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2003-08-25 03:56:54 AM  
Does it come with a jaws of life in the trunk?
2003-08-25 03:57:00 AM  
whats the deal with all these items now days being "limited number"? Scotch.... limited #..... cars.... limited #. movies.... limited edition....

fark me. IM making a limited edition car too. Only ONE being made, sells for 20 million.
2003-08-25 03:57:01 AM  

Multiple dumbasses won't get it.

"It's a plane, not a car, you idiot" in 3...2...1...
2003-08-25 03:58:20 AM  
Nah, actually I've had the same car since I first got my license. A 91 Cutlass supreme. I'll buy something new when it dies, IF it ever dies. :)

In other words I have a 9 inch penis.
2003-08-25 04:00:51 AM  
Honestly, why blow a million on the P-51 when you could save up a little bit more and get the A-10 on surplus?

Sure, it doesn't have the class of the Mustang, but you would have a much more flexible loadout, depending upon the model, (bomb the Adelphia headquarters one day, blow the Goodyear blimp out of the air the next) which would be useful. And I would argue that it's just as classy.
2003-08-25 04:02:05 AM  
Just as sexy, I meant. Not just as classy.
2003-08-25 04:05:55 AM  
PBY Catalina...oh yeah. or a P-38 lightning....but for a million bucks, i would buy back my 1977 dodge santana.
2003-08-25 04:06:41 AM  
You could get one of those Czech jets the Warsaw Pact used to use as trainers. They're starting to sell them to air racing teams.
2003-08-25 04:10:45 AM  

Or you could get a Heinkel 111 and carpet bomb the African savanna with Coke bottles from high altitude.

/the gods must be crazy
2003-08-25 04:14:19 AM  
Compensation remarks are just plain retarded. Fast cars are fun the same way roller coasters and stuff are. Comments about cock size are from the jealous, one way or the other,

All the rap guys have Bentleys (at $400k) and stuff. Are they all tiny? If so, they at least have a pretty significant forearm they could use.

The American V-8 is as good as it gets. 1000 hp is pretty easy--driveability is slightly tougher if you have less than $20k. A cat named John Lingenfelter from Indiana had a 250 mph Corvette years ago for less than $200k.
2003-08-25 04:15:33 AM  
SimuLord if you like flying the definition of a sitting duck...then sure. At least pick something like the Ju-88 that doesn't move like a blimp.
2003-08-25 04:16:22 AM  
here i thought the rap guys had cadillac escalades.... with the windows up and a can of glade....
2003-08-25 04:17:16 AM  
it's nice to look at, but if you tried to drive it here, you'd just be in traffic getting every red light anyway, going 10 mph, and eventually you'd get a ticket from one of the sub-moronic florida cops for something he invents on the spot just to fill his quota.
2003-08-25 04:20:14 AM  

Point well-taken. However, I don't think African bushmen have the anti-aircraft capacity to shoot down my He111 flying Coke machine.

If they're really going to try and stop me, I'll go for the Ju88 with heavy Me109 escort.

/funny how a thread about cars turned into a WW2 aviation debate
2003-08-25 04:24:59 AM  
You'll have a hard time finding refuelling points in the African bush though. It might be better to look for corporate funding for a Stratofortress. You could make a couple passes across Africa and get much better bottle saturation.
2003-08-25 04:26:07 AM  

I'd rather get a Harrier... something with VTOL... you could actually stop at red lights
2003-08-25 04:28:27 AM  
WiqidBritt you would probably be better off waiting for the JSF VTOL version. The Harrior has serious problems.
2003-08-25 04:28:37 AM  
sweet car, bad paint job
2003-08-25 04:33:12 AM  
Harrier, I can't spell.
2003-08-25 04:34:25 AM  

I'm trying to stick to Luftwaffe aircraft for my examples (as a student of German military history, I'm better versed in Goring's ordnance), but your remarks about the inferiority of Luftwaffe carpet bombers says a lot about why Germany lost the war.

Kinda makes you wonder how an army with ill-equipped air support and no discernible naval power intended to carry off Operation Sealion.
2003-08-25 04:34:47 AM  
Good thing not too many of them will be around.
Your insurance company would bury you alive if you ever tapped that!
2003-08-25 04:36:05 AM  
I'd hit it.
2003-08-25 04:37:54 AM  
SimuLord heh, the same way the British got back over the channel.

Grab anything that floats and pray.
2003-08-25 04:44:45 AM  

If you like odd historical coincidences, research Napoleon's plans to invade England in the first decade of the 19th century. He built a flotilla that wouldn't be suitable for a fishing fleet and expected to storm through the entirety of southern England...and he didn't even have any flying machines.

Speaking of Napoleon, if you ever play Axis and Allies, calling the German player "Napoleon" makes a spiffy taunt while they're trying to set up a combat maneuver against the USSR.
2003-08-25 04:46:54 AM  
where's the Type-R sticker?
2003-08-25 04:53:41 AM  
I bet some hobo saw another dude drive by in a Ford Focus today and said, "I'd get wuna them, but I already gots me a penis."
2003-08-25 04:53:42 AM  
The grill is like that to commemorate Bugatti's history in their old racers. watch the video of them to see what I mean

I'm waiting to see 50 cent or Jay-z in one of these with Louis Vuitton (?) interior in their next video

/wishes he had the cash to blow....
2003-08-25 04:55:34 AM  
Would rather have this.

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2003-08-25 05:09:26 AM  
I'd buy that car in a heartbeat if I only had a million bucks. Why? Because I could, that's why.
2003-08-25 05:09:41 AM  
Street legal? Funny, I didn't see a license plate on it anywhere.

And it is a truism that these cars are bought in droves by middle-aged men who feel the need to compensate for failings in other parts of their life. For one, who else can afford this? It also quite clearly states to any females, "I'm successful and wealthy". Being that success and wealth are the #1 attractors of females of any type, these cars can and do accomplish their intended purposes, even though the rest of us may make jokes about ferraris only being driven by balding fat men.
2003-08-25 05:09:52 AM  

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2003-08-25 05:13:26 AM  
THE COBRA WILL SMOKE IT.....ok maybe not THIS car....
2003-08-25 05:22:50 AM  
Dibble said : "was that extra 1 horsepower really that neccessary?"

Well, that was the horse called Bugatti they had to sacrifice (very italian style.. imagine Godfather), in order to make this car.
2003-08-25 05:33:47 AM  
Odd, the picture says it's 2 years ago.

/why is everything heavy in the future?
2003-08-25 05:35:28 AM  
People here turn their heads when a 15 year old, 350 horsepower BMW drives by. Are they easily impressed? Sooo very much.

/Needs money...
2003-08-25 05:46:26 AM  
I'd rather have one of these. Really.

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2003-08-25 06:18:11 AM  

Is that a mid-80's Dodge Colt?
2003-08-25 06:24:14 AM  
Well, the ruskies are selling L39 trainer jets. They're substantially cheaper than this car, at only 199,999.99. Air conditioning and rocket assisted ejector seats are included in the price. Does 435mph, and around 4 miles per gallon.

Go buy one
2003-08-25 06:34:18 AM  
Is that a mid-80's Dodge Colt?

no , thats the car all the asians drive around downtown seattle. Why we have NO IDEA!
2003-08-25 06:36:13 AM  
It's actually a Vauhall Nova, at least it used to be.

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2003-08-25 06:38:07 AM  
There's a real cheap L-39 in pieces on the east coast today.
2003-08-25 06:40:51 AM  
I like the pink color, matches your panties
2003-08-25 06:43:51 AM  
If I did my openoffice spreadsheet correctly, 180mph in 14 sec is only a constant 1/2 g acceleration.
2003-08-25 06:47:27 AM  
I must be doing something wrong, that's only a 12sec 1/4 mile.

Phew. This Bugatti stinks!

(I must be doing the wrong calc. What did you come up with?)
2003-08-25 06:50:25 AM  
I reckon 'at Mopar'll out run'ya.

/top fuel
2003-08-25 06:56:26 AM  
mmgy: Well, the ruskies are selling L39 trainer jets. They're substantially cheaper than this car, at only 199,999.99. Air conditioning and rocket assisted ejector seats are included in the price. Does 435mph, and around 4 miles per gallon.

You found what I was looking for earlier.

The Czechs made them. Warsaw Pact used them as trainers. They're being used for air races now.
2003-08-25 06:56:54 AM  
my baby

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2003-08-25 06:57:58 AM  
well, except mine is black
2003-08-25 07:00:03 AM  
anyone seen the experiment mustang with the 351 v10 0-60 in 4.4 sec mpg=who cares.
dirtyroot that car is gay
2003-08-25 07:05:23 AM  

That calculation would be assuming that the car accelerates at a steady pace throughout the entire time, which is more then likely not the case.

I've been up for 24 hours now, and about to head to work, so I'm not going to even try to do math :)
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