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The 75k supercar with a 5ft-long windscreen and hidden wheels
The Sun ^ | 9th November 2012 | The Sun

Posted on 11/09/2012 12:59:27 PM PST by the scotsman

'THIS new supercar looks out of this world - so no wonder it’s called the Extra Terrestrial Vehicle.

The futuristic £75,000 motor - aka the ETV - is based on the same platform as a modest, run-of-the-mill Chevrolet.

But this is where the similarities end with the sci-fi inspired ETV looking like nothing else on the road.'

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 11/09/2012 12:59:31 PM PST by the scotsman
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2 posted on 11/09/2012 1:01:47 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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3 posted on 11/09/2012 1:02:58 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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4 posted on 11/09/2012 1:03:37 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger; All
like. :-)

5 posted on 11/09/2012 1:03:54 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: Red Badger

6 posted on 11/09/2012 1:04:09 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: the scotsman

Ugly car, had to go to Page 3 though.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 1:04:29 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Red Badger

Man, whatever you do, don’t drive over any speed bumps!


8 posted on 11/09/2012 1:05:46 PM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: the scotsman

9 posted on 11/09/2012 1:08:07 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Tijeras_Slim

It looks like a suppository.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 1:09:15 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: the scotsman

I think if I had $120,000 to blow on a supercar, it wouldn’t be that. In fact, I’d much prefer several makes/models of relatively-inexpensive US muscle cars and eschew the supercar.


11 posted on 11/09/2012 1:10:40 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: DJ MacWoW

I thought it was the Air Jordan edition :^)


12 posted on 11/09/2012 1:11:04 PM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda machine.)
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To: the scotsman
Reminds me of cars I saw in the woody allen movie sleeper. This was one of them


13 posted on 11/09/2012 1:12:17 PM PST by xp38
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To: Windcatcher
That too.

It also looks like something that you crush when it's running across your floor.

14 posted on 11/09/2012 1:12:41 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Red Badger

It is certainly an improvement over your typical American muscle car, but I think speed bumps might be problematic.


15 posted on 11/09/2012 1:13:13 PM PST by Melas (u)
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To: DJ MacWoW

As ugly as that sucker is, it had better be able to levitate.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 1:15:39 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: the scotsman

If you spray it with RAID will it roll over and wiggle the tires in the air?


17 posted on 11/09/2012 1:15:58 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: the scotsman

I’d say there is zero chance they can build it for that price, unless the underpinnings and powertrain are very mundane production components.

Low end Ferraris are well over 200k.


18 posted on 11/09/2012 1:16:23 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: the scotsman
The hidden wheels look is ugly, IMO.

Unless it's got dynamic ride-height adjustment, it will never work in the real world with that ground clearance.

Otherwise, it's not the most horrible concept car I've ever seen.

19 posted on 11/09/2012 1:17:53 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Red Badger

The overall shape and proportion isn’t bad but it’s completely spoiled by several things. The circular windows are silly and do not relate to any other element. Lose them. The visual excitement of any automobile is created primarily via the stance of the vehicle and the wheels. This has none, the fenderskirts are ridiculous, impractical and make the whole exercise look strained and self-conscious. The tail lamps are another dumb flight of fancy.

Strip those away and replace them with something in keeping with the supercar appearance as well as buyers’ expectations, and the exterior would work.

Once you get inside, that Impala dashboard is going to be more jarring and disappointing than the acres of cheap shiny plastic that greet you in a Corvette, though.

What, did he run out of money?


20 posted on 11/09/2012 1:19:58 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Darksheare

I liked Fireball XL-5 and Stingray better.


21 posted on 11/09/2012 1:19:58 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: the scotsman

Looks like a future car concept from the thirties. Whats with the porthole windows, Captain Nemo would love it.


22 posted on 11/09/2012 1:21:08 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: The Cajun

What would you do with it once you got it “up there”? ;-)


23 posted on 11/09/2012 1:21:50 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: the scotsman

If someone parks next to you, you will be trapped in the car!


24 posted on 11/09/2012 1:21:50 PM PST by glock rocks (Pro Deo et Constitutione - Libertas aut Mors)
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To: the scotsman

25 posted on 11/09/2012 1:24:50 PM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: glock rocks

I will not be doing anything as pedestrian as parking at WalMart when I get mine! LOL


26 posted on 11/09/2012 1:24:50 PM PST by 3D-JOY (If there were no United States Armed Forces there would be no United States of America)
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To: Red Badger

GUILTY!


27 posted on 11/09/2012 1:27:38 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: the scotsman

Should call it “Matrix”

It’s a Blue Pill


28 posted on 11/09/2012 1:28:02 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: DJ MacWoW
What would you do with it once you got it “up there”? ;-)

Turn on the *Flux capacitor* and go back in time before last Tuesday :)

29 posted on 11/09/2012 1:37:38 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: the scotsman

You’ll be SOL if you have a flat in that thing.


30 posted on 11/09/2012 1:43:50 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Tijeras_Slim

It look like a giant suppository. Appropriate for the Age of 0bama, don’t you think?


31 posted on 11/09/2012 1:46:04 PM PST by Noumenon (As long as you have a rifle, you STILL have a vote.)
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To: massgopguy

I’m looking for a giant shoe for this car.


32 posted on 11/09/2012 1:48:39 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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At that price, I'll take a Corvette ZR-1

Still one of the fastest, street-legal production cars to circle the track at Nurburgring.

Fastest lap times at Nurburgring

33 posted on 11/09/2012 1:51:27 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("We have boats that carry planes and other boats that go underwater")
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To: the scotsman

“Extra Terrestrial” it may look, “all terrain” it is not

keep your SUV, “Global Warming” (LOL) says floods are the new normal


34 posted on 11/09/2012 1:51:48 PM PST by Wuli
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To: the scotsman

i find it as ugly as the 1980s? 1990s? chevy caprice


35 posted on 11/09/2012 1:53:51 PM PST by Wuli
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To: the scotsman
Looks like a computer mouse.

36 posted on 11/09/2012 1:56:02 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Red Badger
Does it have some means of repelling a giant squid attack?


37 posted on 11/09/2012 1:56:19 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield
ZR-1 circles Nurburgring on YouTube
38 posted on 11/09/2012 1:56:40 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("We have boats that carry planes and other boats that go underwater")
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To: the scotsman

Reminds me of a stool from a few days ago. Front drive? LOL!


39 posted on 11/09/2012 1:57:45 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: eddie willers
I'm starting to think NOT Guilty


40 posted on 11/09/2012 2:01:37 PM PST by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL!!....I just saw a Nature show on squid the other day, they will attack something, thinking it’s food, wrap their tentacles all over it ‘tasting’ the object, and then automatically let go and leave if it doesn’t taste right.....A Mexican fisherman was attacked while swimming to the shore from his disabled boat and was attacked by a school of giant squid. He had sucker rings all over him, but they left him just as suddenly as they attacked. I guess they don’t like ‘spicy’ food!..............


41 posted on 11/09/2012 2:02:57 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: frithguild

Can you spot the ‘car’ in this picture?............


42 posted on 11/09/2012 2:04:22 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: frithguild

Excellent!

Daisy Dukes are back!


43 posted on 11/09/2012 2:05:58 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: DJ MacWoW

“What would you do with it once you got it “up there”? ;-)”

Ha! It does sort of resemble a suppository, doesn’t it? Or a cockroach. I’d sure hate to try to clean the inside of that windshield.


44 posted on 11/09/2012 2:06:49 PM PST by beelzepug ("0bama is a feckless crapweasel")
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To: Red Badger

What?


45 posted on 11/09/2012 2:08:43 PM PST by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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Well finally a good picture of the car.


46 posted on 11/09/2012 2:10:33 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: beelzepug

You need a special tool. For only $5099 they’ll sell you one! LOL


47 posted on 11/09/2012 2:12:59 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Red Badger

That thing looks similar to the Sandman groundcar in the Logan’s Run TV series.

http://www.snowcrest.net/fox/logantv/cars.htm


48 posted on 11/09/2012 2:18:37 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (John Winthrop's "City upon a Hill" just became a midden heap. Infested with rats and other vermin.)
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To: Windcatcher

Speed bumps are just the start of the idiocy of that car.

That car won’t be able to go up any driveway.
You can’t get a jack underneath that thing even with all the tires inflated fully let only if one of them is flat.

And wheel covers went out of fashion for a good reasons, because they’re a massive PITA when you have to change a tire. They get coated with mud and corrosion on the inside and become cemented in place making them impossible to remove. You can’t even add air to the tires with them on the car. And they radically limit the turning radius of the car or else you have to radically inset the spindles and waste a huge amount of space in the engine compartment and make the wheelbase narrower which reduces stability.

Blah, blah, blah,... I could go on forever about how stupid this car is.


49 posted on 11/09/2012 2:20:44 PM PST by RatSlayer
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Can you spot the car in the pic at #40? You have to look very carefully................


50 posted on 11/09/2012 2:27:06 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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