ISO Grifo 7 Litre 1969

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  1. CORRUPTEDDISC

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    Just look at this gorgeous Italian stallion! It's definitely one of my favourite classic GT's. The Grifo is powered by a 435 bhp 7 liter GM engine, which bestows it with rapid performance (top speed in excess of 170 mph) and that trademark V8 rumble.

    I love it :D
     
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  2. Azure Flare

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  3. Sick Cylinder

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    I used to have a toy version of this car - it captured my heart all those years ago so I would love to have this car in a GT game.
     
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    Please please please:bowdown:
     
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    Due to taxation policies in Europe at the time, it was rare to find power plants like this whose displacement was measured in what approaches cubic yards.

    Cars were generally taxed based on a calculated "horse power", the formula for which included most, or all of the elements of swept capacity. This led to a preference for cars with engines which could wring out a large amount of power from limited displacement.

    At the high end, a kind of inverted logic applied, where very wealthy car owners liked to choose visibly highly-taxed cars, demonstrating their ability to spend. A frequent result of this taxation distortion was to encourage designs with 12 or more cylinders. The Iso Grifo offered a different method of demonstration of conspicuous consumption by reaching across the Atlantic for this example of "excess". It was probably seen as an opportunity for the company to improve gross margins as well, given the higher manufacturing costs of 12 and 16 cylinder motors.
     
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    But your picture is the GL 350 or GL 365
     
  7. CORRUPTEDDISC

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    Yeah, I just picked the best looking one :D
     
  8. GiovyLM

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    This car was developed to compete against ferrari and other gt cars of that period ... voted ! :lol:
     
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    Its a true hybrid (American power, European styling, as they called it back in the day).
     
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    Iso Grifo 7 Litre 1969
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    This is a really lovely car and I found some information too :)

    Powertrain: 6996 cc , GM V8 , single Holley 4-barrel carburetor , 435 hp / 5800 rpm , 643 Nm / 4300 rpm , 4-speed manual

    Dimensions: Length 4430 mm , Width 1770 mm , Height 1220 mm , Weight 1510 kg

    Performance: Top speed 274 km/h , 0-100 km/h 5,4

    Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iso_Grifo
     
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    I honestly think that this car is really good, it's an Italian muscle car with a Chevy big-block. If it ever gets to GT7, adding a supercharger with this car would be really nice.
     
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    Based on its existing performance, it could end up being one of the fastest classics in the game...
     
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    Italian looks and American power? Hell yes!
     
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    ....Just look at this gorgeous machine. If I had the requisite trust fund, then I'd snap this baby up in a heartbeat.

    Too bad other rich a**holes didn't agree with me. This very car came up for auction on 19th of November in N.Y, but no one bit. I mean, really?

    Sure, the going price was $460,000 but that's a peanut change, right?

    I wonder how much is for a kidney nowadays; I've got two so... :crazy:
     
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    That interior :drool:
     
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    I do also like the light interior and the exterior color :D