What is the history on your F-50? They are rare cars and very few came to the USA, so usually someone rich/famous/important owned the cars. I am guessing you were at least the 2nd or 3rd owner - do you know anything about the previous owners?
and the usual Mp3 0-100mph, (renamed as .wmv to be accepted for upload...)yours truly at the wheel, microphone was stuck in the passenger seat, top down. /images/graemlins/gr_driving3.gif /images/graemlins/headbang.gif
ah, the music that came out of that F50 was unbelievable... the illegal race pipes around town were a trip /images/graemlins/smile.gif !!
People would swerve away from me when I hit it... just from the noise!
The F50 has a 4.7L engine, a bit wimpy at the start unless you go dig high in RPM. With a $700K car I didn't screw around much with it... heat problem worse than the viper, even in an open cockpit. I explained the deal with the huge fans pumping air out the front scoops.
Once under way, revving up is a blast, car is light, gear shift grid is actually very intuitive and easy to operate, great clutch feel.
The lambo was a 5.7L engine, AWD. Never managed to get the wheels to slip. I didn't want to bust my clutch either. A bit heavier, still kinda wimpy start compared to the viper. But picks up like furry and roars all the way to 140. Then it's slow to inch up to 190.
Awesome design, doors lift up so it does not matter how close the assholes park next to you. On the rare occasion you'd park the car in a crowded lot.
The carbon fiber removable hart top was super easy to operate by myself, clamps on top of the engine. 3 min tops either way. Sometimes the release button would not work so you need to pop the engine, reach a lever, and it unclicks.
Lambo rarely bottomed out due to the slanted front and back.
That was my favorite along with the Viper for daily commuting.
Cons for the lambo: even size 8 shoes I had to take off the right shoe to be safe... don't want hit brakes as you hit the gas at take off. Same for braking, don't want to squeeze the gas. The gear shift is very clunky, the grid does work like a grid... 3 different directions to move the stick from 1 to 2... going back 4 to 3 was feeling akward, and took too long... screwing up my down-blip-shifting.
The pattern is:
R 2 4
|-|-| not sure if there was a 6th.
1 3 5
Jag: didn't have enough time to bond with it. First impressions were "this car is a PITA". Losing $150K on it further make me ill disposed toward it in retrospect. Massive power when the turbos hit though! That was my first big turbo so I didn't quite know how to handle it.
Awesome curves and profile, all aluminum shell hammered by hand.
dolphins: because I could! because it's outrageous and unexpected. Once people get over the fact that I can do anything I want with my car, they'll be ok. It gets noticed, it keeps people talking.
Wouldn't you like people to go "WOW! WOW!! WOoooOW!!!" as you go by? I get that every day.
next: my treat for sorting out my financial mess will be a Bugatti Veyron, hold the diamond please.
I see a lot of people mellowing out about my dolphins, so I'll setup some way to get people rides in the veyron.
Very Cool Remster. This thread will shut a few critics up!
You've got great taste in cars - I think it is cool you've had the chance to sample some of the best made.
If you get that Veyron - I'd love to come visit just to hear that thing fire up - heck - I'd probably pay for a ride! :cheers:
Good luck with your finances - next time put some excess into property - at least with sensible property investments if you hang on long enough - you'll always win, even if it dips over the shorter term - use trusts so that if you ever hit a bad spot again - the trust properties are all safe.
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