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There's plenty of cool exotics in SoCal, unfortunately they are all hidden within a massive swarm of Prius vermin!
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Got TONS of catch-up to do... bear with me guys.

 

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Ooh, pretty.  smile.gif

 

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BTW, the blue McLaren F1 is up for sale. I say "the" because only one came from the factory in blue.

 

Ooh, also pretty.  smile.gif  Actually that blue is downright gorgeous.

 

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I think it would be fun to have a Porsche Spyder 550 replica.
They are cool. Here's one for you, only $27,000 and comes with warranty.

 

+1  Yes, that.  Get that.  At some point, you gotta feed the soul.

 

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What I noticed was that the Jeep Wrangler was the only vehicle to appear on both lists.

 

You have NO idea what kind of insightful commentary I can make about that.  Well, if not insightful, at least humorous.  But it's probably better not to go there publicly.

 

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I hate the SFV

 

Have family there, but I'm with you on that one.

 

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I'm talking with a guy in Baltimore who is trying to sell his Ferrari 458, a yellow 2011 with 2200 miles on it, with all the bells and whistles and custom factory paint. If I can get him to come down just a little more, I'll jump on it. Pic.
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Nice - however all Ferrari's should be red!
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I like the yellow, either that or scuderia red. The RMR Ferraris should be bright and loud...

 

Yup, the red is definitely better.  Red Ferraris are like blood-stained swords... visible evidence of it's victims' fate.

 

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There's plenty of cool exotics in SoCal, unfortunately they are all hidden within a massive swarm of Prius vermin!

 

I've almost got it to the point where I'm able to look past them and ignore them... almost.

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^ a little outdated there with the mclaren

 

 

edit: also has anybody else noticed that the exhaust from lamborgini smell different?

sort of like burnt rubber

and i dont stand behind one and inhale huge lungfuls of smoke- when they pass by, its pretty evident


Edited by fuzzyash - 9/25/12 at 4:09pm
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^ a little outdated there with the mclaren



I'd take the older F1 over the new P1 abomination in a heartbeat.
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Magick - I saw a CTS wagon today, it looked very nice; no idea if that's of interest to you. I think it said "CTS4" on the back (I didn't get a super good look at it). Was black, and looked very mean for a wagon. Might've been modified (dropped perhaps).

Regarding the Ferraris and so on, the last MR they made that really made me go "oooh" was either the F40 or the 512TR, but I've really liked the FR models they've put out since then (the 458, 612, 550, 575, etc). Looked at the 550 California for example?
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I'd take the older F1 over the new P1 abomination in a heartbeat.

I agree - The P1 looks like they have decided that they aren't actually going to sell any of them, so they might as well just design one directly for the plastic scale model market.
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I agree - The P1 looks like they have decided that they aren't actually going to sell any of them, so they might as well just design one directly for the plastic scale model market.

lol.
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Wagon? Hrmm, no offense, but probably not. I prefer the sedan, even over the coupe. It's just really cool to have a comfy people carrier that can do 0-6 in 4secs. smily_headphones1.gif


So I went ahead and did up my config for a 458 Spider and sent it to the sales people to get a quote and some info.




I was told the earliest possible delivery date was November... of 2013. hahaha

So unless I want to wait over a year, I'm gonna have to look into dealer stock. There are no 458 Spiders in red or yellow in north America. So, I guess that's that.

However, I can get a new MP4-12C Spider, for $40k less, right now (or rather, they'll take my order and start building the car now). Meaning I'd have it by year end. It's starting to look more attractive, and I think the spyder is prettier than the coupe.



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I agree - The P1 looks like they have decided that they aren't actually going to sell any of them, so they might as well just design one directly for the plastic scale model market.

You took the words right out of my mouth! biggrin.gif
Edited by Magick Man - 9/25/12 at 7:26pm
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^ you're actually going to buy one of those ?!

congrats 

 

personally, ive seen too many ferraris that the excitement has started to wear off (they sound the best to me though)

 

seriously pictures dont do the mclaren mp412c justice

about a month ago, i saw a dark red one (like the one above) and all i can say was that it looked sexy as hell

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Wagon? Hrmm, no offense, but probably not. I prefer the sedan, even over the coupe. It's just really cool to have a comfy people carrier that can do 0-6 in 4secs. smily_headphones1.gif

No offense taken at all. smily_headphones1.gif

I founds pictures:


The one I saw looked closer to photo #1. Cadillac says it turns better than 550hp. Moar here: http://www.cadillac.com/2012-cts-v-luxury-wagon.html (looks like you can have your people hauler and 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, and a wagon; I kind of want this to compliment my current...toy...).

It looked very much like that. idk, I liked it, but my aesthetic is...unique.
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So I went ahead and did up my config for a 458 Spider and sent it to the sales people to get a quote and some info.

I was told the earliest possible delivery date was November... of 2013. hahaha
So unless I want to wait over a year, I'm gonna have to look into dealer stock. There are no 458 Spiders in red or yellow in north America. So, I guess that's that.
However, I can get a new MP4-12C Spider, for $40k less, right now (or rather, they'll take my order and start building the car now). Meaning I'd have it by year end. It's starting to look more attractive, and I think the spyder is prettier than the coupe.

You took the words right out of my mouth! biggrin.gif

Yeah I'd take anything over waiting until 14 months from now. No interest in their FR cars? (I haven't looked at Ferraris in like two years, so for all I know every single model I rattled off is no longer in production, especially given that the one you're talking about I've never heard of).

No luck on the GT40?
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^ a little outdated there with the mclaren

 

Yeah, but I've been busy lately so i gotta chime in at the end of a topic these days... smile.gif

 

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I'd take the older F1 over the new P1 abomination in a heartbeat.
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I agree - The P1 looks like they have decided that they aren't actually going to sell any of them, so they might as well just design one directly for the plastic scale model market.
Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

lol.

 

It should stay a rendering.  Not all concepts should be made...

 

Speaking of, does anyone else here think the the Cadillac Sixteen should have gone into production?  For some reason, I think it is just the business.  And I could totally see Magick in one of those.

 

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Magick - I saw a CTS wagon today, it looked very nice; no idea if that's of interest to you. I think it said "CTS4" on the back (I didn't get a super good look at it). Was black, and looked very mean for a wagon. Might've been modified (dropped perhaps).
Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

I founds pictures:

The one I saw looked closer to photo #1. It looked very much like that. idk, I liked it, but my aesthetic is...unique.

 

Did you by any chance like the Dodge Magnum as well?  wink.gif

 

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I prefer the sedan, even over the coupe. It's just really cool to have a comfy people carrier that can do 0-6 in 4secs. smily_headphones1.gif

 

Okay, but if you didn't have to carry more than you and the wife, would you then consider the coupe?  The sedan (or saloon) is great, but the coupe looks absolutely artistic IMO.

 

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I was told the earliest possible delivery date was November... of 2013. hahaha

However, I can get a new MP4-12C Spider, for $40k less, right now (or rather, they'll take my order and start building the car now). Meaning I'd have it by year end. It's starting to look more attractive, and I think the spyder is prettier than the coupe.

 

Wow, that is a long time.  But then again, that's kind of par for the course with Ferraris as I understand it.  By the time one takes delivery, there's a new FOTM.  Feel bad for all those people that had orders placed for F430s watching the Italia get rolled out.

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It should stay a rendering.  Not all concepts should be made...

Speaking of, does anyone else here think the the Cadillac Sixteen should have gone into production?  For some reason, I think it is just the business.  And I could totally see Magick in one of those.

For some reason the first sentence, before I'd even seen the second sentence, made me think of the Sixteen and I was going to post about it. So I'll just reply to your post: YES!
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Did you by any chance like the Dodge Magnum as well?  wink.gif

No, actually. But I did try to convince my cousin to create a Tomahawk clone out of a dirt-bike frame (originally we were going to use a dirt-trike but there is not enough liquor in the world to make that sound like a good idea) and 357 small-block - we couldn't think of anyone insane enough (while sober) to test drive it for us though. I know it's unrelated, but it was a funny story that I thought of.

I think the reasoning for liking the CTS-V wagon is more that it's a "hearse from hell" than the boxy Magnum-esque aesthetic.
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Wow, that is a long time.  But then again, that's kind of par for the course with Ferraris as I understand it.  By the time one takes delivery, there's a new FOTM.  Feel bad for all those people that had orders placed for F430s watching the Italia get rolled out.

 

I can understand why you would feel that way, but I have trouble feeling bad for anyone receiving a new Ferrari....whether it is still the previous year's model, or not.

 

Then again, the fastest car I ever owned was a 1978 Chrysler Cordoba with a two-barrel 318....sadly, it was not in anywhere near as nice condition  as this one was in,

and I am in no way as smooth as the legendary spokesman in this video.smile.gif

 

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For some reason the first sentence, before I'd even seen the second sentence, made me think of the Sixteen and I was going to post about it. So I'll just reply to your post: YES!

 

LOL, yeah it seems like the natural extension.  We were talking about Cadillacs, seems like a logical jump.  wink.gif  Mostly just us dudes here, and the Force is strong with us.  I'm not sure why the Sixteen is so captivating to me.  It almost harkens back to an era gone by.

 

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No, actually. But I did try to convince my cousin to create a Tomahawk clone out of a dirt-bike frame (originally we were going to use a dirt-trike but there is not enough liquor in the world to make that sound like a good idea) and 357 small-block - we couldn't think of anyone insane enough (while sober) to test drive it for us though. I know it's unrelated, but it was a funny story that I thought of.

 

Just to be clear on this... this is a cousin you DON'T like right?  biggrin.gif

 

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I think the reasoning for liking the CTS-V wagon is more that it's a "hearse from hell" than the boxy Magnum-esque aesthetic.

 

Right.  Like it's not sitting around waiting for you to die.  It's got **** to do later, so it's straight up comin' to get you.  eek.gif

 

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I can understand why you would feel that way, but I have trouble feeling bad for anyone receiving a new Ferrari....whether it is still the previous year's model, or not.

 

Well, it's a purchasable item like any other - it just happens to cost more.  Just because people who typically buy Ferraris live a more comfortable lifestyle, doesn't mean that they should have to wait an inordinately long time right?  Rich or poor, young or old, male or female, it will always suck monkey balls having to wait a long time for gratification - for anything - the object itself is almost immaterial I think.  smile.gif

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LOL, yeah it seems like the natural extension.  We were talking about Cadillacs, seems like a logical jump.  wink.gif   Mostly just us dudes here, and the Force is strong with us.  I'm not sure why the Sixteen is so captivating to me.  It almost harkens back to an era gone by.



I like that era of concepts.

According to wiki the sixteen did ~1000hp and 20 mpg too. biggrin.gif

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Just to be clear on this... this is a cousin you DON'T like right?  biggrin.gif

No. Like I said, we couldn't find a good patsy to try riding the thing after we built it.
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Right.  Like it's not sitting around waiting for you to die.  It's got **** to do later, so it's straight up comin' to get you.  eek.gif

Exactly!
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