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924 Carrera GTR is one of the greatest cars ever. A 4 cylinder hatchback that placed high at Le Mans and could do almost 300kph. In 1981. You could then lend it to your Nan to go to the shops. Low compression too, would have pretty good service intervals. Mostly from the Porsche/VW parts bin.

1 day, 4 hours ago on Mothers Of Reinvention: Classics Reborn

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I think he was highlighting that the article was a puff peice telling only the positives. Fair enough too. I dont expect SH to do investigative journalism but nor should the negatives be censored in the comments section.

1 day, 5 hours ago on Where The Wild Things Are: ESPERA Sbarro

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lol!! Where can i get the t-shirt that says, "Sorry for any english. Obey!"?

1 week, 2 days ago on Keeping It Real… Low & Fast

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Awesome pics though!

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Pininfarina Collection:<br /> The Room Of Myth & Legend

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If any coachbuilder deserves fawning over it is Pininfarina, but you make it sound like they were happy building one offs. The reality is that they had crippling debt and the big car companies returned to designing inhouse to cut costs.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Pininfarina Collection:<br /> The Room Of Myth & Legend

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Fair enough! Amazing technical skill and determination.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on I’m Sorry, You’re Going To Do What <br />With This MGB?!

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Awesome.

General question for these sort of builds: Wouldn't it be cheaper to start with say, a Vantage, and then rework the MG panels over the top?

Im not pretending to know better but i am curious.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on I’m Sorry, You’re Going To Do What <br />With This MGB?!

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Heavier and less aerodynamic. And the suspension has been (over) engineered to fix a problem that didn't exist before they started.

As a piece of art I get it, but the engineering and execution is, errm, agricultural.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Liberty Walk & The 458 Challenge

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Agreed. Even the wheel suspension setup was created by some of the best engineers in the game. To my eyes it looks worse because you can see it would be slower. LM racers look awesome because you know what the mods do, not just because they have flared arches, carbon fibre etc.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Discussion: Can You Make A Ferrari 458 Better Looking Than It Already Is?

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Great article. Who would have thought a story without a single piece of sheet metal could be so good! A nice peek behind the scenes. Also surprisingly, a nice haven from the ever more extreme builds. Thank you.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on GranStudio: Where Greatness Is Born

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Good on you for pushing on despite the problems. And Takata for sponsoring you.

For what it's worth, I'd be really interested in reading about the tribulations you've overcome rather than your choice of harness colour. With Takata shout-outs of course.

3 months, 1 week ago on You Decide: LaSupra Is Asking…

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Dunno if it counts as a "swap", but there were some 928s that were rebodied as Golfs!

3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Devil’s Golf

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Haha! Nice post. I happen to like this car but good on you for posting what you think. Im tired of the "like what i like or stfu" of some posters. The irony is they want to censor you and in the same breath say how open-minded they are.

4 months ago on Old Benz, New Tricks: <br/>Slammed With a Small Block

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How does Porsche plan to beat Audi first time out?

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Wolfgang Hatz Takes Your Questions

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@FredricAasbo Hmmm, What you're saying is true but it's a shame. The race actually starts when you're knocking on sponsors doors. When you are trying to eek out tyres for another session or event. But a race should be about driving skills (and possibly engineering), not a test of bank balances or charisma.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Is Drifting Racing?

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Man, I came from Australia and just did this drive last month! Started near Neuschwanstein and finished in Lindau. Just. Stunning. I love that they have so many rest stops with views, but there is no warning theyre coming up! I highly recommend this drive. You asked for other drives? Not quite as good, but the Schwarzwaldhochstrasse down to Baden-Baden is great too. Not as many tight turns but big high speed sweepers are good fun. Heaps of bikes when I did it.

1 year, 4 months ago on DREAM DRIVE: DEUTSCHE ALPENSTRASSE

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My gf has that nice turquoise nail polish... where do I hand in my man card?

1 year, 6 months ago on Hakosuka Dream Drive: Touge Roads Of Mt Fuji

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@JDMized I drove an R32 just before the GTI and was amazed how different they feel. GTI is a zippy hatch, but R32 feels like a big car. Steering response felt slower and handling limits were higher but less feedback and less fun IMO.

1 year, 7 months ago on Project Gti: Hunting Daily Happiness

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@xczillon I got a GTI almost exactly the same time my mate got an ST. I agree GTI is a better allrounder but man the ST sounds sweet. But I do think the GTI factory handling is perfect. Yeah, it rolls too much on the track but for the other 99% on normal roads the weight transition is so easy. Lighter wheels are a top idea

1 year, 7 months ago on Project Gti: Hunting Daily Happiness

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Could be a Hamann modded F40 - they looked a lot like this. ie. jaw-dropping

1 year, 7 months ago on The Thoroughbred: Ferrari F40 Lm

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@RodChong Well its your choice at the end of the day, but I reckon it'd get more votes than the Jarama! ps. I grudgingly voted Countach :)

1 year, 7 months ago on Poll: The Greatest Seventies Supercar

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Wow. Way to drop the ball SH. 70s supercar performance and desire but because it looks like a stock 911 (which was still exotic back then), its denied. But somehow the Vantage gets in even though it was based on the AM V8? Very sad SH...

1 year, 7 months ago on Poll: The Greatest Seventies Supercar

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Thanks heaps for this. Im looking forward to it.

1 year, 7 months ago on Speedhunters Photography Guide: Introduction

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A bit weird, but I think Id have to say electric cars. After seeing the movie In Time, the idea of an electric retro cars kinda interests me.

1 year, 7 months ago on Poll: Everything You Know, Forget It

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@Samwhk True. I guess i was hoping more manufacturers would bring more variety...

1 year, 7 months ago on V8 Supercars: Thunder In The Park

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@Jezza k I didnt know any of that stuff, very interesting. Thanks. Is erebus factory-supported? The r&d costs otherwise would be scary.

1 year, 7 months ago on V8 Supercars: Thunder In The Park

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I guess Im the only one who hates the so called "Car of the future" idea. The cars are even less like the road cars you can buy. And even more like every other car on the grid. Ill still go to Bathurst, but I wont pretend it actually matters what badge is on the front of the car.

1 year, 7 months ago on V8 Supercars: Thunder In The Park

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Now that I think about it, this poll got it wrong. It should be the Fun option vs the Lazy option. Lets face it, most buyers (even of GT3s) get PDK/DSG cos its easier in traffic, not cos its faster...

1 year, 7 months ago on Poll: Fast Or Fun?

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@somebodysb21 @AlexanderBoroday Yep, we do need to accept change - its the way of the future (sadly). My point wad just that this change is happening cos more people want auto so thats what they sell. Its not cos the race team has squeezed out another second per lap.

1 year, 7 months ago on Poll: Fast Or Fun?

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@somebodysb21 @AlexanderBoroday That used to be true but today accountants from VW make the decisions in Stuttgart. I dont think Walter Rohrl was pushing for the Cayenne! If 50% of gt3 buyers bought manual, they'd offer manual.

1 year, 7 months ago on Poll: Fast Or Fun?

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For some reason I was expecting cars running 4 or 5 up, Motor Trend style... Love the street vibe anyway. Its like the OK Corral for cars.

1 year, 7 months ago on Horsepower Wars: Airstrip Attack Returns

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Great poll, but of course he should drive for himself alone. The question I have though is, hasn't he been until now? Senna and Schumacher were great drivers, but no-one would call them good sports.

1 year, 8 months ago on Discussion: Red Bull Drama At F1 Malaysia

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@Dan Tucci Err. Also, clutchless manuals aren't new for Porsches. The Sportomatic was engaged the clutch when touching the gear knob, about 1968. But I guess a "true" Porsche nut like you knew that already...

1 year, 8 months ago on Celebrating 50 In Style: The New Porsche 911 Gt3

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@Dan Tucci 993s are air-cooled. 996s were the first water-cooled 911s, circa 2000.

1 year, 8 months ago on Celebrating 50 In Style: The New Porsche 911 Gt3

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Needs more sharp edges...

1 year, 8 months ago on One Of Three: The Lamborghini Veneno

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@apex_DNA The only FWD sought after and respected by you perhaps. The other cars on this list have won races and awards too. Im not saying you should respect them, but I do and so do a lot of true petrolheads.

1 year, 8 months ago on Poll: Front Drive Legends

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@MangoZerox Agreed. This post reminds me of when I first read about Mid Nite. It opened my eyes, and this did too.

1 year, 9 months ago on Kanjo Tribe: Osaka Night Fighters

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I come for the photos, but I stay for articles like this. Details like the window nets make the story for me. Very clever to explain so much about the people without having to show them. Great work.

1 year, 9 months ago on Kanjo Tribe: Osaka Night Fighters

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All awesome images, but I expected to see more of them in their naturals environments - cities! Car parks, alleyways, abandoned industrial sites etc. Still, great photos.

1 year, 9 months ago on #iamthespeedhunter: The Ff Theme

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005). Evo was like a cheat it was so good. Actually, I'm pretty sure I had this body kit too!

1 year, 9 months ago on Global Perspective: An Evo In Dubai

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@milkplus I kinda get what you're saying. I feel like a guy from the 50s saying, "Syncromesh? Thats for the amateurs". But I prefer manual cos its cheaper to buy, cheaper to fix and more engaging. And Im not alone. So its just demand (as in 'supply and'), not whining.

1 year, 9 months ago on Four Door Muscle: The 2014 Chevy Ss

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How do you take such great photos with a phone?! I can't even tell which is which. Any tips please?

1 year, 9 months ago on Photo Attack: Osaka Auto Messe Parking

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Its DTM, yo!

1 year, 9 months ago on True Dedication: Under Suzuki’s S15

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Which weapon for an 80s gunfight? Countach is like turning up with a T. Rex. It doesnt matter how fast it is, its the perfect example of wild 80s excess. So so cool. Gordon Gecko would vote Countach.

1 year, 9 months ago on Poll: ’80s Performance Icons

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I got a GTI for the same reasons you did. Its hard to make changes though cause you dont want to lose the all-rounder-ness of it. Ride or handling? Even cheap wins like opening the air filter might cost mpg. VW parts bin should have something you'll like. Anyway, Id be interested to hear how you go.

1 year, 10 months ago on Project Cars: Introducing The Auto Otaku Garage

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