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Performance Oriented Factory Tuner Automobiles

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  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Okay, cool.......I've seen that car before on this site but forgot what it was called. ;)

    Rocky

    P.S. You can include the R8 in the discussion because it sure looks "factory tuned" to me. :)
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    loiswei,

    I've read on a few websites about a SVT tuned MKZ in the pipeline for 09'. It suppose to have a Twin Turbo engine from the MKS and rumored to be AWD only to counter it's FWD drive train. I guess when I was filling out the category's I thought about it. So it's 2-3 years away and if you don't want to talk about it until it gets here that's fine also. We have plenty of others that currently exist and/or will be out next year or so to talk about ;)

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    I personally don't care allargon. If host "Pat" wants he can feel free to change the title for the last time to

    "Performance Oriented Factory Tuner Automobiles"

    I just wanted to keep the focus on the "Factory Tuner" side.

    I agree the SVT MKZ, isn't out yet and can lay in the woods for now. It's still a couple of years away.

    You can feel free to talk about the SRT's, RS-4's, S6's, STS-V, just as long as they are performance enhanced at the factory. ;)

    Thanx,

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    I agree........That car will exactly fit the topic I would like to talk about. The IS-F is a "factory tuner" car.

    If you guys want 2-doors to be included I don't care. I just ask that the forum be focused on "factory tuned" and was at first trying to narrow it down to sedans. Obviously y'all have objected and over ruled me which is okay with me ! :P

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Dan,

    Whatever floats your boat as long as it's a "factory tuned" roast :P

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Honda Civic Si -That's stretching it isn't it ???? Now the Type-R is a for sure yes !!!!

    Mitsubishi Gallant Raliart- Ummmm....What makes it a factory tuned car ???? I don't know much about it honestly ?


    Audi S8-Yes

    All Chevy's SS models- a HHR SS is more trim than engine isn't it ? But yeah I suppose Chevy SS could be included.

    What makes a factory tuned car IMHO is suspension, engine, brake, and in some cases interior upgrades.

    All Dodge's SRT models-Yes

    Mazda Mazdaspeed 3->yes
    Mazda Mazdaspeed 6->yes

    All MB's AMG sedans-> Yes

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Well we can axe the MKZ for now. ;)

    Does that make you happy :)

    I will have to look for the SVT MKZ article I read somewhere on the net !!!!

    Rocky
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Okay, Rocky - I changed the name, added the R8 and dropped the MKZ. Don't forget there can only be nine listed so if you tell me to add something, you've got to tell me what to drop.

    Have fun. :)
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Okay, great :) One last thing I need and that would to be to take our the S60R and replace it with the Lexus IS-F ;)

    Thanx,

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Subaru STi vs 08' EVO-X ???? :shades:

    Who's going to win this tuner battle and why ????

    Who wins ? powertrain ? technology ? reliabilty, etc ?

    Which car performs better on the track ? which car performs better on highway? Which car handles better, and can you prove it ? Which car wins the stop-light races ????

    Which car gets the chic's (styling) :shades:

    Rocky
  • louisweilouiswei Posts: 3,717
    Aight, Rocky, since I got a few minutes until my next meeting, I'll entertain you on this topic...

    Who's going to win this tuner battle and why

    Historically speaking, the STi is always "purer" than the Evo without all the technology nannies. On the other hand, from numerous comparisons (especially the top gear), driving Evo is like playing a video game, one can drive it as aggressive as possible but the computer will sort everything out. To me I think it's a toss up. If you want full control, go with STi; a PS3/Xbox360 on wheels, then Evo.

    Which car gets the chic's (styling)

    Neither will get the "chicks" IMO (well, at least not my kind of chicks). The styling for both cars are too "ricey" for my taste so I would never consider these in any given time of my life.

    The chick-magnets in this group of cars are the M3 and CTS-V. Those 2 are aggressive in a subtle way but yet elegant. IS-F is close but lacks the "subtle" and "elegant" characteristics in my opinion (also too ricey). I think a regular IS body with a mild all around side-skirt, lower the suspension, 19" rims, fender vent like the M3's and the stacked quad-pipe will be better looking than the current IS-F. AMGs wouldn't be bad choices either if you are into 40-plus chicks (that's IMO of course). :P

    PS, If I offended any female members with this post I am sorry. Y'all can be angry at Rocky because he started it...
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    PS, If I offended any female members with this post I am sorry. Y'all can be angry at Rocky because he started it...

    Ummmm, I was hoping you would generalize on the chic part :P

    My mother is in her late 40's and likes the TL Type-S, Infiniti G35, Lexus IS 350, and loves the CTS-V

    Rocky
  • frisconickfrisconick Posts: 1,275
    Rocky, your mother has good taste in cars! :shades:
  • louisweilouiswei Posts: 3,717
    Yeah, what happened to you, Rocky?

    Sorry, j/k, can't resist
  • dhamiltondhamilton Posts: 873
    suck at posting links, but, winding road has video, and sound of the Audi R8 being tested.

    Wow........talk about car porn.

    Rocky, even the die hard GM lover has to admit the sound of this car is like crack cocaine.
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    I think the R8 would be a fun drive but the styling isn't my cup of latte. ;)

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Yeah she does but she likes GMers the best. ;)

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    I like those cars also but I like others better. ;)

    Mom, likes GM, cars the best but does like some styles from import brands. Her favorite car ever was the 2002' Pontiac Trans-Am WS-6

    Rocky
  • frisconickfrisconick Posts: 1,275
    Ford just reported 12 billion in loses, do American car companies stand a chance? :cry:
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Wrong board - check out the discussions on the Automotive News & Views board for discussions on those two subjects.

    We're focusing on the cars themselves here instead of the manufacturers.
  • frisconickfrisconick Posts: 1,275
    Thanks for the link Pat.
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Will the new IS-F have enough hardware to steal some of the 2008' BMW M3's Thunder ????

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Which one will be the best factory tuner sedan ???????

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    From a power standpoint it will be the CTS-V. I'm glad the IS-F is out their to up the 09' CTS-V's numbers..... :)

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Does anyone have any info, pics, story's related to the NEXT mazdaspeed6 ????? I've heard the 300-330 horsepower number being tossed around ????..... :)

    How bout the next Subuaru WRX STI ????? When is that coming out ????

    Rocky
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    I thought this topic would be pretty popular......I guess nobody wants to talk about factory tuner cars. :sick:

    Rocky
  • I went to the Chicago Auto Show and took some photos of the new Lexus IS-F. The car is hot. Check out the rear end!

    http://www.taxicabs.com/autoshow/chicago2007/Lexus/IS-F/index.html. Just click the photo to move to the next one.

    I put a deposit on this car, can't wait to get it!

    Enjoy.

    Dave
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    Good luck with it Dave.....Looks nice. If I buy a CTS-V, maybe we can meet at a stop light someday -grin. :)

    Rocky
  • frisconickfrisconick Posts: 1,275
    I don't like it at all (the IS-F). From the side it sort of looks like a G35 sedan. :cry:
  • rockyleerockylee Wyoming, MichiganPosts: 13,989
    It does to you ? It looks like a regular IS 350 to me with some minor changes to the exterior. :confuse:

    Rocky
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