best car for the money?

Discussion in '2005 Mosler MT900 S' started by khari, Dec 9, 2002.

  1. This sure is an impressive car, and at $209,000 USD I'd venture to say it outperforms most if not all cars within 50,000 of its price tag. Anyone have a different opinion?

    (please don't bring up any lotus 7 replicas or other kit cars. I love them as much as anybody, but just don't.)
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    OMG"Best car for the money" are you dumb?
    For 200k you can get a Ferrari 360 Modena fully loaded and it goes more then this POS's 150mph,lol try like 185mph,lol
    This car sucks and it's also a rip off!

    Imports Rule
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    You come here with a post like this and proceed to call me dumb? Well, here we go:

    Here's a quote from Car and Driver you might find interesting.

    "Let's run the numbers: 2590 pounds, 350 horsepower, 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds, 70 mph to a standstill in 149 feet, 12 seconds flat in the quarter-mile, 1.02 g on the skidpad"

    Imagine what it can do now that it weighs 600lbs less and has 85 more hp.

    "The down-on-power, unsorted prototype we tested at Sebring during its first weekend of shakedown laps does in fact accelerate quicker, brake harder, and corner sharper than a Ferrari 360 Modena; likewise, it slaps around a Lamborghini Diablo 6.0, then asks for some $136,000 in change." -C&D

    Where as the Modena (as tested by C&D as well) manages only:

    0-60: 4.4s
    1/4 mile: 12.9
    70-0: 173ft

    For some reason I couldn't find the skidpad rating assosciated with that test, but it won't be over 1g. So from this, we can conclude that there isn't a single aspect of performance the 360 comes close in. Try again, though.
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    I forgot to mention. They estimated the Photon's top speed at over 200mph, a speed the Modena will never see.
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    The prototype that C&D tested will run faster than 150mph too. The computer was straight out of the vette, and not reprogrammed. The same engine, and gear box in an MT900R ran 190mph at Daytona.
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    Khari is good. He always backs his argument up with good solid facts more than anybody ive seen. I've also never seen him proved wrong and he has never made a dumb comment. Keep it up. By the way GM is awesome.
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    Well the stats said 150mph,what the crap is that a freaking Porsche 944 turbo(stock) can go faster(160mph) than that for example,Oh and I really don't give a crap about it's performance either I would still take a Modena over this anyday.This thing doesn't have the
    looks, quality,prestige and racing heritage of a Ferrari.
    And I didn't call you dumb,I asked if you were,since I still don't see how this is "Best car for the money"?
    It was a figure of speech.You see the fact is in about 10 yrs a Modena will probably be worth more then it is now,whereas this thing will be about half the price or less,lol.

    Well I have seen other road tests of the Modena and they got 0-60 4.1sec,1/4mile 12.1 sec and Top Speed was about 185mph,I believe.
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    Oh will never see huh?Well I think koenig would say otherwise,lol.
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    OMG,I just took another look at this thing,in accident I might add,freaking hideous looking thing,who the freak would pay 200k for this pile when you could get a Modena?lolThis thing may perform better but that's all it has,the Ferrari is so much more than just numbers,lol.
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    The car pictured is a prototype. An underpowered, overweight unsorted one at that. The production version (hitting the streets in a few months) will indeed go over 200mph (as Gunman mentioned, a MT900R with more weight and drag hit 190 at Daytona).

    If you would have read my original post, it never addressed subjective issues such as personal appeal and prestige (although there's something to be said for driving a car that no one has ever heard of) but rather only performance. You want prestige and comfort, buy a Bentley. This is a thinly disguised race car, meant to be completely functional.
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    Stick to stock production cars, thanks.
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    MotorTrend just finished doing a test on the yellow 'Photon'...I can't post numbers since the article isn't out, but they are quite impressive. Not sure if they got to do a top speed test or not, that number I didn't get. Article should be out in 3 months.
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    Sports car international listed 0-60 in 3.2, but I have no idea where they got that number. The tester admitted he could not get there in less than 4 seconds. Perhaps you could email me a few of the results of the tests? <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC=""></A>
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    Lets just say they bettered both of those numbers <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC=""></A>
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    Sounds good to me.<A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC=""></A> I've been predicting 3.1 or 3 flat for a while, so I'm really interested to find out.
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    this is not a production car mate, so it is a moot point. i am worried about this things build quality - it is american after all, and they have never given reason to trust in them. the mosler is a cool car, but i would take a 360M over it, for build quality, as new ferrari's are actually incredibly reliable. i am not a gen 3 fan either. and the GT3's were beating it at bathurst and they cost much less.
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    Production has already started on the MT900. MT900R's have rolled out of the shop, and MT900S's are waiting on the final crashtesting to be completed, which should be next month (July 2003).

    "the GT3's were beating it at bathurst"

    "were" being the key word, since the only car that crossed the finish line before Rollcentre's MT900R was the 427 Holden Monaro.
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    khari, dont stress trying to prove this guy wrong. hes an asshole. he goes around just about every forum on that isnt an import form calling everyhting crap. hes prolly some 30 year old loser living in his mom's basement who wishes he had the money for a ferrari.

    i love ferrari just as much as anyone else but u give the company a bad name anti-domestic.

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