Everyday ‘Supercar’

Everyday ‘Supercar’

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Hoofy

76,478 posts

283 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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PH User said:
An 8 year old boy might stare at someone's ice cream does that make ice creams supercars?

laugh
Well, 8 year old boys stare at me, but that's because they know that I'm the nearest thing they'll ever see to a real life superhero.

Bo_apex

2,582 posts

219 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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Hoofy said:
DevonPaul said:
If you pull into a petrol station and middle aged men stare at it, it's a Sports car.

If 8 year old boys stare at it, it's a Supercar.
That'll make my 911 Turbo a supercar. Cheers. wink
Who the hell wants 8 year old boys staring at them ?

Some remarkable thinking on PH




PH User

22,154 posts

109 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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Bo_apex said:
Hoofy said:
DevonPaul said:
If you pull into a petrol station and middle aged men stare at it, it's a Sports car.

If 8 year old boys stare at it, it's a Supercar.
That'll make my 911 Turbo a supercar. Cheers. wink
Who the hell wants 8 year old boys staring at them ?

Some remarkable thinking on PH
Erm.....I think the idea is that the 8 year old is looking at the car, not the owner.

Bo_apex

2,582 posts

219 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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PH User said:
Bo_apex said:
Hoofy said:
DevonPaul said:
If you pull into a petrol station and middle aged men stare at it, it's a Sports car.

If 8 year old boys stare at it, it's a Supercar.
That'll make my 911 Turbo a supercar. Cheers. wink
Who the hell wants 8 year old boys staring at them ?

Some remarkable thinking on PH
Erm.....I think the idea is that the 8 year old is looking at the car, not the owner.
Errm....they also look at the driver.




DevonPaul

1,205 posts

138 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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JohnnyUK said:
DevonPaul said:
If you pull into a petrol station and middle aged men stare at it, it's a Sports car.

If 8 year old boys stare at it, it's a Supercar.
8 year old boys stare at my Frogeye Sprite! wink
That's because they're waiting for Noddy to come back.

smile

Zumbruk

7,848 posts

261 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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Given that there's no formal definition of a supercar, and even the OED says "a high-performance sports car", why the fk are people arguing about it?

Hoofy

76,478 posts

283 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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Zumbruk said:
Given that there's no formal definition of a supercar, and even the OED says "a high-performance sports car", why the fk are people arguing about it?
Nothing better to do on a Sunday.

Zumbruk

7,848 posts

261 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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Hoofy said:
Zumbruk said:
Given that there's no formal definition of a supercar, and even the OED says "a high-performance sports car", why the fk are people arguing about it?
Nothing better to do on a Sunday.
Good point, well made.

To the OP; Buy what you like and enjoy it. Ignore the argumentrons here. A 911 or an R8 would both be a good choice.

Trev450

6,328 posts

173 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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Zumbruk said:
Hoofy said:
Zumbruk said:
Given that there's no formal definition of a supercar, and even the OED says "a high-performance sports car", why the fk are people arguing about it?
Nothing better to do on a Sunday.
Good point, well made.

To the OP; Buy what you like and enjoy it. Ignore the argumentrons here. A 911 or an R8 would both be a good choice.
He's probably got fed up with all the arguing as to what constitutes a supercar and gone and bought a Dacia Sandero.

h0b0

7,657 posts

197 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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DevonPaul said:
If you pull into a petrol station and middle aged men stare at it, it's a Sports car.

If 8 year old boys stare at it, it's a Supercar.

Oilchange

8,495 posts

261 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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Noble M600
V8, manual, stupidly fast but easy to drive.

PH User

22,154 posts

109 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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Bo_apex said:
PH User said:
Bo_apex said:
Hoofy said:
DevonPaul said:
If you pull into a petrol station and middle aged men stare at it, it's a Sports car.

If 8 year old boys stare at it, it's a Supercar.
That'll make my 911 Turbo a supercar. Cheers. wink
Who the hell wants 8 year old boys staring at them ?

Some remarkable thinking on PH
Erm.....I think the idea is that the 8 year old is looking at the car, not the owner.
Errm....they also look at the driver.
Nobody is looking at the person behind the wheel, so no they don't.

Hoofy

76,478 posts

283 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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PH User said:
Bo_apex said:
PH User said:
Bo_apex said:
Hoofy said:
DevonPaul said:
If you pull into a petrol station and middle aged men stare at it, it's a Sports car.

If 8 year old boys stare at it, it's a Supercar.
That'll make my 911 Turbo a supercar. Cheers. wink
Who the hell wants 8 year old boys staring at them ?

Some remarkable thinking on PH
Erm.....I think the idea is that the 8 year old is looking at the car, not the owner.
Errm....they also look at the driver.
Nobody is looking at the person behind the wheel, so no they don't.
When I was looking at an R8 driving through a car park, I looked at the car then looked at the driver and gave him a thumbs up.

And as I'm a middle aged man, I guess that conclusively means that the R8 is a sports car.

PH User

22,154 posts

109 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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Hoofy said:
PH User said:
Bo_apex said:
PH User said:
Bo_apex said:
Hoofy said:
DevonPaul said:
If you pull into a petrol station and middle aged men stare at it, it's a Sports car.

If 8 year old boys stare at it, it's a Supercar.
That'll make my 911 Turbo a supercar. Cheers. wink
Who the hell wants 8 year old boys staring at them ?

Some remarkable thinking on PH
Erm.....I think the idea is that the 8 year old is looking at the car, not the owner.
Errm....they also look at the driver.
Nobody is looking at the person behind the wheel, so no they don't.
When I was looking at an R8 driving through a car park, I looked at the car then looked at the driver and gave him a thumbs up.

And as I'm a middle aged man, I guess that conclusively means that the R8 is a sports car.
Ok, maybe a few car nerds look at the driver, but nobody else is interested, especially kids.

Hoofy

76,478 posts

283 months

Sunday 28th November 2021
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PH User said:
Ok, maybe a few car nerds look at the driver, but nobody else is interested, especially kids.
TBH I've never really considered what people are looking at. smile

paddy1970

709 posts

110 months

Monday 29th November 2021
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An interesting perspective from somebody who has done 2 million miles on supercars....(albeit a few miles on a lot of cars....)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnBI0HYu-yc

Summary...get a recent supercar and do a lot of maintenance

Edited by paddy1970 on Monday 29th November 17:26

bcr5784

7,120 posts

146 months

Monday 29th November 2021
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paddy1970 said:
An interesting perspective from somebody who has done 2 million miles on supercars....(albeit a few miles on a lot of cars....)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnBI0HYu-yc

Summary...get a recent supercar and do a lot of maintenance

Edited by paddy1970 on Monday 29th November 17:26
Accepting that (some) supercars are, and the market demands that they be, much more reliable than their forebares, I'm not sure he was THAT reassuring. McLaren still have a very patchy reputation and older Ferraris too, even Porsche have lost their "bullet-proof" reputation of the past.(Or maybe they were only regarded as bullet proof relative to the opposition). Don't really want to bring up the R8 (whether you regard it as a supercar or not) - but it's one of a very few cars that I would consider outside the warranty period without some extended cover.

sparta6

3,704 posts

101 months

Thursday 2nd December 2021
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PH User said:
Nobody is looking at the person behind the wheel, so no they don't.
That's a big claim
How big was your sample poll ?


PH User

22,154 posts

109 months

Thursday 2nd December 2021
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sparta6 said:
PH User said:
Nobody is looking at the person behind the wheel, so no they don't.
That's a big claim
How big was your sample poll ?
You think that people are looking at you when you are in your car? You think they care who is behind the wheel?

limpsfield

5,896 posts

254 months

Thursday 2nd December 2021
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I always look at the driver if I can, following a comment from someone years ago that "you never see a good looking man driving an Aston Martin. They look like golfing pensioners"