Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:06 AM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:14 AM
Anyone got a spare hundred & twenty grand I could borrow?
Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:55 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 06:03 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:38 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:25 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 10:02 PM
Most Can Am Mclarens were running big block Chevys as well. Either running quad IDA Webbers or some type of ITB mechanical fuel injection. The rest were still GM pushrod V8's of some sort (small block Chevy and Oldsmobile). I don't think the Cosworths that Mclaren ran in their F1 cars of the time could come close to making Can-Am levels of power. No one could until turbocharging hit the scene. The 70 M14A and 71 M19A Mclaren F1 cars with DFV Cosworths were only making 430-450 hp. The Can Am Mclarens with aluminum BBC's of the same years were making 740-790 hp. In an unlimited engine type racing like Can Am, there's just no replacement for displacement. I don't know how much you could really punch a DFV Cosworth out to, but a 3 liter Cossie just can't touch a 7.6-8.4 liter BBC. Hell, 4.5 and 5 liter Porsche Flat 12's couldn't touch them until turbocharging.
And while on the subject of Mclarens.
Edited by Lurch, 19 February 2012 - 10:26 PM.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:48 AM
Don't worry, eventually I will run out of cars that I have any interest in.
Edited by Lurch, 29 February 2012 - 11:10 PM.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 12:23 PM
Classy. Cars I'll someday have parked on my driveway.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:42 AM
I just seen red.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:42 AM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:09 PM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:29 PM
|QUOTE (Lurch @ Saturday, Feb 25 2012, 20:09)|
|I'm familiar with the Lola and the Mirage but what's the 2nd car and the F1 car?|
The Lola is a Chevron B16. Basically a mini Lola powered by an ITB'd and 2.3l stroked BMW M10 or Cosworth 4-pot. The second is a B8- again BMW powered but an older body design. You can still buy one new actually, at about £105k. The F1 car is also a Chevron, but a single seat DFV powered hillclimb car based on a stretched F5000 chassis.
Edited by sivispacem, 25 February 2012 - 08:33 PM.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:33 PM
The one you posted looks more like a late lola T70 but without the various little stick on air fins.
I know there was a good deal of body sharing at the time for all the smaller companies so it could be a lola body on top a B16 cossie chassis?
Or someone just labled it wrong. When I google Team Gunston Chevron B16 I get results for the Gunston can am Chevron B19. But googling Gunston Lola T70 gives me a lot of cars that look identical to the one you posted.
Edited by Lurch, 25 February 2012 - 09:37 PM.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:29 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:15 PM
|QUOTE (visionist @ Sunday, Feb 26 2012, 17:59)|
|Now, this is more like it|
That was featured in Performance BMW not so long ago. Fantastic piece of kit.
Posted 26 February 2012 - 09:12 PM
Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:23 PM
|QUOTE (visionist @ Sunday, Feb 26 2012, 22:12)|
|I'd have figured that hefty-heffalump up front would kill the turn-in|
The S65 is all-alloy and weighs less than most of the BMW 4-pots. Lower CoG and shorter block design than the straight sixes too, which means it's probably got better weight distribution if anything. There's a reason they keep on throwing 4L V8s into the endurance racing 1s/3s/Z4s...
Posted 26 February 2012 - 11:33 PM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:51 PM
I'm not too sure what to think really. It'll boast 740BHP at 8500RPM from the usual V12. These numbers are pretty much meaningless to me; the most BHP I've driven was 250 I seriously think Ferrari have lost that magic they still had even with the 360. The 458 wouldn't be my choice over an MP4-12C.
Mclaren need to unveil the new F1 already.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 10:54 PM
|QUOTE (Lurch @ Wednesday, Feb 15 2012, 11:09)|
I had my eye on a used 911 Turbo ('10) last summer, had less than 10,000 on the clock and was listed for about £70k (i dont know if this would be considered cheap in europe but in China a like-new 911 Turbo for £70k is an absolute steal!) I was so close to getting it but at the last minute i flew to Macau for the weekend to meet some friends who were visiting and ended up losing the money I had allocated for the car ...
Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:03 AM
Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:42 PM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 10:43 PM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 10:50 PM
That white Toronado is excellent.
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