Europe has the coolest cars!

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    We're too busy building 16-cylinder Cadillacs and 300-MPH motorcycles with V-10 pickup-truck engines. [​IMG]
     
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    Cool car. He's lucky he didn't get in an accident though.
     
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    John I don't think you clicked on the link did you? [​IMG] btw VW has been making W16s in the Bugattis and I think they have a W18 as well.
     
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    Argh. And I ask why the S3 is not here and the RS4. Would be nice to see some 4 motion VW's here........
     
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    Well, ONE cool car is coming here
    http://www.lotuscars.com/press_release.html
    Supposedly priced at $38k and weighing abou 1700lbs (w/ one full tank of gas), gets 41mpg and does 0-60 in 5.1 seconds!
    And it has a Toyota 1.8L 4cyl engine in it so it should be fairly reliable at least engine-wise.
    Jay
     
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    One thing to remember is that many features found on European BMWs, Mercedes, and Audis never make it to the US due to our legal system and sue-sue-sue mentality. Anything that can possibly be used in a lawsuit is kept from us.

    As someone said in one of the BMW forums, if you file a lawsuit to fix every bump in the road, the result is not smooth roads but rather all the entrance ramps being closed.
     
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    Europe does indeed have some cool cars - don't forget the Reliant Robin.
     
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    Actually now that the US is getting the 2.5L STi, the US has one cool car the rest of the world doesn't [​IMG]
     
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    Hey, what's wrong with a 16-cylinder Cadillac? Sweeeeeeet.
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    For what that Caddy is going to cost, there will be 2 leprechauns that will reside inside and open the doors for you.
     
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    I think so, at least the folks at the MR2 board I hang around in seem to think. But then the TRD folks keep letting a Supercharger for the 1ZZ enging fly but I'll believe it when I see one.

    The MR2 has the Corolla 1ZZ engine except with some minor mods and VVTI to get 138hp whereas the GT-S gets the 2ZZ engine and VVTL-I.

    Putting the GT-S engine in the US-based Lotus will make a fast car that gets great gas mileage. I can get around 26mpg even with all my city driving and not like a grandma.


    Ian, nice pic! Somebody around here has an old Esprit and sometimes I see somebody's V8 on occasion but I can't wait til I see some Elises around, that would be sweet. A car that weighs less than my Spyder the "Anti-SUV" car :)


    Jay
     
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    Jay, you can buy one today in the US from Prototype Racing with a Honda K20A engine (240HP). Acceleration tests can be seen here. 0 - 60 in 3.7 seconds. Walking away from a Porsche at 130mph
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    There are a few options here in Europe, one company offers a Twin Turbo 380hp Audi RS4 engine. Supercharging is also popular. It´s an awesome car to drive, handles like a cart, but it can bite back big style when you exceed the envelope.
    Ian
     

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