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Old 03-23-2011, 03:32 PM   #21
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Couldn't help myself, I had to troll the m.net thread on this car just a little.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:49 PM   #22
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I was always under the assumption that the Goodwin car was one of the two MX-5s built up for Formula-D, which were all-motor Cosworth engines and that Brian bought one when they were "retired" from attempting to drift.


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Old 03-23-2011, 03:50 PM   #23
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Bah gimmie slicks and im faster lol.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:01 PM   #24
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But for how long?
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:02 PM   #25
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I want the gearbox.
I'll fight you for it.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:11 PM   #26
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I can't believe how light that thing is, a sub 1900lb NC is insane.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:48 PM   #27
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Today I leaned that my miata is capable of 0-60 in 2.5 seconds :/
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:07 PM   #28
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It looked like a computer puked up a bunch of pop-up adds all over that NC in Dopp's post.
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:28 PM   #29
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The nose on the newer NC's is quite ugly.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:17 PM   #30
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Looks like a fake race car. Way too much rake in the back, and no hardtop? Come on.

Impressive power though for a n/a 2.0L.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:05 PM   #31
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Lotsa rake yup.

Maybe they left the hardtop off for the photoshoot. Maybe the rake is not "real" and done for the photoshoot too. After all, only a tiny, tiny minority (us) would wonder about the rake and the lack of hardtop.

I wonder if they changed suspension arms or pickup points.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:48 PM   #32
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Is there that much rake or is it an illusion/reflection? Looks like about 1/2" max to me at the pinch welds.
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:59 PM   #33
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assuming the wheels are 17" that's roughly .75" of rake.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:41 PM   #34
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I think its pretty sick for the simple fact of how light it is. The cage looks like its higher than the front windshield though so I doubt if a top was designed for it. Also the gear box is pretty dope but sounds too expensive to be worth it.

and +1 on noticing the wiper mod. I want that too.
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I was always under the assumption that the Goodwin car was one of the two MX-5s built up for Formula-D, which were all-motor Cosworth engines and that Brian bought one when they were "retired" from attempting to drift.

That thing has to be 500 horsepower with all those stickers on it!
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:32 PM   #36
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Car made debut at Silverstone. Check it out

http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/maz...one-2011-03-31
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Wow. Actually ran without a top.
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Needs the black wheels back on it...stock wheels look like ****. Needs moar lows too.
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Whats up with all the hardtop comments? None of the MX5 racing series in the UK run with hardtops, because the safety devices cages they're forced to run with are too tall to fit under one.

Obviously the aero would be better if they ran with a solid roof, but they're all competing against each other so they're all the same.

http://www.ma5daracing.com/
http://www.max5racing.com/
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