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EDIT: It's obviously my personal limit, based on the chart, but I will never understand someone who buys the current Supra. It's of bad taste.
I used to think the Supra was over-styled, but as I see them on the road I am warming to them. Ordinary they are not.
 

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Alpine for me...their dynamic abilities are fairly well documented and it looks much better in the flesh....but for me the Alfa virus has completely consumed me from a young age....so it was always going to be the 4C 馃檪
 

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It's obvious our friends overseas, across the pond, etc. etc like the Alpine. Not sure anyone in the US cares about it.
I was going to get the new Supra before I bought the 4C. Huge fan of the old Supras. But the BMW influences in the Supra just didn't get my juices flowing.
The Audi TTRS. Nah. Why not buy a used R8 V10 instead.
Boxsters/Caymans. Nah. Buy a used 911GT3.

Looking at that chart. Yeah. I'm biased, but damn. The 4C is the BEST looking car there.
 

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I used to think the Supra was over-styled, but as I see them on the road I am warming to them. Ordinary they are not.
A friend of mine has a 2020 Supra and I have driven it...fast. It's nowhere near the same experience as the 4C. Easy to get in and out of which is good for old overweight people. Wind buffing is terrible with the window down. It's basically a BMW Z4 with a Toyota badge. The scoops are non-functional but can be made to be?...come on. The transmission is very smooth all 8 gears. It is fast but terribly boring to drive. The huge media screen makes it just another appliance. In a nutshell...'a pretender' and definitely not a supercar. Also, the same friend drove my 4C and said it was basically a race car.
Enough said.
 

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The Porsche 718 kind of surprised me as a few years ago Porsche was actually thinking of dropping it as worldwide sales were closer to 3,000. Actually it still amazes me that so few sports cars are sold... period. The annual amounts posted above would be monthly sales 20 years ago. The world has definitely gone soft in the automotive scene. At least we still get it!
 
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Renault or either Lotus. Need to drive the Renault first before considering.
 

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I鈥檓 in U.K. not sure what the hell that car is :oops:
Consider yourself blessed.
You saw the movie National Lampoon's Vacation, perhaps? That was the Ford equivalent...



The wood siding led to this being referred to as "a woody" (yes, that has another meaning here too).
 

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I鈥檇 be buying anther gtv6 and doing a really aggressive custom build with a 350hp v6 from OKP in Germany or Alex June Motorsports (or maybe Jaime builds one?).
 

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I鈥檇 be buying anther gtv6 and doing a really aggressive custom build with a 350hp v6 from OKP in Germany or Alex June Motorsports (or maybe Jaime builds one?).
Talk to alfa1105 about his conversion. He鈥檚 posted a few photographs. It鈥檚 still a work in progress but uses a quad cam motor from a Montreal. Keeping the whole thing in the Alfa family.
 

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Chevy Caprice Estate wagon with 3 way tailgate. With optional wood side trim.
Just for the record i was joking. But i will tell you i spent a lot of time in the rear of that vehicle. I seen many drive-in movies in this car. I just went to a local car show and there was a guy who had one of these on display. He was very proud of it. I did not stick around very long. :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
 

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The Alpine A110 & the Lotus Exige. But then they do not even have a carbon fiber tub. What is holding these lesser brands back? When will they join with Alfa and make the move into the 21st century? :unsure:
But, then again they may have better cupholders. I hope those cupholders are carbon fiber. If not, I am sure that they are working on it. :D
 

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Just chiming in to point out the numbers themselves (my only alternatives on that list would have been the GT4 RS or the best sexposed shifter Lotus made) - in the US, Florida at least, minus alpine and audi tt (no one cares for these, and if they do, even if 1k bhp mod sees them trading eventually - sad, as plenty saw the rally potential the gen 1 had back in it's day), this list pretty much makes up 2/3rds of a local track day (of course lightened 911's, hacked miatas, 3" atw subarus, corvettes/camaros, and Hondas/BMW's on fart mode make up the rest). It isn't a mystery (real) sports cars are thinning out from status symbols/universal pleasures to a nerdy niche thing to have, but it does call to attention how little the car-crazy pandemic era saw in new sales, and now with shortages nearly everyone saw coming when China realized it didn't have to make everyone's everything anymore? Seems to me the real driver's favorite spot will now be the used car lots, given the new cars, no matter how good, will likely only be bought (and rationally afforded) by collectors and hustlers, which isn't doing wonders for a product's image anymore.

Syd Mead made some very interesting illustrations, two contrasting ones specifically: a high tech lockheed martin fighter jet factory with infinite vantage (like an amazon warehouse), and a chrome bullet (usually a Cadillac concept in black) on a pedestal with alien "action figures" pretty much ignoring the frame's central focus. Given the world will start to have to roll up it's sleeves to build it's own products lest we globalize under a sort of eRMB and crown a New World Emperor, the sheer scale of a these near future's giga-factories just won't have relevance for micro-market sports car product, maybe taken on by a few dudes with leftover Kuka arms and an autoclave in a rented warehouse, rafters lined with today's oxidizing lumps of ICE. What would the price have to be, then? As your favorite brand prints out perfect people movers (maybe subscription plans instead of car ownership) to recoup their trillion dollar bailout factories, how long do you think these 2020 models will last until fuel price and availability are the least of the issues? The "silver bullet" halo on a pedestal comes to mind: it won't be a showcase of the EV powertrain every subscribed mover has, but a 1969 Stradale in 10/10 condition. A memory, like walking through a museum.

Occurs to me when asking a book fanatic in the age of the internet: sure Michelangelo's diary and JK Rowling's manuscript are behind glass somewhere, but you're spoiled for choice for 99% of books at bargain prices given the challenges to preserve them for XXX years. I look forward when piles of these 2020 models (except, what, the concept and prototypes sitting somewhere? W/e) go for change, frankensteining a runner from several for a fraction of the likely cost of a couple of passionate dudes in a warehouse's "2035+" sports car. All the 911's/718's and F types and C8's to toss about nature-recovered B roads, sharing the surprise of occasional traffic with "the unplugged", just leave it where it runs out of gas and APP an autonomous ride back home.

Sales volume used to be a good thing, but it seems the simple rarity of the 4c will be it's saving ironic twist of fate, maybe becoming like a gutenberg bible - plentiful to be a quirky, accessible collectible, but rare and curvy enough to be conversational, since, no one will be left to remember or remotely care how the anyone felt about the crowd-pleasing 911, a car that will melt into all these other "old crap" items many of today's children will be eager to toss out (if they have any value at all) so the garage rooms can be converted for something useful. Don't forget: 300hp used to be eye watering 35 years ago, now it's the standard teenager's first car's wheel output with a descent insurance rate. That GT3 RS might give you the feelies now but it won't be long until that thrill is gone (and evolved or at least dead).
 

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The Alpine A110 & the Lotus Exige. But then they do not even have a carbon fiber tub. What is holding these lesser brands back? When will they join with Alfa and make the move into the 21st century? :unsure:
But, then again they may have better cupholders. I hope those cupholders are carbon fiber. If not, I am sure that they are working on it. :D
I really wouldn鈥檛 know if a carbon fiber tub is that much of an advantage in itself.
 

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I really wouldn鈥檛 know if a carbon fiber tub is that much of an advantage in itself.
I think thats obvious , its ridged and saves hundreds of pounds

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I think thats obvious , its ridged and saves hundreds of pounds

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I don鈥檛 see that big of a miracle when comparing weights with competitors without such a tub. The A110, for example!
 
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