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  1. Black355

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    #1 Black355, Mar 17, 2004
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    Ok, I got an impossible project handed to me last week and I need some help. Spike TV - http://www.spiketv.com - has asked my production company to produce a special for them, tentatively titled the "52 Favorite Cars". We're gonna be talking with celebs, automotive journalists, and other folks (like Ferrari enthusiasts) for their favorites, pare that down and present those cars. Celeb host, fun music -- I think you see where this is going. Easy project, tight deadline and really, really fun. It's a list of favorites that can change every year and does not have to be made with authority -- just fun cars that people like.

    So, what's your favorite car (Ferrari or otherwise, of course), and do you have one that I can put in a studio on 46th street for a day in April? Or even video or pictures of it? ;-)

    I'm launching a board and a blog to get this rolling, but I wanted to let y'all know about it first.

    So, if you've got any input you've got the ear of the Executive Producer...

    PS: Yes, a black F355 will probably be on the list -- or at least on the screen. Got to justify the "business expense" somehow, right?
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  3. ghost

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    Sounds like fun. But "52" is a big number. I'll give it some thought -- assume all marques / all years count?!
     
  4. Prugna 328

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    Not that easy. I'm up to 44.
     
  5. sjmst

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    The RS 6 and the "fishbulb" for sure.
    These are also kinda nice (because I have them :)
    Sam
     
  6. KennyH

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    Black355, you've got a PM.
     
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  8. KennyH

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    Some fun cars that everyone likes (in no particular order):

    Dodge Viper
    Hummer H1
    Porsche Turbo
    Ferrari Testarossa
    Lamborghini Murcielago/Diablo
    Jaguar E-Type (?)
    Ford Shelby Mustang
    '67 Vette
    McLaren F1
    Batmobile (!)
    Subaru WRX Sti (and the Lancer EVO)
    Ford GT40
    Lotus Esprit (or even the Elise)
    BMW M5/M3
    Mercedes 300SL Gullwing (or at least an SL55)
    Lincoln Escalade (hooked up of course)
    Ferrari 360 Modena/Spider
    <edit: some more>
    Nissan 350z/Infniti G35
    Acura NSX
    Aston Martin Vanquish
    Audi RS6/S4
    Delorean
    <edit again>
    Mercedes 500E (early 90's)- predecessor to the AMG cars
    BMW M1 (first //M car)


    More to come..

    http://www.exoticcarforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5255&highlight=zagato

    December issue of Evo Magazine:
    "Sexiest 50 cars of all time (EVO)":

    50. TVR Grifith
    49. TVR Tuscan
    48. Porsche 550 Spyder
    47. Alfa Romeo SZ
    46. Mercedes 300 SLR
    45. Alfa Romeo Carabo
    44. Jaguar R Coupe
    43. Lamborghini Diablo
    42. Porsche 911 GT2 (993)
    41. Lotus Elan (rwd)
    40. Lancia Fulvia HF
    39. BMW Z8
    38. Ferrari 250 GT California
    37. Jaguar D-Type
    36. Lola T70 IIIB
    35. Lancia Integrale Evo
    34. Ferrari 250 GT
    33. Eagle Weslake
    32. Lotus Elise
    31. Ferrari 275 GTB/4
    30. AC Cobra
    29. Lotus Elite ('60s)
    28. Citroen SM
    27. BMW 3.0 CSL 'Batmobile'
    26. Pagani Zonda
    25. Citroen DS
    24. Ferrari F355
    23. Maserati Ghibli ('60s)
    22. Ferrari F40
    21. Lancia Stratos
    20. Ferrari 250 Lusso
    19. Alfa Romeo T33 Stradale
    18. Mercedes 300 SL ('50s)
    17. Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic
    16. Ferrari 250GT SWB
    15. Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
    14. Ferrari 365GTB/4 Daytona
    13. McLaren F1
    12. Porsche 911 2.7 RS
    11. Aston Martin Vanquish
    10. Ferrari 246GT Dino
    09. Ford GT40
    08. Ferrari 288 GTO
    07. Porsche 917
    06. Lamborghini Countach
    05. Chevrolet Corvette ('63)
    04. Lamborghini Murcielago
    03. Ferrari 330 P4
    02. Jaguar E-Type

    ****The World's Sexiest Car****
    01. Lamborghini Miura
     
  9. amenasce

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    Ugh ! An RS6 ?
     
  10. amenasce

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    355 Spider
    Stradale
    F40
    F50
    333 SP
    Enzo
    Barchetta
    SWB
    Daytona
    Dino
    Testarossa
    Maranello
    288 GTO
    250 GTO
    330 P4
    308 GTB
    275 GTB/4
    Dino 308 GT4
    365 GT4 BB


    Elise


    993 RS
    964 RS
    996 GT3 RS
    944 CUP
    911 2.7 RS
    911 2.8 RSR


    Countach
    Diablo
    Miura

    E type
    XJR R
    D type

    Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale
    Alfa Spider Pre 92
    Alfa Coupe Bertone
    Alfa Giulia SS
    Alfa montreal
    Alfa Tubolare
    Alfa TZ2

    BMW E30 M3
    BMW 3.0 CSL
    BMW 635 M CSI
    BMW E 46 M3 CSL
    BMW Z3M Coupe
    BMW E 39 M5

    Maserati Bora
    Maserati Ghibli SS
    Maserati Birdcage
    Maserati 450 S
    Maserati Bora Gr 4

    Lancia Stratos Gr 4
    Lancia Delta Integrale EVO II
    Lancia 037 Stradale

    Aston Martin V8 Vantage
    Aston Virage Le Mans
    Aston Vanquish
    Aston DB7 GT
    Aston DB4 GT
    Aston DB4 GTZ



    Should be enough cars..
     
  11. HUTCH91TR

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    ANDREW - Good call on the P-Sha 944 CUP!!! My brother has a modded 944 turbo that will run with 'em (And it can beat up on my TR!).

    Emil - How about bikes? You've got to at least mention some bikes... And at the top of the list should be the Suzuki Hayabusa. That is a damn fast bike!!

    And, of course, the 308 and Testarossa!! Might as well include all Ferraris on my list. They're all gorgeous!!
     
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  13. idloveaguinness

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    Not yet on the list below:

    Nissan Skyline GT-R
    Duesenberg
     
  14. Buttuz4eva

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    What about the killer PORSCHE 959 ? cant leave her out.
     
  15. technik1

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    I agree. The 959 MUST be included. 20 years ahead of its time !! Even by today's standards, what other car can do 198 MPH on street tires one day, then raise its own suspension from the cockpit, and win the Paris Dakar Rally on off-road tires the next day? Only a Porsche !

    Also include :
    The F512M--the last, great TR ! Bruce would agree...
    The BB512, Michael would agree...

    Gus
     
  16. Black355

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    Sorry, are we talking about the Cayenne? ;-)

    THIS IS ALL GOOD STUFF!! KEEP IT COMING!!!

    Emil
     
  17. F SPIDER

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    We live on West 46th street and have a silver 1971 Daytona. A car that should make any 52 car list.

    Rijk
     
  18. KennyH

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    Don't forget to mention the Porsche Cayenne Turbo...

    (Rijk's Daytona from last years Enzo Day)
     
  19. technik1

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    Sorry, are we talking about the Cayenne? ;-)

    THIS IS ALL GOOD STUFF!! KEEP IT COMING!!!

    Emil

    Hi Emil,

    I was refering to the 959. It had (has) cockpit controls for its height-adjustable suspenion, and the damping. It also had cockpit controls for its complex, variable all-wheel drive with multiple software programs (sport, winter etc.) for the multiple electronic differentials. All that was needed to modify for rallying, was a roll-cage, fire system etc., and of course, off-road tires.

    Simpler versions of this precoscious Porsche 80's technology trickled down to the 993 Turbo, and the current 996 Turbo.

    Gus
     
  20. idloveaguinness

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    Another vote for Rijk's Daytona. Slick, classy and pure Ferrari - not to mention the SOUND......I would put that note up against any, and I hope he'll be on the ROE just so I can hear it again.
     
  21. Black355

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    I've setup a quick site to talk about this show:

    http://www.52favoritecars.com/

    Come on over, tell me what you think, be part of this show.

    Thanks to Kenny for REALLY taking the lead on the admin of the site...
     
  22. technik1

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