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post #11 of 39 Old 27th September 2001, 01:53 AM
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230k USD? Why not just go for a Ferrari...i think that BMW needs to rethink the cars that they are outputing...honestly, who would take that over a ferrari in the same general price range?

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post #12 of 39 Old 27th September 2001, 02:25 AM
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People need to open their minds just a little before jumping to conclusions.

The facts:
- the cars were all sold to teams
- the HP number is obviously arbitrary
- the price is equally arbitrary

Racing support is based on seasonal contracts. For that you get a season worth of support... for a car builder, that means parts, diagnosis, technical support, rebuilds, etc. It's impossible to come to an exact figure on the cost of one car based on this, but the price quoted might not be far off.

You may buy a ferrari for that price, but you won't be getting racing engineers and a complete engine rebuild after each race.

You're comparing cars you an I can actually buy to something which we cannot buy and never could. Even a "cheap" Formula 3 car costs 1-2 million dollars per season to run, but the parts are relatively inexpensive compared to F1, aluminum construction, 4 cyl engine, aerodynamic restrictions, etc. The cost is in the ongoing support of the car and I think BMW's quoted price probably reflects that at least partly.

Also, the original quotes on the GTR specs DID include things engine rebuilds, spare engine, etc.
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What an evil looking front splitter
those vents in the bonnet are to let hot air out not cool air in!

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"what the ****, I just want one"
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Those vents in the hood are in fact the intakes.

When they pop the hood you see two huge intakes for each side of the V8 engine there.
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Looks to me as those vents are facing backwards which to me would indicate they may be heat vents rather than intakes but then I'm no mechanic!! Aren't those the intakes at the front coming out to the grill?

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Looks to me as those vents are facing backwards which to me would indicate they may be heat vents rather than intakes but then I'm no mechanic!! Aren't those the intakes at the front coming out to the grill?

I agree with John, look closer see the two air intake
tube by the grill going directly to the engine.
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They are air vents! Ford used the same idea on thier "Sierra Cosworth" in Europe in the eighty's

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Where was that ford picture taken? Looks just like the neighbourhood I stayed in Newbury.
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Just found it on the web! but in England all the flipping housing estates look the same


You can also tell it's the UK by the total lack of sun

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