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View Poll Results: Purest sports car
Lotus Elise 28 25.93%
Porshe 911 Carrera 21 19.44%
Nissan 350Z 2 1.85%
Honda S2000 4 3.70%
Mazda MX-5 3 2.78%
Honda NSX 9 8.33%
Other 31 28.70%
a classic car or a car out of production(name in post) 10 9.26%
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Old 10-20-2005, 09:33 PM
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It has to be the Ariel Atom.

It doesn't even bother with bodywork, something not even a Caterham or Elise can boast - just a chassis, engine and some seats.

That's purity.
I see your point but I wouldn't want to drive it off a track for the very reason it doesn't have a body. I would pick the Elise, Caterham and the Shelby AC Cobra.
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Old 10-20-2005, 09:41 PM
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Tempted to vote MX-5 but is missing essential sportscar trait: speed. Voted Lotus Elise.
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:50 AM
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For the four people who voted "Porsche 911": (Assuming you're talking about the new one)

pure (pyr)
adj. pur·er, pur·est
  1. Having a homogeneous or uniform composition; not mixed: pure oxygen.
  2. Free from adulterants or impurities: pure chocolate.
  3. Free of dirt, defilement, or pollution: “A memory without blot or contamination must be... an inexhaustible source of pure refreshment” (Charlotte Brontë).
  4. Free of foreign elements.
  5. Containing nothing inappropriate or extraneous: a pure literary style.
  6. Complete; utter: pure folly.
  7. Having no faults; sinless: “I felt pure and sweet as a new baby” (Sylvia Plath).
  8. Chaste; virgin.
  9. Of unmixed blood or ancestry.
  10. Genetics. Produced by self-fertilization or continual inbreeding; homozygous: a pure line.
  11. Music. Free from discordant qualities: pure tones.
  12. Linguistics. Articulated with a single unchanging speech sound; monophthongal: a pure vowel.
  13. Theoretical: pure science.
  14. Philosophy. Free of empirical elements: pure reason.
lol very good, I see how that works haha
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Old 10-21-2005, 02:52 AM
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I'd vote for either a BMW CSL, Ferrari 360 CS, Porsche GT3 RS, Caterham 7 Evo 500, Lotus Elise 111R, the already mentioned Nobles and TVRs etc. etc. etc.

When I think pure sportscar, I think something that puts lightweight, high-power and dynamics before anything else.

All of the above should do quite nicely as track-cars that you can use on the road.
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Old 10-21-2005, 04:42 AM
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Old 10-21-2005, 04:52 AM
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too many amenities, even if it doesnt have an auto. a pure sports car doesnt need a radio or ac.
Rob Walker's Ferrari 250GT SWB won the the 1000 km BOAC race in 1960. The driver was Sterling Moss. He later mentioned how the on board radio kept him amused during an otherwise boring drive
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Rob Walker's Ferrari 250GT SWB won the the 1000 km BOAC race in 1960. The driver was Sterling Moss. He later mentioned how the on board radio kept him amused during an otherwise boring drive

And I wouldn't call that family car...
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Old 10-21-2005, 06:57 AM
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911 GT3 RS, TVR's
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Old 10-21-2005, 07:06 AM
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THey've all got windscreens hell even windscreen WIPERS
If you're going for "pure" then at most it shoudl be a small wind deflector !!!!
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Old 10-21-2005, 07:09 AM
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I gotta say it's the Nissan 350Z.
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Old 10-21-2005, 08:09 AM
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i think if your going Z car, than the 240z is way more pure.

but im thinking maybe the exige.

and from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_car:
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A large, powerful engine is not required;
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Old 10-21-2005, 08:27 AM
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the blue on is a R300.. a pure one #two
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Old 10-21-2005, 08:34 AM
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Ariel Atom, no competition..

No bodywork, windows and just a chassis. How does it get purerer than that?
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Old 10-21-2005, 11:00 AM
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none of the above, ariel atom
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