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post #286 of 9498

Something from the left field MagickMan:

 

Only 80 in the US and 500 Worldwide. We got only one for sale in Australia (Melbourne) for 600k and it cant even be registered due to LHD confused_face(1).gif

 

 


 

post #287 of 9498
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And yes, that was basically what I was picturing in my head. cool.gif

No, no, the target is Italian and impractical. Not American and ugly. wink.gif
Edited by Magick Man - 9/16/12 at 9:53pm
post #288 of 9498
I was going by this ad:
http://classiccars.com/listing-362833/1997-ferrari-355-for-sale-in-carmel-indiana-us.html

D@mn right I want an F22 as a daily driver - the visibility is *great* in that cockpit! It's also very practical for a small parking lot. One of the drills we used to do in the simulator was to stand on the brakes, Throw the throttles into afterburner, then pop the brakes. We would wait *one* stripe on the runway, they yank back on the stick, point the nose straight up, and accelerate past Mach 1 going straight up! That was great fun! To be honest I have no idea if the real aircraft can do that - this was in an early version of the simulator, and it might have had more "optimistic" data in it than what the final aircraft could do. On the other hand, that was also BEFORE the sim had the thrust vectoring nozzles, and that would make it even MORE of a take-off rockets ship. Search Youtube for the F22 air show demos - the low speed maneuvers are simply amazing - Mach 2 aircraft are not normally capable of standing on their tail and doing flip-flops like an Olympic gymnast!

Oh, and having Sidewinders, AMRAAMS and a 20mm cannon would solve ALL of my traffic problems.
post #289 of 9498
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post

Something from the left field MagickMan:

The C8 is beautiful, but too many say it's not a good driver's car.
post #290 of 9498

Fully agreed and that,s where the impractical bit comes in.

 

LOL at the American and ugly bit. My XJ would disagree.

post #291 of 9498

I present the mosler mt900 (and its made with bits of a corvette!)

post #292 of 9498
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

I was going by this ad:
http://classiccars.com/listing-362833/1997-ferrari-355-for-sale-in-carmel-indiana-us.html
D@mn right I want an F22 as a daily driver - the visibility is *great* in that cockpit! It's also very practical for a small parking lot. One of the drills we used to do in the simulator was to stand on the brakes, Throw the throttles into afterburner, then pop the brakes. We would wait *one* stripe on the runway, they yank back on the stick, point the nose straight up, and accelerate past Mach 1 going straight up! That was great fun! To be honest I have no idea if the real aircraft can do that - this was in an early version of the simulator, and it might have had more "optimistic" data in it than what the final aircraft could do. On the other hand, that was also BEFORE the sim had the thrust vectoring nozzles, and that would make it even MORE of a take-off rockets ship. Search Youtube for the F22 air show demos - the low speed maneuvers are simply amazing - Mach 2 aircraft are not normally capable of standing on their tail and doing flip-flops like an Olympic gymnast!
Oh, and having Sidewinders, AMRAAMS and a 20mm cannon would solve ALL of my traffic problems.

yeah, the AOA those can achieve is simply amazing.

post #293 of 9498
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Oh, and having Sidewinders, AMRAAMS and a 20mm cannon would solve ALL of my traffic problems.

Have you seen Live Free or Die Hard? With the F-35? biggrin.gif
post #294 of 9498
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I present the mosler mt900 (and its made with bits of a corvette!)

I want something that has a dealership and can be repaired, there's a Ferrari certified repair place in town, which makes them more attractive. Impractical is fine, I just want it to be a great car to drive and gorgeous.
Edited by Magick Man - 9/16/12 at 10:44pm
post #295 of 9498
Well, there's always a new Aston Martin to go along with your classic. I would have a hard time deciding between a Ferrari & an AM.
post #296 of 9498

Wait, what ever happened to the Morgan?


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post #297 of 9498
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I want something that has a dealership and can be repaired, there's a Ferrari certified repair place in town, which makes them more attractive. Impractical is fine, I just want it to be a great car to drive and gorgeous.

 459 italia or the 599 gtb firoano, very nice cars. (wish i had that kind of money, but i will live vicariosly through you) or if you are a Porsche fan,  a carrera gt, very cool car :) But unfortunately they don't make them anymore.

post #298 of 9498
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Wait, what ever happened to the Morgan?

x2 the morgan is a very, very cool car. Check out tvr, very cool. Like morgan in the fact that they make unconventional looking cars.

post #299 of 9498
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Wait, what ever happened to the Morgan?

I'm planning the garage, and it's still on the list. redface.gif

TVR, only if vintage, before the Russian buyout.

I think new Astons are great, but I'm in love with the DB5s and 6s. For a modern high tech supercar, that's the best for driving, I'm thinking the only way to go is the 458 Spider.
Edited by Magick Man - 9/17/12 at 1:43am
post #300 of 9498
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No, no, the target is Italian and impractical. Not American and ugly. wink.gif

Have you ever considered pagani? Italian, impractical and much more exclusive than any new ferrari.

 

Here's the zonda :

 

 

 

and the huayra :

 

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