OMG. Car pron just seen!
At my current client’s (you’d have to guess).
Sorry, didn’t get a chance to get pics, but just out getting something from my van and the garage was just open to take delivery of a rather tasty motor.
This motor was popped into a garage alongside a, no joke, Ferrari 275 and a 288. Pron enough you’d think until you hear that the car being delivered was a red F40. 🙂 🙂
Jeez, I don’t get excited about cars much, but one couldn’t help but swoon a little. Pity they were wasted on me though – I know others here would have enjoyed them much more.Posted 6 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
williams F1 car parked on our driveway for a few hours, unfortunately it was sans engine weighed absolutely nothing though, you could lift up the front wheels by the nose cone!
AYe – was at Beaulieu the other day with the kids and dragged my finger along the tyre of a maclaren to see how soft/grippy it was – car moved about a foot 😳Posted 6 years ago
Seen just about every type of supercar there is in This London.
The Veyron, close up, just looks ugly really. Ferraris are often the nicest imo. Loads of top end motors come out of Canary Wharf every day; loads of Astons. Porsches don’t seem to be in vogue any more though, unlike the 80s.
I don’t really like most modern supercars, I prefer older classics. Tbh, one of the few cars I really drool over is not even a ‘supercar’:
Yer Lamborghinis etc seem to be owned mainly by tasteless bods with more cash than sense. Utterly pointless cars for anywhere other than a track, let’s be honest. Go places like Swiss cottage, Hampstead and Richmond, and you’ll see far nicer old classics, driven by folk who could easily afford the modern stuff, but who actually have better taste.Posted 6 years agoglobaltiMember
In November I drove an Aston Martin and a Ferrari on one of those pay and drive days. The Aston was horrible, clumpy and heavy and awkward to drive with the pedals too close together but the Ferrari was so good that I want to drive another one for longer. The problem was that after three laps of the airfield I was just getting into the swing of it when it was time to finish.Posted 6 years ago
Yeah I understand the point of a pointless car (!), but tbh I just think they’re soulless and bereft of any real ‘character’, you know?
I mean, a Countach is a Countach; it’s distinct and unique. All the new ones well I can’t tell which is which; Gayardo, Murkylardo, Avocado, Benton, Fenton whatever- all look the same to me.
See what I mean though? Proper iconc 70s styling and imagery, plus gratuitous totally unnecessary scantily clad pretty lady draped decoratively across it…
Proper car pron.
(No, no; it’s not sexist for me to post the pics; it’s within the context of a discussion on automotive design and culture so it’s ok)Posted 6 years ago
Ohh bollocks I agree with Elf – that is the one car I have always wanted. They look even better from behind.
Still go for really silly money too!Posted 6 years ago
Yup Elfs right, park in Waitrose Carpark at CW and it’s full of top end stuff sitting waiting for owners to finish work on the 42nd floor.
Seriously cool cars are driven daily though, classics should be driven and used proppers like not hidden in a shed.
My old mate has a 1922 DeLarge (a French Bentley stylee) and he uses his for stuff like Peking to Paris and them there Classic Time Trials. It’s a bit battered, a bit bruised and looks all the better for it IMO, he also drives a Ford Mustang fastback in that there London daily, it’s pale blue if you see it..Posted 6 years ago
AYe – was at Beaulieu the other day with the kids and dragged my finger along the tyre of a maclaren to see how soft/grippy it was – car moved about a foot
I got to play with the wheels/tyres as part of an engineerung event sponsored by shell. Made MTB wheels feel heavy and unwhieldy!Posted 6 years ago
Post of the year right there already!
Heh! You like that one innit Geoff? 😀
That to me, is pr0n
To me, and it’s entirely subjective obviously, that just looks like a souped up Granada or something. Just can’t get excited about it.
‘Supercars’ seem to be so generic these days; there’s little to really distinguish one from another. None of them seem to really ‘stand out from the crowd’.
Not a supercar, by any definition possible, but the most aesthetically outstanding car round my way is one of these:
Rubbish, by today’s standards really, but as a piece of design, wonderful. It struck me that the 2VC will be still remembered when all the other cars on the street are long forgotten.
And maybe that’s actually what makes it a super car.Posted 6 years agoanotherdeadheroMember
My god. I find myself agreeing with Elfin. Classics are where its at.
There is something about Ferrari as well. I’ve never really been into them, but there is something about them. They’re usually very well finished too, unlike some Italian exotica …
I’d particularly like a classic Alfa GTV or GTA.Posted 6 years agocoffeekingMember
I like the old lambos, the old prancing horses (the 288 and the 308GTB are lovely cars) and one or two others, but modern cars are getting less pretty across the board.
As for 4wd being less good on a track – not really, they just attain higher speeds (average) and can still kick the tail out like a RWD all day long, they just require less caution when doing it. Yet another reason it was banned from F1 IIRC.
For me though, super cars are the reserve of the rich – I’ll never afford a decent one unless I strike gold, but I am working on building something faster and more fun instead. Won’t have the bells and whistles (and roof) of a supercar, or have the same max speed, but it’ll acceelrate, decelerate and corner better, and thats where fun comes from in a car for me. Each to his own.Posted 6 years ago
I did about 80,000 miles in a 2CV, and disagree.
The one I drove for a summer had an awful one – it appeared to have no reason to it, nor any specific gears, just a pull and a twist and a push and a turn and it didn’t seem to matter what gear it was in, they all appeared to be the same one.
Perhaps it was just the one I drove?Posted 6 years agoLSMember
Was riding towards home on the road bike about 18 months ago when an F40 came past, trundling really (heading east through Tansley on the A615 if you know it) as it was a 30 zone. Thought it was a standard red 355/360/430 to start with as it drew up alongside but I quickly realised what it was, just before we left the village and he thumped off up the road. Great noise 😀Posted 6 years ago
Saw it again a few weeks later on the A6 at Rowsley and couldn’t help but wonder why you wouldn’t use some of the many great driving roads in the area rather than mooching around on the busy ones.coffeekingMember
Saw it again a few weeks later on the A6 at Rowsley and couldn’t help but wonder why you wouldn’t use some of the many great driving roads in the area rather than mooching around on the busy ones.
Maybe he was just going shopping? No point having a nice car if you don’t use it, I hate it when people keep a nice car locked away for sunny days only.Posted 6 years ago
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