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Old 04-23-2008, 03:02 AM   #1
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Smile So now we've seen her in Europe...

.. what do us Euros think?

We know we'll get the front plate, we know we'll get awful rear lights (lots of orange) and the running lights will be a bit odd.

But she's still a looker.

Over here, the motoring "press" are saying we'll be paying somewhere around £35,000 for the "V8" (Whatever that turns out to be) which is twice what the US will be expected to spend - is that worth the money?
Given that I own the Monaro - I reckon so; but I'm aiming for another 911 next so if I get a Camaro it won't be for a few years as I can't wait until 2010/11 to find out if it's any good!
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Old 04-26-2008, 03:33 AM   #2
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Front plate doesn't look too bad and the rear lights matters not to me since if they aren't red here in Sweden I'm either modding or importing. Not driving around with those.

And I won't be able to get until I'm rich anyway so yeah it's worht the money.
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:26 AM   #3
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Wasn't too impressed with the ring outing. That car seemed to be doing some scary slow driving.
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Wasn't too impressed with the ring outing. That car seemed to be doing some scary slow driving.


Dude....it's called TESTING.
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:44 PM   #5
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Dude....it's called TESTING.
You do your testing in the states , When you come to the ring you put it on line and get a good time unless your set up is crap.
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Old 05-18-2008, 12:50 PM   #6
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You do your testing in the states , When you come to the ring you put it on line and get a good time unless your set up is crap.
No. you do testing everywhere.(from Australia all the way to Sweden) And that includes the ring. I'm sure we'll get an official time for it; but that wasn't it's full-throttle run we saw in the video. That much is obvious.
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:04 PM   #7
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True you do testing every where , but when you come to an open session track you want to put your best foot forward per se. Especially with the vid cameras rolling. Nordschleife is not a track that you want to bring a car to that is not at least 95% sorted. That track eats cars when mistakes happen.
But on OTH , Kudos to Caddy for setting a track record.
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:16 PM   #8
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35K GBP = 63K EUR which equals the 43K US (for the top dog) + 19% +21% expenses with a remaining 4K EUR for some other expenses.

If that 's the case, it 's the same thing as importing it from the US on our own, so it may be better w8ing for the car to be available in Europe.

Damn those #$%^%$^ who like taxing cars outside the EU like that :|
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:29 PM   #9
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It's still a really long wait for the UK as well.... kinda puts me off a tiny bit :(
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:37 PM   #10
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True you do testing every where , but when you come to an open session track you want to put your best foot forward per se. Especially with the vid cameras rolling. Nordschleife is not a track that you want to bring a car to that is not at least 95% sorted. That track eats cars when mistakes happen.
But on OTH , Kudos to Caddy for setting a track record.
Judging by the recent GM records at the Nurburgring, I'd say they probably have a pretty good idea of what they're doing. If we just sit back another month or two I'm sure we'll be getting some official times that will be duly impressive.

And as for the "cameras rolling," they were spy cameras and not official footage. I'd be pretty disappointed if GM were to change their testing schedule just because some bloke is standing around with a handycam.
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