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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1640 on: July 22, 2013, 04:12:38 pm »
I just found out that one of my neighbours owns an 800-hp 2003 Hennessey Viper GTS !!!

I heard him revving the engine this afternoon and went to find the source of that wonderful mechanical music.

He was just as interested in my Cobra as I was in his Viper.  We spent the next hour or so swapping car stories.  Too bad the guy's selling his house.
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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1641 on: July 22, 2013, 04:15:46 pm »
I just found out that one of my neighbours owns an 800-hp 2003 Hennessey Viper GTS !!!

I heard him revving the engine this afternoon and went to find the source of that wonderful mechanical music.

He was just as interested in my Cobra as I was in his Viper.  We spent the next hour or so swapping car stories.  Too bad the guy's selling his house.
where in Ottawa is this beast! I have seen a red Viper around the Experimental Farm, but I dont think it was an 800hp monster...
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What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1642 on: July 22, 2013, 04:17:32 pm »
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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1643 on: July 22, 2013, 05:02:12 pm »
where in Ottawa is this beast! I have seen a red Viper around the Experimental Farm, but I dont think it was an 800hp monster...

For now it's in Hunt Club, but it'll soon be leaving town as I think he might've sold his house today and will be moving out to his farm.

But his Hennessey Viper IS solid red so maybe you did see it around.  Today was the first time I'd ever seen it or met the owner.  If only I'd known sooner we could've done some weekend cruising together.

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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1644 on: July 22, 2013, 05:13:01 pm »
Anybody decipher what today's obsession is?   :D

Oh! Very nice! My obsession as well! :skid:

Help me out, maybe a Hybrid, FR-S?

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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1645 on: July 22, 2013, 05:17:08 pm »
Anybody decipher what today's obsession is?   :D

Oh! Very nice! My obsession as well! :skid:

Help me out, maybe a Hybrid, FR-S?

It's a 2012 IS-F. Awesome machine.
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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1646 on: July 22, 2013, 07:23:19 pm »
I'm in love with these cars now...



Probably not what you guys might take as a first choice but I like it!

Have you ridden in a used one?? Holy rattletrap and for fun check out the reliability ratings......
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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1647 on: July 22, 2013, 07:27:45 pm »
That has a Northstar in it?  If so, run!  Run away and hide!!
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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1648 on: July 22, 2013, 07:36:59 pm »
My dad had an affinity to those the Seville STS for a while....the reliability and build quality was pretty shoddy but boy was she good on the highway. Never bought one but had one for a weekend test drive.
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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1649 on: July 22, 2013, 07:48:28 pm »
Anybody decipher what today's obsession is?   :D

Oh! Very nice! My obsession as well! :skid:

Help me out, maybe a Hybrid, FR-S?

It's a 2012 IS-F. Awesome machine.

Yessir.



It makes a really compelling argument to stretch the budget a bit a lot...this one just happens to be at my nearest Lexus dealer... :shuffle:
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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1650 on: July 22, 2013, 07:52:24 pm »
^^What a great car...!!

Bullet-proof, moddable, fast and handles.

Can't ask for much more.

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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1651 on: July 22, 2013, 08:48:46 pm »
^^What a great car...!!

Bullet-proof, moddable, fast and handles.

Can't ask for much more.

Depends on what is more important to you... Sure I appreciate Lexus reliability, the V8 performance factor, and handling.  But from the image above, other than the wheels, how does this look any different from a Lexus IS250?
A car more than 1/2 the price!

If I was spending $70k, I would want something that turns makes me turn my head a bit more... This isn't a jab to Lexus, but it's a little more common in the Luxury segment, a little less so with BMW, as there is no M series sedan.

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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1652 on: July 22, 2013, 08:53:16 pm »
^^What a great car...!!

Bullet-proof, moddable, fast and handles.

Can't ask for much more.

Depends on what is more important to you... Sure I appreciate Lexus reliability, the V8 performance factor, and handling.  But from the image above, other than the wheels, how does this look any different from a Lexus IS250?
A car more than 1/2 the price!

If I was spending $70k, I would want something that turns makes me turn my head a bit more... This isn't a jab to Lexus, but it's a little more common in the Luxury segment, a little less so with BMW, as there is no M series sedan.

Looks a lot different if you know what a standard IS looks like.  Different hood, fenders, fascia, rockers, bumper, brakes, interior, handbuilt V8, 8 speed transmission, etc. etc. etc..

M3 (and "Ms" in general) didn't look too different from regular BMWs.  Ditto AMG stuff.  All from the same family, and share the family looks.
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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1653 on: July 22, 2013, 08:54:08 pm »
as there is no M series sedan.

uhhhhhh

EDIT: anyways, personally I appreciate the relative stealthiness of the IS-F. I don't want like a crazy paint stripe or something...subtle changes are best. Audi does it really well.





« Last Edit: July 22, 2013, 08:56:18 pm by mmret »
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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1654 on: July 22, 2013, 08:55:53 pm »
^^What a great car...!!

Bullet-proof, moddable, fast and handles.

Can't ask for much more.

Depends on what is more important to you... Sure I appreciate Lexus reliability, the V8 performance factor, and handling.  But from the image above, other than the wheels, how does this look any different from a Lexus IS250?
A car more than 1/2 the price!

If I was spending $70k, I would want something that turns makes me turn my head a bit more... This isn't a jab to Lexus, but it's a little more common in the Luxury segment, a little less so with BMW, as there is no M series sedan.

Looks a lot different if you know what a standard IS looks like.  Different hood, fenders, fascia, rockers, bumper, brakes, interior, handbuilt V8, 8 speed transmission, etc. etc. etc..

M3 (and "Ms" in general) didn't look too different from regular BMWs.  Ditto AMG stuff.  All from the same family, and share the family looks.

But its an auto-transmission....

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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1655 on: July 22, 2013, 08:56:56 pm »
^^What a great car...!!

Bullet-proof, moddable, fast and handles.

Can't ask for much more.

Depends on what is more important to you... Sure I appreciate Lexus reliability, the V8 performance factor, and handling.  But from the image above, other than the wheels, how does this look any different from a Lexus IS250?
A car more than 1/2 the price!

If I was spending $70k, I would want something that turns makes me turn my head a bit more... This isn't a jab to Lexus, but it's a little more common in the Luxury segment, a little less so with BMW, as there is no M series sedan.

At that price, VM M3 sedan for this guy, 6 spd manual and its a bloody M car!!


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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1656 on: July 22, 2013, 08:58:32 pm »


But its an auto-transmission....

What's your point?  It shifts faster than ANY manual.

No manuals in Ferraris either...do they suck also?


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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1657 on: July 22, 2013, 08:59:17 pm »
Or a C63 AMG


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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1658 on: July 22, 2013, 09:01:20 pm »
^^^^Yea really.  Do tell what $70,000 car with ostentatious styling you're talking about, Solstice.

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Re: What car have you been obsessing about today?
« Reply #1659 on: July 22, 2013, 09:09:45 pm »

But its an auto-transmission....

What's your point?  It shifts faster than ANY manual.

No manuals in Ferraris either...do they suck also?
Hey relax, you sound very offended.

Hey I'm not here to judge.
I just like shifting my own gears sometimes.