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  1. Looks bananas. Doesn't get much more crazy looking. Enjoy.
  2. I need to see this.
  3. I like. So that's 900 coupe and 800 vert? WOW.
  4. Welcome block is too big. Otherwise, this version of Invision is the best forum software around IMO. Far superior to the old version. Personal preference because I'm usually on large monitors, but I like fixed width views. Theme developer might be able to sort that.
  5. https://www.helpguide.org/articles/mental-disorders/narcissistic-personality-disorder.htm
  6. DBK

    HP or 675LT

    675 is a lot better than 650S. Power overkill, trans is a lot better, shifts quicker and harder, little squirrelly under braking. I would take HP or 675LT over 720S. If you thought 650S is tame you will also think 720S is tame, just faster and tame. Realistically, I would take the HP, period. Mac reliability can be a dice roll. I sold a 675LT that ended up getting used on the track a lot and it was consistently sitting in a corner waiting to be fixed. If you really want a track car, I would just buy a GT3 RS.
  7. Paddy McGrath is a fcuking great photographer. He took a bunch of pics of my car and they were top notch.
  8. DBK

    New Ford GT

    By definition this is mathematically impossible because of the number of prior generations GT owners receiving cars (and ignores the fact hundreds of GTs have been totaled, and hundreds more are owned by multiple-GT owners). I can't argue with you having feelings, but this is fallacy of composition based on that; feelings. I'll just quote myself here. Point is, I can't believe this is still a thing. "It was enough for me." Was it? It's a car. Who cares? If you aren't super into the car or the process or the production, bail. It's not worth spending time or energy on. But I persistently see people list all of the reasons they have been aggrieved by not receiving the immediate option to purchase a $500k road car they ostensibly aren't that interested in, followed by an admission they continue to pursue it. We have reached the zenith of first world problems. I'm sorry it's absolutely not correct, and unless you provide factual evidence to contradict the chief program engineer and vehicle marketing manager responsible for the disposition of the cars: I'm going to have to go with their version. I helped dispose of some of the remaining company units at the conclusion of the program, so I'm pretty sure I would have remembered retail cars coming back for disassembly in that time frame, which isn't even remotely how the system works.
  9. DBK

    New Ford GT

    I can't square these statements. MM is a very incognito company. Ford is just willing to admit their level of partnership. Larry is a legendary figure and a genius, and regardless of anything else that ever happens around the car, I am happy to be around for his involvement. There's a reason his stuff is on everything from Chevy Colorado to AMG Project One to Porsche 919. They laid out the criteria and I fit. I'm an original owner of an 05/06 GT with a long history with both GT programs. If that is an objectionable criteria to receiving a vehicle allocation from a manufacturer, that is certainly an available opinion. FWIW - this is absolutely, completely untrue.
  10. DBK

    New Ford GT

    You can trust me. It was exactly 87%. You can certainly make the case that no non-Ford owner should have received one, but realistically it doesn't factor in who the majority of those non-Ford owners represent. 6 of the IMSA and WEC drivers have already received their cars. The IMSA team principle and his partner received their cars. The owner of Multimatic received his car. A raft of suppliers and technical partners from racing and regular vehicle production received allocations. It's an argument of extreme subjectivity that Sebastien Bourdais deserves an allocation less than someone who regularly buys F-150s. These are just not problems low volume manufacturers have. Any dealer can sell the car and they are very fairly compensated for doing so. A number of dealers received allocations immediately. More received allocations in the aftermath. A lot more will receive them for the final amount of cars. They can do whatever they like with them including ultimately selling them to whatever customer they like. Nothing prevents a dealer from going straight to their market leadership and lobbying that a certain customer should be granted a car. I like to think my opinion on what would have happened is based on vast, first hand experience from 2004-2006 with a much less expensive, much higher volume car. The example of Ferrari or Lamborghini to this program which is just completely nonsensical. Ferrari has ~35 dealers in the United States. Ford has over 3,000. What is the system to divide ~175 North American cars amongst 3,000 dealers that sell cars to several million people that makes everyone happy? Even if you said "We are exclusively selling the 2017+ to existing Ford GT customers," that still doesn't even cover 30% of the most boutique product customer they have had in over 100 years of existence. Ferrari sold 2,811 cars in the Americas in 2017. My personal Ford dealer sold over 4,700 new cars last year and they are only open 5 days a week. That just barely squeaks them in the top 10 nationwide. Not comparable. These arguments have been made endlessly but the truth is there just isn't a good answer, and realistically, most people's opinions on the matter are purely colored by how it affects them personally. At this point, the GT is as valuable as a sociological case study as anything else. I assume your usage of the term "contractor" was meant pejoratively, but in that sense - they are irrefutably the same. You can believe me or not, doesn't matter to me. It's not a matter of belief for me. I walked my 06 down the line at SSV as it was produced, and was at SSV with regularity. I walked my 17 through MNV and am there frequently. The paint facility manager at SSV for the 05/06 is now the paint facility manager at MNV for the 2017+. In between he was COO of Prefix. The operations manager at MNV for the 2017 was the President of Milford when they built the chassis for the 05/06. MM did a lot of early work on the 05/06 and very nearly did the entire car. I know a good deal of people that worked on both programs, and these were small teams. I remain totally unmoved that there is a wrong here. Certainly less than 918 owners sucking up GT car allocations or Ferrari telling people they can get a Pista if they buy a Lusso and a Spider.
  11. DBK

    New Ford GT

    It's produced virtually the same way the 05/06 car was. 05/06 was produced at SSV by Saleen and then shipped to Wixom to have the motor decked and a couple other bits. It's not that cramped. I spent a week driving the car around California with a 6'2, 230 lb buddy. We lived. It has more headroom than the 05/06. But even with the consideration that it's tight side to side, this is not a daily driver or touring car. It is not shipped anywhere thereafter. Non-heritage panels are currently painted by Prefix and then the panels arrive back at MNV for fitting. Some cars are painted in full at MNV. Mine was. All Heritage cars are. ~90% of the allocations went to Ford owners. ~70% went to 05/06 GT owners. That is vastly more Ford customers IMO than if Ford had left dealers to just try and get market value. There will be few tweaks.
  12. For driving, Huracan. More usable, more agile, more comfortable. Good deal lightly used. For experience, Aventador. V12, lambo doors, all-time great design IMO. ISR feels ancient. If you were going to spend a lot of time driving on fun roads, I would get H. If you're just cruising A to B, Aventador.
  13. Why do you care so much? It is weaker language than I would have used, but I think Ford underestimated what a lying bunch of cunts most people are, and their comfort level with being branded as such. The supercar world is full of gross and shitty people that will sign endless papers saying they will not flip cars and then do it. It's a sad reflection on society as a whole. You're making the assumption it won't hold up in court though. The Cena thing is still in process and will most likely get settled. The only thing that was settled in Indiana was that they couldn't prevent the sale by the *second* owner via Mecum. The car was sold just prior to the auction, which I personally think (but don't know) was a combined effort by Jack Miller/Mike Flynn/Dana Mecum to inoculate the sale from injunction, figuring the original owner will be dead so who gives a shit what he faces.
  14. Long story. The original owner probably won't, but he may not live long enough to see consequences.
  15. 2 year lien attached to the car now going forward. I think it started in March.
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