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yea i agree.. anything new will be turning heads. Somethnig people ahven't seen before always attracts attention. I remember being excited when i saw an s2000 in the streets, now i don't even bother. I've seen a 350z and went crazy for a bit, probably will go a lil crazy when i see another, but soon it will subside like the s2000. when the rx8 comes out it will turn heads, and like earlier pointed out, the suicided doors will be even better.
Yeah, when I first saw the S2000, I was pretty impressed, but after the third or fourth, they just melted into the background. Just saw my first 350Z in a parking lot on Sunday. Seeing it on on the street really clinched it for me - I'll be gettin the RX-8. The 350 just didn't attract that much attention. I'm hoping the 8 will attract as much attention as the first Miata. Now that was a head-turner!
You know, the big thing for me is seeing a car live and in person. Pictures, especially on a computer, only do so much, and TV isn't all that much better. So, the first time I saw a stook, I took a long hard look (I still like the car's lines). I haven't had a closeup look at a 350Z yet, but I'll give it a long once-over.
I tell ya, I had seen the Ferrari 360 in pictures, and the car looked... okay. It didn't inspire me, but it wasn't ugly. Then I had a chance to poke around one street car, and two Ferrari WC cars (it was at a lapping event), and that car looks sooo nice in person. The lines are not meant for two-dimensions, it really takes on a character in 3-D, and it is inspiring.
"The truth is faster than fiction."
hey now fellas, let's also not forget that 9K rpm redline, eh?? and that "right" sports car sound... damn near like a motor bike, with nearly as much go (well, alright, no not close... but still pretty damn fast!! :D)... launching in 1st at a stoplight, screaming down to the next one, double clutching it from 1st to 3rd... just for the looks!! :D
If you want attention, just put a strobe light or 7 on your car, a big fart pipe, 22" bling blings, and some 15" subs in the rear. Seems to be the standard formula for attracting attention around here.
You don't even have to start with an expensive car like the RX-8, 350Z, or S2k. Grab yourself a 87 Accord or something.
But if you want a rewarding drivers car, grab an S2000 or an RX-8. If I didn't need 4 seats, I'd be tempted to grab a Miata or S2k, because I'm a sucker for drop-tops.
Of course the RX-8 will turn heads when it first comes out, but it won't a few months later when there are a lot of 8s out there. Not that that's a bad thing, because that also means that you will be able to find cheap salvage parts easy. Owning an FD has taught me that there is a price for exclusivity...
__________________ "We do not intend to withdraw from the rotary. In fact, were are now developing the next generation of that engine."
--Hisakazu Imaki, Mazda's president and chief executive, Los Angeles Times 11/11/06
actually, i've seen (only in personal experience, i'm not pretending to be an expert!! ) that vandals seem only to pay "attention" to tricked out POS's, and generally have respect and admiration for expensive, beautiful, and exclusive cars... not to mention a little fear of high dollar car alarms
Interesting! Thats the first I've heard of it.
From the article, 1300 kg = 2860 lbs. Not exactly a lightweight, and it sounds like it'll only seat two. How would it end up heavier than the S2000? You don't need the extra bracing a convertible demands, plus no power top like on the S2000? It shouldn't weigh more than 2600 lbs.