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Old 10-06-2011, 09:17 AM
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Someone mention the Grand Sport? Here is my neighbors GS. He has a lift in his garage too so the Vette fits over the 5 series. Im so jealous

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Old 10-06-2011, 09:29 AM
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Oh and my other next door neighbor has a black Vette convertible with Z06 wheels
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Just had the pleasure of sitting in a 2010 CRZ 6sp manual hybrid thing for the first time.
Very comfortable and the dash is impressive.
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Woah. A lift in a home garage? that guy is awesome. I want
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thanks for the info on the Grand Sport! didnt know it had the same body as the Z06. I would totally be down with one, just would have to get some new wheels. Don't like the factory ones. I would have that sumbitch camming real nice. And the targa off.

I've never driven a C6.
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Originally Posted by mrmako View Post
The Maseratti is

I'm still smitten with the good ole' Testarossa.



For an 80's era car, it still has drop dead good looks, IMO.
well, the car you posted is a 90's era. ;p
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Originally Posted by West6MT View Post
The grand sport has a wider body than the normal C6. I dunno if it is as wide as the ZO6 though. It also has ZO6 splitter/spoiler and brakes I believe. Anyway, not trying to sell you on a GS, so I will shut up. ZR1 brakes .

edit - haha Crazy said the same thing.


Damn all this corvette talk, it makes me want one even more. Ugh, if only I could get one right now.
checking and reading some more, it does have the same fenders as the Z06. the differences that make it not quite look like the Z06, are mainly in the brake ducts behind the front wheels and a few more differences in aerobody work. but I could get by with that, if I really wanted to I could replace those parts with Z06 parts. I would be open to doing that, JUST for the open top!
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damn, I'd rock this. just with some different wheels.

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For the BMW-philes, a rare E36 gen. CSL is on the market now, 1 of 85 in the US (120 in all).


Some may consider the price pretty steep though.
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by KillerG View Post
Woah. A lift in a home garage? that guy is awesome. I want
Yeah ill see if I can snap a pic of it if he leaves his garage open one day. Its sick. He said it was about 4 grand after tax, delivery, install, etc. Plus the cost of a dedicated power supply.
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Maker View Post
Just had the pleasure of sitting in a 2010 CRZ 6sp manual hybrid thing for the first time.
Very comfortable and the dash is impressive.
I'm glad to see them offering a 6MT in a new car like that.
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damn, I'd rock this. just with some different wheels.

I quite like the looks of the GS. I would go Targa over vert though.
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Targa > all.

Wish new cars still came with T-tops.
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thats one damn fine looking vert though. i would lose the stripes tho.

and, I would probably go targa in the end.
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This ad gets me every time...But, for me, we can sub out a 911 and slap in a Vantage.

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^That commercial is incredibly powerful. I still get goosebumps watching it.
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Couldn't help but smile watching that commercial.
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fuck. im sitting here counting the days till i can buy a porsche.

only like, 4 years left.

gonna walk straight out of school and into a porsche dealership. fiscal responsibility can suck my cock
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:30 PM
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I really like that commercial.
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Originally Posted by Rick_TL-S View Post
For the BMW-philes, a rare E36 gen. CSL is on the market now, 1 of 85 in the US (120 in all).


Some may consider the price pretty steep though.
I saw this on the Dupont Registry a few months ago, pretty sweet!
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Speaking of the Tesla Model S, I remember our Ford Taurus Station Wagon had these, it was pretty fun flipping people off and my Mom wondering why people were honking at her.

http://jalopnik.com/5846167/why-tesl...om-a-60s-wagon

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I saw this on the Dupont Registry a few months ago, pretty sweet!
That's actually where I saw it.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:15 PM
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I saw what was presumably a replica E36 CSL in Northern VA about three weeks ago. It was pretty nice looking.
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Originally Posted by Yumcha View Post
This ad gets me every time...But, for me, we can sub out a 911 and slap in a Vantage.

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that was me in school!

and still no Porsche...

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LOVE that commercial!!! That was me as well. I don't think I will have one anytime soon though.
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kinda funny.

http://blog.caranddriver.com/ferrari...the-aventador/
Ferrari CEO: 599 Replacement Will Pound Out “More Than 700 HP,” but “Not Because of the Aventador”

<small>October 6, 2011 at 12:36pm by Daniel Pund</small>


We revealed a little earlier today that Ferrari’s 2012 successor for its Enzo supercar will be a carbon-fiber missile powered by a V-12 mounted midships and augmented by a hybrid system.
In the same interview, Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa also confirmed that the replacement for the 599GTB—also scheduled to arrive in 2012—will retain its front-engine arrangement and will be constructed not of carbon composites, but largely from aluminum alloys. But, we asked, must the car have at least 700 hp to match the new Lamborghini Aventador?
“We are selling cars, not horsepower,” said Felisa. Then in what we must assume was feigned ignorance, Felisa asked exactly how much horsepower the Aventador makes. We told him 700, which is the Lamborghini-provided figure. (We convert that number, which is measured in PS, to 691 SAE net horsepower.)
Felisa’s reply: “We’ll have more than 700 horsepower.” He paused long enough to thwack us on the shoulder before continuing, “but it’s not because of the Aventador.”
The current 599GTB makes 612 hp and the GTO version made 661, so 700 isn’t too far off. Ferrari earlier indicated in official future-product plans that the 599 replacement will be a more extreme performance machine than the current car and also, of course, more expensive. We expect the car to appear at next March’s Geneva auto show.
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Hey Ferrari -

This little guy right here pumps out over 900hp.



Just sayin'.

Yours truly,
Christian von Koenigsegg

PS - Dihedral Synchro-Helix. Whachu know 'bout that?
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Getting close to 50 years & the Italians are still at it with each other.
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Originally Posted by Rick_TL-S View Post
That's actually where I saw it.
I figured.
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i instantly notice and miss civicdrivr's avatar....
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Targa > all.

Wish new cars still came with T-tops.


I like open top motoring but hate the prospect of getting a convertible.

I always had this idea.... I really like t-top cars. But a targa top is easier and quicker to install/remove (at least it is on an NSX vs. a Camaro or a MR2). Space constraints aside, I always thought a car with a t-bar roof support but with a single removable targa piece would be ideal. Best of both worlds.... you get the additional bracing provided with a t-top, but the increased convenience of a targa top. Free patent idea for you automakers out there

I think the 997 Targa had a roof where it retained the outer structure of the roof.... google search confirms it.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CaoIcsWZxl...targa-4-4s.jpg
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semi-related:

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=32329


even less related:

It somewhat bugs me when people do the "black roof" look and their car's roof ditches don't line up with the A-pillar. I love the look when done right, but when the windshield and roof don't line up it's the first and last thing I notice.

Hate to pick on this guy, but here it is:







Now, this on the other hand...



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ahh I love threads like this. I always get random ideas, especially about cars.

I miss the black top sports cars of the '90s. Part of the reason why I got the car I did was because it had a black top (as well as t-tops). Anyways here are some other black top cars:






Something else I found too while searching for the above. I still want an MR2 Turbo. I also kind of chuckled because "black top" means something entirely different in the MR2 world.

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It somewhat bugs me when people do the "black roof" look and their car's roof ditches don't line up with the A-pillar. I love the look when done right, but when the windshield and roof don't line up it's the first and last thing I notice.
Agree with both of these.
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I like civic's new avi better..
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hmm.. def better than the last one... but the Buffy one will always have a special place in my heart..
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btw,

http://store.ferrari.com/en/
Free Worldwide Standard Delivery on all orders - NO Minimum purchase required
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It somewhat bugs me when people do the "black roof" look and their car's roof ditches don't line up with the A-pillar. I love the look when done right, but when the windshield and roof don't line up it's the first and last thing I notice.
Agreed.

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I would kill for a Bricklands Green NSX hardtop with black leather

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Agree with both of these.
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I like civic's new avi better..
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hmm.. def better than the last one... but the Buffy one will always have a special place in my heart..
You guys crack me up.
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wow. sick boat.

http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-...photo-4510392/
2,700-hp, $1.7M Corvette-inspired superboat is glorious lunacy




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