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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Thatís very disappointing.

    I can understand Covid presenting a number of issues for production and delivery, but no excuse for the dealer not keeping you informed - who do they think they are, a Rolex AD ;)

    Have you picked out an alternative?
    Must be Porsche Bristol theyíve had my taycan for nearly 2 weeks (charger module failed car is 4 months old)hire car company told me Porsche had taken my loan car off hire not a peep from the Porsche dealer after numerous calls to the dealer my car still not ready but theyíve very kindly agreed for me to keep the loan car lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by beechcustom View Post
    I've just driven an AMG GT63s (1st Edition) for the first time. It is surprisingly easy to drive pootling round town in comfort mode and is very civilised. Floor it in sport+ and it is brutally fast. I've never really experienced g-force like that before under acceleration. Intoxicating.
    Exactly. My nephew has one and itís an amazing animal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Thatís very disappointing.

    I can understand Covid presenting a number of issues for production and delivery, but no excuse for the dealer not keeping you informed - who do they think they are, a Rolex AD ;)

    Have you picked out an alternative?
    In the meantime I bought the 2001 S54 BMW Z3M Coupe as kind of an impulse buy- Iíd always liked them and I just couldnít miss the chance for this one in Laguna Seca Blue
    as there are only 4 UK cars in this colour and it was the right price.
    I simply canít emphasise enough what a revelation the car is- the handling is sublime.....I now know why many Z3mc owners become complete die hard enthusiasts -
    thereís nothing that ticks the same boxes as the Z3mc!
    I wonít bother looking for a 718 Spyder alternative.
    Oddly I kinda like the fact some people find them awful looking:




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    I do like that BMW have made some great quirky cars, and that definitely fits that category for me.

    Quite a practical car too.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    i drive a Range Rover L405 TDV8

    had a few RR's before and this is by far the best - my previous L322 was a V8 petrol - my current car is far faster and more economical

    BUT its far from perfect - in fact i would go as far as to say do not own one without a form of extended warranty because it has a lot of 'gremlins' especially with electronics

    i shoot and fish six days a week normally before lockdown and its absolutely perfect for my needs

    and then it can take me effortlessly 200 miles at high speeds to Scotland the next day in luxury - no hotel will ask you to park out of sight, lol

    mine has a light interior and blood and guts stay in the boot - my only concession to its daily use is a full set of rubber floor mats

    during services i have had the opportunity to drive pretty much all the range including a LWD new Defender a few weeks ago

    i loved the Defender but when i specced one i was into L405 territory - so a no brainer for me

    i now want a 5.0 SC in Green - if you have one for sale please contact me as nothing on used LR site

    as an aside

    before lockdown i fancied a 'summer toy' so i drove a few Porsche models

    i really wanted a 911 Turbo S - so my local dealer let me have one for a few days (slightly used)

    bloody hell after a few hours on local roads my back ached like hell as the suspension is so hard - fine for autobahns etc

    also it was so fast i came upon other cars who did not see i was behind them and some overtaking turned dangerous
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    What do you drive?

    Thirty something years ago my first car was an orange hot hatch...

    A bit like this...


    Not my pic - as mine ended it's life going sideways for about 50 yards after being T-boned by a stolen Cortina.
    An ever present hazard living in Salford in the 1980's.

    Today I regressed 30 something years & traded in my (Estoril Blue) M135i & collected this beauty...



    I know the 1 series is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I so liked the 135i I felt this was the obvious choice for a replacement. It’s pretty near the last of the line M140i Shadow Edition - on a 19 plate with only 7k miles on the clock. So I’m planning to keep this for a good few years.

    They won’t make hot hatches like this ever again.

    Surprisingly, It’s noticeably quieter, more refined & feels more mature than the 135i - 8th gear is a a bit longer too - so it’s only revving at 1750 at 70mph.

    The Harmon Kardon sound system is great too.

    I'm a very Happy Chappie.

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    That looks like a lot of grown up fun. Iím looking forward to having a drive in the 128ti, but itís not going to have the same engine feel of lovely smooth 6 cylinders
    It's just a matter of time...

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    So much has changed since I last posted on here. I kinda went all in down the turbo rabbit hole.

    1989 930 G50 (5 speed), my dream car.



    2006 997.1 Not really sure why I got so obsessed with this particular generation, but it had to be this exact car (Mezger, manual, sport chrono).

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    Both gorgeous, love the late 80ís / early 90ís car so much, had that on my wall growing up dreaming, lucky man!

    As for the 997 thatís the exact spec I would want, remember the first time I saw one of these on the road giving it beans, a lovely scene.

    More photos please of both!


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    Thanks!

    I was born in 77, so the original Turbo was the icon of my whole childhood.

    With both cars I had very narrow parameters so they are exactly what I wanted. Happy to post more photos! The interior of the 930 is quite special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adigra View Post
    Thanks!

    I was born in 77, so the original Turbo was the icon of my whole childhood.

    With both cars I had very narrow parameters so they are exactly what I wanted. Happy to post more photos! The interior of the 930 is quite special.
    Ď77 child here too. No Porsche on my drive!

    More pics please, they are both stunning.

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    My Latest 2 cars.

    Mk8 Golf GTI club sport in dolphin grey metallic

    Low mileage, high-spec RRS HSE dynamic.

    Two very different cars but very happy with the jobs they both perform.



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    Quote Originally Posted by adigra View Post
    That looks fantastic!

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    My Jag XK 4.2 V8


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    Quote Originally Posted by adigra View Post




    Utterly beautiful. Rarely jealous of any cars on this thread but .........

    Is that an AC Cobra in front?


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    Quote Originally Posted by zanderpants View Post

    Is that an AC Cobra in front?
    Yes, it's a '64 Cobra FIA. Just loaded it this morning up on a transporter to a specialist as it lost all drive to the gearbox minutes after that photo was taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adigra View Post
    So much has changed since I last posted on here. I kinda went all in down the turbo rabbit hole.

    1989 930 G50 (5 speed), my dream car.


    Whyzit got a kick-stand, mister?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adigra View Post
    Yes, it's a '64 Cobra FIA. Just loaded it this morning up on a transporter to a specialist as it lost all drive to the gearbox minutes after that photo was taken.
    You have many cool toys!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by zanderpants View Post
    You have many cool toys!!
    My father in law is car mad as well, so between us we have a bit of a fleet of crazy cars. He also has a Sunbeam Tiger Mk2, a Mk1 Mini Cooper S and a V10 Audi RS6. I had a Lotus Elan for 11 years, but got so sick of always fixing it.

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    This is being dropped off tomorrow, canít wait to take it for a spin, bought without seeing so hopefully all ok


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    Quote Originally Posted by adigra View Post
    My father in law is car mad as well, so between us we have a bit of a fleet of crazy cars. He also has a Sunbeam Tiger Mk2, a Mk1 Mini Cooper S and a V10 Audi RS6. I had a Lotus Elan for 11 years, but got so sick of always fixing it.
    Thatís a hell of a collection.

    Always fancied building one of the Cobra kit cars. When I have more time..........


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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    This is being dropped off tomorrow, canít wait to take it for a spin, bought without seeing so hopefully all ok

    Diversifying the business into hairdressing mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Diversifying the business into hairdressing mate?
    Lol no its mainly the wifeís but Iím really looking forward to driving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    Lol no its mainly the wifeís but Iím really looking forward to driving it.
    You will have a blast, trust me!

    Sports mode on, lift off burbles - its great!

    I still have a little plug & play tuning box for them if you want a bit more power....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    You will have a blast, trust me!

    Sports mode on, lift off burbles - its great!

    I still have a little plug & play tuning box for them if you want a bit more power....
    I drove it dinnertime just to make sure it was ok, had it set to sort mode and kind of thought meh, thatís not so great.
    Come home this evening having a fiddle and realised that it was the suspension only that was set to sport and not powertrain. Selected both on.....Popped out to get some shopping OMFG! Total transformation.....as you say those lift of burbles😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    I drove it dinnertime just to make sure it was ok, had it set to sort mode and kind of thought meh, thatís not so great.
    Come home this evening having a fiddle and realised that it was the suspension only that was set to sport and not powertrain. Selected both on.....Popped out to get some shopping OMFG! Total transformation.....as you say those lift of burblesūüėĀ
    Ah yes the setting to engage powertrain as well as the suspension. Itís such a great fun car, the burbles are addictive & the car encourages you to be a teenager again.

    You will be stealing it more than you think! My wife is usually a very sensible driver, even in a Boxster, Z4, Z4M etc but this just brought the inner child out in her & always really enjoyed the drive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Ah yes the setting to engage powertrain as well as the suspension. Itís such a great fun car, the burbles are addictive & the car encourages you to be a teenager again.

    You will be stealing it more than you think! My wife is usually a very sensible driver, even in a Boxster, Z4, Z4M etc but this just brought the inner child out in her & always really enjoyed the drive.


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    Itís pulls away in 5th like a steam train....impressive little beast.

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    Bought one the cars Ďon my listí last week, R8 V10+ complete with capristo exhaust, the sound is unreal.

    Very smooth and solid, doesnít feel that fast really which is strange but it does feel so planted. Looking forward to pushing its limits on track as after watching the old Chris Harris drive video it can slide with the best of them

    Here with its stable mates


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    That is a fantastic collection. All different layouts and types of engines, must be pretty fascinating swapping between them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adigra View Post
    My father in law is car mad as well, so between us we have a bit of a fleet of crazy cars. He also has a Sunbeam Tiger Mk2, a Mk1 Mini Cooper S and a V10 Audi RS6. I had a Lotus Elan for 11 years, but got so sick of always fixing it.
    'Sunbeam Tiger', ooh my...

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    Quote Originally Posted by adigra View Post
    My father in law is car mad as well, so between us we have a bit of a fleet of crazy cars. He also has a Sunbeam Tiger Mk2, a Mk1 Mini Cooper S and a V10 Audi RS6. I had a Lotus Elan for 11 years, but got so sick of always fixing it.
    Your father-in-law sounds like a chap I would would definitely bond with. The V10 RS6 was my first RS6 and when mapped it was (more) fearsome. I now have a 2018 RS6 (also remapped) and it is, to use a Tesla term, ludicrous!

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    Mine and the wifes.

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    Thfccambs, good colour choices. Canít seem to recall seeing many Evoques with that paint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex L View Post
    Thfccambs, good colour choices. Canít seem to recall seeing many Evoques with that paint
    Thank you, Evoque is a limited edition Landmark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornish Bob View Post
    'Sunbeam Tiger', ooh my...

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    It's a lovely car. Being Mk2 it has the 289 engine, but tuned completely differently to the Cobra.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Skier View Post
    Your father-in-law sounds like a chap I would would definitely bond with. The V10 RS6 was my first RS6 and when mapped it was (more) fearsome. I now have a 2018 RS6 (also remapped) and it is, to use a Tesla term, ludicrous!
    I just spent a couple of hours driving it today. It's amazing, but I felt like I could've easily been going double the speed limit everywhere without feeling it, it's so effortless. His is the Plus Exclusive, so it's a bit special, with a numbered plaque and every conceivable option.

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    On the weekend I had some spare time to fit a new silicone hose, the original part had split. I know it's not a picture of the car, but surely we can all appreciate a pretty engine...

    Before



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    That looks so much better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adigra View Post
    That looks so much better!
    Thank you! I'm really pleased with it. Simple pleasures.

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    One of the worldís finest engines

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    Classic Brit Muscle



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaysagood View Post
    Bought one the cars Ďon my listí last week, R8 V10+ complete with capristo exhaust, the sound is unreal.

    Very smooth and solid, doesnít feel that fast really which is strange but it does feel so planted. Looking forward to pushing its limits on track as after watching the old Chris Harris drive video it can slide with the best of them

    Here with its stable mates

    I love how the R8 drives although many don't. Can easily drive it every day or thrash it around a track... Even on a wet day! Enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thfccambs View Post




    Mine and the wifes.
    Did I see the 4 series on the m40 on Friday? Sure I recognize the plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaysagood View Post
    Bought one the cars Ďon my listí last week, R8 V10+ complete with capristo exhaust, the sound is unreal.

    Very smooth and solid, doesnít feel that fast really which is strange but it does feel so planted. Looking forward to pushing its limits on track as after watching the old Chris Harris drive video it can slide with the best of them

    Here with its stable mates

    Is that an rpm csr?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenVrs View Post
    Is that an rpm csr?
    Yes itís the first 996 they did. Absolutely love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaysagood View Post
    Yes itís the first 996 they did. Absolutely love it!
    Superb. Unlikely to see another on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrenVrs View Post
    Superb. Unlikely to see another on the road.
    Friend of mine recently sold his via Collecting Cars

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    Just bought a 2017 535d touring. Absolute monster of a diesel. 3L Bi-turbo. Last of them before they had the current facelift and stopped at the 530d.
    Comfy as a London gentlemanís club, can drift like the best of the Japanese.

    Not got any decent photos though...




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