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Unread 11-05-2006, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default Are any of you into exotic cars?

I don't know how much you guys are into exotic cars, but I went on a cruise today with a few. We also got to check out one guy's private collection. I have lots of pics, but I'll just post a few for now. If you guys want more, let me know and I'll post them.

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nice!!!! that looks like makakilo in the middle pic
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Unread 11-06-2006, 08:45 AM   #3
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nice!!!! that looks like makakilo in the middle pic
Yeah, it sure does.

Do I see an Enzo in one of the pics?
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Holy f'ing shiat...that is awesome. MORE!!!
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Yeah, that's Makakilo.

There was no Enzo there. There was a black F430 (which looks like an Enzo from the back) and a red F50.
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Yeah, that's Makakilo.
Wow, what a good eye! I drive up and down that section at least 4 to 8 times a day and I didn't catch it.

zff, nice photos! Reminds me of the J&N track day a while back. Let's see some more shots of the beautiful cars! BTW, kind of slow, but I finally caught on to the WMI designation.
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Yeah, that's Makakilo.

There was no Enzo there. There was a black F430 (which looks like an Enzo from the back) and a red F50.
That's what it was . . . the red F50. Long time ago my favorite exotic was the F40, mainly because it was twin turbo charged. The Renault Alpina V6 twin turbo was one also. Lotus Espirit too, again because of the giant turbo attached to the four banger.

What was those cars doing in Makakilo?
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We were just making sure the group didn't get split up.

Here we are pulled over on the side of the street in Makakilo:
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This is a 512BB, one of my favorite Ferraris of all time. It's got a 5L horizontally-opposed 12. This particular one was one of the most awesome-sounding cars I've ever heard. It sounded carbureted... throaty with that wonderful gurgling and popping under engine braking. The idle was a little lopey, so it might've had aftermarket cams (but then my 308 has stock cams, and there's a slight lope to the idle). It also had aftermarket exhaust... it was LOUD.



This is a 456GTA, one of the most un-Ferrari Ferrari's you'll ever see. It's a 4-seater with an automatic transmission. I'm not talking about an F1 paddle-shifted tranny, I'm talking about a PRND21 slushbox. Still a pretty car in person, though.



This is a 360 Challenge Stradale. Notice the GIGANTIC carbon brake discs...



Lotus Elise. This car belonged to the tallest guy there. The owner said he was surprised at how well his car could keep up with the Ferraris on the freeway.


F430:


F355:
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More pics...

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One of the cool things about an F50 is the way you can see the carbon fiber thru the paint....

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zff,

Wow, wow, wow! Thanks for posting all of the pics.

That is some "garage" for the cars! I love the gunmetal Dino (rear shot)! I thought my neighbor's gatlin-gun lift garage was cool but this one has much nicer cars.

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Holy jeezmus! Those are some awesome pix! Those are simply beeeauuutifoool cars! That Ford GT is awesome, too!

It's a shame none of these cars ever made it to the track...that F50 would have been awesome to see!

Absolutely fantastic post!
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Holy jeezmus! Those are some awesome pix! Those are simply beeeauuutifoool cars! That Ford GT is awesome, too!
I don't know if you can tell from the pics, but the original Ford GT40 is only about 4/5ths the size of the new GT.

The guy just got his F50, so there's no way it could've seen the track anyway.
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Hey, when the new track opens we'll have an exotic car day!
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zff......radical man, absolutely radical....
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Zff - I noticed the carbon fiber weave showing through on the F40 that I saw at the exotic show a few years back. Way cool. I'd say that's nice and thin paint.

So... Ferrari, Ferrari, Ferrari, Ferrari...Lotus, Ferrari. The Elise is a cool car, but I don't think I could call it an exotic. As for the guy being tall, I can tell ya one thing for certain - he wasn't 6'6"! I got stuffed into an Elise and almost couldn't get out.

Been seeing more Ferraris around town. Nice to hear something other than the constant drone of 4 bangers. Never really been a Ferrari guy (they sure are nice to look at though!)...but man that noise they make is sex on wheels. I could become a convert if some nice soul was to arrange a ride.

Looks like a white GT40 in one of the photos. I believe my naughty stick is tingly now. (Edit - White GT and blue GT40!)

I would *love* to photograph some of those Ferraris (and others). The lines of exotic cars are usually...exotic!

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Now with video!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...69253735987957
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yeah! great video! that one red car looks like the devil
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The exhaust note of the 512 is intoxicating!
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Cool video. What the hell was that BMW doing there?
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Yeah, I love the sound of that 512. It was also the loudest car there by far.

The Bimmer was a Euro-spec 650i. The guy who was driving it just brought it back from Germany. He also had a Ferrari sitting at home, but because of a recent injury, he couldn't drive a stick. His Bimmer was plenty fast, though. He said it had 400hp and it sure looked like it.
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The 6 series are big battle wagons, that's for sure. I doubt I'd classify them as exotic though. A Z8 maybe...but a plebian 6 series?

Looks like you guys had fun. I liked the walk-through of that incredible collection. I can only hope that the cars are actually being driven!
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He told me he starts them up at least once a month, but he's usually too busy to drive them. They all have current tags, so obviously they're driven at least once a year to get safety inspected. He probably has a guy to do it for him.

Damn, that must be a nice job.
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