Quote, originally posted by Chacolla » Wow I didn't know that they had to remove the side seats to meet US Spec. I always thought of how cool it would be to drive in the middle with two other people next to you
Nothing stopped you from putting those seats back in. A car, where you can have a girl on each side.... perfect! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
That was the first car magazine I ever bought. I'd been playing NFSII and saw it and grabbed it. I was 11. I've probably read that article 200 times, great stuff!
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Quote, originally posted by dento gt » I remember reading this article back in the day. I forgot how much Ameritec bastardized the looks of that car to make it meet regulations (bumpers, headlights)
i remember drooling over this article too back in my highschool days...i think i still have it somewhere
When I was going through my pile of old car mags to recycle a while back, this issue is one of the select few I kept around [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
I love how I'm still blown away by it all these years later.
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It makes sense that Murray had the center driving idea as a child. It seems so natural to be in the middle.
Ugh, those added bumpers are attrocious
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That "converted" F1 is an atrocity the likes of which this country has never seen.
Thanks for posting this article. This is the only road test from back in the day that R&T STILL includes in their Road Test summary page near the back of the magazine. I've always wondered how/why the F1's skidpad and slalom numbers were so poor
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A Jesus-fish on a McLaren? Really?
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Quote, originally posted by MySunRoofWorks » Also, they failed to mention that we share mirrors with the TVR Tuscan:
We are the side mirror sluts of the car world
Quote, originally posted by sdpauly » A Jesus-fish on a McLaren? Really?
Yes, really. Road & Track removed the "God is Awesome" stickers from the side windows prior to taking their photos. Look closely and you can see it in this shot:
The owner's son had an NHRA Pro Stock drag racing team that used that as the name on their Pontiac Grand Am.
Actually modems were at 14.4/28.8 around the time the F1 was released. I think 28.8 became the standard in 1994, so perhaps the F1's original modem didn't even run at that speed.
One thing I don't know is if McLaren have done any updating to the modem through the years to take advantage of any of the newer technologies available. Theoretically they could even be doing something wirelessly now, but I don't think that is the case. It has sparked my curiosity though, so I will try to find out.
i like the comments about the "other worldly" build quality of the mclaren. i could see that as being very accurate. the F50 and Bugatti were always built by "people."
still is one of my favorite cars of all time. thanks for posting the article. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]