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View Poll Results: Ascari KZ1
Sub Zero 19 30.16%
Cool 32 50.79%
Uncool 11 17.46%
Seriously Uncool 1 1.59%
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Ascari KZ1

A very peculiar car. I uses parts from a few different manufacturers, but it's fast, and quite exclusive as well. Not bad for a "frankencar".

Engine: S62 BMW M5 V8
Displacement: 4,941 cc
Power: 500 bhp @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 405.7 lb·ft @ 4,500 rpm
Acceleration 0-60 mph: 3.9 seconds
Top speed: 200 mph (321.9 kph)
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How can a French car ever be described as 'super'? Shocking!
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Emmm nah.
 
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How can a French car ever be described as 'super'? Shocking!
Actually, it's British...
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British, and ended up on the top of the Topgear Lap times for a while.
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What's the French one then?
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it's as cool as a freezer buried in a glacier
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Re: Ascari KZ1

Bit too kit-car for my taste but definitely a cool car, given it'll outrun most cars out there.
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Looks good and will be as rare as rocking horse doo doo

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Like it
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Re: Ascari KZ1

Super cool, despite having a german engine and Peugeot headlights.
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Re: Ascari KZ1

Uncool.

It a "bitsa" car for me. Not exactly a posh kit car but not a proper small volume exotic. The looks are a mish-mash derivative affair and it doesn't have a very balanced appearance. It had a bit of a turgid off-on gestation period too so it even looked slightly dated when it was eventually launched.

Being quick and "exclusive" don't cut it any cool credentials in my book.
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It's cool for the noise alone
 
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no, not for me - too many different bits and pieces
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Bit kit'ish but cool !
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What's the French one then?
Is it the Venturi's your thinking of ?
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What's the French one then?
You are probably thinking of the Venturi Atlantique perhaps? Late 90's.
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Sorry Bacon beat me to it. I had the window to post open for nearly an hour after being distracted by work. How very dare they!
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Re: Ascari KZ1

I think they were going for a McLaren F1 type of beasty and ended up with a kit car. Packs a punch, looks like it means business and the Ascari circuit is about 150kms from me where you can get to see one first hand. A smidge over room temperature cool for me...
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A very expensive kit car.
Just because it's rare, expensive and fast'ish it won't be cool.
Cool is it not.
A kit car like the Lotus Super7 and it's derivatives is cool, because it's cheap, intelligent and stripped down to the bare roots just there to have fun and - most importantly - cheap as chips. Build it in your own shed, if you like.
The Ascari is built in a shed, but not your own, deffo not cheap as chips and that is not cool. Sorry. Uncool in my view...
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They make these in my home town. Banbury.
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Very nice, shame it's a Bavarian Manure Wagon engine...
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Cool, saw it at Goodwood and it's a lovely looking machine. Looks a lot better in black, not keen on any car in road-spray grey
 
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Re: Ascari KZ1

Those who think it is just a expensive kit car need reminding that that is the sort of car us brits do best.

Remember the Maclaren F1? This is a similar concept.

TVR's were also a similar concept and they were some of maddest baddest cars on the road.
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