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We live in the new "golden age" of cars

Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by TheMayor, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. TheMayor

    TheMayor Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"

    When it comes to 99.999% of all cars, they are boring as hell. You sit in any car from any country today and all look the same, smell the same, have the same doo dads and features.

    But for that other 0.001%, we live in the golden age.

    Examples: Look at what Ferrari and McLaren crank out today. Their normal cars and their special editions like the Pista and Senna. Absolutely nutty performance, style, and beauty. The top technology of our time -- and still meets emissions standards.

    Look Pagani and Koenigsegg. Look at this Detomaso 72 thingy. These guys are nuts but if you want a hand made car, you can get one. Or Bugatti. 1600 HP anyone?

    Look at the Corvette C8 for what you get for $70 grand. Almost anyone who wants a 2 seater can afford that. And they have 2 other versions coming out with electric power and probably turbo with a flat crank V8

    Speaking of flat plane V8's, look at the Mustang GT500. Who would have thought you could sell a $100,000 Mustang with more than 700 HP for the street?

    Then there's the Ford GT. A half million dollar Ford actually de-tuned from LeMans spec.

    Then you have Alfa's GTA and GTAm. Crazy.

    Or the Dodge Hellcat. A street legal drag racer with a warranty.

    Now look at the USED market. Prices for 458's, F430's, and almost all McLaren's at extremely reasonable prices.

    Unfortunately I think 10 years from now we will look back at today as the Golden Age. It may be the end of the line but at least we are going out with a bang.
     
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  2. Davesvt2000

    Davesvt2000 Formula 3

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    Sadly, I think you’re 100% correct, in regards to both the present and the future.
     
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  3. freshmeat

    freshmeat F1 Veteran

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    totally. beginning of the end.
     
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  4. SVCalifornia

    SVCalifornia Formula 3

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    Wait!

    Or end of the beginning??

    SV



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