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    Quote Originally Posted by SupraFiend View Post
    But really, who won in that deal? Ferrari is considered one of the absolute most valuable brands in the world now. Their street cars are basically the most sought after exotics in the world and considered fantastic investments. It would be a very differnt automotive world today if Enzo had gone thru with that deal.
    I think all car lovers won on this one. It's an awesome story at so many different levels. Ferrari stayed independent until bought by Fiat which truly has Italian DNA which makes the fit the best possible.

    Ford has one of those stories that helps define the brand. Decades later, Ford comes out with their Ford GT and excites the car buying public about the brand. They spent $100 million...so what? Whew, I wish I could say that about myself. For them while a lot of money, it could have been spent on a new department that optimizes hub cap technology.

    A lot of little companies and people won. Eric Broadley and Lola must have been recompensed adequately to fund their own racing. Shelby American, Kar Kraft, John Wyer Automotive Engineering all benefited from the GT40.

    I suspect that even Ferrari made out based on the rivalry. While most Americans probably had heard of Ferrari, how many actually knew about their racing history? After Ford says that they want their head, everyone would be aware of them. I'll wager Ferrari got the Monday morning (or a week Monday depending on radio and magazine coverage) sales bump after Le Mans in the states.

    I think any car lover would shudder to hear Ford buying Ferrari. It would truly have been horrible.
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    If it wasn't for Shelby, and all the extraordinary people he employed, the GT-40 never would have done very well.

    And as much as I love the Pantera, and would truly love to own one, their build quality wasn't that great. I knew several people back in Illinois who owned them, and besides the leaky gas tanks, I could swear the steel they use came pre-rusted!

    If they were driven in the rain much, or during the winter in Illinois where they salt the roads, those suckers would melt before your eyes. I lost track of the ones I saw with holes in the rockers.

    I know, what idiot would drive it in the winter? Well, young uns, back then they were just cars. They were cheap enough that a well-heeled former Corvette owner could buy one. I think they were about $11k when they first came out, something like half the cost of the more exotic cars.
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    2016-2020 Ford GT
    3.5 liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine making 647 hp

    Well, I guess if you go to Home Depot and have to bring some 2x4's home you can stick them in that tunnel.
    Okay, okay, it's not THAT bad looking, and it may be aerodynamically efficient, but it's just got too much junk on it.


    http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...-as-2017-model

    The second generation Honda NSX was being displayed in 2015 and was released in 2016.
    The Ford GT was being displayed in 2015 and was released in 2016.

    Is this a case of two aerodynamics teams independently came up with the same concept, or a case of 'monkey see, monkey do'?
    They put a hole in their car. We'll put a bigger hole in our car.

    I'm sure that every new super car that comes out will have a larger tunnel than the previous one.
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    Yeah these things are sort of like the flying buttress wars of the gothic church era. Ford is winning for now :P
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    pffffft, BMW beat both of them to market by years...

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    I'm going to have to look up buttress to see if there's some recent updates to its meaning..... because I know what these pics make me think.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SupraFiend View Post
    pffffft, BMW beat both of them to market by years...
    Yes. I knew there was at least one other out there but I couldn't remember it!
    We'll just have to wait another 20 years until these are all barn finds and find what all is stuck in these crevices!

    I know there are only so many looks out there, but really, couldn''t somebody do something at list a little different?

    This is sort of a reverse canyon, but hey at least they come by this one honestly!


    You call that a hole? THESE are holes!

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    And I dare say that if you parked a Morgan 3 wheeler and a Ford GT in a parking lot, which would have the bigger crowd around it? Uh huh!
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    Waltzing off on yet another tangent...
    To all the youngsters who think drifting is easy.
    This is how drifting should really be done. Mind you I hope that he has spare underpants.




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    http://morgan3w.de/photos/album4.htm
    A little older model. He swapped engines in 1927.

    http://morgan3w.de/photos/photos.htm
    This site has absolutely amazing pictures from days gone by.

    http://morgan3wheeler.us/about/history
    The story of how the new 3-Wheeler came about sounds like a movie script. Morgan was looking to do something to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Morgan Car Company in 2012 and they heard about this fellow in Seattle who was building replicas. Morgan reps flew over and obviously liked it. They bought the rights from him!

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cult...gan-road-trip/

    If I was rich instead of so darned good looking, I would be driving one of these...
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    Man that guy is an idiot for trying to drift a morgan without a helmet on.

    Morgans are cool, but not really what I'd be after if I had a huge pile of cash to dump in a car.

    I was at an autocross in Pitt Meadows yesterday and I guy stopped by to show off what his 100k just bought him...


    No flying buttresses here, just damn good looks all the way around.
    If you're wondering why these things are so heavy, its because they're huge! From the pics I've seen online I assumed these were about the same size as a mk4. Nope, these are Aston Martin Vanquish sized.
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