01-09-1999, 12:44 AM
Well, there are a number of neat things I saw tonight!<p>1) Audi TT Coupe was finally there! But no one was allowed in, or near them :(<br>VERDICT: I still would rather have the M Coupe!<p>2) AMS was there with their A4 Race car! And guess who will be one of the drivers???<p>3) AMS had a specially modified ABT/S4 there - WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 280HP !!!!!!!!<p>4) SURPRISE! The booth for Supersprint just happened to have an A3 there! I WANT ONE!!!!!!<br>This car is AWESOME! I also got to sit in it. Interior is more sparse than our A4, but the SEATS! They make my sport seats feel like ancient bucket seats! These are GREAT! The engine though, is transverse - so no way it could be AWD :(<p>5) A GENUINE LOTUS ELISE!!!!! OH BOY!!!!! Sadly, it is NOT a streetable car :( This car IS for sale, but it is for RACING only. And the next problem is, . . . . nobody will allow it except in Vintage Racing (and it isn't even old yet!???). SCCA makes all sorts of excuses, and the Speedvision Series says it is too small and might get creamed by the supercars cause they wouldn't see it! But the real truth is, the car is so damned LIGHT that even with weight penalties (and it only has 190HP), nobody could catch it. So, . . . for $50K you can have a great toy that you can ONLY play with at Vintage Races!<p>6) Got to sit in a Lotus V8 Twin Turbo Esprit! But I was so big, that they needed to call the fire department to bring the jaws of life to get me out of it! (truth is, I wouldn't let go of the steering wheel!) Worst part is, though, . . . . . I fell deeply in LOVE - with the sales lady there! Gosh was she drop dead GORGEOUS! But married too with a huge rock on her fhinger :( :( :(<p>7) M5 on dispay! YOWEEEEE!!!!!! Killer car!<p>8) A LOT of modified BMW's that were simply gorgeous - done by Haman, CEC, and 2 others. Man were these killer!<p>9) Daewoo was there. Damn, they had the absolute WEIRDEST looking cars there! There were a few that would make the Escort Cosworth look like a normal car! Trouble is, one had only 125HP, and the other a whooping 105HP!!! Can you say BOAT ANCHOR????