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A local Ferrari/BMW dealer sponsors a Saturday a month on the summer when people can bring their cars out, park by the sea in Vancouver, and chat about them while drinking free coffee. The last one was today and I decided to drop by as I hadn't gone to any all summer.

My old British stuff is now in hibernation, so I took the only sports car licensed and active, the Solstice coupe.

Here are some pics of the sort of thing that shows up:

Lamborghini Aventador:



Ferrari 430 Berlinette Sport:



MG TD Race car and MG F 1997



Lotus V8



Yours truly beside Ferrari 620 Scaglietti (a quarter million beside a quarter centibuck)



And more Porsches and Bimmers than you could wade through.



Also won a bet from a guy with a Porsche GT3 with a 3.6 engine with 415 BHP. He bet his car had the highest output per litre there. I tild him mine had 350 from only 2 litres and to call me back when he got up to 630 BHP at which point we'd be tied. He was a nice guy and liked the Solstice.

There was an Accura NSX and a nice Lotus Evora as well as rafts of Porkers, and one nice vintage Alfa.
 

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Very nice, our Sol sure does not look like out of place with all those cars in a line up. Wish GM has a MKII version of our car with easier to work top and better quality interior. Ours will be a classic one day.
 

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I love the 620 next to Solstice shot. Two state of the art front engine/rear wheel drive cars side by side!
Well, I liked my coupe ok. But state of the art? Under the body, the engine/trans/drivetrain/suspension was pretty much GM parts bin.
 

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Beautiful cars, and surprisingly from a design standpoint the coupe shows very well among those super cars and exotics. The pics gives me hope that all Kappa's are going to age very nicely in the years to come (and the color grey helps it to fit in perfectly). :cool:
 

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Thanks for the pictures, some nice cars.
 

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I guess one of the guys on my Lambo group got thinking about my statement that the modern Ecotec trumps all the old power per litre numbers, and came up with one I'd completely forgotten about.

It was an old tech (1995) 2 litre quad cam V6 (we aren't talking cheap engine here) in the Maserati Ghibli Cup version. This was the Ghibli 2 - the kind of boxy sedanish beast rather than the seductively delicious original Ghibli that brings huge bucks or the Ghibli 3 that is out now (and look darned good too).

They used low compression (7.6) and twin IHI intercooled turbos (I use one of these on my Fiero - well built turbos by Ishikawa Heavy Industries, that were quite expensive at the time) and got 330 bhp and 280 ft-lbs - very, very good for that time period before direct injection.

Fairness dictated that I give it a mention, as I'd been crowing to them about how modern tech beats old tech. :lol:
 
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