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Anyone own any Exotic cars?

Discussion in 'YachtForums Yacht Club' started by zeeshan66, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    Flywheel and Electric Pkg in 300 SL gullwing

    brian eiland said:
    .I even entertained the idea of convincing one of these failed attempts and maybe we put together an 'alternative fueled' model SL300 over in Thailand. The MB brand in Asia is a BIG status symbol, and a slick looking gullwing might just be a real eye catcher to launch a new alternative fueled vehicle in those SE Asian countries.

    In Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore you don't want a convertible, but rather a closed vehicle with GOOD air con.
    Singapore is the highest per capita Mercedes ownership in the world...Hong Kong highest for Rolls Royce.

    Here's what I wanted to put in a 300 Gullwing body...the flywheel/electric powered Chrysler Patriot Le-Mans prototype package

    http://www.allpar.com/model/patriot.html

    ...and here are a few more 'flywheel energy' references:
    http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/56932-post6.html
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    (this was before the electric car technology got started in the USA)
  2. Norseman

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    Real or an AI design? IMG_7572.jpeg
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  3. gr8trn

    gr8trn Senior Member

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    looks AI.
  4. Capt Ralph

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    Hey now, that could be a Supper Bug..
    I luv it.
  5. Kevin

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    The license plate and engine cover louvers scream AI.
  6. Norseman

    Norseman Senior Member

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    This car and license plate looks real.:cool:

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  7. volfkan

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    1 years search after finaly one owner,bnr34 v-spec (only 300 build) service history only nismo, apexi vmax engine kit. and many more tune.
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    one month shipping wait time start =))
    gtr 34 price go sky, last year v-spec 60k 70k this year 190k midnight purple 2 more expensive and very fast sold.
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  8. Kevin

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    You can blame the US market's "25 year rule" for the skyrocketing Skyline prices. Production of the R34 began in January of 1999, which means that as of January 2024 it was legal to import them into the US. Prices doubled almost overnight. A few enterprising folks had purchased them for "collections" ahead of the 25 year point and made a killing the day they became legal.

    Midnight purple is an outstanding color, but Millennium Jade is my personal favorite GT-R color. :)
  9. volfkan

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    millennium jade my favorite too and brand new one order :)
  10. Kevin

    Kevin YF Moderator

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    Trying to get one of the final production run?
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    Kevin YF Moderator

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    I just realized I haven't shared a recent pic of my anti-exotic... aka the Poorsche.

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    2024 T-spec gtr35 :)
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  13. Capt Ralph

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  14. Norseman

    Norseman Senior Member

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    Since we are doing trucks..
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  15. Capt Ralph

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    So Gigolo is O K in Alaska??
  16. Norseman

    Norseman Senior Member

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    Yeah, with some restrictions..:cool:
  17. Capt Ralph

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    I saw that:rolleyes:
    *No Butt Stuff*
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    Bentley, y'know THE greenie company, have made a hybrid. Turbo V8, big power and a little dose of squealing power.

    However, to kick the EV quest in the Gentleman Sausage area, they have fitted an EV motor between the clutch and prop shaft. Now that's smart thinking. Can just bolt it up like a good'un.
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  20. Kevin

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    That's similar to how Toyota is hybridizing their current truck lineup. They just sandwiched the electric motor between the interntal combustion engine and the 8-speed transmission, thereby adding minimal complexity.