RE: Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster goes on sale

RE: Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster goes on sale

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TheJimi

15,561 posts

192 months

Thursday 20th June 2019
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GranCab said:
sidesauce said:
TheJimi said:
The F40 is exceptional in this argument, imo, and doesn't work as a counter to the point that GranCab is making.
Why?
The F40 and the 288 GTO for that matter are both exceptional in this context.

I could have thrown a few more n/a exotica into the mix, older Lamborghinis for starters and the McLaren F1 for the main course.
I thought GranCab was making a point of highlighting recent cars with high capacity, normally aspirated engines, that seem to be enjoying strong residuals, based on the idea that those same large capacity N/A engines are a dying breed.

The F40, doesn’t fall into that category, neither does the 288 since you mention it, and neither does the McLaren F1.  If for no other reason than the fact that they're highly appreciating cars in their own right.

Their strong residuals pre-date any idea of large capacity n/a engined cars being an endangered species.



Edited by TheJimi on Thursday 20th June 11:13

Vetteran

229 posts

126 months

Friday 21st June 2019
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Why would I sell my 2017 GTC Roadster with 4000 on the clock for about £100,000 to buy this. Asking for my deposit back or maybe they will decide I am not one of the lucky few to be offered a car.

cramorra

1,556 posts

184 months

Monday 24th June 2019
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GranCab said:
SLS n/a

SLR n/a

458 n/a

F12 n/a

550 /575 n/a

Bit of a coincidence ???
SLR supercharged is it not?

E65Ross

23,891 posts

161 months

Monday 24th June 2019
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cramorra said:
GranCab said:
SLS n/a

SLR n/a

458 n/a

F12 n/a

550 /575 n/a

Bit of a coincidence ???
SLR supercharged is it not?
Yes