Supercars spotted, some rarities (vol 7)

Supercars spotted, some rarities (vol 7)

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Fun Bus

17,546 posts

168 months

Friday 24th January
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Alpinas are rarer than many cars shared here.

S1KRR

11,175 posts

162 months

Friday 24th January
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Greg the Fish said:
Wrong thread though
fk off rolleyes


RARITY!

STIfree

1,519 posts

109 months

Saturday 25th January
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Greg the Fish said:
Wrong thread though
I've been around since page one of volume 1 of this thread. (old account)

I disagree with you.






Ps. I just noticed, this thread has been going for 12 years now!

Edited by STIfree on Saturday 25th January 00:30

Lordbenny

7,344 posts

169 months

Saturday 25th January
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S1KRR said:
fk off rolleyes
Charming....I have to agree this thread isn’t really for modern German diesel estate cars!

swisstoni

8,528 posts

229 months

Saturday 25th January
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‘Supercars and some rarities’.
I don’t see Alpinas, let alone estate versions, every day of the week so I’d happily say it was a bit of a rarity.
Do I want to see 10 per page? No.

v15ben

14,509 posts

191 months

Saturday 25th January
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STIfree said:
Ps. I just noticed, this thread has been going for 12 years now!
...and ever since page 1, people have been squabbling over what is allowed and what isn't. hehe
I don't think an Alpina D3 is super rare, but do appreciate seeing them on the road.

A few bits I've seen recently that may or may not be super or rare.
Feel free to scroll past, appreciate or make silly comments about them wink





Seek

1,016 posts

150 months

Saturday 25th January
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v15ben said:
I don't think an Alpina D3 is super rare, but do appreciate seeing them on the road.
Production of D3 Touring Allrad is 525 units so not extremely rare.
But rarer than most supercars posted here

Mark-C

3,183 posts

155 months

Saturday 25th January
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Seek said:
v15ben said:
I don't think an Alpina D3 is super rare, but do appreciate seeing them on the road.
Production of D3 Touring Allrad is 525 units so not extremely rare.
But rarer than most supercars posted here
Here's my take - seeing a McLaren isn't that rare to me (West Yorkshire). Any particular model is probably very rare based on production numbers (as with the D3 Toruing) but, as a whole, it's just not unusual to see one - the same is true of Porsche and Ferrari. I may well be passed by a particularly rare GT3RS version of some 911 or another but I just see a Porsche.

I feel the same about Alpinas - I actually love the fact that people want to spec something that is the best it can be and a D3 is as better Diesel Touring 3-series than anything BMW does but it doesn't excite me to see it.

I'm one of many that's been on this thread since almost the begining and what brings me back are the rarities - a Zonda (and not one in Knightsbridge) or a Carrera GT (or even a 924) or a 288GTO (rather than something glammed up and new) or a Maestro Turbo or that Roller in London.

Each to their own so I happily wade through the Lambos in Tokyo and Hypercars in London to get to see what I like thumbup

v15ben

14,509 posts

191 months

Saturday 25th January
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I certainly agree and am also West Yorkshire based.
See enough supercars round here to barely bat at eye at things like a McLaren 570S or 991 Turbo.
I am probably more interested in rare, older stuff than supercars these days, both on this thread and on the road.
I'm also a massive fan of the Tokyo updates too. thumbup

Seek

1,016 posts

150 months

Saturday 25th January
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Mark-C said:
I'm one of many that's been on this thread since almost the begining and what brings me back are the rarities - a Zonda (and not one in Knightsbridge) or a Carrera GT (or even a 924) or a 288GTO (rather than something glammed up and new) or a Maestro Turbo or that Roller in London.
You, me, v15ben and many others have been here since the original thread (10+ years ago eek)
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Totally agree on the rarities being a key attraction

Sadly even tigerkoi's original post was hounded off the thread by posters who only appreciated supercars...
Which reminds me - @tigerkoi wasn't there a book in the works featuring your wonderful pictures + words?

Edited by Seek on Saturday 25th January 17:03

v15ben

14,509 posts

191 months

Saturday 25th January
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I had a very enjoyable afternoon car spotting and having a few drinks with Tigerkoi (thread OP) around central London back in the early days of this thread too.
Can't believe I've been posting on here 12 years and PH for nearly 16. hehe

pablo

14,701 posts

223 months

Saturday 25th January
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Seek said:
v15ben said:
I don't think an Alpina D3 is super rare, but do appreciate seeing them on the road.
Production of D3 Touring Allrad is 525 units so not extremely rare.
But rarer than most supercars posted here
It’s a fair point, walk through Kensington in the summer and you’ll spot all manner of ”supercars”, most with an aftermarket exhaust being driven by a moron and bouncing off the limiter in 1st... hell they are even common in Bristol now Rybrook have a showroom here, I personally prefer seeing the rare cars on this thread, not the ”supercars”

GCH

2,710 posts

152 months

Saturday 25th January
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No supercar, but certainly a strange rarity of an S55 AMG I spotted this morning....



Paul-6v9nc

5 posts

1 month

Sunday 26th January
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Pagani huayra roadster awaiting collection @ Lamborghini Edinburgh this past week.

Edited by Paul-6v9nc on Sunday 26th January 10:01


Edited by Psd30 on Sunday 26th January 10:17

PushedDover

265 posts

3 months

Sunday 26th January
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That ^^^ Pagani is an odd one in the way it was not at all adopted by the press / media.
Yet, I'd have that in a heart beat over the generation of mainstream supercars since.

Fab thing. Different. Characterful - and IIRC on the TG lap times, bloody fast, despite the naysayers.

vincegail

2,115 posts

105 months

Sunday 26th January
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PushedDover said:
Fab thing. Different. Characterful - and IIRC on the TG lap times, bloody fast, despite the naysayers.
Fast? Yes.
But on cut racing tyres, not streetlegal ones.

Its Just Adz

9,532 posts

159 months

Sunday 26th January
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I think it's maybe because the Zonda had such a huge following and the Huyuara at launch didn't look as good as people hoped.

Doofus

10,789 posts

123 months

Sunday 26th January
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vincegail said:
PushedDover said:
Fab thing. Different. Characterful - and IIRC on the TG lap times, bloody fast, despite the naysayers.
Fast? Yes.
But on cut racing tyres, not streetlegal ones.
I suspect it's fast on street legal tyres too....

PGNSagaris

2,225 posts

116 months

Sunday 26th January
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Grown on me hugely over the years



Just ooze cool

likesachange

1,722 posts

144 months

Monday 27th January
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PushedDover said:
That ^^^ Pagani is an odd one in the way it was not at all adopted by the press / media.
Yet, I'd have that in a heart beat over the generation of mainstream supercars since.

Fab thing. Different. Characterful - and IIRC on the TG lap times, bloody fast, despite the naysayers.
I would too, but its not really a mainstream supercar.. isnt it priced at Hypercar territory ? Yet perfromance wise a 200k Mclaren would probably happily stay with one in any scenario..

Very cool but more style than substance perhaps?