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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Aircon, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. simon klein

    simon klein F1 World Champ
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    Philistine mark 2.
     
  2. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    CC for CC the fiats are the best cars on the road
     
  3. simon klein

    simon klein F1 World Champ
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    You've weighed,you've been measured and you've been found wanting......time to back to the Gerni.
     
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  4. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    fiat 124 sport BC version, 1600 DOHC was good for 200kph all days, an ALFA would be dead
     
  5. IanB

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    Pre 1930 I'd agree with you, but they lost the plot under state control. e.g. Your 2300cc FIAT claimed 150hp, which is 65hp per litre. Ferrari's of the same era were 83hp/litre in the most basic tune.
     
  6. simon klein

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    Agreed,I've had 2 of also the better looking of the a/b/c....though the corresponding Alfa's are better looking IMO.
     
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  7. IanB

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    Factory spec top speed for a 1600 Sport is 180kmh.
     
  8. IanB

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    105 Alfa is one of the very best car designs of the 60's.

    Fiat sport had better steering and brakes however.
     
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  9. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    the advertising for the period had 200 kph but I must admit mine was short of the ad
     
  10. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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  11. FazzerPorscheman

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  12. Aircon

    Aircon Seven Time F1 World Champ

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    To put out your fires?
     
  13. simon klein

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  14. kena

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  15. IanB

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    A "van" in the US is a delivery vehicle where the driver can walk into the rear, with the same floor level. This style started with the "sedan delivery" in the 50's, which we'd call panel vans. Kombi's, whilst offering multiple rows of seats, had a bench front seat and the centre floor section stepped down.

    The yanks love Kombi's, a 23 window is USD250K nowadays.
     
  16. Aircon

    Aircon Seven Time F1 World Champ

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    KIAI.......again
     
  17. simon klein

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    Ian,check the German definition of KOMBI.........this should help.

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kombi

    The main difference is that the yank stuff actually keeps up with the flow of traffic.

    ....and yes we're all aware of the silly dosh they are asking for them now,much like the 246...
     
  18. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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  19. Aircon

    Aircon Seven Time F1 World Champ

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    LOTUS EVIJA: EV HYPERCAR NAME CONFIRMED

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    Pronounced ev-eye-a, the British hypercar's name means the 'the living one' or the 'first in existence'.


    Lotus has confirmed its upcoming 'Type 130' electric hypercar will be called Evija,designed to signify the car's mould-breaking nature for the British brand.
    Pronounced ev-eye-a, the name means 'the living one' or 'first in existence' in keeping with the fact it's the first electric Lotus, and the brand's first 'hypercar'.
    "Evija is the perfect name for our new car because it’s the first hypercar from Lotus, our first electric offering and is the first new model under the stewardship of Geely," said Phil Popham, Lotus Cars CEO.
    "The Evija is a Lotus like no other, yet a true Lotus in every sense. It will re-establish our brand on the global automotive stage and pave the way for further visionary models."
    Lotus will use this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed to tease the car with a 'light show' previewing some of its exterior details.


    A full reveal will take place later this month. When it launches, the Evija will be around 4.4m long and 2.0m wide. Its powertrain is expected to produce 746kW, and all-wheel drive is likely.
     
  20. Gizzi

    Gizzi F1 Rookie
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    It sounds like someone with an accent saying ‘Lotus Vagina’


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  21. Horse

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    I think it’s shocking Lotus have gone electric.




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  22. FazzerPorscheman

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    Revolting.
     
  23. Steve355F1

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    Just make a modern Esprit, for fuchs sake...
     
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  24. IanB

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    Caller to roadside assistance "my vagina has got a flat battery"
     
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  25. Aircon

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