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Message started by Rat Man on Nov 26th, 2019 at 12:21am

Title: Lottery Car
Post by Rat Man on Nov 26th, 2019 at 12:21am
† †You just hit the lottery for an obscene amount of cash.† You can have any car on earth.† What would you buy?† Even though the chances of me hitting the lottery are very remote I've given this a lot of thought.† Just because I could afford the most expensive car in the world doesn't mean it would be my ideal choice.† Beautiful as the Bugatti Chiron is, would I really want to be that conspicuous?† Everywhere I went I'd be a circus.† And would I actually ever need or use its 1500 horsepower?† I would never drive at 256 mph.
† † I would want something nice but not so nice I caused a riot.† I would want something fast but not necessarily the fastest car on earth.† Mostly I would want something fun to drive.†
† † The 2020 Porsche Spyder wins.† It's a small car with a naturally aspirated six cylinder engine that delivers 420 horsepower with a six speed manual transmission.† Perfect.† And it's gorgeous without being gaudy.
† †Of course with that kind of money I'd have several vehicles but my first purchase would be a Spyder.
† † What would you buy?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI2hXgY21XQ
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Title: Re: Lottery Car
Post by Rat Man on Nov 26th, 2019 at 12:22am
Yeah, Baby!
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Title: Re: Lottery Car
Post by Rat Man on Nov 26th, 2019 at 12:31am
   Next I'd get a Jeep Gladiator but with more aggressive tires than the one pictured, like BF Goodrich Mud Terrains. I'd probably keep my old Suzuki Grand Vitara for when I want to mingle incognito with the poor folk.
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Title: Re: Lottery Car
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 26th, 2019 at 6:31am
was discussing this in the suana sunday.

My knees no longer bend very well, so no point in getting a low profile sports car. Just couldn't get in and out of one and there's nowhere in the uk you can realistically drive one much beyond 3rd gear anyway.

so I'm going to take my a fair chunk of cash and invest in a couple of more 'practical' vehicles from the Aquada line up :-)

So I'll have a customised Phibian. With covered load bay, cab with toilet and cooking facilities and fishing chairs :-)
Still not sure what I'm talking about ?
Watch this:
https://youtu.be/YukLht7H-LM

Then depending on how much I've got left, I might also get a quadski and the original aquada jetboat/car.
So a quadbike that turns into a jetski and a convertible sports car that turns into a jetboat :-)
https://www.gibbsamphibians.com/platform/phibian/

But the truck that turns into a decent fishing boat - that's my number one lottery vehicle.
I figure by the time I've had it fully customised (longer and wider load bay, fishing setup as mentioned above and possibly a small low cabin bed in the hull if there's any room)† it'll be the thick end of £350,000 and change :-)
But that's for a truck AND a jet boat. No mooring fees, no launch hassle, no real limitations on where you use it: rivers, canals, lakes, sea. No trailers to deal with.

Looking at them the humdinga looks bigger to me - but they say the phibian is the largest.
https://youtu.be/MiEZZsxFtAc
I reckon that#s a good bit wider - so probably easier to customise.

Thats what lottery wins are for right :-)

Title: Re: Lottery Car
Post by Mersa on Nov 26th, 2019 at 8:10am
Well if were talking new cars , I think I would go for a unimog
With a decent living space on the back .

If we're talking full fantasy including old cars with crazy modifications
I'd take a te27 Corolla with 4wd, a crazy suspension adjustment hydraulics and a substantial motor swap. Look street but go bush
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Title: Re: Lottery Car
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 26th, 2019 at 9:05am
Clearly one of the James Bond cars would be my first choice, closely followed by a Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

https://www.007james.com/articles/list_of_james_bond_cars.php

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_Fighting_Vehicle


Title: Re: Lottery Car
Post by Sarosh on Nov 26th, 2019 at 1:43pm
cyber truck would be good
it can't withstand projectiles though :(

Title: Re: Lottery Car
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 26th, 2019 at 3:10pm
you're a multi millionaire - why are you living in a war zone ?

Title: Re: Lottery Car
Post by Jauke on Nov 26th, 2019 at 4:08pm
I would use the funds to construct a very efficient 1 person, human-electric hybrid velocar, and if there are others interested in such a lightweight, efficient vehicle, produce more and sell them.

This vehicle would use standard bicycle components, have 4 identical wheels for good stability, a ~1000-2000 wH battery pack and a 500-1000 watt motor. It would only take about 250 watts of input to reach 50 kph.

Downhill it would reach extreme speeds to its very low drag coefficient. Thus a good regen system will help regain a lot of energy and spare the brakes.
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Title: Re: Lottery Car
Post by Sarosh on Nov 26th, 2019 at 4:46pm

Curious Aardvark wrote on Nov 26th, 2019 at 3:10pm:
you're a multi millionaire - why are you living in a war zone ?

I was planning to sling at it, sling proof would make it much more fun.

also what I want to experience is the acceleration and speed of an e-bike even though i dont ride motorcycles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCwPz3m5_UY ; @11:50 & @13:57

Title: Re: Lottery Car
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Nov 28th, 2019 at 12:36am

Curious Aardvark wrote on Nov 26th, 2019 at 3:10pm:
you're a multi millionaire - why are you living in a war zone ?


Youíve obviously never driven a tank before... I donít know that I would ever pay these prices, but you donít need a war to drive around in a tank:
https://www.drivetanks.com/

Title: Re: Lottery Car
Post by Rat Man on Dec 2nd, 2019 at 11:59am
    I could always combine my sports car and off roader in one vehicle with the Lamborghini LM002. Back in the mid eighties and early nineties Lamborghini actually made an off road vehicle.  If you ever want to go 118 mph through the woods this is your truck.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamborghini_LM002
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Title: Re: Lottery Car
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 2nd, 2019 at 2:04pm
or just get a rangerover :-)

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