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Discussion in 'transport' started by hash tag, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

     
  2. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Ferrari-engined, double the power of the Brera without immediately running out of fuel, significantly lighter and really the car they should have made years ago. Read/watch some reviews.
     
  3. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Power isn't everything. It has very average looks.
     
  4. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Give it time, I think.
     
  5. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    It's not really a "Ferrari" engine as no Ferrari has the 2.9 V6. It's based on the California T V8 which started life as a Maserati and was only switched to the Ferrari brand when they realised how expensive it was going to have to be! It also has a cross plane crank where the Fezzers have flat plane.

    I think the Giulia looks great in lighter colours. The ubiquitous red does it no favours IMO.

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    As much as I like it and no matter how well it's been reviewed what would stop me from opening my wallet for one is that 505bhp. It's running 35% more boost pressure than a Ferrari 488GTB! That can't be a recipe for long term, trouble free motoring. Particularly if you rag it, which you would.
     
  6. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    That's possibly fair comment. As for Ferrari or not, it's their engineers and production, including for all the Maserati applications outside of the diesel, AFAIK. On the other hand, you could rightly point and laugh at some of the 'Porsche engineered' applications throughout history, so perhaps this is fair game too to some extent.

    I was a bit ambivalent about the design back at the reveal but it's grown on me considerably. But then I'm pretty biased!
     
  7. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    Remember this? It did have a genuine Ferrari engine, but in a FWD config!

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    Do you like understeer? Well, you'll love this.
     
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  8. mauvais

    mauvais change has become unavoidable

    Yes please!

    I saw an 8.32 the other day on the M6. A few times in fact, probably because of its thirst. Irish-registered too so must cost its victim something insane.
     
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  9. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I accept, the Ferrari Dino was not originally badged as a ferrari, but it did share it's engine with a fiat mid to late sixties :thumbs:
     
  10. plurker

    plurker tú no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    there's one of these near me that's stood in a garden for years. Tyres just holding air, light green moss coating but otherwise looks solid. I often want to go knock the door, as I need something larger to replace my Mk1 Golf. Seeing this pic makes me thing I'll summon the courage to do that one day soon.
     
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  11. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    You never know, it might belong to some little old lady whose hubby has long since passed and she will be glad to see the back of it.
     
  12. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

  13. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Perfect for tailgating people in the outside lane of a motorway :D
     
  14. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom don't wanna get me vex, don't step on my creps

    So awesome for that :cool::cool:
     
  15. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    One of life's great mysteries... Which comes first, driving like a bellend or buying an Audi :D
     
  16. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

  17. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    in other words, generally intimidating other drivers.
     
  18. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    That Morgan is absolute garbage. Here's a palate cleanser: the 1968 Neri & Bonacini Studio GT.

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    Its allure is only enhanced by its relatively modest 2.0 flat four Lancia engine.
     
  19. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    Looks lovely but will be utterly shit.

    As for the Morgan being garbage? Get out of here. Proper driving.
     
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  20. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    twentythreedom seeing your earlier post, I seem to remember staying in a B&B with a Dartmoor Ranger many years ago, he was a 2CV fanatic and reckoned he had eight or more!

    Seeing the nero above, I am reminded of yet another cool Alfa, the Montreal

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  21. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    The Morgan has extremely poor build quality (the 3Ws crack chassis members, overheat, destroy bevel boxes and bump steer like fuck) and a ludicrous price tag (35k). The best thing about it is the MX-5 gearbox which would be much better enjoyed in an MX-5. You can get a Caterham 7 420 for five grand less!
     

  22. there was one of these parked up in brockley for years - purple one . I did actually knock on the door in about '98 and ask about it. He wanted £10k for it. I laughed in his face. they are now about 50K. obs the SE4 one needed work and would not have been exactly a daily driver. It was stunning though
     
  23. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Just remembered, it's the Booklet Patent of motoring tomorrow. Great car day out if anyone is interested, alas I'm working :(
     
  24. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    The house move is complete so I've lost my workshop and all of my mad car projects (Pantera, Lambo x 2, TR7) have been liquidated. Cashed in my BMW M5 DJE at a premium in anticipation of ludicrous school fees and this is now my motoring life:

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    Clio RS 220 Trophy. It's actually really good. Renault must lose a lot of money on each one of these they sell as there is some stellar engineering in it.
     
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  25. Leafster

    Leafster Nurturing green fingers

    I assume that's a massive auto-correct fail and you meant the Bromley Pageant of Motoring. :D
     
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  26. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Indeed. A colleague has taken his Reliant Scimitar.

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  27. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    But it's made of wood...
     
  28. dilute micro

    dilute micro esse quam videri

    Winning 2015 LeMans with only one car entered and 2016 Rolex 24 hr with a Corvette vs Corvette finish. Doing something right.

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  29. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    I love racing Corvettes. If I had the cash a C7.R would be my trackday car.


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  30. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    The only surviving Countach Turbo S.

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    My LP400 made 369bhp on the dyno and felt horrifyingly fast. I can't imagine what this feels like with 750bhp and 80s turbo lag into the bargain.
     

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