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Old Feb 21st 2014, 1:28 am
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Originally Posted by Nutek
The axle design was first used here I believe.

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Old Feb 21st 2014, 1:35 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
That's only half a car, with half an engine.

Here's something with a whole engine. .... And also a "whole" rear axle, but that's another story.

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Old Feb 21st 2014, 1:40 am
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Sweet 'tang.
Needs more Exige...

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Originally Posted by Nutek
That looks like it needs a 50 caliber machine gun mounted on the roof.
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Old Feb 21st 2014, 2:00 am
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Originally Posted by Nutek
Well that's an improvement. At least it has ¾ of an engine.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Well that's an improvement. At least it has ¾ of an engine.
3456cc 24v V6, 345bhp @ 7000rpm, 295lb ft @ 4500rpm

3.6sec 0-60mph (est) 171mph (est), 28mpg. Not bad for something that will also go round corners.
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I like that Lotus. Are you quite mad, Pulaski?
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Comparing the Exige to the Mustang is like comparing a Eurofighter to a 747. You just can't do it. Let's be honest, around 40% of the Mustangs power (along with every other yank tank) is used to run the air con . Still a lover of the mustang though

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I used to lived down the road from where they made these:

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Originally Posted by zargof
I used to lived down the road from where they made these:

http://www.bmwblog.com/wp-content/up...-sports-32.jpg
Not sure how far "down the road" is. I lived about 25 miles away when I was at school, and my mother still does.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Not sure how far "down the road" is. I lived about 25 miles away when I was at school, and my mother still does.
About five minutes walk. So not an American "down the road".
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I used to lived down the road from where they made these:

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Not sure how far "down the road" is. I lived about 25 miles away when I was at school, and my mother still does.
Morgan is another make of car that would probably be on my "would love one but not practical do it (yet)" list.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
I like that Lotus. Are you quite mad, Pulaski?
Actually I DO like that Lotus, though I am sceptical about whether I could fit in the driver's seat. Whether I am mad is an entirely separate question.
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....... not practical do it (yet)" list.
Right, you're obviously not old enough yet!

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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Actually I DO like that Lotus, though I am sceptical about whether I could fit in the driver's seat. Whether I am mad is an entirely separate question.
I like a company who caters for the short-arse.

Still taller than Hammond though ...
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
I like a company who caters for the short-arse.

Still taller than Hammond though ...
A short ärsë can sit on a cushion and put blocks on the pedals. If there ain't enough room for your legs there's nothing you can do.
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