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Thread: Apples and Oranges @ < $100K

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    Default Apples and Oranges @ < $100K

    Forget the one-percenters.

    For the merely "well-to-do"who are psychological secure enough to buy domestic:

    2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R: The Forever War - Motor Trend

    1.4 G's on turn 9 at WSIR is a very deep thing for sub par hacks like me to even ponder.

    Regardless, I'm thinking FoMoCo's go-to guy, Billy J., should get the "winner" for free.

    And, a look back, for the pony phobes:

    2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Track Retest
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    Both these cars need to lose more than 500 pounds.

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    Sure. But, even so, to a certain degree the proof of this pudding is in the eating.

    . . . and, besides, miataesque hair dressers are so prone to anorexia . . .

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    Regardless, a significantly faster, more durable, track warrior - for comparison's sake.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmwAzU1MKLU&t=1s

    Go Thor . . .

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    Bmw made the 235i racecar for the masses at 85k euro. They failed to get them to the usa. There are about 20 cars here. Where is the ford mustang frs350 club racer? All talk no action.

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    Perhaps Ford is not so wrong given that we simply lack the established recreational market and competitive opportunities seen in Europe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Both these cars need to lose more than 500 pounds.
    Every guy has that tiny friend they knew 5 years ago who they've run into last week and he's put on like 40 lbs of muscle and is yolked with a fake tan and douche-canoe sperry topsiders.

    This is just the car equivalent of that. They aren't getting "fatter" - rather they have gone on a protein induced diet, with supplemental help and have become the glorious, muscle clad machines they are today.

    Sure it's not for everyone, but you'll attract every guy at the gym (racetrack) every time you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbillybob View Post
    Bmw made the 235i racecar for the masses at 85k euro. They failed to get them to the usa. There are about 20 cars here. Where is the ford mustang frs350 club racer? All talk no action.
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    Perhaps Ford is not so wrong given that we simply lack the established recreational market and competitive opportunities seen in Europe?
    Porsche doesn't seem to have any difficulty selling plenty of Cupcars and Cayman GT4 Clubsports at a profit. They usually have to limit the availability to people commited to run a full race series, so many DE drivers and collectors can't get their hands on them until they come up used. Plus they make money on all of the spares, parts, engine and trans service, etc. But to do this well you need to make a long-term commitment to amateur road racing...
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    Yeah but then you have to race a porsche and porsche people have a larger number of special people. I own ferraris, wrench my own racecar, build my own cages, and break some rules. I go to Runoffs with just my racecar and no crew. I don't fit the proper porsche profile.

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    Congrats? I was just giving an example of a manufacturer that is consistently successful selling turn-key racecars, like the 235i racecar you mentioned. To me this demonstrates that the market for them exists, if the company is smart about it and makes the required long-term commitment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plavan View Post
    The NEW answer is always NP01
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    I dunno, I think that's the old answer as of about 2 hours ago...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    I dunno, I think that's the old answer as of about 2 hours ago...
    Officially Hijacked. Haha- Not bad for 167 RWHP COTA was a blast.
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