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I should have been more direct with what it was about... unless a bona fide miracle happens, they uhh, probably won't grow-up.
No, I meant to see it but was busy all day/evening, they're doing a replay tomorrow, however. The kids had a ball. Mostly they sat in the cars, checked them out, heard them rev, then we took them to a predetermined parking lot (a big one) that was coned off and let them feel a little speed and grip (not even close to a full G). Plus they got Top Gear t-shirts and large posters of an Aventador and an Agera R. Then there was a small party with some cake & ice cream. My...
^ What Jude says.Also, the difference in pad material between the two could cause the sonic difference the tester noticed, all by itself.
I'm not going to lose money, if I can help it. No, it's going to stay stock, 740bhp is plenty for that car, already. They did a few ECU adjustments, but nothing major. It's supposed to weigh 3300lbs but it doesn't feel nearly that heavy, more like 27-2800, thanks to Ferrari's suspension trickery and truly massive brakes. Just puttering around yesterday I got a little more than 18 MPG, which is really impressive. On a road trip at constant speed, it would probably do well...
It isn't mine, at least not yet. We were doing the restoration for someone but it's gone beyond what he wanted to spend. His original target was 250-270k total but frankly he paid too much for it to begin with and we didn't know the extent of the electrical and mechanical issues. Everything had to be stripped, large portions of the upholstery had to be replaced (saddle stains badly) and almost the whole cockpit is wrapped in the same leather. The worst however was them...
Okay, the tally is in, after a few small revisions for labor rate (adding in the actual time spent, not what my guys fudged to try and "ease the pain"), and the F12 total bill comes to $193,225.61. So it has a street value of, say, $355k in current trim, and the price paid was $120k. That's over $313k in it, with a potential of $35k in profit to sell it, if you can find anyone who will to pay that for a salvaged car. The reality is, breaking even will probably be tricky...
Geez, why are you using Slick as an avatar? lolBTW, there are a couple good deals in the used area of that Amazon listing. There was a pair of HE-400s in "Very Good" condition for only $199.
I don't use anything but Intel SSDs, other brands simply have too many bugs and issues. Their firmware, compatibility, and NAND quality is unmatched in the industry.
"Where there's a whip, there's a way!"
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