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    I'll stick with the JCW Cooper S for now.
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    I share all the dislikes regarding the styling.

    I wonder though if it may have some redeeming value on the track in the form of a lower center of gravity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino Scuderia View Post
    I share all the dislikes regarding the styling.

    I wonder though if it may have some redeeming value on the track in the form of a lower center of gravity.
    Apparently it's also 15 to 50kg lighter than the equivalent 3 door hatch, depending on the version.

    I'd still consider one, altough maybe the roadster will solve the problem with the roof (but not with everything else).

    By the way, I think that since the advent of Group A, two seaters aren't allowed in FIA rallying (I know about the GTs, but those compete at national level, at most). So no rallying for this, unless rules have changed.
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    I have no idea what they were thinking when they priced it at 21+k €. I mean, what the hell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commodore GS/E View Post
    I have no idea what they were thinking when they priced it at 21+k €. I mean, what the hell?
    It's MX-5 money, which makes sense.
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    I do not like it, at all. It's just bad. I can't imagine it will sell very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    It's MX-5 money, which makes sense.
    No, it makes not. This isn't an MX-5, nor does it offer comparable performance/dynamics. Its just plain overpriced for no reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by csl177 View Post
    And with such a tight cabin, I can't imagine Prodrive developing this as replacement for the current WRC car.
    Well, they did a 24hr enduro version...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pimento View Post
    Well, they did a 24hr enduro version...
    A track car with only one seat. With two aboard for WRC (and the inevitable rollover) they need more head room just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commodore GS/E View Post
    No, it makes not. This isn't an MX-5, nor does it offer comparable performance/dynamics. Its just plain overpriced for no reason.
    Despite the front wheel drive the Mk I hatch was a match in terms of fun per mile.

    Don't see how this can't be the same.
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