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And, one from what we can call: "Cool Cars That Could Have Been" category...

 

Manufacturer:  Ford

Model:  Torino King Cobra/Super Cyclone Spoiler II, 1970

Race Series:  NASCAR Grand National (intended)

Country:  USA

 

Historical Significance:  Ford's answer to Dodge/Plymouth "winged warriors."  In the first weeks of 1969, Ford introduced its Torino Talladega model, to much success in racing in NASCAR's premiere series.  Dodge responded in '69 with their radical, high winged Charger Daytona (later with the Plymouth Superbird for '70).  Not to be outdone, Ford began designing their own wind cheating design to achieve higher top speeds (the "sugar scoop" headlight recesses give a very Datsun-like front end look).  They also prepared a Mercury version: the Super Cylcone Spoiler II.  One of the chief designers was Larry Shinoda, credited as the man behind the first gen Boss Mustangs.  Primary focus of the design was on maximizing aero efficiency and reducing drag, which aimed to negate the need for any wings or oversized spoilers.  NASCAR rules would have required at least 3000 roadgoing versions be sold to the public for it to be eligible for racing.  The Torino King Cobra and Super Cyclone Spoiler II--in pursuit of the Daytona and Superbird--certainly would have helped push NASCAR racing into 200+ mph territory about a decade sooner.  Ford began drastically reducing its motorsports budget around the same time though, so the project was cancelled before it could get off the ground.  That may have been a good thing, as advances in HP and speed were outpacing safety and tire technology of the time. 

More info here: http://musclecars.howstuffworks.com/classic-muscle-cars/1970-ford-king-cobra.htm

 

Driving Fun Factor/Desirabillity:  It would provide a somewhat relevant competitor to the Plymouth Superbird '70 already in game, and help provide more of a glimpse into the no-holds-barred attitude towards design and performance in American motorsports during the 60's and early 70's.  Only a couple of Torino prototypes were built, and one Mercury version is known to exist.  Some lucky guy somewhere in TN apparently has one of each!  http://www.torinocobra.com/king_cobra.htm  

 

 

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ALRIGHT!! Whos hair-brained idea was it to slap a 260Z front end on a Torino?!! Sorry, the standard GT would have been better. Smiley Happy

 

Edit- Oh and that Pantera! Mmmmmmmm. Theres a party in my tummy, so yummy, so yummy!

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Maybe PD will put these 2 cars in the game. They look a lot like NissansSmiley Very HappySmiley Very HappySmiley Wink

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Manufacture Ford (FPV)

Models GT RSPEC  - Pursuit UTE

Years 2012 (Present)

Country Australia

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This car would be a great addition to the Ford family that is in the game, because it is the Down Under version of the Boss Mustang.

It comes from a long line of racing cars from FPV in the V8 Supercar Series, It has a BOSS 335 5.0-litre supercharged engine, the Boss Mustang also played its part too, inspiring FPV's engineers to replicate the responsiveness and driveability of the American icon.

The GT RSPEC is reminiscent of the famous 1969 Boss Mustang, with the famous C-stripe that is replicated on the new FPV GT RSPEC except with a '335' identifier in the stripe, while there's also a unique accent package including the lower and upper grille surrounds, fog lamp bezels, mirrors scalps, high performance spoiler with GT decal, and black painted exhaust tips.This car would be at home on the race track as a RM or in stock trim. The UTE would be at home on the race track against some of Americas fast pickup trucks.

These car would fill the lack of cars from Down Under that the game dose not have plus they look really cool with the C stripe like the Boss Mustang has. Would also be fun to race against any Nissian or Toyota that is in the Game.

 

More info at http://www.fpv.com.au/gtrspec .

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I would have to nominate the 2011 Peugeot 908 as it was second and third place for 2011 Le Mans 24Hr

 

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/car/4621/Peugeot-908.html

 

Would be great to go head to head with the Audi R18 TDI



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Aug 17, 2012

If you read the instructions and actually nominated it properly, it could actually have a chance to be considered.

 

I can't hardly believe how difficult it seems to be for so many users to read and comply with the rules of this nomination process, especially when examples are given many many times.

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SWERV_GRIFFIN wrote:

If you read the instructions and actually nominated it properly, it could actually have a chance to be considered.

 

I can't hardly believe how difficult it seems to be for so many users to read and comply with the rules of this nomination process, especially when examples are given many many times.


What what...?

 

R.I.F. is everywhere..!

 

Smiley Very Happy

 

The instructions appear on almost every page by design.

 

I guess you really can't make it too easy...

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Just a little reminder that if you wish to nominate a car, please follow the format of the sample post which is reproduced below.  See the original post for more information. 

 

Manufacturer: Holden

Car: LX Torana SS A9X Hatchback , Holden Dealer Team #05 1979

Country: Australia

 

Australian racing legend Peter Brock “The King of the Mountain” with co-driver Jim Richards drove this car to victory in the 1979 Hardie-Ferodo 1000, the 20th running of the Bathurst 1000 touring car race, at the Mt Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst, Australia.  The race was won by a record six laps, starting from pole position, cutting five minutes off the existing race record and setting a new lap record on the last lap.  V8 Toranas occupied the top eight finishing positions.  This car is part of Aussie V8 racing heritage.

 

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Write a brief and sensible explanation that would help justify its inclusion.  You should make reference to any of the following that are relevant.

Historical Significance

Heritage

Driving Fun Factor

Does the car fill a gap in the list of cars currently in the game?

Is the car desirable to collectors?

Would the car be at home on the racing track?

Is the car of particular importance to a racing series?



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I would have to nominate the 2011 Peugeot 908 as it was second and third place for 2011 Le Mans 24Hr

 

 

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/car/4621/Peugeot-908.html

 

Would be great to go head to head with the Audi R18 TDI


 

 

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Dude, you're just gonna tick people off by not reading.

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Aug 18, 2012

Mc Laren X-1

 

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/pic/5262/McLaren-X-1-Concept_7.html

 

Country of originGreat Britain
Numbers builtN/A
Produced in2012
Engine
ConfigurationM383T 90º V8
LocationMid, longitudinally mounted
Constructionaluminium block and head
Displacement3.799 liter / 231.8 cu in
Bore / Stroke93.0 mm (3.7 in) / 69.9 mm (2.8 in)
Compression8.7:1
Valvetrain4 valves / cylinder, DOHC, Dual VVT
Fuel feedFuel Injection
AspirationTwin Turbo
Power592 bhp / 442 KW @ 7000 rpm
Torque600 Nm / 443 ft lbs @ 3000 rpm
BHP/Liter156 bhp / liter
Drivetrain
Chassiscarbon fibre MonoCell with aluminium front and rear subframes
Rear suspensiondouble wishbones with ProActive Chassis Control
Steeringdouble wishbones with ProActive Chassis Control
Brakesventilated discs, all-round, ABS
GearboxSSG 7 speed Semi-Automatic
DriveRear wheel drive
Performance figures
Top Speed330 km/h (205 mph)
0-60 mph3.2 s

 

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Aug 18, 2012

Thank you to those who are posting nominations as requested.   We are trying to be tolerant, tying to accomodate variations on a theme, but to be fair to all, and make this list easy to maintain, please please please could everybody post nominations in the format requested. 

See the original post for more information.

 

Three easy parts:

 

1. A small list like this.

Manufacturer: Holden

Car: LX Torana SS A9X Hatchback , Holden Dealer Team #05 1979  (please put the year so we don't have to search for it)

Country: Australia

 

2. A picture.

 

3. An explanation of why you think it should be in the game.  A list of specs can be a useful addition but doesn't count as an explanation.

 

Without a reasonable attempt at #3 your nomination will not be added to the Parking Lot list. 

 

Thank you to all for your cooperation.

 

 

 

 

 



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