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LA Autoshow - Awesome Pics!

I attended the press day at the LA Autoshow on Nov. 30. Below are some pics I took. They speak for themselves. Enjoy.
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Yet more goodness.
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Good work mate.

Some wonderful machinery there.
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Not bad... But I am sure none of these cars has the AirScarf!

Just kidding! Great work Mr. B!
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Thanks for the pics. They look great.

PS. Am I the only one that hates the look of the Maybach. Looks like a mix of the Batmobile and a train. Hideous.
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PS. Am I the only one that hates the look of the Maybach. Looks like a mix of the Batmobile and a train. Hideous.
I agree. I also think the first Ferrari bears some ressemblance to James Bond's old Aston Martin.
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Are the first pics of a Bugatti Varion?
I think I have seen it on Top Gear. J Clarkson drove it from italy to London. I looked out for it at the MPH 06 exhibition last month but it was not there.... now I regret not taking my camera with me when I went to the show, which was really good.

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The Excelero is a one-off that was created to test tire compounds and might very well be the ugliest car ever. It looks like it took too many steroids. There are tons of rumors that it is going into general production but the Maybach people at the autoshow dispelled all of that and said that they will never produce it. That one took 20 months to design and build.

Maybach has been a big loser for MB financially. A total money pit. It would not suprise me to see them drop the line if it continues to suck money. If any of you are MB stockholders you know what I mean from their quarterly reports. The division is basically bankrupt.
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Are the first pics of a Bugatti Varion?
I think I have seen it on Top Gear. J Clarkson drove it from italy to London. I looked out for it at the MPH 06 exhibition last month but it was not there.... now I regret not taking my camera with me when I went to the show, which was really good.

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Yes. It is a Veyron. 1001 bhp and a top speed of 247 mph. Amazing.
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I think MB should drop Maybach. No need for it. Not profitable

Then, bring AMG aftermarket upgrades to the US. Need for it. Profitable.
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I would like to own the Ferrari 599 later on in life.

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ahh there is my Veyron, forgot where I parked my £800,000 car.
did you know that if a mclaren F1 was doing 150mph and the Veyron started from 0mph the Veyron would beat it too 200! now aint that unreal.
also it costs something like 3million quid to make and sell at a loss. It is meant to be a landmark of car technology, which it is.
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I have been lucky enough to visit the factory and see a few in production the size of the engine block is just silly i mean you could lose children in it.
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ahh there is my Veyron, forgot where I parked my £800,000 car.
did you know that if a mclaren F1 was doing 150mph and the Veyron started from 0mph the Veyron would beat it too 200! now aint that unreal.
also it costs something like 3million quid to make and sell at a loss. It is meant to be a landmark of car technology, which it is.
Interesting information, Interms of looks, I preffer the Pagani Zonda or a Ferrari F40.

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in terms of looks i prefer the konisegg CCX (spelling is hard for that one)
but i'd have the Veyron as it's 800grand and the quickest car on earth. plus it can be driven as a normal car with luggage space.
it has eight radiators, i mean honestly just a engineering master piece!
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Awesome pics mate. That picture of the 599GTB and the car its self looks amazing.

Guy's maybach is almost a lost leader as a car, but Look who owns them. its not a car, people buy a service. it's like aircraft, A new commecial or military jet will cost at least 20 times it's initial cost through it's life. you won't see the king of spain bitchin about a $400 service bill like we do. imagine a exoctic version of teleaid!
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I LOVE the excelero. i think it's a great design, except for the grille. i'd prefer it over the bugatti or the SLR. try covering up the grille and then looking at the car as a whole, absolutely stunning. Look at how the rear fenders lift up slightly, and how the cockpit wraps down the back. I just love how this huge car looks normal sized, the proportions are absolutely perfect!

Then again, i love the batmobiles....


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