Originally Posted by billybob_jcv
I think the main issue with the style is the color. It makes it look like a Hot Wheels toy car. I'm also not crazy about the sculpted line in the body panel that goes around the rear wheels.
HOWEVER - those are just nit-piks - I applaud them for building a more pure automobile instead of some sort of robotic transportation device that will argue with you at every corner.
Really? It's different in person, with metal flake and the color shifts several shades in the light, looking almost black at night and near emerald in direct sunlight. I'm getting to be pretty knowledgeable about expensive paint jobs, and that one is easily $15k+. The whole car is much more striking in person, not "beautiful" (like a Fezza) or even handsome (like a Lambo), but striking
. The issue with the car is that it wasn't set up well for a track, so it had a fair amount of body roll... and one of the first things the representative said was, "this is the spiritual successor to the Ferrari F40". This sets the bar extremely high and creates a huge amount of expectation. The other problem was with his assistant, she had red hair and was wearing a tight body suit that sort of looked like driver's coveralls, and was quite attractive (her boobs were nearly falling out too). However, in this area, almost none of these guys can shell out 400 grand without showing their wife what they're wanting to buy, and they're quite conservative. So, most of them had brought their wives... You see the problem here?
Half the guys left before the full demo was over. Also, he was kind of obnoxious, saying that none of us had ever driven a car like the M600 before. While it's a unique experience and a nice car, I've driven faster and more capable vehicles before it. The Carrera GT I'd driven there would eat it alive on a circuit, if not a flat-out drag race (it is very fast).
I've gone through the cool off period now and I'm not sure I want it. I mean, I want
it, but I'm not sure it's worth 400k. Resources aren't unlimited and that's cash that can go to other buys and projects, and frankly it isn't better than its American "cousin", the aforementioned Falcon F7, while being 150k more pricey. I think I'll wait until they start to filter through to the used market at a lower price.