its a viper copy.. and they've done it better

Discussion in '2000 Marcos Mantis GT' started by NismoMasta, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. some styling details there look a little viperish don't they?they obviously set out to make 'better' viper... forced induction shows you don't need ludicrous displacement, and TVR-like weight means it hauls ass, and gosh it doesn't appear to cost much more than a viper too!

    well blow me (pun intended) ...
    they've out vipered the viper<!-- Signature -->
     
  2. Re: its a viper copy.. and they've done it better

    I agree with you on performance but this car looks like a piece of shit whereas the viper is a god damn master piece of art

    I really think this car has been designed by a blind person.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    yeah don't know about that rear end! ick<!-- Signature -->
     
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    true....but this things not all that big remember. and being made of ligtweigt materials it goes like shit. It would be an experience driving one I dare say.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    dont agree, the viper is much heavier and has a V10, and the rear end is way more aerodynamic than the vipers rear end
     
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    you are so #$%#ed in the head this car is way better than the viper if you have driven this thing you would agree
    when you go in a viper it is very shit compared to a marcos mantis









    P.S Mother#$%#ers
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    this still looks crap though..and i think looks are mostly what cars are about (50% performance 50% looks) and the viper has good performance and excellent looks this has excellent performancr and crap looks... VIPER WINS ITS A CLASSIC A DREAM COME TRUE.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    the mantis was designed before the viper, but wasnt produced until later for financial reasons.
    the mantis is an evolution of an early 1980's model (mantula 3.2 i think) but i cant remeber its name and that one was an evolution of an 1970's model (a GT race car)

    so really you could say viper copied the marcos.
     
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    Looks are subjective. What is good for some people isn't for others.

    "As for performance being only 50% of the make up of the car" It took me a while to stop laughing from that one. <!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from Nicklin</i>
    <b>the mantis was designed before the viper, but wasnt produced until later for financial reasons.
    the mantis is an evolution of an early 1980's model (mantula 3.2 i think) but i cant remeber its name and that one was an evolution of an 1970's model (a GT race car)

    so really you could say viper copied the marcos.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    hes right, i have picks of the very first mantis ever made way back in 1969, i dont think there were any vipers back then and they have kept the original basic shape of the car since then.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from SuperSonic</i>
    <b>this still looks crap though..and i think looks are mostly what cars are about (50% performance 50% looks) and the viper has good performance and excellent looks this has excellent performancr and crap looks... VIPER WINS ITS A CLASSIC A DREAM COME TRUE.</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    Er? Viper's don't look that good man.<!-- Signature -->
     
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    ""As for performance being only 50% of the make up of the car" It took me a while to stop laughing from that one. "

    Well, you may as well keep laughing because i agree completely.if i had to choose between a great looking car with class, and no performance, or a great performing car with no class and ugly, id go for the looker. Think about it..

    Otherwise it would be easy to just buy a 84 Toyota Supra for say 10k (AUS$), and spend 20k on performance components. Otherwise u could just buy a 96 Supra for 30k (AUS$). If i had the alternative of this 84 Supra wiht 20k worth of mods, or a stock 96 supra, id go for the 96. You may disagree, which is allowed as one has the right to their opnion of course, but i know which id choose. (96 model)
     
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    this picture makes the car look al weird... the mantis is an old design... and if you lok at other pics.. you may notice that the look is not as much as viper as it is porsche on the front :p anyways.. this is a fun car to drive since its so light ... it must be fun U-turning :D anyways... <!-- Signature -->
     

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