Your dream wheels...

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« Reply #160 on: 2 Sep 2011, 07:55 am »
:D  what is the above car.....??  soooo nice.. :D

That would be a Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS.

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« Reply #161 on: 2 Sep 2011, 11:04 am »
:D  what is the above car.....??  soooo nice.. :D

Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S :thumb:. The top of the range model. It even has some sort of variable valves in the exaust system-- by pressing the 'sport' button,  the valves would open and create a short cut,  reduce the back-pressure in the exhaust so you get a more distinctive V8 roar and more engine power.

 :icon_lol: Seriously, i think it's the coolest feature ever fitted to a sports car. On other cars, the sport mode will first make the car ride like a wood wheel carriage, on this one, it roars.  :lol:
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EDIT: Such a pity that 'dream wheels' almost always equal to 'remember to shut off your brain before you buy' . Otherwise you'll just end up like me: The wild dreams, the exciting test drives .. Then the sleepless nights and thoughts on the deflation rate, running cost....  and in the end i gave up on the charming super sedan and brought the Berlin taxi driver's favorite: an E class.

 :scratch: Maybe it's just me working not hard enough and forgot to flick that little switch behind the ear--'MANUAL SHUT DOWN' . Otherwise i can go to the dealer with a crazy smile on my face and say 'Give me the paperwork! I'll get the black one!"  :icon_lol:

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« Reply #162 on: 2 Sep 2011, 07:19 pm »
OK, OK.
A beautiful blonde puts a ad in the date newspaper:
Blonde, tall, handsome looking, seek man with car, send picture of the car to this POBox.

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« Reply #163 on: 2 Sep 2011, 07:33 pm »
"A beautiful blonde puts a ad in the date newspaper:"
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Probably posted by teenage boy.  In my limited experience, "nice" cars are a magnet for teenage boys, rarely for women of any age.

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« Reply #164 on: 2 Sep 2011, 08:41 pm »
"A beautiful blonde puts a ad in the date newspaper:"
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Probably posted by teenage boy.  In my limited experience, "nice" cars are a magnet for teenage boys, rarely for women of any age.

Steve
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« Reply #165 on: 2 Sep 2011, 09:45 pm »
"A beautiful blonde puts a ad in the date newspaper:"
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Probably posted by teenage boy.  In my limited experience, "nice" cars are a magnet for teenage boys, rarely for women of any age.

Steve
that has not been the experience of many.  and, even if a lot of women do not like cars, a lot of women like very much men who can afford expensive cars.  :wink:  (cars certainly impress more women that audio gear, ar any rate!  :lol: )

me, personally, i like cars, period.  i never had the money to enjoy really expensive cars, either for their own sake, or to impress anyone.  i have never bought a new car, and the most money i ever spent on a car was $21k...  it's similar for me, to audio - buy used, and try to maximize the fun-per-dollar quotient.  i don't buy audio stuff to try to impress anyone either. 

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« Reply #166 on: 2 Sep 2011, 09:59 pm »
full-range-man, i think everyone understands the joke; some folks simply may not be into cars like others are.   8)  me, personally, i love the muira.  and, its beauty is more than skin deep!   :wink:




this car is a joy to all senses, imo...


ymmv,

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« Reply #167 on: 3 Sep 2011, 12:09 am »


Blonde driving a red car.  No different than driving the gray car or the white car, etc.

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« Reply #168 on: 3 Sep 2011, 01:27 am »
full-range-man, i think everyone understands the joke; some folks simply may not be into cars like others are.   8)  me, personally, i love the muira.  and, its beauty is more than skin deep!   :wink:


ymmv,

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Beautiful... Never got the chance to actually see a 12 cylinder Muira in action but by looking at those magnificent organ pipes, i'm absolutely sure it'll be magnificent.

That's what all proper engines shall look like. Crinkle paint plus chromed pipes and brushed metal. Soo much better than the boring piece of black plastic engine cover..  :green:

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« Reply #169 on: 3 Sep 2011, 01:35 am »
Thanks Doug for providing us with some car porn. Those 12 Webers are pretty sexy.
It's a shame a first year welding student ruined the dream though. Those cross braces look like hell.  :duh:

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« Reply #170 on: 3 Sep 2011, 03:10 am »



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« Reply #171 on: 3 Sep 2011, 04:28 am »
I'll just have to get by with this for now.  8)

 

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« Reply #172 on: 3 Sep 2011, 04:36 am »
I like your style Jake.

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« Reply #173 on: 3 Sep 2011, 04:51 am »
3 Series what year?

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« Reply #174 on: 3 Sep 2011, 04:52 am »
I see a new 6, older 7, M3, and "I got 5 on it"

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« Reply #175 on: 3 Sep 2011, 05:27 am »
Beautiful... Never got the chance to actually see a 12 cylinder Muira in action but by looking at those magnificent organ pipes, i'm absolutely sure it'll be magnificent.

That's what all proper engines shall look like. Crinkle paint plus chromed pipes and brushed metal. Soo much better than the boring piece of black plastic engine cover..  :green:
yes, as pretty as it looks, it pales in comparison to the sound!   :thumb:

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« Reply #176 on: 3 Sep 2011, 05:31 am »
Thanks Doug for providing us with some car porn. Those 12 Webers are pretty sexy.
It's a shame a first year welding student ruined the dream though. Those cross braces look like hell.  :duh:

Bob

lol. looked fine to me.. sort of.  :icon_lol: Definitely not the precision crafted german welds-manship :lol: but oh well, you know those optimistic italians, at least they welded it.

it reminds me my first test drive in the quattroporte , i said to the factory PR guy :' Mmmm, that's an interesting position you placed the button for the hazard lights..' ( 'hidden' behind the gear lever and it's inches away from any other buttons)

The guy replied ' Oh,  if we put it on the center console,between the vents like mercedes does, there'll be no place left for the quartz clock'

see? Italians.  :thumb:

In a Merc, time is very important, it's the function that matters.  They place the clock inside the dash and on the sat-nav screen.  so you never miss a minute of your precious time.
In a Maser, time is an decorative accessory. they place it on the center console , catchy, good looking,  but there's no dial, so you'll never know what time it is when you're having fun.

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« Reply #177 on: 3 Sep 2011, 04:18 pm »
DOUG S:
Much Thanks for these Miura photos,  :thumb:
I had never seen the engine Miura photos before, or even his triple carbs, actually a mobile work of art, much better than jewels ...