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  • cranberry
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    You'd cry every time that you went over a speed bump.

    Doesn't do it for me, I'm afraid. This, however….

    Don't wrap it, I'll take it as it is, thanks.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Neither particularly classic designs. The Ferrari by a short head, only because of the continued lazy use of the DB grill.

    It ain't lazy, it's 'eritage, innit!

    Hadge
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    The Ferrari looks stunning but prefer the current DBS compared to that Aston. Front just doesn't do it for me.

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    "Heritage" being the excuse they trot out every time. Take away that grill, and it could be a Nissan.

    coogan
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    That Aston is hideous. And Aston really need to start making their cars look at least slighty different from each other. The Ferrari is lush though.

    tis a thing of beauty

    theflatboy
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    just because. 🙂



    yum yum yum

    Solo
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    Yeah, the Aston better only be a show car. Couldn't see it being very poplier with those silly slots in the front.

    And those strakes up the side, echos of McLaren/Mercedes there ???.

    Solo.

    Jimbo
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    That Aston's very real. 'tis the One-77: Aston's limited run supercar/borderline "hyper" car. £1.1M each, IIRC.

    Yep, it's very real. And very lovely.

    Takes all sorts, I suppose. Italian cars have never really done a lot for me, apart from a 250GT California, that is….It is so choice, if you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

    cynic-al
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    Lambos all teh way.

    coffeeking
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    First Ferrari since the 308GTB that I've actually liked the look of. Impressed.

    The aston – looks a bit out there, but the grille is a key feature of the marque. If you look at the designer paperwork for any car you'll see that they have key features they dont like to mess with. Things like BMW and their vertical grille and lights, Jag and the amount of overhang in front of the front wheels, as well as the shape of the valance. These are literally numerically valued in the design process and take a lot of changing because they are brand images.

    I'm with cynic-al though, lambos all the way:
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    or maybe

    69er
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    I drive a shitty 406 estate. I'd readily swap it for the Aston. Or the Ferrari. Or even the Lambo…….

    oldgit
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    The Italia is gorgeous. The Aston, as much as I love em is a horrible Dodge'esque thing. Follwed a DB2 through town yesterday that was nicer.
    Lambos?!?!
    Aston needs to decide wether it's
    a)A gentlemens car
    b)A footballers car
    C)A supercar in the mould of the great Italian cars.

    corroded
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    Yup, just lambos here too.

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    I passed a DBS on the motorway the other day – much better looking in the metal. I'm guessing that the driver had a huge amount of points on his licence because he was doing about 60mph.

    Incidentally I've seen loads of Astons lately – a couple every day for the last few weeks. Must be the good weather, but I haven't seen any Ferraris or Lambos at all.

    If it was my money it would be a Gallardo. Or an old Dino 246. Maybe a Healey 3000. Maybe all of them.

    In the meantime I'll go home in a 106.

    an 'associate' of mine's just spunk3d £10,000 deposit on that ferrari ! ? !

    zaskar
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    Euro Lotto here I come! 😆

    Back to work… :O(

    Theres something about Lambo, its a proper blokes car. You can imagine a big scowling gorilla driving one.
    Aston Martins are nice, in a nice sort of way, driven by people who notice the deliberate mistake put into each Bond film.
    Ferraris, Driven by people who also wear posing pouches, have slightly long hair, and are on a day to day basis pretty useless…

    LAMBOS RULE OK !!!!

    Aston Martins are nice, in a nice sort of way, driven by people who notice the deliberate mistake put into each Bond film.

    Bond drove a Bentley….Elephant's breath grey 1933 convertible with an Amherst-Villiers blower on the front of the classic 4.5 litre engine.

    Is that my Q-branch anorak? Thanks. I'm off now.

    0091paddy
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    Bit of ridic car porn:

    Hamann Volcano

    Hamann Victory

    Weineck Cobra (The most powerful car ever made)

    Mansory Conquistador

    Ferrari 559 GTB Project Kahn Edition

    That new 458 is very nice though! 8)

    if it was a girl she'd be filthy, dirty, nasty, mucky..

    Kramer
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    I like the old school Bentleys that are big and square and powerful and waft everywhere.

    brakes
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    Ferraris are boooorrring
    pretty but dull
    and they sound a bit raspy

    duntmatter
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    0091paddy – Isn't this the most powerful car ever?

    jimster
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    Weineck Cobra (The most powerful car ever made)

    Does it come fitted with a periscope to see over the air intake?

    Do like that Ferrari, trouble is nowhere to put yer bike/surfboard and you'd have every Yoof in their "souped" up Corsa/Saxo racing you.

    0091paddy
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    duntmatter, have a look here spec and pictures

    coffeeking
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    You need to qualify that "most powerful car ever" comment, production car? It wasnt exactly made in huge quantities and other one-offs have made far more power.

    Cobras are lovely though, and seeing over that SC intake would be a pleasure.

    stumpy01
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    0091 paddy, that's got to be a gang of the most 'wrecked due to chavving' supercars I have ever seen!

    I like the Ferrari
    I am not too keen on the Aston & they are now very samey. I am normally good at identifying cars, but struggle with Astons.
    That picture of the Murcielago above – who the hell went into a dealership & said……'one of those please in dull, floor paint grey please"

    I'd love a car like that but it's never gonna happen!

    coffeeking
    Member

    Looks a damn sight better than "I ran over a yellow line painter at 150mph" paint 😀

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    jimster – Member

    Do like that Ferrari, trouble is nowhere to put yer bike/surfboard and you'd have every Yoof in their "souped" up Corsa/Saxo racing you.

    I saw some kids in a hatch try to race a Gallardo from the lights a few years ago – the Lambo was in the next county before they'd even got into 2nd gear.

    sslowpace
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    No, THIS is the one to rule them all.
    Drove one for 10 minutes. Nothing else has ever come close.

    I_Ache
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    Ahh the McLaren F1 LM the best looking one. The shade of paint mixed with the carbon loveliness is simply fantastic.

    coffeeking
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    I saw some kids in a hatch try to race a Gallardo from the lights a few years ago – the Lambo was in the next county before they'd even got into 2nd gear.

    In that sort of case the fun is in being beaten. I rememeber "racing" a Ferrari in my 1.1 litre 205 when i first learned to drive – we reached 100mph and he still hadn't even realised I was trying to keep up. My car never got above 80 again (its rated max speed was 82mph lol).

    Best chuckle I've seen was two sport bikes at the lights near me on a dual carriageway late at night. Then a twin bike-engined, turbocharged kit car pulls up next to them (megabusa IIRC) – bikes had bearly cleared the junction by the time the car was too far away to read its plates.

    Dusty Lilac
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    Bond drove a Bentley….Elephant's breath grey 1933 convertible with an Amherst-Villiers blower on the front of the classic 4.5 litre engine.

    Is that my Q-branch anorak? Thanks. I'm off now.

    True, but he did drive an Aston DB3 in the Goldfinger novel.

    The One-77 is an aberration, the DB-9 is a honey however. Oh, and +1 for the 458 Italia: thoroughly modern and purposeful without too much fuss, yet still quite delicate looking.

    theflatboy
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    the 458's got good eyebrows as well 🙂

    aviemoron
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    Well, I was once challenged to a draglights race nr Peterborough circa '86 by a Lambo Countach. I was riding my Suzuki RG500, silly fool, all over in a heartbeat.

    tyger
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    I've driven a McLaren F1 also – absolutely the best!

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