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Just added a Gen V Launch Edition to my little collection

Just added a Gen V Launch Edition to my little collection

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NoPaddleShiftForMe

Original Poster:

112 posts

19 months

Sunday 1st October
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Hi all, I am in the process of building a little collection of the "last" great manual cars for 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 cylinders with no marque duplicates and picked up the Viper on Friday. I have already put 400 miles on her and absolutely love it. I lived in the US for 11 years and drove earlier generations which I liked but the Gen V is on a whole different level. I had done my homework but was still surprised at how good the steering and overall balance of the car was. Can't wait to get some more miles on her and get her on a track. I have a charity race the runway event coming up and was planning on taking one of the other cars but may just take the Viper. Also, before anybody warns me about the engine issues, I am quite aware; the car was delivered new to the UK for the owner of a very large FCA Dealership (he put her on the road in 2015 and put about 6,600 miles on her), she has had all the recalls done. She passed R28 and while I may well have warranty arguments with FCA if the engine blows, I'll just buy a new engine and at the end of the day, I'll still be the lucky "b" who has a Viper.


Viper

9,963 posts

195 months

Sunday 1st October
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nice one congrats, fab colour scheme, I take it's the GTS from stoke on trent

NoPaddleShiftForMe

Original Poster:

112 posts

19 months

Sunday 1st October
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Viper said:
nice one congrats, fab colour scheme, I take it's the GTS from stoke on trent
Thanks and yes it is.

lucido grigio

30,644 posts

85 months

Sunday 1st October
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Looked at your "Garage " OP ,is there anything else you want to add to that frankly awesome collection ?

911R and Murcielago presumably your ultimate 6 and 12.

NoPaddleShiftForMe

Original Poster:

112 posts

19 months

Sunday 1st October
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lucido grigio said:
Looked at your "Garage " OP ,is there anything else you want to add to that frankly awesome collection ?

911R and Murcielago presumably your ultimate 6 and 12.
They are and thanks. I grew up lusting after a red Ferrari, with cream leather and the open gate so will be sticking with the F430 for the 8 cylinder.

For the 4, I am still looking but leaning toward a Lotus Exige S2 RGB or Type 72 or one of the other specails with at least 240hp.
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Dr-Bob

6,581 posts

182 months

Sunday 1st October
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Nice car....

I toyed for about 2 days on trading the ACR for this car but just couldn't justify it at the time..

NoPaddleShiftForMe

Original Poster:

112 posts

19 months

Sunday 1st October
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Dr-Bob said:
Nice car....

I toyed for about 2 days on trading the ACR for this car but just couldn't justify it at the time..
Thanks. Very considerate of you. I just joined VOA so maybe you'll get to see her again. I'd love to see the ACR, they are just too rare over here.

sonicbloo

472 posts

72 months

Monday 2nd October
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Congratulations on getting the Gen V. As it had been for sale for quite a while I was secretly hoping it would drop to an affordable price (for me). Sadly it was not to be, but maybe I'll get one someday.

For now I'll continue to enjoy mine, and hopefully park next to you at a show sometime for a blue 'n' white photoshoot!

fatboy18

14,418 posts

133 months

Tuesday 3rd October
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Congratulations on your new purchase and welcome to the Snake Pit.
Introduce yourself here too smile
https://driveviper.com/forums/forums/2-New-Owner-Q...

Great to hear you have Joined up to the VOA, Im sure you will love the magazine. The UK region often meet up with our Euro cousins for Viper events.
For event listings I regularly update the list on the UK Region site here
https://driveviper.com/forums/threads/17542-Event-...

I also send out emails to members to keep them informed of any other events.

Have fun with your new ride, but be very careful driving it as the Autumn sets in, as i'm sure you are aware there is a fair bit of torque!

Mark
VOA UK
Vice Prez.

Edited by fatboy18 on Tuesday 3rd October 22:48

NoPaddleShiftForMe

Original Poster:

112 posts

19 months

Wednesday 4th October
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I had put a note on the Gen V forum but have now put one on the new owners one too. Thanks and looking forward to some meets next driving season.

Dr-Bob

6,581 posts

182 months

Thursday 5th October
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welcome aboard ...

As mark said get on the VOA USA pages for more of an input into the Vipers and upgrades ect..

We also have a few FaceBook pages which seem loads more popular than the forums at the moment..

Membership is now open.. And ill start another thread for this

Baz

Blayney

2,379 posts

108 months

Thursday 5th October
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NoPaddleShiftForMe said:
They are and thanks. I grew up lusting after a red Ferrari, with cream leather and the open gate so will be sticking with the F430 for the 8 cylinder.

For the 4, I am still looking but leaning toward a Lotus Exige S2 RGB or Type 72 or one of the other specails with at least 240hp.
... if you get an s2 Elise (exige) you have a good chunk of my lottery win collection! (Viper, LC500, s2 Elise, 911r...). Brilliant!