The Murtaya - TVR Alternative?

The Murtaya - TVR Alternative?

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Wildwood

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1,790 posts

161 months

Tuesday 28th April 2009
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Having recently purchased an Impreza 2.5 estate I stumbled across this "kit" roadster?

OTR for under £30k!

http://www.murtaya.com/CarInformation.shtml

eta...threads like these need piccies!!


Edited by Wildwood on Wednesday 29th April 11:12

Pupp

9,489 posts

206 months

Tuesday 28th April 2009
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There's a couple of cracking vids on You Tube (I think), seem to go pretty well smile

D14 AYS

3,694 posts

144 months

Tuesday 28th April 2009
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vomit

Wildwood

Original Poster:

1,790 posts

161 months

Tuesday 28th April 2009
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D14 AYS said:
vomit
Now come on!
Just coz its got a 400bhp subaru engine in it and AWD, doesnt make you go vomit does it!?


mind you, it might hehe

esso

1,783 posts

151 months

Tuesday 28th April 2009
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roflWhat a pile of scensoredt!~IMO

Edited by esso on Tuesday 28th April 18:39

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Chris71

21,393 posts

176 months

Tuesday 28th April 2009
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Don't quite understand the negative reaction? Some people say the looks are a touch conservative for a kit, but the performance of a Murtaya with a big turbo makes the average Griff look distinctly pedestrian.

Of course with four wheel drive and electronically adjustable diffs it's much less work in the process, which you could argue spoils the fun a little, but for shear pace it's in a different league. The only thing I've driven which beats it for sheer ferocity is a VTEC powered Ariel Atom.

Don't get me wrong - it offers a very different experience to a TVR and as such one will never be a direct replacement for the other, but don't knock it 'till you've tried it. smile

clive f

7,231 posts

167 months

Tuesday 28th April 2009
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its got a lotus elise arse and the front looks like a beefed up honda s2000, no thanksnono

Don1

12,908 posts

142 months

Tuesday 28th April 2009
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Featured in EVO many moons ago - and I would.

Grodecki

202 posts

118 months

Tuesday 28th April 2009
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Ugly as sin.

Ballistic Banana

14,688 posts

201 months

Tuesday 28th April 2009
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0-60in 3.2 looks fun though biggrin

Chimjunkie

2,879 posts

145 months

Tuesday 28th April 2009
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Saw one at a show and thought the principle was really good! Just needed more work with the design. The interior was a mess. I agree that this has huge possibility, but the madness of a TVR makes it fun for me. Not 4wd sensibility.

scotty_d

6,795 posts

128 months

Tuesday 28th April 2009
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I like it would be fun to build it. + keep the chim

jammy_basturd

21,004 posts

146 months

Tuesday 28th April 2009
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Looks OK in my opinion, and I'm sure its a fine car to drive, its got most of the right ingredients.

But having said that, for me it hasn't got the class and elegance of some TVRs, or the outrageousnous of others.

BCA

8,605 posts

191 months

Tuesday 28th April 2009
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Fibreglass monocoque convertable.

Pass.

jams33

109 posts

115 months

Wednesday 29th April 2009
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TVR alternative.....not a chance IMO......Z4 alternative....yes

grahamw48

9,939 posts

172 months

Wednesday 29th April 2009
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Looks interesting. scratchchin

Chris71

21,393 posts

176 months

Wednesday 29th April 2009
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jams33 said:
TVR alternative.....not a chance IMO......Z4 alternative....yes
Nah, Impreza alternative I'd say in truth.

I think comparing it to a Z4 is missing the point even more than comparing it to a TVR.

V8 GMS

662 posts

149 months

Wednesday 29th April 2009
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Having driven one, I have to say it's an awesome machine.
The Murtaya had geniune 'supercar beating' performance and was a very involving drive!

As a 4WD comparable, I recently drove an R8...
As impressive as the Audi was, I'd rather buy a Murtaya!




Wildwood

Original Poster:

1,790 posts

161 months

Wednesday 29th April 2009
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So why did you buy a z4 instead!?

V8 GMS

662 posts

149 months

Wednesday 29th April 2009
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Wildwood said:
So why did you buy a z4 instead!?
90 miles a day commute.


Don't get me wrong the Z4M is no TVR... but that said (not wishing to divert this thread too much), the Bavarian muscle car does have an awful lot going for it!!!