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ZA Perana
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Some thoughts

Post by ZA Perana » Tue 20 Jun 2017, 20:34

Fetched the Australian yesterday and must admit I wasn't too sure what to expect. The Australian is a Lumina putting down around 400 kW at the back wheels.

I climb into the car, having bought it site unseen and turn the key and not sure I was prepared for what happened next, the V8 erupted and settled into a very loud idle. This thing has quite a wild cam and the whole car shakes at idle.

There is huge torque, nearly 800 nm at 1900rpm and performance as you would expect is quite effortless...just cruising around town the car is loud and it must sound quite good at idle because even traffic police were giving thumbs up. In fact the amount of attention this car gets is quite crazy.

I think I am going to smile every time I turn the key...the world be heading the way of being politically correct but this Australian is a big middle finger to such correctness. :)
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Re: Some thoughts

Post by Jeffrey » Wed 21 Jun 2017, 05:33

Being politically correct is evil incarnate anyway...I say you heal the world every time you turn that key!!!


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Re: Some thoughts

Post by First V8 » Wed 21 Jun 2017, 08:00

:D Is this the smile or is it bigger . Nice one Jacques now for the pics and sound clip you have been promising us .
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Re: Some thoughts

Post by Waterhond » Wed 21 Jun 2017, 09:26

Nice one Jacques now for the pics and sound clip
Yes please Jacques !!
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I so agree !!

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Re: Some thoughts

Post by ZA Perana » Wed 21 Jun 2017, 09:46

I'll take some pics this weekend and a sound clip.
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Re: Some thoughts

Post by Rowan » Wed 21 Jun 2017, 10:07

Pictures and a video even.........or it did not happen. Congrats on the new ride. :D
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Re: Some thoughts

Post by johan wepener » Wed 21 Jun 2017, 17:48

Congratulations.

Pictures please !!!

Will this be a daily driver or only for special events?

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Re: Some thoughts

Post by kavesh » Wed 21 Jun 2017, 19:22

Congrats on your new wheels. Look forward to the pics to follow :D

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Re: Some thoughts

Post by Can-Am ZN » Wed 21 Jun 2017, 19:29

ZA Perana wrote:
Wed 21 Jun 2017, 09:46
I'll take some pics this weekend and a sound clip.
And a video of the beast exerting sizeable g-forces, pretty please :mrgreen:
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Re: Some thoughts

Post by Shaughn » Wed 21 Jun 2017, 19:29

congrats, enjoy :twisted:

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