Some words - cars

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by thekungfury @ Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:41 pm

A (the?) Spyker dealer was just down the road from my old office and I saw a couple of them around. Surprisingly small but truly ugly in my eyes. Like a gauche Chinese knock off tourbillon.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Käsemeister @ Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:44 pm

By rights I should utterly despise them, but somehow I don’t and think they’re marvellous.

Don’t worry, it’s probably just me.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by S1K @ Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:51 pm

I've seen them at Goodwood and the noise they make is fantastic.

Among the racing cars all the road cars seem to sound pathetically weedy, even supercar stuff that would have the hairs on the back of your neck rising if your heard them being floored on the public road. All the road cars except the Spyker which sounds completely epic.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by minimoog @ Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:54 pm

Käsemeister wrote:By rights I should utterly despise them, but somehow I don’t and think they’re marvellous.

Don’t worry, it’s probably just me.


It's not just you.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Disastrous @ Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:27 pm

minimoog wrote:
Käsemeister wrote:By rights I should utterly despise them, but somehow I don’t and think they’re marvellous.

Don’t worry, it’s probably just me.


It's not just you.



Agreed.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Käsemeister @ Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:33 pm

Yay, for me!
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by NNK @ Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:20 am

I really don't like that Spyker, cant put my finger on exactly why but it just doesn't seem to work in my eyes.
If it said 'new TVR' on the headline I wouldn't have been surprised, or Dutton come to think of it.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Disastrous @ Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:53 am

Deuteronomy wrote:Those seats are well lush!



They are! If I had one, I’d get a model of the ‘space jockey’ from the original Alien moulded onto the passenger seat.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Damien Thorn @ Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:42 am

Quite exciting with unmarked police cars earlier this week. Driving home after work a phalanx of assorted dark-coloured cars and motorbikes flashed past me with sirens and blue lights furiously sweeping people out of their way. Eight cars and four bikes, all together; including a couple of Audi S-things and an ML63. Very unusual to see so many stealth cars on business without anything marked there as well.

So either something very important was happening, or they were rushing back to HQ for tea after an exercise.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:47 am

Could have been The May, or a senior minister, going somewhere. I saw similar before the last election around here.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Baby Huey @ Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:25 am

May on another flying visit to meet the Grenfell Tower victims?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Careless Whisperer @ Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:51 pm

Schmokin'

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by foo @ Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:54 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Quite exciting with unmarked police cars earlier this week. Driving home after work a phalanx of assorted dark-coloured cars and motorbikes flashed past me with sirens and blue lights furiously sweeping people out of their way. Eight cars and four bikes, all together; including a couple of Audi S-things and an ML63. Very unusual to see so many stealth cars on business without anything marked there as well.

So either something very important was happening, or they were rushing back to HQ for tea after an exercise.


When I used to walk from Moorgate to Mansion House most mornings, I enjoyed seeing police on bikes flash through the City, halt traffic and allow some form of armoured van and a couple of cars into the back of the Bank of England. They'd get off their bikes, close the road and others would stand guard with large guns, then all disappear off again when the big gate shut.

What might they be carrying? Gold or large sums of cash? I just enjoyed the spectacle.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by deev @ Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:54 pm

Found this pic. Splumph.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by deev @ Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:57 pm

foo wrote:
Damien Thorn wrote:Quite exciting with unmarked police cars earlier this week. Driving home after work a phalanx of assorted dark-coloured cars and motorbikes flashed past me with sirens and blue lights furiously sweeping people out of their way. Eight cars and four bikes, all together; including a couple of Audi S-things and an ML63. Very unusual to see so many stealth cars on business without anything marked there as well.

So either something very important was happening, or they were rushing back to HQ for tea after an exercise.


When I used to walk from Moorgate to Mansion House most mornings, I enjoyed seeing police on bikes flash through the City, halt traffic and allow some form of armoured van and a couple of cars into the back of the Bank of England. They'd get off their bikes, close the road and others would stand guard with large guns, then all disappear off again when the big gate shut.

What might they be carrying? Gold or large sums of cash? I just enjoyed the spectacle.

Sounds a lot like Theresa May's entourage, we were driving back from Edinburgh to Glasgow in the morning a while back in the and as we left we heard she'd not long landed and was due in Edinburgh later and saw them blasting along the M8 in the opposite direction. Lord knows why she flew into Glasgow and not Edinburgh.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by foo @ Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:00 am

That's rather lovely. I never noticed before how the lower crease line in the door goes through the wheel and into the bumper profile.
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Re: Some words - cars

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by S1K @ Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:30 pm

Here are a couple of spy shots of the forthcoming 8-series BMW.

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:35 pm

Disappointing, the previous one (from 1990?) was quite different from the rest of the range. the i8 looks much more better than that.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Käsemeister @ Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:42 pm

Yuck
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Greg66 @ Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:19 pm

There is literally nothing I understand about this picture.

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Rolls Royce at the Nurburgring (for that is where it is). No.

Rolls Royce SUV. No.

SUV at the Nurburgring. No.

Cornering it so hard that the wheel wheel almost touches the tarmac and the wheel arch liner simultaneously. No.

Driving the lumbering lump so hard you need to wear crash helmets. No.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:25 pm

Looks like seagulls used it for target practice as well (I know it is campo-flage).
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Damien Thorn @ Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:07 pm

That 8 series looks wretched!

Step away from the drawing board! Stop designing.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Deuteronomy @ Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:18 pm

I dunno, I think that 8 series might be alright
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by S1K @ Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:37 pm

I don't really get the Rolls-Royce SUV either. When is a top of the range Range Rover with all the options not posh enough for someone, and who is buying Rolls-Royces who can't afford a Range Rover too?
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Baby Huey @ Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:35 pm

I thought the front looked bad then I saw the rear.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by deev @ Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:15 pm

that 8 series just looks like a facelifted 6 series Gran Sport thing. Hopefully the Supra is better looking.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by moleamol @ Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:47 pm

Teets, buy this IMMEDIATELY then let me have it for a week as thanks for finding it.

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Re: Some words - cars

Post by stuart @ Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:01 am

That Targa is beautiful. Not sure we should let gingers drive open top cars though.
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Re: Some words - cars

Post by Strawman @ Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:09 am

If they want to risk sun burn even in January, then who are we to deprive them ?
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