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  1. Tcar

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    It's about putting the driver in the prime position on the road. You don't have to think about each side of the car as much because you're in the middle. I love that new McLaren. Central driving position, good looks, and lots of performance. :)

    £1.75m is a bit steep though, even for the wealthy. A Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 004S looks like a great deal by comparison. It's less than a quarter of the price! ;)

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  5. 330 4HL

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    the long tail is almost a pastiche.
    much prefer the XJ15 from years ago; truly functional as a racer yet not silly for the road.
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    I wish someone would make a regular production central seat car for 300k or thereabouts
     
  7. jm2

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    Looks like a heat distorted glass/plexi piece.
    Not very good.
     
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    i was at silverstone when these were run as a support race to the gp years ago, and i asked one of the driver's about them, and he said they were a real bear to drive. very unstable and dangerous.
    i have no personal experience with them, but i have always remembered that statement.
     
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    Jeremy Clarkson did a supercar compilation video years ago and I recall the same assessment from him. He said the XJ15 would randomly decide to throw you into a spin.

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    I have the exact car in the picture currently in the shop for work. I have driven it and its a blast , didn't find it unstable .
     
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    The door didn’t seem to quite fit well either.
     
  16. Texas Forever

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    Wheels just right.
     
  17. ross

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    thats interesting.
    did you get to take it on a track anywhere?
     
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    No just on the street , maybe be a different animal driven in anger
     
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    thats the impression i got from the pro - at the limit is where it exhibits its faults.
    still, a good looking car.
     
  20. jm2

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    Over th e last several years there has been much hand wringing over Ferrari Design. Pininfarina is no longer the sole designer for Ferrari, and Flavio Manzoni and the in-house design team are driving the design direction for the brand.
    I believe the in-house team is doing a fantastic design job keeping the Ferrari design language alive.
    I have the utmost respect for what Pininfarina did for Ferrari Design for decades. Time for a new era.
    https://magazine.ferrari.com/en/events/2018/10/10/news/ferrari_red_dot_design_awards-47658/
     
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  21. Texas Forever

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    Hell, I even like the way a California looks!
     
  22. jm2

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    Portofino?
     
  23. jm2

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    Never really warmed up to the California
     
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