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Posted: 5/19/2005 7:31:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/19/2005 8:07:14 AM EST by TacticalStrat]
I am dying to own one of these. 300 HP and about 1000 lbs. The video is a must-see.


Track Video (Top-Gear).  Right-Click then save-as 42MB

Link to webpage

Link Posted: 5/19/2005 7:39:39 AM EST
Wow!

It's pretty cool!

Now, how the heck do you import it from England.....
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 7:39:55 AM EST
Looks like fun....  except for having to pick all the bugs out of your teeth after a few laps!
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 7:44:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By deej86:
Wow!

It's pretty cool!

Now, how the heck do you import it from England.....



I've seen a few for sale in the US. Since they are not street legal, they can be imported and sold. The only place you can drive them is on a track. Price loaded is about $50K. The $67.5K quoted in the article is New Zealand dollars.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 7:51:13 AM EST
It's nice but it ain't that nice:


Link Posted: 5/19/2005 7:57:17 AM EST
Wow.  Did you see what it did to his face around the 3 minute mark?
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 7:59:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/19/2005 9:20:20 AM EST by TacticalStrat]

Originally Posted By packnru:
It's nice but it ain't that nice:

www.geocities.com/MotorCity/1845/doffe.jpg



Enzo performance for under $50K.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 8:03:23 AM EST
tag
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 8:10:02 AM EST
I feel the need for a windshield
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 8:11:55 AM EST
Been around for some time.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 8:19:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:

Originally Posted By deej86:
Wow!

It's pretty cool!

Now, how the heck do you import it from England.....



I've seen a few for sale in the US. Since they are not street legal, they can be imported and sold. The only place you can drive them is on a track. Price loaded is about $50K. The $67.5K quoted in the article is New Zealand dollars.



Street legal or not, if you drive it like the STARBOYZ (FTP) you can get away with it.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 8:36:51 AM EST
Glad I watched that.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 8:39:53 AM EST
Looks like a Lotus Super 7 on Viagra.

M4-AK
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 8:43:25 AM EST



Check out these lap times from Top Gear's testing.


Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:41:04 AM EST
0-60 in 2.9 seconds...holy shnikeys, batman, that's fast!  
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:52:31 AM EST
What's up with the Dear John add behing it?
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:19:18 AM EST
.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:21:24 AM EST

For stateside fun, check out the cars built by Panoz:

www.panozauto.com/

Jim
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:28:57 AM EST
nice
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:31:11 AM EST
I love that show--I need to see if I can download (legally) more episodes.  The guy is a great host--

"I don't need to wear a helmet....so my epiglottis is full of BEES..."

Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:35:13 AM EST
that's a hot lookin car, too bad it's not street legal.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:40:08 AM EST
I want one!
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:46:16 AM EST
is anyone else having trouble downloading the vid?


I want the car, tho...
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:53:08 AM EST
old. ;)

saw it on top gear a while back. beat the porsche carrera GT on their test track with the stig showboating as well as a honda cbr 600. me and a friend are building a fisher fury kit car with a modded busa motor. good times.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:05:53 PM EST
tag for later
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:15:16 PM EST
I'd like a Caterham 7...
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:19:17 PM EST
I am enthusiastically downloading all the top gear episodes I can find from finalgear.com.

Most amusing so far has been the one where their special guest hypnotised one of the car reviewers so that he couldn't remember how to drive a car.

This week's episode apparently involved a Land Rover's attempts to escape from a Challenger Tank cross-country.

NTM
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:29:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By jaqattack02:
that's a hot lookin car, too bad it's not street legal.



Yes it is. Just not in the US.

You can't even drive a tank in the US, for crying out loud.

NTM
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:43:33 PM EST
Yowza. That this is sweeeeeeeet!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:44:44 PM EST
Daddy like....

Daddy want!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:45:58 PM EST



that is impressive...
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:46:06 PM EST
I don't really understand why it is not street legal.  I mean, motorcycles are street legal...so why not a little beast like this?
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:49:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/23/2005 1:50:35 PM EST by distributor_of_pain]
They ARE street legal
..and this is OOOLLLDDD news.
Seriously, like 4 years old!
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:54:46 PM EST
That's pretty damn awesome, but the Honda CRB RR only costs around 10k.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 1:54:58 PM EST
Closest thing to a Formula 1 car on the road.

Awesome.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 2:02:25 PM EST
You guys should see the Jap version.
It has formula1 style front and rear spoilers.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 2:04:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:


Check out these lap times from Top Gear's testing.


www.arielmotor.co.uk/04/press/power_laps.gif



That is amazing
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 2:05:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:

Originally Posted By jaqattack02:
that's a hot lookin car, too bad it's not street legal.



Yes it is. Just not in the US.

You can't even drive a tank in the US, for crying out loud.

NTM



there are a few in the states that have been converted for street use...however when I say a "few", thats it...like 3.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 2:08:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By gaspain:

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:

Originally Posted By jaqattack02:
that's a hot lookin car, too bad it's not street legal.



Yes it is. Just not in the US.

You can't even drive a tank in the US, for crying out loud.

NTM



there are a few in the states that have been converted for street use...however when I say a "few", thats it...like 3.



If the new ones aren't street leagl, it wouldn't take much at all to make it that way.
Basically you would have to get past little BS, like how long the battery can last under it's own power...shit like that.

There are lots of ATV's that are street legal, it's not like splitting ATOM's  HAHA...get it...
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 2:21:42 PM EST
tagged
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 2:22:34 PM EST
That is an impressive little machine for the money.  The vid was great, too.  I love how his face stretches from the wind and acceleration.  
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 9:51:09 AM EST
Must....have....atom...

Seriously, is this thing available in the US? Is there an importer you can get one from, or do you have to have it imported yourself?

It seems people have conflicting views about weather or not it is street legal in the US. Is it or not? I can't imagine that it would take much to make it street legal.

Where can I get more info about getting one of these things in the US?
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 9:56:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By NewbHunter:
Must....have....atom...

Seriously, is this thing available in the US? Is there an importer you can get one from, or do you have to have it imported yourself?

It seems people have conflicting views about weather or not it is street legal in the US. Is it or not? I can't imagine that it would take much to make it street legal.

Where can I get more info about getting one of these things in the US?




Unless you're going to be trailering it to Road America I wouldn't bother. There is no way that thing is street legal here.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 10:07:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By Janus:

Originally Posted By NewbHunter:
Must....have....atom...

Seriously, is this thing available in the US? Is there an importer you can get one from, or do you have to have it imported yourself?

It seems people have conflicting views about weather or not it is street legal in the US. Is it or not? I can't imagine that it would take much to make it street legal.

Where can I get more info about getting one of these things in the US?




Unless you're going to be trailering it to Road America I wouldn't bother. There is no way that thing is street legal here.



Why not? What are the requirements that a car has to have to be street legal?
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 12:27:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By NewbHunter:


Why not? What are the requirements that a car has to have to be street legal?



varys by state, but:

Windshield or helmet w/visor
wipers
DOT approved headlights
DOT taillights
DOT tires
smog equipment
turnsignals
fenders(some states)

prolly some more shit too
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 12:33:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 12:50:40 PM EST
Holy..

Too bad its not street legal.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 12:57:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:

Originally Posted By TacticalStrat:

Originally Posted By packnru:
It's nice but it ain't that nice:

www.geocities.com/MotorCity/1845/doffe.jpg



Enzo performance for under $50K.



lucas electronics for under 50k



Spoken like a Triumph owner...
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