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Want one of these, bad!

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by Artherd, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. Artherd

    Artherd F1 Veteran

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  2. Ferruccio

    Ferruccio Formula Junior

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    street legal? Really? Would like to know more about this!
     
  3. tonyh

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    Ben,
    i agree it looks huge fun.I've just emailed for a European price and to see whether they'll deliver to the U.K.
    Tony
     
  4. Miltonian

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    Automatic transmission?

    If EVERYONE drove these, it would be one thing. But you couldn't possibly drive one in normal traffic and expect to enjoy the experience.
     
  5. KennyH

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    Imagine getting pelted in the face by rocks shot up by SUVs..
     
  6. ralessi

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    It says they have an option for a 2 seater and a lexan canopy. Although, you could wear a helmet - kind of like a motorcycle type ride.
     
  7. KennyH

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    Brochure:

    http://www.indystreetcar.com/IndyStreet.pdf
     
  8. Artherd

    Artherd F1 Veteran

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    I'd not be likely to drive it withought at least goggles (low speeds) or my full face helmet.

    Just seeing the looks on other driver's faces would be worth it.

    Probally be a friggin blast just going around the block.

    I'd take it up 1, you know I would...

    Best!
    Ben.
     
  9. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    Nah, too goofy looking.
     
  10. Mitch Alsup

    Mitch Alsup F1 Veteran

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    Did you notice, not a hair out of place!

    But 1900 pounds--way to heavy!
    250 HP and it still takes longer 0-60 than an F355!
     
  11. Slackjaw

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    Could be a nice way for us California commuters to use the diamond lanes. In the single-seater configuration it gets around the 2-person carpool requirement.

    --Woody
     
  12. Doody

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    LOL!

    how can you tell if a biker is happy? he's got bugs stuck in his teeth :)

    doody.
     
  13. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    LOL!

    --Dan
     
  14. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

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    There are a few items on this that would have to come off to make it street legal in the uk-SVA test,front and rear wings,wheels will have to have to be coverd-open wheel not alowed in UK,nosecone may be ify,
    looks dam good chaps
    Dale.
     
  15. Billy10mm

    Billy10mm Formula Junior

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    Looks like a POS to me. At first I thought it was going to be an inexpensive track toy but it's a straight-up poseur vehicle for people who watched "Driven" and actually liked it.

    An iron block Chrysler V6 out of the 300M mated to the factory Chrysler tranny, an air conditioning option, over a ton in weight with the driver (as it is, I bet the 1900 pound claim is dry, add oil, gas, and coolant and you're already pushing on the 1-ton door), and no mention of anything remotely important on the "Spec" page like tires, alignment settings, brake info (pads, pistons, caliper design/construction) ... nothing. They use the word "handling" in the borchure once.

    For $22K, get a used Miata, send it off FlyingMiata (http://www.flyinmiata.com) and turn it into a street legal track hound that would run circles around most everything else.

    Bill in Brooklyn
    Been lurking for about a year, but had to come out of hiding when I saw this insult to the enthusiast community.
     
  16. Ike

    Ike F1 Rookie

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  17. Billy10mm

    Billy10mm Formula Junior

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    Hehe Ike,

    Turbos and Miatas go together like peanut butter and jelly don't they?! :)

    Bill in Brooklyn
     
  18. Dale

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    Two heavy,yep our trucks in the uk are lighter that this beast,
    looked good,but after a visit to the web site and looked at the spec of said vehicle no ta,autobox ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? in this
    lotus elise is far better,
    Dale.
     

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