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Probably a 599GTB, GTOs are very rare. Still very pretty cars.
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BTW, the Audi R8 is done, will post some pics later. Just stunning.
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Probably a 599GTB, GTOs are very rare. Still very pretty cars.

It certainly could have been. I'm really not good at car ID games for more recent cars. I think it looked a lot like this - and I remember yellow disc calipers.


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It certainly could have been. I'm really not good at car ID games for more recent cars. I think it looked a lot like this - and I remember yellow disc calipers.

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They're pretty, no doubt about it. Though finding a manual is tricky, I've seen 2 for sale and both were gone by the time I contacted the seller.

http://www.dupontregistry.com/autos/search/DRauSearchAdditionalPhotos.aspx?itemid=1012149

I think I'll hold out for a GTO manual, if such a bird exists (some claim they do). In other news, I was offered a chance to "jump forward in line" to get a LaFerrari, if I had cash on hand. Most peculiar. confused.gif
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Better or worse than the Weinermobile? lol

 

Very best, 

 

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That would have been a great car for the Banana Splits.


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Better or worse than the Weinermobile? lol

Very best, 



Better, much more character.

Pics tomorrow, didn't get to take her out and get any shots today. Tomorrow we're going into the mountains, so that'll be good.
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I just wonder why don't VW ever release a mad Golf, like the Renault Clio V6 which was mental in many, many ways.

 

BTW, Lamborghini released a new concept car for their 50th anniversary.

The Lamborghini Egoista (Yes, it really is called Egoista -_-)

http://jalopnik.com/the-lamborghini-egoista-only-needs-one-seat-to-be-amazi-502416315

*cue vomit gif*

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I'm really not digging that ^^ - it looks too much like a Spaceman Spiff toy that would make a revving sound and shoot sparks from ray guns - especially with the orange-tinted glass. redface.gif
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In that picture, it's quite decent looking but in IRL, it's absolutely horrendous.

I mean that canopy is just the thing that kills it (and the stupid tinted orange glass) which reminds me of the Citroen Karin.

 

Actually, from the back it looks very good. And it'll look even more bad ass if it was an open top without the canopy glass. It'll look like a mad KTM X-Bow.

 

Lamborghini, you're trying too hard. We know that your design language will please 9 year olds but most of the people who buy Lamborghinis have a middle life crisis.


Edited by VortexBlast - 5/11/13 at 7:58pm
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Oh God, that's really and truly awful. Yikes. blink.gif Yeah, Lambo is trying waaay too hard.

How coincidental that you're posting hot VW hatches. I went by the local Audi place this morning, to pick up the R8 floor mats that I'd ordered, and I saw this:



2012 Golf R; AWD, 260bhp, great manual tranny, fully adjustable electronic dampers, and drives like a GTI on crack. Awesome, awesome little hot hatch. I had to buy that sucker. biggrin.gif I might turn it into my little race car, but it would make a great, inconspicuous DD. Guys have been fiddling with these and getting 400hp w/o breaking a sweat, I think that would qualify as a sleeper.

Oh, R8 mugs:




So, it's fast, but what's more amazing is the AWD system. Perfect balance, it has it. I believe it's the most agile and surefooted car we have, just spectacular. Powerwise, it's a modification to the Heffner Audi V10 pack, optimized for E85, with boost variable from 3-10 PSI. 470-905bhp on tap, with 5 driver-selectable presets and full magnetic adjustable suspension. Acceleration is very smooth, it gradually builds power until you get it to ~5500 RPMs, then it unleashes the hounds of Hell and crushes you into the seats. wink.gif At the lowest tune isn't bad either, very "polite", around town it's pretty much like driving any other Audi coupe, and get this, it gets 21-25MPG. Seriously. eek.gif I'm thrilled with it, what a slick car.
Edited by Magick Man - 5/11/13 at 9:13pm
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No AWD understeer? That's pretty sweet. It's a nice looking car also.

 

As for the Golf, (and that one above does look like fun) my uncle had a base model 2-door one years ago as a company car, that he ended up buying from them when he moved on. He was approaching the 300k mile mark on it before he sold it, but at that point all the little things were breaking. Only one outside door handle worked (passenger side, of course) only one window would go down (yup, passenger side) HVAC fan was either on full blast or not at all, etc., etc. He actually was sad to let it go but all those parts were too expensive to justify on such a beat-down car.

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No AWD understeer? That's pretty sweet. It's a nice looking car also.

As for the Golf, (and that one above does look like fun) my uncle had a base model 2-door one years ago as a company car, that he ended up buying from them when he moved on. He was approaching the 300k mile mark on it before he sold it, but at that point all the little things were breaking. Only one outside door handle worked (passenger side, of course) only one window would go down (yup, passenger side) HVAC fan was either on full blast or not at all, etc., etc. He actually was sad to let it go but all those parts were too expensive to justify on such a beat-down car.

All those problems and it only had 300K miles on it?? Well, cross VW off my list!! tongue.gif

This is what that orange canopy reminds me of...


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