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Discussion in 'Automotive / Motorcycle Chat' started by benenglish, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. pronstar

    pronstar TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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  2. Dad_Roman

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    I drove one of those when they came out

    First time i really scared myself in a car.

    ...and yes, fastest production car that year (American)
     
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  3. Jakashh

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    I remember Texas Direct Auto had a 9 original miles GNX back when they were a way smaller operation with some small dealership in Stafford not too far from me. It’s traded hands quite a few times since then, going up a mile or two every other year.


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  4. Jakashh

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    2014 R8 my friend rented for the day during a trip me and some others took to the Los Angeles area during the holiday season. This thing was only the V8 model but it was still fast as hell.

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  5. easy rider

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    Others? That has room for more than two?
     
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  6. Jakashh

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    lol we took turns driving it throughout the day/night. Worked surprisingly well and everyone got some good time behind the wheel.


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  7. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    No penalty for excessive mileage?
     
  8. Brains

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    Got to drive a 2017 (I think?) R8 V10+, it was quick but very, very docile. Almost "too refined" for a guy who is used to American big V8 brutality. On the other hand, a couple nights ago a friend dropped by and let me drive his '19 Z/06 7 speed. That was fun, honestly surprising, and GM really did a great job with that car. It too was tame, almost defying the logic of sporting a big 650hp blown V8 up front. It's incredible how you literally don't "notice" you just went from a dead stop to 60 in 3 seconds.

    My brain is somehow still stuck in the 90's with how badly those cars performed by comparison. Technology has come a LONG way since then.
     
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  9. pronstar

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    For sure.

    Also, modern electronic engine controls means cars can make big power while remaining supremely streetable.

    It wasn’t long ago when a 10 second car was barely driveable in traffic.


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  10. Vaquero

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    A fast car in LA?
    Seems like a waste. Traffic crawls around there.
     


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