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    Re: LP640 tested on Top Gear-vid

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    easy_rider911 said:
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    nberry said:
    Easy Rider wrote

    "My wife and I watched it last night - she was totally overhelmed by its menacing beauty, the race-car noise it made and its blistering performance."

    The above description certainly isn't a Porsche.Too bad she did not have input on your Porsche purchase. Otherwise, you would be driving something else.



    Nick, I know you were 'only joking' but I had rather expected you would have the good grace not to break the unsaid rule here of not making negative comments involving family members of people on rennteam. That wasn't a particularly noble act. I had expected more of you.

    Regrettably, you seized upon my wife's appreciation of the LP640 on TV and then manipulated it to serve your long-running hostility towards Porsche.

    It's one thing for her to appreciate a Lamborghini LP640 on a TV show but it's a different matter altogether choosing which car to buy. The decision obviously depends on a wider range of factors especially each potential buyer's individual needs.

    In our case, a Lamborghini Murcielago or LP640, even though they are excellent cars, was simply not suitable for our individual requirements at all whereas the 997S was ideal.

    As it happens, my wife was jointly involved in all aspects of our decision-making e.g. car, colour scheme, options etc. After all, she is a genuine car enthusiast just like you and me - so I would expect no less from her as a result.

    I know it must seem absurd to you how anybody could want a 911 given how terrible they are in your eyes. Well, my wife and I are extremely happy with our purchase so far.

    I would be grateful if, in future, you would kindly refrain from involving my wife directly or indirectly in your posts. Thank you.



    Easy, don't worry about old Nick. After all, since when have you known him to be kind and considerate to us ? Just shrug it off and enjoy the conversation. After all, I'm sure he didn't mean any harm .

    Re: LP640 tested on Top Gear-vid

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    Rossi said:
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    vinnie said:
    The lp640 is one very fast car, to lap the same time as the much lighter Porsche GT is amazing.



    CGT performance for half the price.


    Half price??
    Here in the U.S. the CGT was around $450K and the LP640 is around $370K.....

    Re: LP640 tested on Top Gear-vid

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    964C2 said:
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    Rossi said:
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    vinnie said:
    The lp640 is one very fast car, to lap the same time as the much lighter Porsche GT is amazing.



    CGT performance for half the price.


    Half price??
    Here in the U.S. the CGT was around $450K and the LP640 is around $370K.....



    Others, who live in the real world don't get weak dollar discounts . In all seriousness, The CGT cost around 450.000 Euros here, compared to around 250.000 Euros for a Lambo.

    Re: LP640 tested on Top Gear-vid

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    Crash said:
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    964C2 said:
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    Rossi said:
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    vinnie said:
    The lp640 is one very fast car, to lap the same time as the much lighter Porsche GT is amazing.



    CGT performance for half the price.


    Half price??
    Here in the U.S. the CGT was around $450K and the LP640 is around $370K.....



    Others, who live in the real world don't get weak dollar discounts . In all seriousness, The CGT cost around 450.000 Euros here, compared to around 250.000 Euros for a Lambo.



    CGT here is 1.1 million dollars and LP640 (no options) 680,000 dollars..... strange that in the US the CGT and LP are similarly priced.

    Re: LP640 tested on Top Gear-vid

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    Mike S said:
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    Crash said:
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    964C2 said:
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    Rossi said:
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    vinnie said:
    The lp640 is one very fast car, to lap the same time as the much lighter Porsche GT is amazing.



    CGT performance for half the price.


    Half price??
    Here in the U.S. the CGT was around $450K and the LP640 is around $370K.....



    Others, who live in the real world don't get weak dollar discounts . In all seriousness, The CGT cost around 450.000 Euros here, compared to around 250.000 Euros for a Lambo.



    CGT here is 1.1 million dollars and LP640 (no options) 680,000 dollars..... strange that in the US the CGT and LP are similarly priced.



    That's because Porsche matches its price to US dollars, while Ferrari and Lambo don't.

    Re: LP640 tested on Top Gear-vid

    OH GOD help me!

    BTW, just in case it got past you, I was complimenting your wife.

    Re: LP640 tested on Top Gear-vid

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    Crash said:
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    Mike S said:
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    Crash said:
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    964C2 said:
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    Rossi said:
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    vinnie said:
    The lp640 is one very fast car, to lap the same time as the much lighter Porsche GT is amazing.



    CGT performance for half the price.


    Half price??
    Here in the U.S. the CGT was around $450K and the LP640 is around $370K.....



    Others, who live in the real world don't get weak dollar discounts . In all seriousness, The CGT cost around 450.000 Euros here, compared to around 250.000 Euros for a Lambo.



    CGT here is 1.1 million dollars and LP640 (no options) 680,000 dollars..... strange that in the US the CGT and LP are similarly priced.



    That's because Porsche matches its price to US dollars, while Ferrari and Lambo don't.



    Ahhh, that makes more sense...

    Re: LP640 tested on Top Gear-vid

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    Mike S said:
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    easy_rider911 said:
    Same lap time as a Carrera GT. 6th in the list around the Top Gear airfield. It is an amazingly desirable car

    My wife and I watched it last night - she was totally overhelmed by its menacing beauty, the race-car noise it made and its blistering performance.

    I am so so lucky I married a petrolhead.

    I never have to watch soap operas on Sunday afternoons...we watch F1 together...



    Ahhhh, the perfect marridge



    hmm...let me contribute more to your thought Mike

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7382447003336311567&q=360+chick

    Re: LP640 tested on Top Gear-vid

    Super quick car! Imagine what that car would do if it weighed 500lbs less.

    Ariel Atom is still quicker for about $65K!

    Re: LP640 tested on Top Gear-vid

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    Crash said:
    It doesn't, and that's exactly what killed Ben.




    After discussing the limitations of PSM with Bob Rouleau on the Rennlist CGT forum, I think it is difficult to say with certainty whether PSM would have prevented Ben and Corey from hitting the wall.

    Had they been wearing 6-point harnesses and HANS, they would have had a better chance at reducing their injuries. And inspecting the track layout for signs of potential danger and lack of FIA safety before commencing their track day would have been wise.

    As a result of the accident, I have learned to analyze my favorite back roads and spot utility poles, trees, etc. which has led to me having fun - or the lack thereof - at a significantly slower speed. It's as if I have injected myself with a shot of OSAAMS (Old Spice Accelerated Age and Maturity Serum.)

    At least I can visit the local go-kart track if I feel... the need...

    Thanks a lot, Ben and Corey! Ya bastards helped me lose my ignorant bliss!
    R.I.P. and thanks for the safety lesson. You probably extended my lifespan.

     
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