Tonights TOP GEAR

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  1. verytalldave

    verytalldave Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Please forgive me for what I am about to say, but..............





    Was it me ................or did anyone else spot the remarkable similarity between that Ferrari Daytona.............






    .........and a Rover SD1.
     
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    Is that a joke?
     
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    verytalldave Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Unfortunately, no.
     
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    Hasn't the SD1 always been likened to the Daytona?
     
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    I ask because the Ferrari Daytona was in fact a major design influence on the Rover team for the SD1, but I didn't want to explain that to you if you already knew it.
    :)
     
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    A similar shape, but of course the details make them slightly differing cars! :D
     
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    Definitely - I said it out loud and my girlfriend (younger!) asked me what one of those was - side profile SD1, or austin princess.
     
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    yep, exactly what i thought!
     
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    http://www.roversd1club.net/history/history5.asp

     
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    Maybe its just me then.................
     
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    I didnt know that...........and that of course explains alot. Thanks.
     
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    Another great programme..............

    So what would your choice have been?

    To take the car or boat ? ? ? ?

    Car for me please...............
     
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    Many moons ago we had a SD1 in 2600, Dad couldn't afford the V8; slightly jealous when my Uncle acquired a 3500 Vanden Plas EFi
     
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    That boat is hopeless. It's not fast enough for a speedboat and not refined enough for a weekender.

    The Daytona is beautiful.
     
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    I'd take the car but that's mainly because i'm pretty sure going on the boat would have made me sea sick.
     
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    I just love the sound of the old Ferrari V12, I don't care that it's unreliable, delicate, has flaws.....can be driven into the dust by a modern high performance executive saloon.

    It's a mechanical work of art that is high maintainance but it oozes class, character and charm in a way no £200,000 modern supercar ever can.

    I have a soft spot for nearly all Ferraris from the late 50's to the early 70's there was something about the no compromise design of Beaty first and we'll worry about it if it works later that is so right.

    Look at an Enzo or a 599, the are incredible pieces of engineering, but somehow they lack the soul that the earlier cars have in spades.
     
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    always wanted one of those with a tuned 5l V8 from the corvette.
     
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