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Post by MrPT » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:37 pm

You’re all mad. List of Astons I would take over a Z4MC:

Any classic DB
Vanquish S
Vanquish Zagato
Vantage AMR
Vantage GT8
V12 Vantage S
DB11 AMR
Rapide AMR
DBS Superleggera

They’re fantastic. :P

Even though I wouldn’t have a gen1 grandpa edition auto, the Vantage has waaaay more motorsports heritage than the E86. Just look at Bathurst this year - a magnificent performance by the ancient V12 (albeit BOP-assisted) against 991s, R8s, AMG GTs etc.
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Post by RedUn » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:06 pm

TomK wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:29 pm
Ed Doe wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:50 pm
:lol: well that was unexpected - I had donned my flame retardant suit after my first post - fully expected to be chased from the Internet :lol:
You are on a Z4 forum ed..! Not the toughest audience :D I'd also tend to agree with you :D , although I really love the idea of taking one and making some kind of track rat out of it. I bet there's a whole lot of easy weight loss, plus I think deep down there's a great chassis there (don't forget it's a transaxle, front-mid mounted dry sumped motor, with all round double wishbone (I think) so ultimately way more competent than ours should be). Much like the Z4m I imagine a few mods to the geo and to remove weight would reveal an entirely different car to that you read about in the press. hmmm... they do sound great too, and a supercharged one goes very well indeed. :whistle:
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Post by Vijay » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:38 am

XMetal wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:31 pm
My "Poor Man's Aston Martin" next to an Aston Martin :D
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:D Where was that taken?....
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Post by XMetal » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:35 pm

Vijay wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:38 am
XMetal wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:31 pm
My "Poor Man's Aston Martin" next to an Aston Martin :D
AM_MC.jpg
:D Where was that taken?....
The clue is on the license plates :D

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Post by Mr Tidy » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:18 pm

MrPT wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:37 pm
You’re all mad. List of Astons I would take over a Z4MC:

Any classic DB
Vanquish S
Vanquish Zagato
Vantage AMR
Vantage GT8
V12 Vantage S
DB11 AMR
Rapide AMR
DBS Superleggera

They’re fantastic.

Even though I wouldn’t have a gen1 grandpa edition auto, the Vantage has waaaay more motorsports heritage than the E86. Just look at Bathurst this year - a magnificent performance by the ancient V12 (albeit BOP-assisted) against 991s, R8s, AMG GTs etc.
Well to put my post into context, if any of those Astons cost MC money I might well prefer an Aston. :roll:

But in terms of what you get for what you pay I'd still put an MC ahead!
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Post by Vijay » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:18 am

XMetal wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:35 pm
Vijay wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:38 am
XMetal wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:31 pm
My "Poor Man's Aston Martin" next to an Aston Martin :D
AM_MC.jpg
:D Where was that taken?....
The clue is on the license plates :D
:) I mean, was it San Diego?...
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Post by idej_z4 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:21 am

Really enjoyed that. Thanks for sharing. Although I don't own and ///M a lot of what he said I can relate to. The GT part, the poor mans Aston...I've even said when I got my Zed the reason I bought it was because it reminded me of a James Bond car (hence the silver grey)!
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Post by XMetal » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:48 pm

Vijay wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:18 am
XMetal wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:35 pm
Vijay wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:38 am
:D Where was that taken?....
The clue is on the license plates :D
:) I mean, was it San Diego?...
Close...Very Close...80 miles north of San Diego - Irvine, CA :driving:

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Post by Vijay » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:35 pm

XMetal wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:48 pm
Vijay wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:18 am
XMetal wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:35 pm
The clue is on the license plates :D
:) I mean, was it San Diego?...
Close...Very Close...80 miles north of San Diego - Irvine, CA :driving:
As u said, tell by the license plate...👍🏽
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