Supercars spotted, some rarities (vol 7)

Supercars spotted, some rarities (vol 7)

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Doofus

13,106 posts

131 months

Saturday 10th October
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leglessAlex said:
Eh? But it's a very famous engine for many people, how else is it supposed to be referred to?

Plus there are a number of engines with similar configurations in Japanese cars, and swaps are popular, so surely using the engine code is an easy and informative way of referring to which one you have?

Seems like an odd thing to be a bit sneery about, man.
I'm not sneery. Man. I asked what the car was, and was told it's a Toyota. I then learned that some of them have a twin turbo engine of an unspecific confoguration or capacity. I know nothing about the engine because, guess what? It's not a 'very famous' engine for anyone who isn't a JDM spotter.

If the engine is of merit, then tell me what it is. If it's not important, then I don't need to know the secret numbers and letters. What you did was actually teach me almost nothing. smile

I don't care about the engine, BTW; but if I didn't know what the car was, why do you suppose I'd know what a 2JZ-GTE is?


Leon R

932 posts

54 months

Saturday 10th October
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Doofus said:
I'm not sneery. Man. I asked what the car was, and was told it's a Toyota. I then learned that some of them have a twin turbo engine of an unspecific confoguration or capacity. I know nothing about the engine because, guess what? It's not a 'very famous' engine for anyone who isn't a JDM spotter.

If the engine is of merit, then tell me what it is. If it's not important, then I don't need to know the secret numbers and letters. What you did was actually teach me almost nothing. smile

I don't care about the engine, BTW; but if I didn't know what the car was, why do you suppose I'd know what a 2JZ-GTE is?
What an odd complaint. You asked a question and were told the make and model of the vehicle and also the engine it likely had.

If you want more information you can google either of those things and Wikipedia will help you learn all you want.

hucumber

1,020 posts

55 months

Saturday 10th October
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Doofus said:
I'm not sneery. Man. I asked what the car was, and was told it's a Toyota. I then learned that some of them have a twin turbo engine of an unspecific confoguration or capacity. I know nothing about the engine because, guess what? It's not a 'very famous' engine for anyone who isn't a JDM spotter.

If the engine is of merit, then tell me what it is. If it's not important, then I don't need to know the secret numbers and letters. What you did was actually teach me almost nothing. smile

I don't care about the engine, BTW; but if I didn't know what the car was, why do you suppose I'd know what a 2JZ-GTE is?
I think on a website like this you are probably in the minority. I am not a JDM spotter, or indeed particularly interested in JDM cars but its such a famous engine one would assume that someone on a car enthusiasts website would know what it was. I tend to Google things if I don't know what they are, rather than blame someone else for talking about something I don't understand

Doofus

13,106 posts

131 months

Saturday 10th October
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hucumber said:
I think on a website like this you are probably in the minority. I am not a JDM spotter, or indeed particularly interested in JDM cars but its such a famous engine one would assume that someone on a car enthusiasts website would know what it was. I tend to Google things if I don't know what they are, rather than blame someone else for talking about something I don't understand
Ok, I've Googled it now, and I can't see anything there that would have caused it to appear on my radar, or to make it famous; but that's not really the point, and I've dragged this thread far enough off topic now.

As you were, everybody.

autofocus

2,479 posts

176 months

Saturday 10th October
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SydneyBridge said:
The Yellow 275 has some history if it is the original

https://magazine.ferrari.com/en/cars/2019/03/08/ne...
Hi,

It certainly is the original, I covered it in a recent article

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2020/10/06/sportscar...

Regards

Tim

SydneyBridge

5,258 posts

116 months

Saturday 10th October
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autofocus said:
Hi,

It certainly is the original, I covered it in a recent article

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2020/10/06/sportscar...

Regards

Tim
Thank you very much
It looked a bit forlorn tucked away next to a megane and it was only when i looked it up when i got home that i realised how significant it is. Was also completely gobsmacked at seeing a 288 on track

BoRED S2upid

16,072 posts

198 months

Saturday 10th October
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Not a supercars by any means but possibly rare. Toyota Sera.

RoadRunner220

797 posts

151 months

Saturday 10th October
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BoRED S2upid said:





Not a supercars by any means but possibly rare. Toyota Sera.
Does it have a 2JZ-GTE by any chance ?

Mezzanine

5,246 posts

177 months

Saturday 10th October
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RoadRunner220 said:
BoRED S2upid said:





Not a supercars by any means but possibly rare. Toyota Sera.
Does it have a 2JZ-GTE by any chance ?
rofl


Esceptico

3,083 posts

67 months

Saturday 10th October
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Name of user said:
That'll probably be a Toyota chaser, very popular cars, i think they were known as the four door supra!
I do quite like it to be honest.
Ironic that this has cropped up as I saw one here in NZ the day before yesterday and wondered what it was. They seem to import quite a lot of JDM cars here (Japan isn’t any nearer to NZ than the UK- about equidistant in fact).

Having looked at wiki is seems that the engine referenced could be seen as a competitor to the 3 Litre engine in the Nissan Skyline GTR so presumably pretty decent.

The one I saw here had some Carlos Fandango wheels but despite that looked quite nice. Sounded fruity too.

raceboy

12,208 posts

238 months

Sunday 11th October
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Spotted this 250GT outside a hotel in Rome last night. smile


PushedDover

2,038 posts

11 months

Sunday 11th October
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rolleyes reliability problems in these ^^^^ ....

TopTrump

2,270 posts

132 months

Sunday 11th October
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Doofus said:
Is it a requirement of the scene that people have to talk like that?
I have to agree. This and model numbers lie FD, E38, W123

Maldini35

2,530 posts

146 months

Sunday 11th October
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PushedDover said:
rolleyes reliability problems in these ^^^^ ....
Yes, it really needs a 2JZ-GTE under the bonnet

Doofus

13,106 posts

131 months

Sunday 11th October
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TopTrump said:
Doofus said:
Is it a requirement of the scene that people have to talk like that?
I have to agree.
I wouldn't recommend it. It didn't go well for me...

Thornaby

511 posts

27 months

Sunday 11th October
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From now on, I’m only going to refer to cars as their chassis numbers. I expect everyone to follow suit.

biggbn

6,691 posts

178 months

Sunday 11th October
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Doofus said:
I'm not sneery. Man. I asked what the car was, and was told it's a Toyota. I then learned that some of them have a twin turbo engine of an unspecific confoguration or capacity. I know nothing about the engine because, guess what? It's not a 'very famous' engine for anyone who isn't a JDM spotter.

If the engine is of merit, then tell me what it is. If it's not important, then I don't need to know the secret numbers and letters. What you did was actually teach me almost nothing. smile

I don't care about the engine, BTW; but if I didn't know what the car was, why do you suppose I'd know what a 2JZ-GTE is?
Car enthusiast scolded for using enthusiast language on enthusiast forum. Crikey, life's getting tricky.

SimonTheSailor

10,336 posts

186 months

Sunday 11th October
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raceboy

12,208 posts

238 months

Sunday 11th October
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A couple more Swiss registered classics cruising Rome this morning. driving




There must be something happening somewhere scratchchin

Edited by raceboy on Sunday 11th October 13:05

Mezzanine

5,246 posts

177 months

Sunday 11th October
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raceboy said:
A couple more Swiss registered classics cruising Rome this morning. driving




There must be something happening somewhere scratchchin

Edited by raceboy on Sunday 11th October 13:05
Definitely some discreet trouser movement in at least one viewers case...



that Alfa