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:lol:

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accidentally came across this :mrgreen:

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/mc ... est-review

amazed at that shot! that's some engineering there since it could actually handle all of that!
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=D>

Who's to say it survived that ? was there a video of it ? For all we know, it could have ended in a huge fireball and a closed road for a day :lol:

what a car though, has to be my favourite car of all time. Only just ahead of the CLK-GTR I must add.
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The longtail in all Black with locktite sponsoring is my favourite. I have the HPI Racing models of them (also traditional blue and orange gulf livery and dark blue silver gulf livery) incredible little wonders of detail.
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I think my favourite was the Fina sponsored car.

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The loctite one is 99.999% as good though :roll:

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just wow!

As for the Merc i mentioned earlier, I was in love with the Original Teile sponsored car when i was a child. I had a scalextric version, as as an adult I have the Tamiya 1/10 RC version.

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i really liked that merc too though i must say i felt that the 'corporate face' slammed on the car (nose) really let this car down, i always felt rather disappointed that they didn't dare or go crazy and make something different designwise. we know how your c-class looks like, we don't want a supercar to look like that.

missed opportunity there imho. i feel like if it had a more exotic design - and i'm not talking deviating completely from it's aerodynamic shapes, rather not following that double-connected-oval headlamp design with the merc grille - it would have been a much more appealing and attractive car and either would have selled more, or had much more fame and fans of it - which ultimately would have been even better for Mercedes.

The Mercedes project one is a whopping lot better at that even though i don't neccesarily say i think it's a very attractive car. Offcourse they have to be recognisable, but let's be fair, the entire merc fleet, including maybach, all are instantly recognisable as a merc. i think it would be much more interesting to see a unique car that actually is a mercedes supercar, and that same would have been better for the above posted merc.

nevertheless, they're still impressive machines

anyways, as for the Mclaren,

i think the Mclaren F1 LM in papaya orange looks the best

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btw, totally off, there's some philipino mclaren/lambo kitcar/supercar/whatever that has some Mclaren F1 looks to it, i don't actually think it looks bad at all. i wouldn't want to drive it though, i think it's a basket case, but i think they actually did an impressive design job, despite the finish quality being far insufficient, and the rear being horrible, it's called the aurelio btw. a clear design-steal from Mclaren F1 and imho a Lamborghini Gallardo.

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anyway, indeed, the longtail macca was interesting.

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so were it's competitors

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Manoah2u wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:47 pm
i really liked that merc too though i must say i felt that the 'corporate face' slammed on the car (nose) really let this car down, i always felt rather disappointed that they didn't dare or go crazy and make something different designwise. we know how your c-class looks like, we don't want a supercar to look like that.

missed opportunity there imho. i feel like if it had a more exotic design - and i'm not talking deviating completely from it's aerodynamic shapes, rather not following that double-connected-oval headlamp design with the merc grille - it would have been a much more appealing and attractive car and either would have selled more, or had much more fame and fans of it - which ultimately would have been even better for Mercedes.

The Mercedes project one is a whopping lot better at that even though i don't neccesarily say i think it's a very attractive car. Offcourse they have to be recognisable, but let's be fair, the entire merc fleet,
including maybach, all are instantly recognisable as a merc. i think it would be much more interesting to see a unique car that actually is a mercedes supercar, and that same would have been better for the above posted merc.

nevertheless, they're still impressive machines.


Actually M-2U, AMG/Brabus/Porsche - did in fact do 'C-class' M-B 'supercars' for street use, slotting the big V8
into the compact - yet attractively styled, dynamically capable, & aero-slick - W124 chassis:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MzqNn8kJqQ
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& 'bout 1/2 a century ago, M-B did do an interesting supercar concept/prototype range - via the C 111,
but the conservative boardroom kept supercars out of their sales showrooms, for a few more decades..

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Mercedes CLK GTR or McLaren F1 GTR Longtail? How about a merging of the two? Meet the McLaren/Mercedes F1/CLK GTR/Longtail. A Mercedes test mule to prove their aerodynamic concept.
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1996 Mercedes F200 Imagination - the joystick car
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Sorry guys, I couldn't resist. My C/ED dragster after winning in Seattle and Portland
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strad wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:00 pm
http://www.stradsplace.com/photos/Dalton%20Gang%203.jpg
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http://www.stradsplace.com/photos/Dalton%20Gang%202.jpg
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Sorry guys, I couldn't resist. My C/ED dragster after winning in Seattle and Portland
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Yeah strad, good effort, but frankly, unless them there 'hole in the wall' boys were en-route to a`70s
themed fancy dress party, somehow I doubt it really is a "NEW...favourite photo".
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