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Old Mar 4th 2015, 3:42 am
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Originally Posted by markonline1
Nope, I get that.
Of course, that means there is a spare 'vette...
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Old Mar 4th 2015, 1:27 pm
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I have a new Corvette (coupe, 3LT, Z51, manual, Laguna blue) got it last summer, absolutely love it. I was surprised how easy it is to drive slow even with all the power. Possibly the best thing I've purchased since living here. The snow needs to hurry up and go away.

Not a fan of Lotus so no comparison for me.
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Old Mar 4th 2015, 2:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Jerni
The snow needs to hurry up and go away.
You're preaching to the choir, there ...

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Not a fan of Lotus
That's strange. I know those are words but they just don't look right in that order.
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Old Mar 4th 2015, 11:09 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
That's strange. I know those are words but they just don't look right in that order.
It's some sort of word game I think.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
That's strange. I know those are words but they just don't look right in that order.
While both the Lotus and the Stingray achieve the same goals (pretty much) they do it in such a different for me its not worth comparing. Would be nice to have both but I think for US living (for me at least) a Stingray is a better option. If I were still living in the UK I really wouldn't want one and the Lotus would be a much better fit

I've done the lightweight, small engine, high revving path before for many years and decided it was time to do the V8 455hp option
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Old Mar 5th 2015, 1:22 am
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Originally Posted by rbackhouse
While both the Lotus and the Stingray achieve the same goals (pretty much) they do it in such a different for me its not worth comparing. Would be nice to have both but I think for US living (for me at least) a Stingray is a better option. If I were still living in the UK I really wouldn't want one and the Lotus would be a much better fit

I've done the lightweight, small engine, high revving path before for many years and decided it was time to do the V8 455hp option
I like both, but I'll never have the money to be able to try either option, so I suppose it's all a bit pointless for me
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
I like both, but I'll never have the money to be able to try either option, so I suppose it's all a bit pointless for me
I like to believe in saying never say never.
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Originally Posted by rbackhouse
I like to believe in saying never say never.
I'm a realist ...
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Originally Posted by Yorkieabroad
t......thing is, you just know that someone in the High School parking lot will be driving one.....
When I was at uni, there was a kid up the road who was learning to drive in a year old Ferrari F50. The L Plates looked a bit weird flapping on the bonnet
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Needs a better name... Lyonheart K iThrust?

But as close to a modern E-Type as you could wish.

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Originally Posted by Nutek
Lyonheart K

Needs a better name... Lyonheart K iThrust?

But as close to a modern E-Type as you could wish.

http://yaypics.smugmug.com/photos/i-...-3S6DDgT-M.jpg
Looks better than an E-type. ..... The E-type always looked horribly under-shod to me, like it should have at least 265 tyres, but is running on motorbike tyres. I bet the shut-lines are tighter than the E-type too!
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Looks better than an E-type. ..... The E-type always looked horribly under-shod to me, like it should have at least 265 tyres, but is running on motorbike tyres. I bet the shut-lines are tighter than the E-type too!
You shut up about E-Types.

Besides, viewed through the cloud of steam most of them emitted, they looked absolutely stunning.

(Prettiest car ever in the history of cars. Ever).
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Originally Posted by Nutek
Lyonheart K

Needs a better name... Lyonheart K iThrust?

But as close to a modern E-Type as you could wish.

http://yaypics.smugmug.com/photos/i-...-3S6DDgT-M.jpg
That is sweet. Always loved the styling of the E-Type. Unfortunately reliability did not necessarily go hand in hand.
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Morgan announced their new offering in Geneva this week. I'm lucky enough to have inherited a mid-80s 4-seater Morgan 4/4 (a very sedate tourer, with a 1600cc four-pot out of a Fiesta XR2!) but would rather fancy a go in one of these. 4.8l BMW V8 under the hood, 367bhp, dry weight under 1200kg, so a pretty nimble power-to-weight ratio
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Originally Posted by Oakvillian
Morgan announced their new offering in Geneva this week. I'm lucky enough to have inherited a mid-80s 4-seater Morgan 4/4 (a very sedate tourer, with a 1600cc four-pot out of a Fiesta XR2!) but would rather fancy a go in one of these. 4.8l BMW V8 under the hood, 367bhp, dry weight under 1200kg, so a pretty nimble power-to-weight ratio
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