View Poll Results: Vote for the car you think is best:

Voters
69. You may not vote on this poll
  • Alfa Romeo 8C Competitone

    35 50.72%
  • Porsche 997 / 997 GT3 / 911 (997) GT3

    34 49.28%
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 38

Thread: UCP 2006 COTY: Knock-out 1st & 2nd.

  1. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    For Tax Purposes, Cayman Islands
    Posts
    14,579
    Quote Originally Posted by -What-
    Who's the biggest fool:
    The guy who included a yet to be driven/heard/priced/produced concept car as one of the choices for car of the year, or the 31 fools who voted for the Alfa Romeo 8C. Well, 31 is a big number, so I vote for them....

    ...At least 31 fools......and 1 GOD.
    As a God surely you should know the 8C is in fact available for purchase, as it has been made into a production model.

    But interesting idea, nonetheless.
    <cough> www.charginmahlazer.tumblr.com </cough>

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Conrod
    Posts
    1,561
    Quote Originally Posted by -What-
    Who's the biggest fool:
    The guy who included a yet to be driven/heard/priced/produced concept car as one of the choices for car of the year, or the 31 fools who voted for the Alfa Romeo 8C. Well, 31 is a big number, so I vote for them.

    Timeh, while you're at it, you should add the P 4/5, Skyline GTR, and 2009 Mustang to the mix. Since release date isn't a concern, drop the McLaren F1 in there too for a throw-back crowd pleaser.

    I have this cool car drawing on my nightstand that impressed me. I'd imagine it has a V12. I'd like to see that.

    You do know that adding a concept to the mix of your botched Car of the Year voting immediately makes this contest a joke. I hope the Alfa Romeo 8C wins and one of the main fools post the "winner" on the main page so newcomers to the forum will be informed that the majority of the active members....are fools.


    At least 31 fools......and 1 GOD.

    Guys, don't take him serious, he's signature kinda explain that.
    www.secondaryperspective.blogspot.com

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Surrey, England
    Posts
    4,000
    How about a Peugeot 207 GTi Twin Supercharged, Quad Turbocharged 14litre W16 3dr Hatch?

    Looked like fun...
    V0R5PRU7NG DUR6CH T3CHN1K

    Motion & Emotion

  4. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Barcelona
    Posts
    33,497
    IIRC the price of the Alfa Romeo will be 134.000 € before taxes.
    Lack of charisma can be fatal.
    Visca Catalunya!

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Rozenburg, Holland
    Posts
    27,323
    The Porsche 911 was launched in 1963. How on earth can it still be the 2006 COTY? (and don't let there be a clever one who comes up with the prewar Alfa 8Cs )
    "I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting, but it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously." Douglas Adams

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Surrey, England
    Posts
    4,000
    Ah, but the 997 didn't come out in 1963
    V0R5PRU7NG DUR6CH T3CHN1K

    Motion & Emotion

  7. #22
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Rozenburg, Holland
    Posts
    27,323
    Quote Originally Posted by Waugh-terfall
    Ah, but the 997 didn't come out in 1963
    the basic design did.
    "I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting, but it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously." Douglas Adams

  8. #23
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Surrey, England
    Posts
    4,000
    HAHA, True, Porsche have the lasiest design team in the world!
    But still... If it 'aint broke, don't try fix it.
    V0R5PRU7NG DUR6CH T3CHN1K

    Motion & Emotion

  9. #24
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Barcelona
    Posts
    33,497
    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    the basic design did.
    The basic design came out in the 30's with the Volkswagen...
    Lack of charisma can be fatal.
    Visca Catalunya!

  10. #25
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    True North
    Posts
    7,682
    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    the basic design did.
    Then couldn't you say that the "basic design" of the 8C came out in 1948?

  11. #26
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Rozenburg, Holland
    Posts
    27,323
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Canuck
    Then couldn't you say that the "basic design" of the 8C came out in 1948?
    please indicate the model you are referring to. The first post war V8 Alfa was the 33 Stradale, followed later by the Montreal....
    "I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting, but it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously." Douglas Adams

  12. #27
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    True North
    Posts
    7,682
    Quote Originally Posted by henk4
    please indicate the model you are referring to. The first post war V8 Alfa was the 33 Stradale, followed later by the Montreal....
    6C 2500 Competizione

    Wasn't the 8C more or less built to "pay homage" to it? So the "basic design" would be the same?

  13. #28
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Derby, England
    Posts
    2,192
    The basic design of the internal combustion engine is over 100 years old, but it'll still power the COTY - doesn't make the Sinclair C5 any better!
    "This is hardcore." - Evo's John Barker on the TVR Tuscan S

  14. #29
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Barcelona
    Posts
    33,497
    Quote Originally Posted by The_Canuck
    6C 2500 Competizione

    Wasn't the 8C more or less built to "pay homage" to it? So the "basic design" would be the same?
    In short no. Many Alfa Romeos before that one have been front engined and rear wheel drive, and for intance there were the prewar 8C with straight eight engines of various capcities has a more similar name. The new 8C might be a bit of a retro pastiche but it's not related to any previous Alfa Romeo, in fact it's not related to any Alfa Romeo at all, it's a Maserati in drag.

    The Porsche 911 carries the same filosophy since the sixties original, altough it was completely new with the 996 (that one beared no mechanical relation to the previous 911s).
    Lack of charisma can be fatal.
    Visca Catalunya!

  15. #30
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Northern New Jersey
    Posts
    16,602
    z0mg d0nt l3t teh alf4 l0os3.
    Rockefella says:
    pat's sister is hawt
    David Fiset says:
    so is mine
    David Fiset says:
    do want

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Car brochures
    By ginza in forum Books, magazines, brochures and posters
    Replies: 1001
    Last Post: 09-23-2017, 05:21 AM
  2. Le Mans 2006
    By Matra et Alpine in forum Racing forums
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 12-11-2005, 12:19 PM
  3. V8 Supercars: Round 7 Queensland Raceway
    By fpv_gtho in forum Racing forums
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-28-2005, 09:02 PM
  4. V8 Supercars: Round 6 Hidden Valley, NT
    By fpv_gtho in forum Racing forums
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-01-2005, 03:08 AM
  5. V8 Supercars: Round 4 Eastern Creek
    By fpv_gtho in forum Racing forums
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-31-2005, 05:44 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •