panels removed, but this looks great with the bra on.

    Love the Ruf's & have a few of those around (pics at least) I'll try to find.

    Can't wait to get down to Monterey again this year for the races. The Wine country classics are a lot of fun also.
    Better fried calamari at 'Seca though :-).

    Took another look at the first Ruf & you're right. You can clearly see they went after some lineage there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    2011 V8 with a Supercharger shoe-horned in for me!
    That would be the 2011 Shelby GT500 (not the earlier models), but no one's tested one yet. You can distinguish it from earlier models by the thinner race stripes..


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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    That would be the 2011 Shelby GT500 (not the earlier models), but no one's tested one yet. You can distinguish it from earlier models by the thinner race stripes..
    Thinner??

    Is that the Ladies Edition?

    Okay, I'm kidding. That's a great pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    but no one's tested one yet.
    And wouldn't you know it, two days later, Car & Driver tests one:

    2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: 1/4 mile in secs: 12.4@117mph, lateral Gs: 1.00
    2010 Chevrolet Corvette: 1/4 mile in secs: 12.4@117mph, lateral Gs: 0.99

    ^ You're reading that correctly..


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    DAMN!!!

    That Snake looks sooo Bad-Ass!!

    I'm a chevy guy myself, but these new Mustangs is just so damn nice lookin!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    I love the performance. But what the f**k is up with that giant smile?!

    Who's the designer who tweaked the 2011 to look cute instead of bad-ass?? . . . And why wasn't he beaten with a board that had a rusty nail in it?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    I love the performance. But what the f**k is up with that giant smile?!
    Gotta have a bigger airdam for the intercooler, a problem you'd still have to deal with if you supercharged a regular Mustang. But it least it doesn't look like this:




    Though the truly bad-ass have the intercooler(s) right out in the open..


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    Quote Originally Posted by StarHalo View Post
    Gotta have a bigger airdam for the intercooler, a problem you'd still have to deal with if you supercharged a regular Mustang. But it least it doesn't look like this:

    Oh don't remind me!

    You have no idea how happy I am that Mazda decided to re-design the 6 a year earlier than the 3.

    Otherwise my baby would be wearing that hideous Joker grin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    Oh don't remind me!

    You have no idea how happy I am that Mazda decided to re-design the 6 a year earlier than the 3.

    Otherwise my baby would be wearing that hideous Joker grin.

    Looks more like gills, poor things trying to breathe and be smothered all at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 65535 View Post
    Looks more like gills, poor things trying to breathe and be smothered all at the same time.
    I've seen a few of them on the road. Not surprisingly, the vast majority are black in color.

    Gee, I wonder if that's because black makes that insane-asylum grin appear quite a bit less obvious.
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