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Gratuitous car porn thread

syrup

LE
While I completely agree, the justification by Porsche et al is that the abomination of the Cayenne (and even worse, the Urus for Lamborghini) enables the companies to continue to develop and make sports cars. The Urus outsells the rest of Lamborghini put together.

Saw the Rolls Royce SUV in strangely enough York Hospital car park by Christ it's ugly.
Starts at £264k looks obviously aren't included.

It reminded me of the old days when Leyland would call something Vanden Plas and stock a stupid big radiator grill on the front end.
 

Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer
Me too:

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Nick Dipples

War Hero
Saw the Rolls Royce SUV in strangely enough York Hospital car park by Christ it's ugly.
Starts at £264k looks obviously aren't included.

It reminded me of the old days when Leyland would call something Vanden Plas and stock a stupid big radiator grill on the front end.

Just looked it up, what an abortion.

Is electric car porn permitted? I would absolutely love to do something like this... Would need to rent a big garage or workshop but I think it would be super rewarding.
 
Apologies if posted before but it is just beautiful. Unfortunately it is French...
 
Just looked it up, what an abortion.

Is electric car porn permitted? I would absolutely love to do something like this... Would need to rent a big garage or workshop but I think it would be super rewarding.

I would be interested in doing similar to certain (non precious cars like that 911), however I would invest time in having the proper sound track playing through speakers inside and out so that it didn’t sound like a poxy scalextric toy.
 
Published by: Eric Sylvers, Wall Street Journal, on 10 September 2020.

Fiat Chrysler Looks to Maserati to Jump-Start Stalled European Business.


Italian-American firm unveils luxury sports car, storied brand’s first new vehicle for four years.


MODENA, Italy—Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV’s years of struggles in Europe faded for an evening as its Maserati brand lavishly unveiled a new luxury sports car it hopes will reinvigorate the unprofitable marque . . .

[PAYWALL]

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Published by: Murray Scullion, CAR magazine, on 09 September 2020.

New Maserati MC20: V6 or electric Ferrari-fighter revealed

► 621bhp V6 or fully electric
► RWD, coupe or convertible
► Surprise return to motorsport


Maserati has been busy of late, building up a portfolio of sensible saloons and SUVs to entice the masses into PCP deals. But if it wants to flog finance deals, what’s the best advertising strategy? That’s right, a bonkers, beautiful, and completely bitchin’ flagship to show that Il Tridente is capable of giving Ferrari a bloody nose.

As flagships go, the MC20 ticks all of the boxes and then some. The press invite said it’s time to be audacious, and that sounds about right to us. After all, a return to the supercar fold after a 16-year break via a carbonfibre-tubbed, £180,000+ coupe/convertible with a Maserati-derived V6 or electric powertrain and diagonal doors does smack of audacity . . .

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This suddenly jumps to the top of my "wish-list" . . . . . ;) !! [Conscious decision to copy in full ! My BOLD]

Published by: Steve Huntingford, AUTOCAR magazine, on 14 Sep 2020.

2021 Jaguar F-Pace revealed: price, specs and release date.

The Jaguar F-Pace large SUV has been given an all-new interior and a refreshed engine line-up to go with exterior design tweaks . . .


On sale December | Price from £40,860

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They say it’s what’s inside that counts, and the team behind the mid-life update of the Jaguar F-Pace appears to have taken this to heart, because it’s there that you find the biggest changes.

Indeed, the interior of this refreshed large SUV is all-new, with it dominated by a huge, 11.4in touchscreen that’s gently curved so that it mirrors the shape of the restyled dashboard and sits snugly against it, instead of requiring a separate mounting.

Previously you got an 8.0 or 10.2in screen, but the new one isn’t just larger; it’s said to be much more responsive and now allows remote software updates. Meanwhile, below it sits a second screen, which replaces most of the conventional air-con controls and further ups the wow factor.

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This lower screen is the same one that you get in the I-Pace electric car, so we know that it keeps distraction to a minimum, thanks to the way it’s complemented by two physical dials that change function depending on the menu selected.

Jaguar has also responded to criticism of the materials used in the F-Pace, with the hard, scratchy plastics of old all banished in favour of leather-wrapped surfaces, and genuine wood or metal trim. Interesting touches include gear selector stitching inspired by that of a cricket ball. And there’s now extra storage space, after owners cited this as another bugbear.

One thing that obviously hasn’t changed is the F-Pace’s fundamental dimensions, but then it was always roomy enough for four six-footers. What’s more, it’s now available with the sports front seats from the F-Type R sports car, which not only look and feel great, but free up a useful amount of extra rear leg room because they’re thinner than the standard alternative.

The exterior update is more subtle, but Jaguar's exterior design boss Adam Hatton says he felt detailing was an area where the brand needed to get better, leading him to create a detail design group within his team, which is led by a former watch designer.

Changes include a larger front grille, reshaped bumpers, slimmer headlights (incorporating J-shaped LED daytime running lights) (Thankfully not the AUDI inspired headlights, recently grafted on to the F-Type !!), and tail lights that now take their inspiration from those of the futuristic I-Pace instead of the 60s E-Type.

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The bonnet has been extended all the way to the front of the car; previously there was a separate panel ahead of it, which left an ugly shutline. However, it’s not all good news because the restyled side vents (which now feature a leaping Jaguar) are clearly fake and look quite cheap.

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As for engines, the headline news is a new plug-in hybrid model, which combines a 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor for 398bhp, 0-60mph in 5.0sec and up to 33 miles of pure electric range. Alternatives include updated 2.0-litre diesel engines and new 3.0-litre petrols and diesels (presumably new straight-six versions of JLR's own INGENIUM engine?), all of which feature mild hybrid technology to boost efficiency.

The new 201bhp 2.0-litre diesel, for example, emits 163g/km of CO2 and averages up to 45.4mpg in official WLTP tests, whereas the equivalent figures for its popular predecessor were 177g/km and 41.9mpg, even though that had just 178bhp.

The F-Pace has the potential to be quieter than before, too, because versions equipped with the Meridian premium sound system now feature an Active Road Noise Cancellation system, which monitors vibrations from the road surface and calculates the opposite phase sound wave needed to remove the noise heard by occupants.

Other technology available includes adaptive cruise control (the sensors for which are hidden behind the Jaguar badge on the front grille, instead of requiring a section to be blanked off), all-round cameras and a self-parking system.

Deliveries of the new F-Pace begin in December, although it's available to order now, with prices starting from £40,860. This means it narrowly undercuts key rivals such as the Audi Q5 (£42,950) and BMW X3 (£41,485).

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This suddenly jumps to the top of my "wish-list" . . . . . ;) !! [Conscious decision to copy in full ! My BOLD]

Published by: Steve Huntingford, AUTOCAR magazine, on 14 Sep 2020.

2021 Jaguar F-Pace revealed: price, specs and release date.

The Jaguar F-Pace large SUV has been given an all-new interior and a refreshed engine line-up to go with exterior design tweaks . . .


On sale December | Price from £40,860

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They say it’s what’s inside that counts, and the team behind the mid-life update of the Jaguar F-Pace appears to have taken this to heart, because it’s there that you find the biggest changes.

Indeed, the interior of this refreshed large SUV is all-new, with it dominated by a huge, 11.4in touchscreen that’s gently curved so that it mirrors the shape of the restyled dashboard and sits snugly against it, instead of requiring a separate mounting.

Previously you got an 8.0 or 10.2in screen, but the new one isn’t just larger; it’s said to be much more responsive and now allows remote software updates. Meanwhile, below it sits a second screen, which replaces most of the conventional air-con controls and further ups the wow factor.

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This lower screen is the same one that you get in the I-Pace electric car, so we know that it keeps distraction to a minimum, thanks to the way it’s complemented by two physical dials that change function depending on the menu selected.

Jaguar has also responded to criticism of the materials used in the F-Pace, with the hard, scratchy plastics of old all banished in favour of leather-wrapped surfaces, and genuine wood or metal trim. Interesting touches include gear selector stitching inspired by that of a cricket ball. And there’s now extra storage space, after owners cited this as another bugbear.

One thing that obviously hasn’t changed is the F-Pace’s fundamental dimensions, but then it was always roomy enough for four six-footers. What’s more, it’s now available with the sports front seats from the F-Type R sports car, which not only look and feel great, but free up a useful amount of extra rear leg room because they’re thinner than the standard alternative.

The exterior update is more subtle, but Jaguar's exterior design boss Adam Hatton says he felt detailing was an area where the brand needed to get better, leading him to create a detail design group within his team, which is led by a former watch designer.

Changes include a larger front grille, reshaped bumpers, slimmer headlights (incorporating J-shaped LED daytime running lights) (Thankfully not the AUDI inspired headlights, recently grafted on to the F-Type !!), and tail lights that now take their inspiration from those of the futuristic I-Pace instead of the 60s E-Type.

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The bonnet has been extended all the way to the front of the car; previously there was a separate panel ahead of it, which left an ugly shutline. However, it’s not all good news because the restyled side vents (which now feature a leaping Jaguar) are clearly fake and look quite cheap.

View attachment 504858

As for engines, the headline news is a new plug-in hybrid model, which combines a 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor for 398bhp, 0-60mph in 5.0sec and up to 33 miles of pure electric range. Alternatives include updated 2.0-litre diesel engines and new 3.0-litre petrols and diesels (presumably new straight-six versions of JLR's own INGENIUM engine?), all of which feature mild hybrid technology to boost efficiency.

The new 201bhp 2.0-litre diesel, for example, emits 163g/km of CO2 and averages up to 45.4mpg in official WLTP tests, whereas the equivalent figures for its popular predecessor were 177g/km and 41.9mpg, even though that had just 178bhp.

The F-Pace has the potential to be quieter than before, too, because versions equipped with the Meridian premium sound system now feature an Active Road Noise Cancellation system, which monitors vibrations from the road surface and calculates the opposite phase sound wave needed to remove the noise heard by occupants.

Other technology available includes adaptive cruise control (the sensors for which are hidden behind the Jaguar badge on the front grille, instead of requiring a section to be blanked off), all-round cameras and a self-parking system.

Deliveries of the new F-Pace begin in December, although it's available to order now, with prices starting from £40,860. This means it narrowly undercuts key rivals such as the Audi Q5 (£42,950) and BMW X3 (£41,485).

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Oh, you wanted a steering wheel? That’ll be extra.
Seats too, you say? That’ll be extra.
Windows? You wanted windows? That’ll...
 
Reader's Wives Car Porn... These are the the favourite cars that I've owned.

The Jensen Mk III is not the actual vehicle as I can't find a shot of mine. I inherited her from my old man but gave it to my Mother to sell. It needed a bit of maintenance and I didn't have the time or inclination..
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The Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi had a Lionheart tune which took it to 135 bhp. This is not the actual car but the same colour and spec. It was the archetypal boy racer's hot hatch: fast and light, allowing me to pull off an unexpected 360 degree aquaplane on the A3 (which caused some localised soiling).


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The DDW (drug dealer's whip) was a great motor which I bought 2nd hand when I was actually supposed to be looking for a sensible Volvo. It got nicked and I've had to replace it with a Disco Sport. Here she is sitting between 2 of the Sky News Land Rovers.

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My Defender has been all over Europe and beyond. Pictured in front of the Atlas mountains when we were on the way to the Northern Sahara . It's a NAS conversion from a basic 90 pick up. She's currently sitting in barn in Wiltshire.
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Entering into the true spirit of this thread title is a headline from the New York Post,

“Anti-Trump protester jumps on police cruiser - is quickly tossed off.”
 

Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer
Curves and naturally aspirated


 

Bluenose2

Old-Salt
Recent acquisition.

Got bored of Zuffenhausen's finest. Too filtered these days.

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Decided the Lotus wasn't going to be a long-term proposition.

It is as good a car as i've ever owned for a B-road blast, but pretty hopeless everywhere else. Feels predictably brittle too.

Still, i've made a small profit selling it on (in fact i've broken even with my last 3 weekend motors) so no-harm-done.

It's replacement is another convertible 2 seater, but about as different as can be.

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I use this as my AVATAR, somewhere else . . .

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