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    Dang! Great new sportscar

    Time for a new car thread!??!

    Best looking new sportscar in decades ...

    McLaren MP4-12C ... gorgeous!















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    Holy Ripper!! That is frikken beau-ti-ful...massively impressive as far as design goes... aerodynamics...ergonomics....very impressive...
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    Yikes! That's frickin' HOT!

    I think I came...

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    That's so pretty it gave me goosebumps.

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    Dern! I messed up mah keyboard agin!!



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    Wow. Look how close the driver is to the road with an almost zero profile hood - I'll bet driving this would be like street luge on a skateboard.
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    I don't know, looks a bit like an eclipse.

    Just kidding. Very nice car but my drooling is typically reserved for more exotic fare:



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    Rats! Foiled again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auricauricle
    Rats! Foiled again!
    Nope, I like your car better Auri.

    But I'm a pushover for anything orange.

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    Well...

    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn
    But I'm a pushover for anything orange.
    ...you should see his face now that you said that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightflier
    I don't know, looks a bit like an eclipse.
    The more I look at it, the more that seems to go away...but I noticed it, too.

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    I'll still take the McLaren F1, its faster. I love the orange color though. We have a Nissan Murano that color.

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    Why not start at the top and work our way back

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    Here's another beauty. Some one in Texas bought this car and got caught doing over 225mph on the highway.

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    Yup, that's a Koenigsegg.

    225mph? Was that before or after he landed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackraven
    Here's another beauty. Some one in Texas bought this car and got caught doing over 225mph on the highway.

    http://s2.desktopmachine.com/pics/Ko..._1600x1200.jpg
    That looks more like an airplane than a car!

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    The new McLaren looks pretty bland IMO, I prefere the original, which it simply looks a bland update of.

    That Lotec however is HOT. I also like the new Mercedes SLS, and I love the noise those AMG engines put out. A little on the heavy side unsurprisingly, which is unfortunate.

    How about the new 4 seater Aston, the 'Rapid'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im_Sg...eature=popular

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    Quote Originally Posted by audio amateur
    The new McLaren looks pretty bland IMO, I prefere the original, which it simply looks a bland update of.

    That Lotec however is HOT. I also like the new Mercedes SLS, and I love the noise those AMG engines put out. A little on the heavy side unsurprisingly, which is unfortunate.

    How about the new 4 seater Aston, the 'Rapid'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im_Sg...eature=popular
    Actually I agree -- stort of -- that the McLaren is "bland" if by that you mean lacking a certain "macho" edge. I kind of prefer the smooth, more liquid look however. So chacun à son goût.

    But I'm not denying the Lotec C1000 is a looker ...


    And I definitely like the SLS if you're referring to this ...


    But not so much if you're referring to this ...

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    BR, are you sure he was going 225mph? The world record for the Koenigsegg is still 241mph (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbxxG2Kbas0), but that was under ideal conditions on a racetrack. That kind of speed is extremely dangerous. I've driven an Audi on the Autobahn (granted not a rear-wheel drive ass-scraper like the above), but even going 200 Km/h (125Mp/h) is a hair-raising experience. Just imagine hitting a pebble at that speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audio amateur
    The new McLaren looks pretty bland IMO, I prefere the original, which it simply looks a bland update of.

    That Lotec however is HOT. I also like the new Mercedes SLS, and I love the noise those AMG engines put out. A little on the heavy side unsurprisingly, which is unfortunate.

    How about the new 4 seater Aston, the 'Rapid'

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im_Sg...eature=popular
    Also, I do like the Rapide (for a 4 door) ...


    But then it kind of reminds me of the new Mazda 6, (which I do like the looks), of for a lot less change ...

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    Gawd, all this talk reminds me of my first trip to Germany, to visit my future in-laws. At Frankfurt, we were picked up by a sib who drove a nice, nondescript Mercedes. The driving on the autobahn was rather sedate: cars glided by easily, reminding me of country roads back home. I asked how fast we were going, and was told, "Oh, about 110-120." I leaned back. Yeah, that's sane, I thought. Then it occured to me: "Is that kph or mph?" I asked. "MPH," was the simple reply.

    By the time we arrived, I was nonplussed with the experience. I was hardly exhilarated, but still....In about an hour, we heard a noise that sounded as though a Harrier jump-jet had pulled into the garage downstairs. In a few moments, two more siblings came into the room, grinning. The younger, a surgeon and all round "Cool Guy" (how I hate him) walked forth, arm and arm with happy smiles on their faces. Turns out Doc owns a '79 or so Porsche 911 Turbo. Pretty car! I nonchalantly asked about his trip home and his speed--surely he broke the sound barrier. "Oh, about 210 or so....mph!"

    Since then, my stomach remains well outside my body and must be transported by wheelbarrow...

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    Auric, I'm pretty sure they were yanking your chain, or you misunderstood kilometers for miles. The max speed for the GT2, the fastest road-legal model, is 204 mph, and that's on a race track.

    BTW, the Porsche Panamera is a new model that's certainly not too shabby-looking for a 4-door sedan. Sure beats the heck out of the Cayenne:


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    You're probably right, NF...I'm pretty gullible about these things. Still, when they pulled in, I was sure that the RAF had installed a hangar downstairs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightflier
    BR, are you sure he was going 225mph? The world record for the Koenigsegg is still 241mph (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbxxG2Kbas0), but that was under ideal conditions on a racetrack. That kind of speed is extremely dangerous. I've driven an Audi on the Autobahn (granted not a rear-wheel drive ass-scraper like the above), but even going 200 Km/h (125Mp/h) is a hair-raising experience. Just imagine hitting a pebble at that speed.

    It was 242mph in a 75mph zone

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    Well I still find that hard to believe considering the car's top speed is 241mph in ideal conditions (on a track, driven by a pro). But it's within the realm of possibility, I suppose.

    In any case, that is extremely fast, unsafe, and hard to manage. The last time I drove exceedingly fast here in the states (Cal Hwy 5, near Bakersfield, driving imported Saab 9-5 turbo in the middle of the night - I won't mention how fast, but it was up there), I hit a pothole or some other road unevenness and I nearly lost control of the car. It scared the crap out of me. Considering there were four of us in the car, that's something I probably won't be doing again. I still love fast cars, and someday maybe I'll buy that Koenigsegg, but then I'll keep that business on the track.

    Speaking of nice looking cars, I'm surprised no one even brought up a Lamborghini or Ferrari - they are very nice too. I've driven the Diablo and it's got amazing take-off and handling, even though they're not really known for that. I'd say it was comparable to the Porsche GT3. I guess Lambo & Ferrari are no longer considered exotics?

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