Supercars spotted, some rarities (vol 7)

Supercars spotted, some rarities (vol 7)

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havoc

24,938 posts

193 months

Monday 27th January
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likesachange said:
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?
Style AND substance, by all accounts.

Note that Mclaren platform (+ engine) share pretty much everything they do, and note that their interiors are pretty drab vs the jewel-like Paganis, and you can see where the extra money goes.

Oh, and there's the small matter of reliability, which rumour suggests favours the Italian (Argentinian?) over the Brit...

PushedDover

2,046 posts

11 months

Monday 27th January
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raceboy said:
likesachange said:
....but its not really a mainstream supercar.. isnt it priced at Hypercar territory ?
Over a million new, and appear to change hands for over 2 million now. rotate
Speedtail or a Huaraarraayyaare ?

The Brummie

8,443 posts

145 months

Monday 27th January
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For weeks I have been lusting over a Testa Rossa at my local exotic car dealer.

Even got them to email me photos of that beautiful gated gearchange.

Today I drove past & it has gone,

So some lucky sod now has a Testa Rossa.

Hate him. Or her. A lot.

STIfree

1,766 posts

117 months

Monday 27th January
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The Brummie said:
For weeks I have been lusting over a Testa Rossa at my local exotic car dealer.

Even got them to email me photos of that beautiful gated gearchange.

Today I drove past & it has gone,

So some lucky sod now has a Testa Rossa.

Hate him. Or her. A lot.
?

AMG Merc

11,940 posts

211 months

Friday 31st January
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The Brummie said:
For weeks I have been lusting over a Testa Rossa at my local exotic car dealer.

Even got them to email me photos of that beautiful gated gearchange.

Today I drove past & it has gone,

So some lucky sod now has a Testa Rossa.

Hate him. Or her. A lot.
They are nice, eh. And even better to drive biggrin




The Brummie

8,443 posts

145 months

Friday 31st January
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AMG Merc said:
The Brummie said:
For weeks I have been lusting over a Testa Rossa at my local exotic car dealer.

Even got them to email me photos of that beautiful gated gearchange.

Today I drove past & it has gone,

So some lucky sod now has a Testa Rossa.

Hate him. Or her. A lot.
They are nice, eh. And even better to drive biggrin



Been lucky enough to drive a 512 a few years ago. A great car.

Oppo

4,562 posts

56 months

Friday 31st January
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swisstoni said:
‘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.
This same argument is always brought up and I have always read it as Supercars WITH some rarities - or as the thread title says supercars spotted, (COMMA) some rarities, meaning rare supercars.

It's always funny to see some people being so angry about it though.

swisstoni

9,553 posts

237 months

Friday 31st January
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Oppo said:
swisstoni said:
‘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.
This same argument is always brought up and I have always read it as Supercars WITH some rarities - or as the thread title says supercars spotted, (COMMA) some rarities, meaning rare supercars.

It's always funny to see some people being so angry about it though.
That would assume that not all supercars are rare in the first place.
As they clearly are, why the need to mention rarities at all, if it was not to include rare cars that weren’t necessarily ‘super’?

Petrus1983

3,976 posts

120 months

Friday 31st January
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AMG Merc said:
The Brummie said:
For weeks I have been lusting over a Testa Rossa at my local exotic car dealer.

Even got them to email me photos of that beautiful gated gearchange.

Today I drove past & it has gone,

So some lucky sod now has a Testa Rossa.

Hate him. Or her. A lot.
They are nice, eh. And even better to drive biggrin



I’m happy for the new owner. But ‘great car to drive’?? They have a nostalgic appeal and an early 80’s driving style - any 2 seat Merc these days would blow it away. But in fairness, the prancing horse on the front means a lot.

The Brummie

8,443 posts

145 months

Friday 31st January
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Petrus1983 said:
AMG Merc said:
The Brummie said:
For weeks I have been lusting over a Testa Rossa at my local exotic car dealer.

Even got them to email me photos of that beautiful gated gearchange.

Today I drove past & it has gone,

So some lucky sod now has a Testa Rossa.

Hate him. Or her. A lot.
They are nice, eh. And even better to drive biggrin



I’m happy for the new owner. But ‘great car to drive’?? They have a nostalgic appeal and an early 80’s driving style - any 2 seat Merc these days would blow it away. But in fairness, the prancing horse on the front means a lot.
It’s irrelevant that a current car would blow it away. Doesn’t matter. This one has a 5 litre flat 12.

With a manual, gated, gearbox.

I defy anyone not to enjoy driving it.

thegreenhell

7,664 posts

177 months

Friday 31st January
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Petrus1983 said:
I’m happy for the new owner. But ‘great car to drive’?? They have a nostalgic appeal and an early 80’s driving style - any 2 seat Merc these days would blow it away. But in fairness, the prancing horse on the front means a lot.
And I bet Carl Lewis would lose a race against Usain Bolt nowadays too.

Butter Face

21,860 posts

118 months

Friday 31st January
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Supra Pro in yellow suitable for the thread? Lovely looker in the flesh.

Don1

13,688 posts

166 months

Friday 31st January
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Looks small for a fussy design. And slightly grubby.


I'd still take a free one.

Oppo

4,562 posts

56 months

Friday 31st January
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swisstoni said:
Oppo said:
swisstoni said:
‘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.
This same argument is always brought up and I have always read it as Supercars WITH some rarities - or as the thread title says supercars spotted, (COMMA) some rarities, meaning rare supercars.

It's always funny to see some people being so angry about it though.
That would assume that not all supercars are rare in the first place.
As they clearly are, why the need to mention rarities at all, if it was not to include rare cars that weren’t necessarily ‘super’?
Supercars haven't been rare for a while now, relatively speaking. Compare a 458 to a Pagani for example.

Doofus

13,116 posts

131 months

Friday 31st January
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Oppo said:
Compare a 458 to a Pagani for example.
One's red, and the other looks like it was drawn by a nine-year-old boy.

Am I doing this right?

swisstoni

9,553 posts

237 months

Friday 31st January
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Oppo said:
swisstoni said:
Oppo said:
swisstoni said:
‘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.
This same argument is always brought up and I have always read it as Supercars WITH some rarities - or as the thread title says supercars spotted, (COMMA) some rarities, meaning rare supercars.

It's always funny to see some people being so angry about it though.
That would assume that not all supercars are rare in the first place.
As they clearly are, why the need to mention rarities at all, if it was not to include rare cars that weren’t necessarily ‘super’?
Supercars haven't been rare for a while now, relatively speaking. Compare a 458 to a Pagani for example.
I guess we’ll just have to disagree.

Pothole

31,052 posts

240 months

Saturday 1st February
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v15ben said:
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
Welcome, newbie...

Psd30

5 posts

9 months

Saturday 1st February
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A few rare sightings in and around Edinburgh over past few years .Knockhill,concours event ,Lamborghini Edinburgh but My favourite is Jim Clarks BTCC Lotus Cortina in his museum in Duns .


























Edited by Psd30 on Saturday 1st February 11:48

996Type

319 posts

110 months

Saturday 1st February
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JCT Leeds recently

chriswhitlock

240 posts

175 months

Saturday 1st February
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Psd30 said:
A few rare sightings in and around Edinburgh over past few years .Knockhill,concours event ,Lamborghini Edinburgh but My favourite is Jim Clarks BTCC Lotus Cortina in his museum in Duns .


Owned by Dario Franchitti