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  • 1973 De Tomaso Pantera

    16 28.57%
  • 1973 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB

    12 21.43%
  • 1973 Lamborghini Countach LP400

    13 23.21%
  • 1973 Maserati Bora

    15 26.79%
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Thread: 1973: Which italian mid-engined car?

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    1973: Which italian mid-engined car?

    1973 De Tomaso Pantera

    Engine: Ford 351 in³ (5.8 L) Cleveland V8
    Power: 330 hp (246 kW)
    Curb weight: 3047 lbs | 1382.1 kg
    Wheelbase: 98.4 in (2500 mm)
    Front track: 57.0 in (1448 mm)
    Rear track: 58.0 in (1473 mm)
    Length: 158.0 in (4013 mm)
    Width: 67.0 in (1702 mm)
    Height: 43.4 in (1102 mm)
    Brakes: Front 332 x 32 Ventillated and Cross-Drilled; Rear: 314 x 28 Ventillated
    0-60 mph: 5.8 seconds.
    1/4 Mile: 14 seconds.
    Top Speed: 255 km/h | 158.5 mph
    DeTomaso Pantera, 1973 Pantera | Conceptcarz.com - Pictures, Pricing, Information, Wallpaper, History
    YouTube - Classic: De Tomaso Pantera
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    1973 Ferrari 365 GT4 BB
    Ferrari 365 GT4 BB - Ultimatecarpage.com - Images, Specifications and Information

    1973 Lamborghini Countach LP400
    Lamborghini Countach LP400 - Ultimatecarpage.com - Images, Specifications and Information

    1973 Maserati Bora
    Engine: V8 4719 cc
    Power: 310 bhp (230 kW) at 6000 rpm
    Transmission: 5-speed manual
    Wheelbase 102.4 inches (2600mm)
    Length 170.7 inches (4335 mm)
    Width 69.6 inches (1738 mm)
    Height 44.8 inches (1138 mm)
    Curb weight 3350 lbs (1520 kg)
    Top speed: 165 mph (266 km/h)
    0-60mph(0-100mph): 6.5 (14.6)
    Maserati Bora, 1973 Bora | Conceptcarz.com - Pictures, Pricing, Information, Wallpaper, History
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    I voted for the Bora, which I find the overall most appealing package. (and probably because I expect very few people will vote for it anyway)

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    Lamborghini for me. and a -grua- for push ne off the car...

    /grua- is the engine, or tractor, for push off and take to the air whreight things = I have about 80 kilos and I"m so old for strong exercises... but I like the Countach, is fact

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    I haven't driven any of those cars yet, but my father has driven all four and I don't think its appropriate to use in a public form the words he used to describe driving those cars . . . except for the Bora which he says was very nice. In fact he thinks the Bora and the Ferrari F355 are two of the nicest mid-engine supercars he's ever driven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicFromLA View Post
    I don't think its appropriate to use in a public form the words he used to describe driving those cars
    looking forward to some quotes....

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    I voted for the Countach. It's just... wild. Ugly, but wild.
    Reginald *IB4R* says:
    it was a beautiful 35 seconds.
    David says:
    that's what she said

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    Quote Originally Posted by henk4 View Post
    I voted for the Bora, which I find the overall most appealing package. (and probably because I expect very few people will vote for it anyway)
    I'm with you on this. I think it's lovely car.
    It's gorgeous, it's fast, it corners well (even if with a little body roll), it's comfortable and it has a magnificient sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McReis View Post
    I'm with you on this. I think it's lovely car.
    It's gorgeous, it's fast, it corners well (even if with a little body roll), it's comfortable and it has a magnificient sound.
    I agree, and on a sensible basis it's probably the best of the bunch. Even if sensible and 70's italian supercar don't really belong to the same sentence.

    But for a blast on a great road and the returning it to its (un)fortunate owner, the Countach just excites my primeval instincts much more than the others.
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    Wasn't the Bora on a Top Gear challenge to find cheap Italian supercars?

    Bora it is then.

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    Whenever i think of the BB i think of the video for "I Cant Drive 55"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    Wasn't the Bora on a Top Gear challenge to find cheap Italian supercars?

    Bora it is then.
    It was a Maserati Merak, but close enough, it's kind of the 'junior version' of the Bora. IIRC the car was badged as a SS version but it wasn't, the owner simply bought the badge and applied it. Also, the car produced an astonishing 88 bhp when they dyno'ed it
    Reginald *IB4R* says:
    it was a beautiful 35 seconds.
    David says:
    that's what she said

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    Wasn't the Bora on a Top Gear challenge to find cheap Italian supercars?

    Bora it is then.
    As David said it was the Merak, but Top Gear (by James May) has made a Bora review. Actually James also drove the Countach and the BB on an earlier video, so that's 3 out of 4. Not bad, Mr. May.

    YouTube - Top Gear: Maserati Bora, supercar of the 1970's
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    Quote Originally Posted by fisetdavid26 View Post
    It was a Maserati Merak, but close enough, it's kind of the 'junior version' of the Bora. IIRC the car was badged as a SS version but it wasn't, the owner simply bought the badge and applied it. Also, the car produced an astonishing 88 bhp when they dyno'ed it
    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    As David said it was the Merak, but Top Gear (by James May) has made a Bora review. Actually James also drove the Countach and the BB on an earlier video, so that's 3 out of 4. Not bad, Mr. May.

    YouTube - Top Gear: Maserati Bora, supercar of the 1970's
    YouTube - Top Gear Lamborghini Countach
    Ahh, close enough.

    Thanks for the videos!

    I needed my fix of Top Gear.
    Last edited by NSXType-R; 02-29-2008 at 01:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    As David said it was the Merak, but Top Gear (by James May) has made a Bora review. Actually James also drove the Countach and the BB on an earlier video, so that's 3 out of 4. Not bad, Mr. May.

    YouTube - Top Gear: Maserati Bora, supercar of the 1970's
    YouTube - Top Gear Lamborghini Countach
    Those are fantastic. I want a Bora.

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    Hm, my girlfriend picks the Patera because it looks the best and has a Ford engine. Me I have to agree. I think it looks the best and would be the most fun to tool around in. Also it has more of a cult following than the others.

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