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Discussion in 'Automotive' started by HadACoolName, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Hayaku

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    There's also Lincoln as well, that had the Mark LT (Although that was a rebadged F-Series).
     
  2. aljowen

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    But RR does not compare to any of those American luxury brands. The average person could hope to afford any of those brands providing they save up and work hard (some may disagree on that point, but American dream yada yada). But a RR is more or less out of reach to the average person, the Wraith is the cheapest thing they do and it starts at £249,240 (black badge starts at £276,168). For reference, the BMW 7 series which is currently their flagship luxury car starts from £61,740, and the M Sport version is "only" £66,740.

    Price wise Rolls Royce makes most other luxury brands look like they should be on Ashens' Sofa along side PoundLand tat.
     
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  3. Shotgun Chuck

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    Now I want to see this. Also, not hard to outpower a stock 460 from that time period; they were built as torque monsters with very little power.
     
  4. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Yeah it's called an ecoboost v6
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    Lincoln, Mercedes and Cadillac. None of these are remotely the same as RR, not one bit.
     
  5. Hayaku

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    Thoughts?
     
  6. Shotgun Chuck

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    For what it's worth, except for having "Eco" in the name, the V6 was never the one I had a problem with, especially as there are still V8s that outpower "normal" versions and they are still available in the F-150.
     
  7. JBatic

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    but the V6 is much smaller than the 4.9 I6, looking around on fordsix forums If I strapped a junkyard powerstroke turbo and installed larger injectors I can bump it from 145 HP @ 3,400 RPM and 265 LB-FT @ 2,000 RPM to 200 HP @~3,500 RPM and 440 LB-FT @~2,000 RPM @ ~7-8 PSI and I can get even more if I add an intercooler and a chiptune + doing those allows more boost.
    video of junkyard build on a dyno

    if I did this it would be during a rebuild so I could clean the head and manifolds up and make more torque and horsepower
     
  8. Hayaku

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    (My rendering of a Mk.3 as a 2-door pickup)
    The idea of a Golf ute/pick-up is not far-fetched, and it's been done before in real life either custom or official.
    Examples:

    (Custom)

    (Official - Caddy pick-up)
     
  9. skodakenner

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    you can actually order the pickup kit but its rather expensive as it costs more than a truck
     
  10. Ytrewq

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    What is the purpose of those cars? You can't carry much in the bed since a passenger compact's suspension is too weak for that. Your cargo is open to wind, rain, hail and snow. Just a poser car then?
     
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  11. Hayaku

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    Well, the customs are likely poser cars, but not sure about the Caddy though.
     
  12. Ytrewq

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    Caddy was built as a truck, so I guess it had suspension capable enough.
     
  13. MrAnnoyingDude

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    IIRC Caddy/Rabbit Pickup suspensions were special HD units.

    Also, many buyers would get a bed box cover, and it was meant for the businesses that don't carry much.

    An example is the two-tone box van Caddy one of the local electronics shops had. It was used to carry smaller stuff; for the big things, they had a becoming-beater Mercedes T2.

    When the Caddy died, they kept on minitrucking with a Skoda Felicia with a custom king cab made by welding a Daewoo Tico rear on the back of the cab, a chrome bedliner and a continental spare tire.
     
  14. Ytrewq

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    Why not buy a car-based van then:
    ?
     
  15. Hayaku

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    Well, the Caddy now is only a van.
     
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  18. Shotgun Chuck

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    Or a really common car like a vw or ford
     
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  20. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Looking into it further, it's less that the camera can actually identify "that's a blue Subaru with a roof rack" but rather that the ANPR system can now read bumper stickers (let's face it, they're rectangle with text, what's a plate, what does ANPR do), it can also then identify that the car is blue and check that bit matches the database record. It's really not that scary and sounds like only a minor increment in existing anpr
     
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