I'm actually not that surprised that the LFA was not your cup of tea. I think I've read enough from you to say that the mega-technology cars (McLaren, LFA, Bugatti, etc) are not your preference. You seem to prefer supercars that are a bit more "pure" - lightweight, high horsepower, quick response in acceleration & steering and perfect handling balance. Is that a fair observation? I can understand that - the software shouldn't *be* the car - it should only enhance the inherent greatness.
Right on, there. I do love the MP4-12C, but because it's a great car in general, not because it's a great sports car. It's much too fancy and sophisticated for that. I love my sports cars to feel analog and edgy, something you can't find in many modern supercars anymore. The Carrera GT is the end of one era and the beginning of the current. It has great technology from modern mechanicals, and ample power, but it was before the electronic nannies (and flappy paddles) took over. It's almost unique in that there's just enough of one but not too much of the other. The F40 is great, but it's a little too raw, same for the F1. They're both incredible cars, and I wouldn't change them at all, but they don't have that same balance.
Wow, the Aston didn't make T1 hmm that's not a car that takes lightly to neglect. The Bently you can always give to the wife. The Ruf, worth having in any condition if you are prepared to do the work. Testarossa, why not, not ever my favourite, but always saleable. The Revention is scary pricey, the Jag just makes me sad. Think they will move it down a tier? If not there must be a Jaguar rescue society somewhere that can pressure them.
I'm curious to see how this shakes out. Any idea on who might bite at the Revention?
The Reventon? I'd imagine some sheik who missed them the first time will get it. I like it, but if I'm to pay that much for a Lamborghini, it'll be a Sesto Elemento.
I'm not too worried about the Aston if I get it, it's essentially a Vanquish with a custom body. The mechanicals are the same and they have experience (and parts) from working with mine. As far as they go, the Vanquish is pretty simple to work on compared to other Astons, I'm told. No ESC and other advanced systems to bother with. I like that era of Bentley, it's a big, torquey, bruiser of a car, before they got all fancy with aluminum. It's steel, iron, leather, and wood, the way they should be. I've been curious about that Ruf for a while, many journalists claim it's like a Carrera GT but with a harder edge and extra insanity added, that could be good. The thing about the XJ220 is how much work it will take and how badly it's deteriorated mechanically. They aren't cracking it open or even trying to start it, it's sold as-is with a wash and clean up, so it's potluck.
It's a bit of a confused supercar, IMO, it can't decide if it's a GT, luxury coupe, or a sports car. Much like the Veyron.
Magick: Ever heard of these guys?
They have a few interesting cars - I like the low mileage Maseratis and Astons...
That's the company my wife bought my resto-modded E-type from (because they'd accept AmEx) for Xmas, they're okay but their prices are on the upper end of excessive. ~20% over CMV. In fact, they have another E-type that's exactly like mine, down to the paint color, top (it's a lighter blue this time), and everything! http://www.exoticclassics.com/1965-jaguar-xke-c-183.htm? LOL! Well, if it sells keep doing it, right?
Edited by Magick Man - 8/11/13 at 8:45pm