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About to drive the McLaren. Way off 45 so I get some freeway time too. Nervous but I got it! :lol:

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Here's the McLaren I drove today.  I liked it better than the GT3, but as I understand they are different cars.

 

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The others in the dealership show room

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Polestar 2

 

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/03/2020-polestar-2-ev-revealed-402hp-78kwh-battery-275-miles-range/

 

Polestar, a division of Volvo geared towards performance models for their lineup, is now introducing “electric performance vehicles”. Polestar 2 arrives ready to take on the Model 3. 

 

Personally, I’m not a fan. The body looks awkward from some angles...unfinished..dare I say..like a Chinese car rip off. Also don’t like the black plastic flares nor high ride height, you’d think it’d be much lower to the ground since Polestar is still going for performance. 

 

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Here’s Polestar 1, a much more handsome machine.

 

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Urbanizer - good points..

 

I think this is a huge positive. Good for volvo. I like their designs in general. I reserve final judgement until I see it on the road.

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On 3/8/2019 at 1:32 PM, Naviguessor said:

It looks a little more “Dodge” than “Volvo” to me.

 

Agreed.  The black cladding on the rocker panels has the dual effect of making the body seem less tall, while also appearing to sit higher off the ground.  I don't hate it exactly, but it does come off as a bit awkward.

 

 

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18 hours ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

First time seeing a Lamborghini SUV. Of course in RO

 

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Not a fan of SUVs in general, but if you gotta have one, you could certainly do worse than a Urus. 

 

On the other hand, for the truly deep-pocketed, tuners have been doing some interesting things with Mercedes' G-Wagen in recent years, such as Brabus' 888-HP, twin-turbo V12 G900:

 

 

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Right Hand Drive GTR at this Tanglewood high rise site today. 

 

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3 hours ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

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The hoonage urge is strong with this one... 

 

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19 hours ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

Right Hand Drive GTR at this Tanglewood high rise site today. 

 

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Sweet-looking R32. Judging from the aftermarket intercooler + exhaust and the TX2K window decal, I'd bet it has a twin-turbo-to-single-turbo swap under the hood and at least 500hp. 

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19 hours ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

This has been in the garage for a year or two.

 

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That's depressing. They put the tonneau cover up, but couldn't get a cover for the entire car? Guessing it's owned by someone with more cars than free time. 

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Here's something I never expected to see offered for sale - an actual TAG/Porsche V6 turbo Formula 1 engine shoehorned into a 930:
 

 

The combination of these engines and McLaren chassis ruled F1 in the mid-1980s - after some initial teething problems in 1983, they won successive world driving championships from 1984-1986. By way of comparison, here's a very brief video of Niki Lauda at an early test session for the new engine:

 

 

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On 7/21/2019 at 4:18 PM, hindesky said:

I heard they will start under $60,000. Probably be a lot more with all the upgrades.

 

Yeah, that's the number that was mentioned during the livestreamed event.

 

There's a link on the main site to a configurator that lets you spec out and reserve one, but of course it doesn't display the pricing for the options. Must be a whole lot of folks daydreaming of a new Vette, because the configurator site crashed almost immediately after the main site went live during the event, and even the day after they still had an apologetic placeholder message up. Bet someone in GM's IT infrastructure group had some explaining to do. 

 

https://www.chevrolet.com/upcoming-vehicles/next-generation-corvette

 

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Some kind of small car meet up going on in the Lower Washington Ave. This was my favorite, a real Mini not one of the current roided out Minis.

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17 minutes ago, hindesky said:

Some kind of small car meet up going on in the Lower Washington Ave. This was my favorite, a real Mini not one of the current roided out BMWs.

 

FTFY ;)

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Someone on another site said this was a Honda, can anyone confirm?

 

Never mind they said it was a joke.

 

Found out this is a regular event at Catalina Coffee called "coffee and rice", there were a lot more cars and many headed there but the Mini was so cool.

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There have been more than a few Minis (both old and new) that have had Honda B-series engines transplanted into them. As you might expect, roughly tripling the power in something that's already tiny and feather-light to begin with results in a highly entertaining ride:

 

(start at 4:10 to skip the build and get right to the driving)

 

 

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Yeah that's why the guy said it wasn't a Mini, said it had a Honda B Series engine.

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Getting a major service done on my F355. Quite a few cool cars in the shop.

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1 hour ago, hindesky said:

Saw a Terradyne in the Four Seasons driveway.

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http://www.terradyneinc.com/rpv.html

Interesting. I think that's actually an LAPV instead of the RPV, although the specs seem to be identical except for body style.

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1 hour ago, Ross said:

Interesting. I think that's actually an LAPV instead of the RPV, although the specs seem to be identical except for body style.

Several people online say he lives there and have seen it here for weeks

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It has been there all summer off and on - I took a picture back in May when I saw it so I could look online to see what it was...quite a beast!

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Anyone have any idea what these guys are doing?  They have a bunch of new Cadillac SUVs - it's hard to see in the picture, but they have what looks like one of those movie rigs they attach to cars when filming, with a bunch of cameras attached

 

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I stopped and talked to the guys at the BBVA compass parking lot - they are filming a Cadillac SUV commercial somewhere downtown.  Someone on NextDoor said it was near the Chevron building, but I didn't see anything there today - I rode all around downtown but couldn't find them anywhere

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