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A company on Twitter is posting a custom car every day for a year. Custom is quite loosely defined, there are hotrods, ledsleds, and some scratch built kustoms worthy of the coach builders of the 30s and 40s. I know very little about most of the cars, other than obvious ones like Cadzilla and Hemisfear.

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Not a huge fan of those to be honest, ive been watching a lot of kindig customs and fantomworks on discovery, so i can appreciate a nice american custom, but all of these dont do it for me, too low, to impractical or just very much not my style.

As for the F1, im not a McLaren fan at all, and while i absolutely respect the engineering that goes into them, style wise they are to me "GTA cars", as in, what the guys building the GTA computer games come up with if they need a supercar looking thing, but dont have any licenses so they design something generic. I suppose that not being british also factors into it.

Mind you, all 90s almost-hyper-cars aged badly imho, the EB110, XJ220, F50 and 911GT1 all look overstyled and melted at the same time.

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There is only one super/hypercar that needs consideration
Yes sir.....627 hp, 479 lb-ft. No ABS, no power steering, manual (as in no servo!) brakes no stability control or other driver aids. A real drivers car!....not than I've ever driven one or likely to....I sat in Rowan Atkinsons one once though! He's sold it now though.
 

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I've always fancied this...why just have 8 or 12 cylinders when you can have a screaming 16 cylinder monster! Cizeta V16T.
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Not a huge fan of those to be honest, ive been watching a lot of kindig customs and fantomworks on discovery, so i can appreciate a nice american custom, but all of these dont do it for me, too low, to impractical or just very much not my style.

As for the F1, im not a McLaren fan at all, and while i absolutely respect the engineering that goes into them, style wise they are to me "GTA cars", as in, what the guys building the GTA computer games come up with if they need a supercar looking thing, but dont have any licenses so they design something generic. I suppose that not being british also factors into it.

Mind you, all 90s almost-hyper-cars aged badly imho, the EB110, XJ220, F50 and 911GT1 all look overstyled and melted at the same time.

this then maybe?
I'm with you on the McLaren brand in general. Apart from the F1, I haven't a clue what all the other models are called.
The F1 is iconic for all the obvious reasons, but hardly a 'stunner'.

The Diablo, GTR or standard, never really did it for me. That big/long back end and short bonnet always looked a bit odd to me.

Interesting you mention the EB110, I'd forgotten all about them. I liked them at the time and still do, they really look the part.

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I'm with you on the McLaren brand in general. Apart from the F1, I haven't a clue what all the other models are called.
The F1 is iconic for all the obvious reasons, but hardly a 'stunner'.

The Diablo, GTR or standard, never really did it for me. That big/long back end and short bonnet always looked a bit odd to me.

Interesting you mention the EB110, I'd forgotten all about them. I liked them at the time and still do, they really look the part.
Truth be told, i didnt even know what an EB110 was untill a few years back. I was a kid in the 90s, and obviously i knew what an F50 or Diablo were, but that was my full car knowledge at the time.

Im not a huge Diablo fan either, it still is a good looking lambo, but the styling has aged a bit worse then say, the F40, just like the F50 doesnt look right. And to me it sits in this weird halfway-era between the Countach and modern lambos. Makes me wonder how the Murciellago and Gallardo will look to me in a decade. The Huracan for instance, looked a bit overly sharp to me at first, but now it is just what the baby lambo is supposed to look like, and the gallardo looks a tad tame and the styling a bit blunt.

Really makes you appreciate cars like the F40, which has hardly aged at all.
 

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The F1 is definitely better looking than the EB110!

The Gallardo looks a bit bland nowadays, even on the road around run of the mill stuff. The Murciélago on the other hand still looks fantastic, that will always be a great looking car.


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A company on Twitter is posting a custom car every day for a year. Custom is quite loosely defined, there are hotrods, ledsleds, and some scratch built kustoms worthy of the coach builders of the 30s and 40s. I know very little about most of the cars, other than obvious ones like Cadzilla and Hemisfear.

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There is/was an exhibition and supplementing book by a chap you may be aware of by the name of James Hetfield. You don’t strike me as much of a heavy metal fan but he’s the front man of Metallica and he put his sizeable custom collection on show sometime last year. There’s probably videos on YT somewhere and the book that goes with it is called Reclaimed Rust. Yank stuff isn’t my bag and custom yank stuff is down there with runny dog turds on the kitchen floor to me but it’s definitely something that will interest you I think. Unless you’ve seen it already, then this is a wasted post
 

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Makes me wonder how the Murciellago and Gallardo will look to me in a decade. The Huracan for instance, looked a bit overly sharp to me at first, but now it is just what the baby lambo is supposed to look like, and the gallardo looks a tad tame and the styling a bit blunt.
This is interesting to me, because all three of the Lambos you mention above look all but identical to me! I'm sure if I looked at them side by side I'd see significant differences, but if I see a Lambo on the road, I've no idea which one it is.
 

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This is interesting to me, because all three of the Lambos you mention above look all but identical to me! I'm sure if I looked at them side by side I'd see significant differences, but if I see a Lambo on the road, I've no idea which one it is.
I have that exact same thing, but with McLarens and Aston Martins!
 

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It's interesting to me because I rather like the Gallardo. It looks compact and neat so you could actually drive it on normal roads.
 

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It's interesting to me because I rather like the Gallardo. It looks compact and neat so you could actually drive it on normal roads.
Agreed, one might criticize recent lambos for being a bit too audi, but imho some reliability and practicality means they are actually usable in day to day operations rather then being the one trick "pony" of just being bonkes

this is the gallardo i'd have



On second thought, does the sesto elemento count as a gallardo? :p
 

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I love the green but I'm not sure I could live with it in the real world. I'd feel a bit of a ***.
 

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I love the green but I'm not sure I could live with it in the real world. I'd feel a bit of a ***.
I think that's a bit of my problem with lambos all over. They're rather in your face. Understated, classy, Aston for me please.
 

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Neither do I sometimes. I struggle to explain the logic of it.

That perspex rear wing is an abomination though.
 

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Neither do I sometimes. I struggle to explain the logic of it.

That perspex rear wing is an abomination though.
I don't think there is any logic to it. Some things just give you a buzz and other things don't. Supercars mostly don't do it for me, hotrods, muscle cars, crappy old Escorts, and Jags do.
 
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