RE: Adrenaline Motorsport Murtaya

RE: Adrenaline Motorsport Murtaya

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fuoriserie

4,554 posts

204 months

Monday 15th January 2007
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TIPPER said:
Evening all, just popped over from the Elise forum.
Saw this thing today, you followed me and my silver Elise into Newquay.
Your car sounded fantastic but I'm afraid I have to agree with negative comments made about her appearance (Sorry!!).
When I saw it in my rear view mirror I initially thought it was a chavved-up MX5. Eventually dismissed that idea and became confused. When I saw the back end I immediately thought Z4. Sorry, the car does indeed look like a Z4 crossed with an MX5 and then 'improved' by a fan of max power mag.
Apologies for being so negative and it seems a great way of using up scooby drivetrains. Best of Luck thumbup



Well you can always restyle it in a few years time...., or you can use the same concept and create a new car...

TIPPER

2,955 posts

154 months

Monday 15th January 2007
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fuoriserie said:
TIPPER said:
Evening all, just popped over from the Elise forum.
Saw this thing today, you followed me and my silver Elise into Newquay.
Your car sounded fantastic but I'm afraid I have to agree with negative comments made about her appearance (Sorry!!).
When I saw it in my rear view mirror I initially thought it was a chavved-up MX5. Eventually dismissed that idea and became confused. When I saw the back end I immediately thought Z4. Sorry, the car does indeed look like a Z4 crossed with an MX5 and then 'improved' by a fan of max power mag.
Apologies for being so negative and it seems a great way of using up scooby drivetrains. Best of Luck thumbup



Well you can always restyle it in a few years time...., or you can use the same concept and create a new car...


Just like Lotus have been doing with the Elise laugh

twincam16

27,646 posts

193 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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My kind of car. I like it.

Re. small 4WD sports cars - err, Group B anyone? It's nice to see someone with a short-wheelbase 4WD missile. This looks like the closest we'll get to that Prodrive concept that surfaced and disappeared last year.

JonRB

57,311 posts

207 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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twincam16 said:
This looks like the closest we'll get to that Prodrive concept that surfaced and disappeared last year.

God I was upset when I heard they weren't going to put it into production. It was like a 4WD GTM Libra on steroids and was exactly the kind of car I wanted.

Edit: There's something Adrenaline Motorsport could do next - take the lessons learned on the Murtaya and bring out a small mid-engined coupe with styling similar to the Prodrive, original Honda CRX and/or GTM Libra. Price it around £30k and I'll order the first one off the production line. thumbup

Edited by JonRB on Tuesday 16th January 10:05

jools1071

3 posts

142 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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Latest news from the 2 guys who designed the Minari and Delfino is that they are back with a new car, this time a coupe based on a Mitsu Evo.

www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?f=23&t=345549
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peterpsg

813 posts

169 months

Tuesday 16th January 2007
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But I wonder if it'll get anywhere?

The reason I see the Murtaya doing ok, is because it is available in a kit form, and priced sensibly, however when you're at the £45k mark, you are up against an awful lot of stiff competition.

neilrallying

200 posts

158 months

Wednesday 24th January 2007
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As the planned TKC Live event in March has been cancelled Adrenaline Motorsport have privately hired Llandow circuit in south Wales for Saturday 24th February 2007 to demonstrate the Murtaya to interested parties.
The circuit is very easy to access being just a short hop across the bridge meaning that it should not be too long a trip for most people.

The track will be open from 10am to 4pm and we will be giving free demonstration runs all day.

The demonstrator car will be our standard road offering as reviewed for Pistonheads by Graham Bell. Our track day specific lightweight demonstrator will be competed later this year.

If you are interested in attending please phone 01637 852500 to register. All registered parties will be informed via e-newsletter of the specific itinerary for the day in the coming month as the date approaches.

I hope that you do not mind me posting on this thread (I am MD of the business so you could consider this SPAM I guess!) but I felt all of you who have contributed to this forum thread would like to know that there is an opportunity to experience the car in the near future.

I would like to thank everyone for their positive reactions to our car. The first customer car has been completed (to rolling chassis stage) and will be delivered next week. We have a rapidly filling order book which is very exciting for the future.

I hope that I may meet some of you on the 24th February, or at one of the other shows during the year, or even at our base in sunny Cornwall!

Many thanks,
Neil.

scoobiewrx

4,863 posts

161 months

Wednesday 24th January 2007
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If you're doing the same anywhere near Northampton i would love to check out the Murtaya as it would make a very nice 'something for the weekend sir' car. Don't know about daily driver and how comfy it would be for hoons abroad/long runs but i would like to evaluate it nevertheless.

alfa7530v6

29 posts

140 months

Sunday 11th March 2007
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HI
it looks like a minari short lived alfa based kit car
will this live ?

black5

579 posts

158 months

Tuesday 13th March 2007
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alfa7530v6 said:
HI
it looks like a minari short lived alfa based kit car
will this live ?


Having seen both cars next to each other, it looks a lot different.

Bigger and more agressive.

skid solo

324 posts

164 months

Tuesday 20th March 2007
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I was at Millbrook yesterday (in the snow/sleet) and saw a blue Murtaya being driven by some hardy souls.

Sounded good with the 'burble' from the Scooby engine. Looked a good overall package.

Was there a comparison test going on due to the fact the Toniq R was there aswell. That was being driven very enthusiastically around the handling circuit.

neilrallying

200 posts

158 months

Wednesday 21st March 2007
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Wow, it is impossible to do anything without being spotted nowadays isn't it!!
We had the use of the facilities for a private demonstration of the Murtaya to a group of interested individuals and the car is question is our factory demo car for this coming year. It was driven by one of our Directors, Tom, all day.
Glad that you liked the looks and the noise, thanks for the positive comments.
The ToniqR was with the AMS team and was being driven by me (on another promotional activity). I confess to being out to impress the audience! It is a cracking package (I was driving their Duratec powered car) which is quick and fun to drive, although a heated steering wheel (a'la Range Rover) would have been good on the day!
The weather was definately pretty chilly with full on blizzards, hail and plain old hard rain at various times in the day, mixed in with bright sunshine, certainly making for some great fun sideways motoring.
Neil.

skid solo

324 posts

164 months

Thursday 22nd March 2007
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That would explain why the Toniq was still being driven rather well in the snow!

The Murtaya had a good end to the day as well