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post #1 of 13 Old 05-20-2019, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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New blog on our Supercar Ghosts just posted:

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Really enjoyed your article. I'm interested to see where the Senna ends up fitting in!
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That was great boxer. I owe you a call! I didnít know you sold the p1! I totally feel you on the hybrid part being concerning.
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Really enjoyed your article. I'm interested to see where the Senna ends up fitting in!
Thanks, I have a feeling the Senna is going to be a long term keeper. I see it as McLaren's 21st Century version of the F40.
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That was great boxer. I owe you a call! I didnít know you sold the p1! I totally feel you on the hybrid part being concerning.
I'm around all weekend so give me a call at your convenience.
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Being a Porsche guy fundamentally I hear often that the 993 felt light, which would have been easily remedied by lowering the car. Most 993s were not euro spec ride heights, and consequently float at speed. Even the euro ones could stand to be further lowered. Air cooled AC is horrible, no surprise there.

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Boxer, always an enjoyable read! Thank you.

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Being a Porsche guy fundamentally I hear often that the 993 felt light, which would have been easily remedied by lowering the car. Most 993s were not euro spec ride heights, and consequently float at speed. Even the euro ones could stand to be further lowered. Air cooled AC is horrible, no surprise there.
The 993 Turbo was a Euro Spec (German delivery) and the issue happened on both the autobahn and Spanish highway.
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Loved that, boxer! Some great humour, too - "rubber footed spawn of Hades"....

Shedding a tear for the F50... hope it went to a good home!!
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Shedding a tear for the F50... hope it went to a good home!!
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Interesting but I have to admit, 2 of your most disliked cars are 2 of my favourite cars. The 993 turbo and the e39 m5, especially the latter, are 2 cars I have a lot of time for. That said I can easily see how a bad experience with the car wrt to reliability would seriously colour one's opinion of it.
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As always, I enjoy reading your blog. You truly are in an enviable position to have experienced all those cars especially the F40/F50. I've had the privilege of driving a F40 several times and it truly is a special car! I can only imagine what it must've been like to drive/hear/feel the F50.
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