Just a girls garage... (Upd 08/03/12) ::CR-Z Photoshoot::

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That Focus pic is epic. :drool:
The sppon is a beauty too.👍
Keep up the great work.
(you have inspired me to talk about my cars a bit more:))
 
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Crooooooow

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Eric_Booya
Have you ever thought of entering some of the GTP Photomode Competitions? You'll make the polls by the looks of your photos.
 
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grrlpurple
Thanks guys - I haven't considered myself anywhere near good enough to enter the photomode competitions yet. :nervous:

Here is the next batch of testing - I might have been kind to these cars and given them an oil change before hitting the track.

I would have started this next set with the Lancia Stratos that I forgot to upload last time but, well, it seems I can misplace things even on the computer :lol: I have another Stratos in my Used Car Garage somewhere so you will see me spinning out of every corner soon enough.

Starting with the Scion xA
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I have renamed it the new Rolls Canardly
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It rolls down hills but can 'ardly get up them
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Presenting the Chrysler PT Cruiser
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Soft suspension, no power...
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and butt ugly! What where Chrysler thinking?
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One of my Skyline GT-R tunes on a photoshoot
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I happened to find the kitty!
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I also tried to take the car to the Pit Stop photomode location without realising that you couldn't do that - so just took this shot while I was there
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On the road again, in the MR2
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I loved these cars in GT2 and GT3
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I haven't found one in GT5 yet that doesn't want to whip the tail out all of the time
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To Infiniti and beyond!
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I was really surprised by the G35
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It was a little tail happy but predictably so and therefore much fun to drive
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I had high hopes for the Mirage, some of the other cute, old Japanese small cars have given me so much enjoyment on tight tracks
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Not this one - horrific understeer
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I thought this Prelude would be quite tame
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How wrong I was! Stupid oversteer and a really wild rear end
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I shall hide it in the tunnel and it will never see the light of day again!
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Oh-la-la!
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The Brera Oh-la-la to be precise - a tune from RKM Motorsports
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This was outstanding to drive
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I recorded my fastest yet clean time on Nurburgring
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You would think that all S2000's are alike
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This one had grip in abundance
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Yet this one, I tested just a day later
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Was slipperier than a greased weasel
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I had high hopes for the Audi S4, so much so I took it on the epic 24hr Nurburgring course
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For a manufacturer that likes to hang all the weight forward of the front wheels it handled surprisingly well
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Nimble and perky but with a throaty roar - really enjoyed this one
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Silverado
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I would have called it the 'Desperado' but I guess it would not sell so well
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Wild bucking rear end but a fun drive never-the-less
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The Opel Ugly - as I call it. They usually kill me so I thought I would throw on some bling rims and full downforce with a rear wing
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Oh it still tried to kill me
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But was much more pleasurable in the process - it is still as ugly as sin though
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Almost there - just this Toyota Yaris and it's bigger brother to go
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Seriously good fun to throw this one around
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However it was distinctly underpowered
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Enter the Yaris RS Turbo
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Much better - 14 seconds per lap more power
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Actually a little overpowered for the amount of grip those tyres can provide, always on the edge... but great fun!
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I hope you enjoyed this set and thank you for taking the time to peek through my post :)
 

werty_56-1

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Very cool pictures , I like the brera and the Rolls Canardly , the chrislery and the kitty cat :D
But as always I loved the comments :lol:
 
"I shall hide it in the tunnel and it will never see the light of day again!"

Lol, I like the pic that went with that comment.

Nice update. 👍
 
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tdyln
Ah you discovered the Scion XB...I took one on as a 'project' and tried to see how many races it could win through the ranks. Still languishing in my garage in a lurid shade of yellow.

I love the 1978 Mirage. Stock, it's horrific and steers like a shopping trolley full of logs but it can be made into a sweet handler with a bit of work.

As usual a great selection of Standards from you.
 
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grrlpurple
The standard car testing continues (though quite slowly as I have a badly injured ankle and refuse to drive using the DS3 controller). Instead of posting the latest batch, which is quite small at present, I thought I would share some shots from a premium model photoshoot ;)

Presenting the Honda CR-Z
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Quite a 'looker' in my opinion
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It even has a nice bottom!
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I would happily have one of these IRL if I could afford it
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Took the stock one for a trip around Nurburgring and loved the handling
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This is my 'tuned' version though - I am tempted to paint it orange like the Mugen CR-Z
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Bonus

2.0 Advanced Competition - Reflections II - Reject #1
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2.0 Advanced Competition - Reflections II - Reject #2
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2.0 Advanced Competition - Reflections II - My first ever competition entry!
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Primus Ortus
Great job! Love the reflections entry and your first two CRZ shots are amazing. The depth of field and tone are fantastic.
 
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IRT_hordeR35
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Amazing CRZ update girl:drool:. Your getting better and better;). Oh, and i also love the Spoon S2000:D.
 
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Somewhere
If you remove the watermark, would pass easily for real images, very good job 👍

Btw sorry about your ankle, I hope you get better soon 👍
 
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grrlpurple
Thanks for the feedback everyone :)

Oh my ankle has been a problem since I injured it in November, have been housebound and near immobile with pain. Going to see consultant tomorrow for results from MRI scan.

I miss driving so much that a couple times a week I break out the old plastic wheel and pedals. I can manage about half an hour on the PS3 on those before I am in too much pain - hence the photoshoot and not another string of standard car tests.
 
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grrlpurple
Just to update you all on why I have not updated this thread for a while...

I mentioned before about my ankle injury back in November last year, and that I had been more-or-less housebound since then. I had surgery on 12th April to reconstruct my ankle and am still not fully mobile nor pain free.

It was such a pain only being able to use the DS3 for the Academy as I know I could have got some really good times with the wheel/pedals if I could have physically used them. At least I managed to gold each event if nothing else.

Hoping that things will start to be better in the coming months as I really miss tearing around the virtual tracks.

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