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Where exactly is this pavement where button are gayly abandoned?!!
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Oh, oh, Gooding is selling a Mac F1 on consignment at Pebble Beach... I was going to skip this auction altogether but now I need to go. I wonder what it'll go for? $6-7M? That would look awesome next to the orange GTR. Cheeky Smile emoticon - cheeky-smile-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Is everything up-to-snuff on it? It's not another 4-mile car that needs a total overhaul?

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More Weiner comedy....the one he was sexting with talks!

 

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Is everything up-to-snuff on it? It's not another 4-mile car that needs a total overhaul?

I'm researching chassis #66 and it's definitely a garage queen with <14k miles, but still driven as part of its maintenance, and service records are all current. There is a huge amount of interest in this car, more than most others that have been offered, because it's never been wrecked or repainted. This may be an auction recordbreaker here, for an F1, and if it is I don't want to be a part of it.


Lessee... The F7 is complete and shipping out, there were serious issues with the fuel system, specifically fuel pumps, but that's been figured out. Otherwise, it's been solid in all other testing. They have some early numbers, but I want to see some of them for myself. Like sub-3 0-60s and high 9s in the quarter.

The 500 Abarth is one weird little machine. Apparently, they cool the turbo with the tranny fluid, which is then cooled in a small intercooler behind the radiator. blink.gif Well, that won't do at all. That could be the reason these little suckers only last 100k miles. I can only guess what small chunks of gear will do to a turbo, given how fast that fluid circulates.

You'd think the Koeni would be a brutal, nasty car, but it really isn't. There's a lot of subtlety there and the ride is unusually supple for pushrods, due to the clever coil and damper setup.



It isn't in 12C territory, but it's better than most. We dropped by the local airport and I was able to get a little time on the 2nd runway. After a few passes I was able to get a standing start 1/4 mile in 9.8s @158mph at the line (and my start still wasn't perfect at all), and it was still accelerating like a bat out of hell. A cool thing is that it's very heel&toe friendly for curvy roads. Given what it is, you'd think it was more of a trophy car for sheiks, but it isn't, it's actually a really nice driver... unlike other examples of high-priced automotive eye candy (looks at the Zonda).
Edited by Magick Man - 7/31/13 at 12:54am
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More Weiner comedy....the one he was sexting with talks!

His wife looks better than her... I have no idea what these guys are thinking, really.


Oh, and chauvinist moment here, but it was sent to me by a woman (my wife), so I guess that makes it okay, right? wink.gif

Don't forget to add oil sometimes!

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158 in the quarter? 

 

 

 

Edit: I just thought back, and realized I might not have ever even been in a car that was capable of 158 mph, much less doing it in the quarter.....lol. Fastest car I was ever in (I think) was a turbo front-drive Eclipse that a buddy had borrowed....never saw what it was capable of all-out because the roads were wet that day. The wheelspin at highway speeds made my buddy for once decide to not push the envelope.....but I do recall him saying the thing was running around 20psi of boost, and there was certainly some turbo lag in evidence.


Edited by Achmedisdead - 7/31/13 at 12:39am
post #3893 of 9498
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Ahh, found out "trap speed" is the average of the last 60 feet, not the speed at the end of the 1/4 (the gun said it was 158 as I crossed the line), so it's probably lower than that. Oh well. redface.gif
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Given what it is, you'd think it was more of a trophy car for sheiks, but it isn't, it's actually a really nice driver... unlike other examples of high-priced automotive eye candy (looks at the Zonda).

So the Zonda isn't that good after all?

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Ahh, found out "trap speed" is the average of the last 60 feet, not the speed at the end of the 1/4 (the gun said it was 158 as I crossed the line), so it's probably lower than that. Oh well. redface.gif

It's not going to be much lower - the car's acceleration isn't going to be as high from, say, 150 to 158 as it was from 50 to 58. In addition, 60 feet isn't very long...

I'm pretty sure your skill with the shifter will have more effect than the 60 foot average.
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A lot of people don't seem to realize what some fairly common luxury cars can be capable in terms of speed, actually. I had a buddy with a rental 328i when I was working in Germany, and we took the thing to and indicated 260KPH on the unlimited section of the Autobahn outside Hamburg. The thing was a heavy retractable hardtop, and it still managed to get to that speed and stay there with a quiet cabin.

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So the Zonda isn't that good after all?

It makes a better wall poster than a car, unfortunately. Of the 4 times I've taken it out and driven it hard, not abused it or driven recklessly, just driven it like it should be driven, 3 times something has broken or been damaged. The last time was a support rod on the left rear, it simply snapped in half. Right now I'm at the point where we either let it sit and appreciate, for the most part, and leave it as garage art, or strip it down and go over it with a fine-toothed comb. Also I hate the pedal feel and the shifter is way too stiff and clunky. IMO, it's a prime example of form over function, and that's rather sad.
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It's not going to be much lower - the car's acceleration isn't going to be as high from, say, 150 to 158 as it was from 50 to 58. In addition, 60 feet isn't very long...

I'm pretty sure your skill with the shifter will have more effect than the 60 foot average.

That's a point, but here's an interesting bit of data, 0-60 mph happens only .75 of a second faster than 60-120. blink.gif Like other turbos I've driven, mid range acceleration is freakish and explosive, due to boost pressure having already been built up. With all of the "heavyweight" turbocharged cars, one second I'll look at the speedo and I'm doing 65, then the next it's at 100, and given the nature of their handling and the way they diminish the feeling of speed, you'd otherwise never know it (except for the blur of things going by). wink.gif
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IMO, it's a prime example of form over function, and that's rather sad.

I've always preferred Koenigsegg in the form department, anyways. I bet that 7.3-liter AMG unit from the Pagani could work wonders in a proper hypercar.

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And that's rather sad.
 

Indeed.

 

Damn, I'm gobsmacked.

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So I heard you guys talk about the Abyssmal a few pages back biggrin.gif. Well I had a listen at it at the Jaben headphone store.

I will only post the pics here, if you want my impressions it's in this thread.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/586040/official-asian-anime-manga-and-music-lounge/84615#post_9665559

 

 

BTW, very much loving the 'Segg Magick. Amazing that it achieved a 9 second time at the quarter mile. What were the reactions of people when you take it on the road?

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