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

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

  1. buickgnx88

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    How about the Dodge M4S "Turbo Interceptor" concept?
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    "The Turbo Interceptor Driven by the Wraith was the Dodge M4S concept car, which cost and estimated $1,500,000.

    The Dodge M4S was powered by a Mopar 2.2 Inline "Trans" four cylinder engine with a Cosworth 16-valve, twin-cam cylinder head that produced over 400 horsepower thanks to twin Garrett T25 turbochargers."
     
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  2. Jim Prower

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    Had they actually built that, either Chrysler would be gone, or they'd not be in the mess they'd be in now....

    I do wish they'd put that Cosworth head into production. "DID YOU SEE THAT K-CAR GO!!!!!"
     
  3. buickgnx88

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    That engine does sound awesome, and yes the K-car would be the ultimate sleeper!
     
  4. stumpydino

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    lol the wraith, rubbish film but great car :p i got some 80s book full of cars id never heard of, including that one and some hot looking koenig ferraris and! the mazda mx-03
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  5. Jim Prower

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    That's SO the Concept that inspired the FD3S...
     
  6. McLaren

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    I remember that. I think 1 man 2 years ago set out on building his own replica.
     
  7. Jim Prower

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    There's one of the original movie/concept cars being restored, too.
     
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    That thing is fricken sweet! Talk about a commanding view of the road! :lol:
     
  10. a6m5

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    Got some serious style. Very classic American. :tup:
     
  11. exigeracer

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    Holy Schlitz that is cool.

    And is that... a bar inside?!?! I kind of want one, but then again, why not just a full-sized RV.
     
  12. mustangGT90210

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    Seems more like Toyota stole that design and put it on the early 90's Supra:indiff:
     
  13. nd 4 holden spd

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    The futureliner was part of a show GM put on in the '50s/'60s (can't remember which) It was there to say look at me, WWII is over, the future is here, come and buy GM cars. It is a serious collectable now and goes for very high prices.
     
  14. mustangGT90210

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    So it was there to say "EPA, change it up, I get gpm's!" ?

    GPM (Gee-Pee-Em) noun. Definition: Gallons Per Mile
     
  15. nd 4 holden spd

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    Yep kinda. Big power, big future. I guess that's a basic analogy. By the way, that Mazda MX-03 looks like a cross between a Supra and an NSX.
     
  16. exigeracer

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    40s and a few years in the 50s. Check the Wiki entry for it.
     
  17. 006r

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    I never knew Ford made an Escort ZX2 S/R until someone posted it in another thread... kind of a pretend Si edition of a civic.
     
  18. nd 4 holden spd

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    I seen a Skyline 2.4L Hatchback today, maybe '80s or '70s but I can't findany pics of this supposed car. Maybe someone tried their hand at a little bit of badge engineering I dunno. Anyone know what car I might be describing?
     
  19. Jim Prower

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    Ah, the Futureliner. Those things were awesome, like an EMD E8 for the road...
     
  20. stumpydino

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    until i saw em racing, hardtop cobras
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    and, until someone i knew bought a Lele, anything by Iso Rivolta that wasnt the Grifo :p
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  21. Jay

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    It is a R30 (early 80's), lots of them were made, suprised you havent seen them before. No badge engineering.

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  22. nd 4 holden spd

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    That's the one, and I probably have seen them before but never read the badge passing it off as an utter piece of crap car (which it probably is anyway). Thanks Viper.
     
  23. Jim Prower

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    The wheels look like 4-lug versions of Mopar Ralleye Wheels...

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  24. Jay

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    They are not actually, the L24E engine is a very smooth, reliable early fuel injected engine that gets relatively good economy, the car is cheap, reliable and often fitted out very well with soft very comfotable velour seats and power windows, air con and other things (though not all models had air con and power windows). and rust hasn't seemed to be an issue on the R30. Plus the car has tons of potential, though the sedans and imported coupes are usually used for that.

    A friend of mine is a bike nut, but he bought a R30 sedan for a daily work commuter for $1000 from some old folks and loves it.
     
  25. Rue

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    That Futurliner is brilliant! Also the Dodge M4S reminds me of another concept car that I used to like but haven't seen for ages. I will put up a picture when I've racked my brain enough.

    EDIT: I had no idea the Futurliner was that old by looking at it. That could be a concept car designed today!
     
  26. nd 4 holden spd

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    I would still doubt the power of a naturally aspirated 2.4L engine but that aside for a moment- you know the kind of Commodore hoons drive? The kind with the crappiest exhaust, shot paint, and all round bomb of a car- well that was the kind of version of that Skyline I seen, a mistreated, ill-tuned crap-box. There might be some good ones around but this car hasn't made a good first impression on me.
     
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    Isdera Commendatore 112i

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    Osca 2500GT Dromos

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    Fuore Blackjag

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    Seat Cupra GT :drool:

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    ^ Nice, never knew any except for the Cupra and Isdera. Wasnt the Isdera in one of the old NFS games?
     
  29. Jay

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    Power? The engine is not about power, when I said potential, I didn't mean using the original engine. (although they Nissan did make turbo L series 6 cylinders).

    The kind of Commodores hoons drive range from VB-VE in all sorts of conditions and specs, infact these days I see more hoons in VR-VX Commdores than older ones.

    A miss treated car does not mean the that whole model is crap-boxes.
     
  30. nd 4 holden spd

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    OK then, the kind bogans drive- and why shouldn't I judge this car by the one I saw- everyone does it to Holden so call it Karma.