You learn something new... - Cars you didn't know existed, until now!

Discussion in 'Cars in General' started by Rue, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. UnoMOTO

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    Nice thread guys, keep em coming.

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  2. Jay

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    I guess here is a car not too many are aware of, especially interesting to aussies


    Mazda Roadpacer

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    Made in Australia without engines then shipped to Japan where they fitted a Rotary engine and a whole bunch of other Japanese gadgets.
     
  3. superberkut

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    Is the Roadpacer a rebadged MX-3/1975 Cosmo? It looks devastatingly familiar.
     
  4. Turbo Lag

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  5. Roo

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    I saw that happen in the 1-hour RAC TT at the Goodwood Revival Meeting on the Sunday last year. It was at Madgewick corner, the first corner of the circuit, on lap 19, 32 minutes in; the field followed the safety car for 16 minutes before the race was red-flagged. Martin Stretton was driving; he survived, but I think he broke his elbow. The back end of the car had already been hastily put back together after an off on Friday (1st picture). The second picture is from Saturday qualifying, the 3rd-5th during the race on Sunday:

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    And then the off, the impact and the aftermarth:

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    I hear it was the first one of 201 built. All the photos are my own.
     
  6. nd 4 holden spd

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    Actually I did know about that one. It would have been slow as hell, a big Aussie sedan with a tiny gutless little rotary in it. Gimme the actual V8 Holden please.
     
  7. dimplz

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    yes please the Kingswood/Premier need to be powered by a V8 because of the weight of the car
     
  8. Metar

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    But as I found out in PMs and searching with Rue, Chassis #001 is restored in Hong Kong since 1992.

    Still, very, very sad. It looks like a complete writeoff.
     
  9. ferrari_chris

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    I believe there's one in NZ. One. And it's mint original. I've seen it. :D
     
  10. kikie

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    *K-1 Attack*

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  11. Joey D

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    Ya the K1 Attack is pretty cool, some guy around here is rumoured to own one but I've never seen it on the streets.
     
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    I would take the Roadpacer, a rare collectable, not like I would want a V8 premier as a performance car anyway.



    Awesome!
     
  13. ferrari_chris

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    I checked on Wikipedia, and they're not as rare as I thought.

    It says they built 840. I thought they might have built, like, 20. Still rare though, for sure!
     
  14. nd 4 holden spd

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    That K-1 Attack :drool: :drool: :drool: What engine does it use? It looks MR and not FR, is that correct?
     
  15. Muzaffar

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    The K1 Roadster looks sick. I think also it might be cheaper than other supercars as well.... :drool: Just check out this website if you want to know more about the car....
    http://www.k1roadster.nl

    nd 4 holden spd: Yeah, its a MR alright. About 300-ish HP.
     
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    Yeah but 840 is still bloody rare, especially considering how many would be left :)
     
  17. Turbo Lag

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    The K1 looks like an Ascari to me for some reason.
     
  18. nd 4 holden spd

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    It's only a 3.0L V6 but because of lightweightedness gets to 100km/hr within 4.9sec and indeed tunes out to around 320hp if desired. I wonder where the V6 is sourced from, anyone? It's probably not their own engine.
     
  19. Joey D

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    It uses a Honda engine as far as I know.
     
  20. nd 4 holden spd

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    I couldn't really find hard facts, but from what I've gathered it seems the K1 Attack uses a Duratec Ford V6.
     
  21. Joey D

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    Ya the V6 is a Ford engine I believe but I think most people opt to put the F22 or H22 Honda engines in them. I think if you buy one right from K1 that's what they put in the car.
     
  22. nd 4 holden spd

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    Wouldn't most V6s from Honda be suited to an East to West setup? ie Transverse mounted. The Ford V6 it starts with would be longitudinally mounted- it just won't fit.
     
  23. kikie

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    Exactly, that's what the info about the car said. Red (past tense of to read??) it when I took the photo.
     
  24. Gashlycrumb

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    The Duratec V6 can be transverse mounted it is the same one as is found in the Mondeo and Mazda6 V6s
     
  25. a6m5

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    What a find. As a fan of Japanese cars from that era especially, it's mindblowing to find out about such car.

    Wiki says the car was sold right after the first fuel crisis, and it got just 9 miles to a gallon. Crazy car, but how cool is it? :lol:
     
  26. nd 4 holden spd

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    Crazy, when it comes down under in the Falcon it better be longitudinally mounted or else :lol:
     
  27. McLaren

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    I thought it was built on an Accord chassis as well.
     
  28. Joey D

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    It's custom made

     
  29. McLaren

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    Guess I have a bit more respect than I did. I used to think it was just a cool, Accord kit car.
     
  30. kikie

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    A question for all the GTP-members. Which "make of car" is this? I'll post different models to make it easy.

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