Cars you didn't know existed...

Cars you didn't know existed...

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TigerS6

521 posts

189 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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EDLT said:
I saw a Lotus Europa once, I had heard of them before but they are so rare I assumed they were a myth.
Ironically I saw a white one of these this morning, and what is even more ironic, is that it was in the process of being loaded onto the back of an AA van.
Hard-shoulder of M4 at about 6.45 this morning just after J3 London bound.
(this was a new europa, not the original)

blearyeyedboy

4,742 posts

118 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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I discovered this today. The Smart ForFour Brabus. Surprisingly swift and with (supposedly) traditional bone-shaking ride to please the Brabus purists.

C.A.R.

3,430 posts

127 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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Honestly had no idea what it was.

Justin Cyder

12,624 posts

88 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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Isn't that an Ascari something or other?

markCSC

2,983 posts

154 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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If we are going for odd Jap performance cars how about the Mitsubishi Airtrek Turbo. 230bhp with an EVO engine


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farrendahl

1,247 posts

113 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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stropley said:
iva cosworth said:


Can't remember its name but it's a Subaru Legacy front.

There is probably dozens of JDM cars we know nothing about.

Saw that pickup at Tempest rally 2010 BTW,never seen another

Edit...Doh it says the name on the back.....It's a Baja
If you think the baja has a daft name check out its predecessor :

Ahhh the Brat, my farrier used to have one of those, kept going for years until it eventually gave up the ghost and he got himself a Skoda Fun pickup

farrendahl

1,247 posts

113 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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SooperDan said:


Not long discovered the Toyota Caldina. It has the 260bhp engine and 4WD from a Toyota Celica GT-4, pretty cool..
Such a shame they didn't bring that one to the UK along with the rest of the Avensis range, but guess they thought there was no market for it

ajprice

15,785 posts

135 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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At Oulton Park this weekend watching the Britcar and Smart racing. No idea what either of these cars are from the Britcar Endurance races. I don't recognise 18 as a Noble, Ginetta or anything else similar, and 2 might be a track day kit car similar to an Ultima. Any ideas? Other cars in the race were the likes of Ferrari F430 and 458, TVR Sagaris, Mosler, Lotus Evora and Exige.





Edited by ajprice on Tuesday 26th June 10:30

markCSC

2,983 posts

154 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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Chevron
http://www.chevronracing.com/

Edited by markCSC on Tuesday 26th June 10:29

deltashad

6,644 posts

136 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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Coldfuse said:
Evo Estates are pretty rare...

I didn't know they existed, always thought it would make a very desirable car. Looks good. smile


Porkie

2,378 posts

180 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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Justin Cyder said:
Isn't that an Ascari something or other?
yep!

markCSC

2,983 posts

154 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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ajprice said:
http://aquilaracingcars.com/

ajprice

15,785 posts

135 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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markCSC said:
Chevron
http://www.chevronracing.com/

Edited by markCSC on Tuesday 26th June 10:29
Cheers, never heard of those before. So thats 18 sorted, anyone got an idea what 2 is?

markCSC

2,983 posts

154 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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see above smile

ajprice

15,785 posts

135 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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Double cheers and an internet pint, sir smile

Parabola

1,730 posts

136 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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Volkswagen SP2












Thread here



markCSC

2,983 posts

154 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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ajprice said:
Double cheers and an internet pint, sir smile
Why thank you drink

KevSeymour

773 posts

112 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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Quattroporte Shooting Brake, didn't know they existed til one was spotted in Herts.

2DDav

685 posts

92 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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The VW Amorak, never knew these existed until one went past work at the weekend:


Veeayt

2,759 posts

144 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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2DDav said:
The VW Amorak, never knew these existed until one went past work at the weekend:

Great car, the most comfy pick-up i've ever tried.