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Old 01-28-2019, 04:44 PM
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I think the car that does a lot for me is below. Mclaren really modeled this car after the ideology of the first gen NSX. Ingress/Egress, visibility, timeless design, etc. This is the car NSX enthusiasts wanted from Honda with the new gen NSX, but got a mini 918 instead. Granted, some "Mclaren" gets in there that doesn't quite equal the original Honda reliability, but I DO indeed believe this car is being overlooked, much like the NSX was, as it became overshadowed. For 125k'ish bucks...this is the car to own and retain in my book.

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Yup, that is a car I would love to have, even more than the current models. You are right the price for one of those used is almost to good to be true.
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As far as modern ME's go, I think my favorite as far as looks go is the Ford GT:




However, I'd like to kick the powertrain engineer in the nurtz for crippling that beautiful car with a v-6. They should have just sold that car with the Aluminator engine in it already, and the only mods needed would be a cam swap and a tune.
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As far as modern ME's go, I think my favorite as far as looks go is the Ford GT:




However, I'd like to kick the powertrain engineer in the nurtz for crippling that beautiful car with a v-6. They should have just sold that car with the Aluminator engine in it already, and the only mods needed would be a cam swap and a tune.
As an engineer, 6 cylinder engines make the most sense. Love that Ford GT.
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Pretty slow here atm so figured I would ask, with all the talk about how the ME will look what is your favorite Modern Production ME? I see lots of posts showing the sexy cars or race cars of the 60s and 70s, beautifully curvy and seductive but dont see much of that today. Also, many times the cars that are referenced and current are one off show cars, not production cars, or the hyper car.

With all the regulations, safety measures, pedestrian standards and EPA regs is it possible to approach the look of a Miura or a 250 LM? The closest I get to being right to my eye is the Ferrari 458 Italia, how about you?

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Well, the 84' Lamborghini Countach is perfect. So is the 93' McLaren F1. Both are timeless (and expensive) works of art. Neither are strictly 'modern' though. The prettiest 'modern' mid-engine for my money, meaning one that was available as a 2018 model, is the Koenigsegg Agera. The understated curves of the McLaren 720s are hard to beat though. The Huracan is overstated, so not interested. The new Ford GT just doesn't do it for me, is a bit of a jumbled mess. And the Ferrari 488, while nice, is outshined by its older sibling the 458.
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As an engineer, 6 cylinder engines make the most sense. Love that Ford GT.
Oh, right, the Ford GT is all about being a sensible car...
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The Senna certainly fills the bill for agressive and purposeful, not so sure about beautiful or sexy though. Cars just outragous!

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Old 01-28-2019, 05:33 PM
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Oh, right, the Ford GT is all about being a sensible car...
Lol, right. Storage, yeah it's got storage, it's called the passenger seat!

All kidding aside, it does have a certain beauty about it, not to the degree of a Miura though to my eye.

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Originally Posted by sstonebreaker View Post
As far as modern ME's go, I think my favorite as far as looks go is the Ford GT:




However, I'd like to kick the powertrain engineer in the nurtz for crippling that beautiful car with a v-6. They should have just sold that car with the Aluminator engine in it already, and the only mods needed would be a cam swap and a tune.
Not a fan. It doesn't look complete. Something is missing.
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Not a fan. It doesn't look complete. Something is missing.
You're right. Just one little thing that's missing that would make it complete is the title in my name.
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My favorite mid-engine cars...most are modern...ish.











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Old 01-28-2019, 06:09 PM
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You're right. Just one little thing that's missing that would make it complete is the title in my name.
If getting a Ford GT, I prefer this one.


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As an engineer, 6 cylinder engines make the most sense.
As an engineer, I respectfully disagree. Cross-plane V8s make the most sense in many performance cars (notice I didn't say all). Balanced in first and second harmonics. Power pulses every 90 degrees of crankshaft angle for smoothness. Excellent power density for the size and weight.
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As an engineer, I respectfully disagree. Cross-plane V8s make the most sense in many performance cars (notice I didn't say all). Balanced in first and second harmonics. Power pulses every 90 degrees of crankshaft angle for smoothness. Excellent power density for the size and weight.
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This is my "mid-engine" car. Which I have along side my C7. Personally, I really like the lines of the R8, more so than the Lambo, IMO. this one is also the RWS model, so its rear wheel only and is made on the same assembly line as their LMS race car.

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This is my "mid-engine" car. Which I have along side my C7. Personally, I really like the lines of the R8, more so than the Lambo, IMO. this one is also the RWS model, so its rear wheel only and is made on the same assembly line as their LMS race car.

ya know, completely forgot about the R8, I have to say, in Black that looks outstanding. Very nice angle on the photo too, I like it.

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My favorite mid-engine cars...most are modern...ish.


So far ahead of its time!

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Ok, beautiful lines, agressive and purposeful hyper car. Ya think GM has any chance of getting that mix in a 100k car? And I know, 100k may be high or low, who knows. Lol

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