Beater or Sleeper- Car of the Week returns Dec. 29th (WE HAVE A WINNER!)

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  1. McClarenDesign

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    Last year we had a weekly series where one member selected a car for everyone to enjoy, tune, and review for the week. The idea of the thread was to select cars that you normally wouldn't drive, cars that you'd usually pass by or barely notice. Amongst them, we found a few gems, a few lemons, and a few cars that we still can't remember anything about. A few would issue time attack challenges, pictures, and even races. You might even remember my Very Serious SLS AMG Reviews of the Car of the Week N Stuff.

    Starting December 29th, it's back. We're changing up the title, but the format will be the same. Each Friday, one of the participating posters will be selected to choose the next week's car, which we'll play around with, photo shoot, race, tune and thrash for an entire week before moving on to the next car. Cars will be announced on Sunday by 2p US CST. We're starting a few weeks after launch to give everyone time to build up their garage and get used to the game as a whole.

    Post below to enter the lottery for the first pick. Good luck. Official deadline for entries is December 27th at 12p CST US. The winner will be notified by private message, and the inaugural car posted in the appropriate dedicated thread. Rather than having weekly threads, we'll use just one, and update the OP of that thread with previous selections.

    Suggested cars thus far:
    '71 Lunar Roving Vehicle LRV-001 (not sure if it's an option, but what the heck) (It's not.)
    '11 Toyota Aqua S
    '78 Pontiac Trans Am

    '12 Delta Wing
    '13 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Coupe Dynamic
    '98 Lamborghini Diablo GT2
    '72 Lotus Europa Special
    '70 Chevrolet Nova SS
    '10 Peugeot RCZ
    '00 Fiat Coupe Turbo Plus
    '12 Tesla Motors Model S Signature Performance

    '97 Honda Civic Type R (EK)
    '09 Fiat Abarth Grande Punto
    '04 Vauxhall Corsa Comfort 1.4
    '04 Acura RSX Type-S
    '09 Fiat 500 Abarth
    '60 Plymouth XNR Ghia Roadster
    '08 Renault Sport Mégane R.S.
    '12 KTM X-Bow Street
    '74 Triumph Spitfire 1500
    '90 Lotus Carlton
    '67 Chevrolet El Camino SS 396
    '07 Light Car Company Rocket
    '66 Renault R8 Gordini
    '13 Ford Focus ST

    '59 Chevrolet Corvette StingRay Racer Concept
    '66 Ford GT40 Mark I
    '98 Daihatsu Storia CX
    '95 Daihatsu Move CX
    '66 Jay Leno Oldsmobile Toronado
    '89 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0 Turbo VR-4
    '88 Volvo 240 GLT Estate
    '72 Alpine A110 S

    '68 Fiat 500F
    '01 Honda JAZZ 1.4 DSi SE Spor
    '01 Honda FIT W
    '05 BMW 330i
    '82 Audi Quattro
    '11 Renault Clio R.S.
    '05 Chrysler 300C

    '11 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
    '98 Daihatsu Midget II D type
    '71 Dino 246 GT
    '90 Fiat Panda Super i.e.
    '73 Lancia Stratos
    '97 Daihatsu MIRA TR-XX Avanzato R
    '87 Buick GNX
    '90 Nissan PRIMERA 2.0Te
    '12 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package
    '03 MG TF160
    '99 Hommell Berlinette R/S Coupe
    '00 Daihatsu Storia X4

    '83 Toyota Corolla
    Mitsubishi FTO Super Touring Car
    '01 Mitsubishi CZ-3 Tarmac
    '97 Mitsubishi MIRAGE CYBORG ZR
    '04 Oullim Motors Spirra Prototype
    '87 Lotus Esprit Turbo HC
    '86 RUF BTR
    '98 CELICA GT-FOUR (ST205)
    '90 Chevrolet Corvette C4 GS
    '04 Chevrolet Corvette C5 Z06

    '96 NISMO 400R
    '02 Honda ACCORD Euro-R
    '70 Mazda RX500
    '08 Audi RS 6 Avant
    '03 Peugeot 106 Rallye
    '01 Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0 V6 24V
    '02 Alfa Romeo 147 GTA


    -Previously in GT5-
    '01 Alfa Romeo Spider 3.0i V6 24V
    '66 Alfa Romeo Spider 1600 Duetto
    '00 Toyota SPRINTER TRUENO GT-APEX (AE86 Shuichi Shigeno Version)
    '07 Audi TT Coupe 3.2 Quattro
    '83 Nissan Silvia 240RS (S110)
    '73 BMW 2002 Turbo
    '04 DMC DeLorean S2
    '71 Nissan Fairlady 240z
    '85 LANCIA DELTA S4 RALLY CAR
    '91 Mercedes Benz 190 E 2.5- 16 Evolution II
    '99 Lotus Motor Sport Elise
    '01 Audi RS4
    '68 Isuzu 117 Coupe
    '69 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
    The Shelby Cars
    '79 Honda CIVIC 1500 3door CX
    '67 Mercury Cougar XR-7
    '67 Prince Skyline 2000GT-B
    '67 Toyota 2000GT
    '02 Audi S3
    '04 Oullim Mortors Spirra 4.6 V8
    '90 Toyota SUPRA 2.5GT Twin Turbo R OR '88 Toyota SUPRA 3.0GT Turbo
    '98 Mini Cooper 1.3i
    '64 1964 Ginetta G4
    The TVR Cars
    The Pininfarina Cars
    '82 Audi Quattro
    '00 2000 Chevrolet Corvette (C5) AND Corvette C5-R (C5)
    '99 Lister Storm V12 Race Car
    '01 Hyundai Clix Concept
    '68 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe (Type-1)
    Mercedes vs Jaguar: '09 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (19inch Wheel Option) AND '61 Jaguar E-TYPE Coupe vs '66 Jaguar XJ13 Race Car AND '54 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe
    '89 Isuzu 4200R
    1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport (L10A) AND '68 Mazda Cosmo Sport (L10B)
    '80 Renault 5 Turbo AND '85 Renault 5 Maxi Turbo Rally Car
    '90 Lotus Carlton
    '00 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R
    '91 TVR V8S
    *Credit- @Baron Blitz Red for doing all the research and compiling the GT5 list.
     
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  2. FRoSTeD

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    Lunar Rover :dopey:
     
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  3. McClarenDesign

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    Can you imagine a lap at Seca in that thing? lol
     
  4. jsjakesaid

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    Toyota aqua s?
     
  5. ildd

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    I'll nominate the 1978 Trans Am.
     
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  6. sirjim73

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    I'll nominate the Deltawing '12 :mischievous: :lol:

    Failing that, I'll nominate the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Coupe Dynamic ’13 as I don't think all that many people will drive it much, unless GT6 forces you to in a certain race. Therefore I think it is the ideal vehicle "that you normally wouldn't drive, cars that you'd usually pass by or barely notice"
     
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  7. McClarenDesign

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    You can click on the link for my reviews to see a list of which cars we did last time. It's quite the eclectic mix.
     
  8. Streeto

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    Diablo GT2
     
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    Lotus Europa Special '72
     
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  10. laserviper3

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    I'd like to nominate the Chevy Nova. always see the bigger muscle cars how about one of the smaller ones
     
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  11. Dimontez

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    The car no one would normally drive, huh? Gotta be the RCZ.
     
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  12. colj00

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    You guys would pass by those cars?!?! /\

    I vote..... Fiat coupe turbo...no one ever seems to notice that
     
  13. AudiMan2011

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    I'd like to nominate the Tesla Model S.
     
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  14. TheGTGuy

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    I'll nominate the Honda Civic Hatchback.
     
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    Diablo GT2 aswell. :bowdown:
     
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    Abarth Grande Punto! :D
     
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    Vauxhall Corsa Comfort 1.4...

    Most people can get it at the start of the game and soooo many people start life at 17 driving these things... like me :p
     
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  18. Turismo.M.G!

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    This makes me very happy. Can we see if we can perhaps get it stickied? It gave GT5 a whole new lease of life to me!
     
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    I nominate the Racing Kart Jr. LOL
    If that doesn't work out, then how about the Acura RSX Type-S or whatever it was called?
     
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  20. Crispy

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    I'll nominate the Fiat 500 Abarth! Would love to see how well it compares next to the real life version!
     
  21. McClarenDesign

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    Glad to see all the support. Great choices all around, keep 'em coming!
     
  22. Nico_Ble99

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    I'll nominate the Plymouth XNR Ghia Roadster! :D
     
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  23. C-ZETA

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    Welcome back my fellow reviewer.

    I would have taken the Diablo GT2 but that's already been picked twice. Regardless I will have much to say about the two rocket launchers that appear to be mounted to the roof. Those look awesome.

    I would also nominate the Megane RS, but that's something I'm looking forward to myself - a lot. So...

    I will put forward the KTM X-Bow STREET. Though you might end up doing the R with it as well.

    Also, it is "X"-Bow. Not "Crossbow". When that name is used, it gets on my nerves. I mean, "X" is also a sign used for kisses and you wouldn't call it the "Kissbow", would you. So the X-Bow, please.
     
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  24. ALMSDriver1

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    This sounds a blast.....I would nominate the Triumph Spitfire or possibly the MG MGF or how about the Ferrari Dino 246 GT....so many interesting choices!
     
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    Since some people have nominated more than one, I would also nominate the Lotus Carlton. :tup:
     
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  26. Raggi Boy

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    doubt too many will drive the el camino, that won't stop me
     
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    When I get my hands on that El Camino it's going to be the only thing I drive for days.
     
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  28. gt3_racer

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    how about the lcc rocket
     
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    Renault R8
     
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    Focus ST! :)
     
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