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Re: What performance car and why
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2017, 01:41:41 PM »
I would never buy new in this price range. Can pick up lightly used super cars for a big discount.
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Re: What performance car and why
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2017, 12:50:44 PM »
I would LUV to lay hands on one of these



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Re: What performance car and why
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2017, 04:58:21 PM »
I would never buy new in this price range. Can pick up lightly used super cars for a big discount.

I agree but the mileage must be so low that any abuse it suffered has not caused damage that will come up later
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Re: What performance car and why
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2017, 05:25:00 PM »
I would never buy new in this price range. Can pick up lightly used super cars for a big discount.

agreed. supercars & classic / collectible cars are quite often the first assets to go when people have cashflow issues. i've known people who had available cash to take advantage of the fact that these cars move slowly - quite often picking up the car for as low as 30% of book value. a little patience with the resale, and a massive profit results.


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Re: What performance car and why
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2017, 05:26:26 PM »
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Re: What performance car and why
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2017, 05:46:32 PM »
And as long as you know what you're getting into from a running costs perspective too.

Colleague with a 5 year old Carrera S, service, 2 x tyres,  break pads all around and a minor part.

  R50k....


If you do use it as a daily ride, be prepared for that.  I agree though, that it is one of the most dependable in its category none the less.




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Re: What performance car and why
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2017, 06:22:50 PM »

However, i think that the less electronic intervention in a car and the more feedback from engine, chassis and tyres the better.


My colleague said the same to the Porsche driving directors. 

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Re: What performance car and why
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2017, 07:31:14 PM »
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Re: What performance car and why
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2017, 07:47:13 PM »
My colleague said the same to the Porsche driving directors. 
He lost his life. 

It's no use having the fastest car if you can't use its potential; there are no legal, safe scenarios I can think of that allows this on public roads. That said, I believe that slow, sluggish cars with mediocre handling are in themselves also dangerous. Somewhere in between there is a balance to be struck between enjoyable driving experience and day-to-day usability.
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Re: What performance car and why
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2017, 07:48:13 PM »
I'm biased, as i'm currently driving a Nissan 350Z and loving every moment. ....

If the option includes some non-standard cars, i'd go for something like this: https://www.flyinmiata.com/V8/ND.php
Chevrolet LS3 in a Mazda MX5 ND chassis. Weight distribution is hardly affected, and you get 322kw. 0-60(mph) in 3.5 seconds in a car you can drive all day, plus all of the MX5 goodness
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Re: What performance car and why
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2017, 09:01:51 PM »

Tesla model

Tesla 2016 Base price

0-60 speed (seconds)

S 75D $79,500 5.2
S 90D $89,500 4.2
S P90D $109,500 3.1
X 75D $85,500 6.0


I believe Porche is an all rounder. Even your wife can drive it and think she is a very good driver. Track or no track ,beautiful handling. Downside: conservative body shape, but then you are driving a poor a budget  Buggati that can deliver the same goods.

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Re: What performance car and why
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2017, 09:10:43 PM »
Have a look at harper motorsports in cape town.

He builds a mid engined kit car based on toyota parts.

Its a 2 seater with no roof and handles like a gokart, and its drivable on road.

Best part it gives you very good fuel consumption as well!


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Re: What performance car and why
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2017, 09:35:55 PM »
Save all your money and buy an E92 M3......and go on a fancy holiday  :flame:

It doesn't have the 0-100km dash speed like many of the cars you mentioned,
It doesn't have the "flashy" look of the red cars with a horse badge,

But it sure Will put a smile on your face , that naughty grin.....

Best of all, you can use as a "daily". Great handling for the money, enough oomph!!

Reminds me of a pitbull dog, not the strongest of dogs but pound for pound up there with the very best.

Besides this, I'd opt for Porsche 911. True classic even in its latest shape and form.



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Re: What performance car and why
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2017, 09:37:05 PM »
Have a look at harper motorsports in cape town.

He builds a mid engined kit car based on toyota parts.

Its a 2 seater with no roof and handles like a gokart, and its drivable on road.

Best part it gives you very good fuel consumption as well!


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Anyone that thinks fuel consumption at these level of cars need help!!!
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Re: What performance car and why
« Reply #29 on: March 21, 2017, 09:38:00 PM »
Hahaha


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