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Old 07-12-2017, 01:54 PM   #2431 (permalink)
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I am laughing at the lack of leg room in that car.

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Aston Martin Valkyrie Specs, Price, Top Speed, Release Date, price


https://www.autoblog.nl/nieuws/aston...tiemodel-99541


I guess you can let the passenger operate the gas pedal.



The wheel looks to be F1 inspired.

By any chance does F1 operate the gas and brakes via the hand control unit (steering wheel)?

I think they only paddle shift from the steering wheel.

http://www.0-100.it/speculescionz-ru...rtin-valkyrie/


Legless people?

https://www.autoblog.nl/pics-de-asto...n-houten-vloer


Paging Dr. Who and the Tardis.
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:54 PM   #2433 (permalink)
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Prolly no better than 0.30, the open cockpit needs a half-tonneau.

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The 1965 Vivant, above, resulted from Pontiac designer and engineer Herb Adams’s fascination with the Alfa Romeo B.A.T. concept cars. Adams did all the work on the Vivant after hours, sourcing the Pontiac 370-cu.in. V-8, Tempest transaxle, and 8-lug wheels from the junkyard and hiring a trio of English panelbeaters who lived in Troy, Michigan, to hammer out the body from aluminum.
https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/0...omment-page-1/

They're blurry in that photo but those would be the Pontiac eight-lug rim.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_Bonneville

That's really a nice drivetrain; massive finned aluminum drum brakes, and the Tempest transaxle is integral to the differential, like a Porsche 924. The only thing is I would stick with the slant four, turbo it and add a water-cooled altermotor from a Buick Lacrosse to make it a mild hybrid.

And it's a great article too. (Jefferies) Mantaray, the (Winfield) Reactor and [the][Tex Smith's] XR6 will all show together in August.

That Aston-Martin is cringe-worthy. I've spent a lot of time in a VW Beetle with my left foot under my right shin.
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That Aston-Martin is cringe-worthy. I've spent a lot of time in a VW Beetle with my left foot under my right shin.
I'm a pretty short guy but remember my old 1976 Super Beetle and have a 1977 911 targa....................I really do not see how larger people enjoy these cars. I mean, I fit just fine but some of my friend are almost a foot taller than myself and a lot of that is in the legs.
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It's easy, you just think about all the puppies and kittens that won't be poisoned by propylene glycol.
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Huh! I thought the Aston Martin was a center driver!
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Paraplegic center driver from the look of it.


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3073717&sid=c50c83fd67fd28b2a2e8ee 3f1e3a216a#3073717

The footwell on the Beetle has a pronounced taper. That 31 3/4" dimension is right around the location of the pedals. Fixed in the Ghia and Type III pans.

"Volkswagon" Heh.
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Some cars you get in and some cars you put on. When my uncles were quite young one stood on the seat and steered while the other sat on the floor and worked the pedals of the old Ford. Gave their Pap a real moment in the back yard.
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Martin Aerodynamic- 1928

The Martin, despite vigorous promotion, never went beyond three prototypes. Before you is a one-of-a-kind aerodynamic vehicle built by Martin Aircraft Company of Garden City, New York. Martin’s concept was to create a four-seater streamlined car along jaray principles. Notice the pontoon-shaped underbody, fully covered rear wheels, and a deep-sloping front with the body tapering toward the rear. It is powered by a 4 cylinder, water cooled rear engine and has airplane-type suspension–which means no springs. The aluminum body has one door that opens into the back seat. This Martin was built for Air Force General William “Billy” Mitchell of World War I fame. The Martin was presented at the 1932 National Automobile Show in New York but the Great Depression was detrimental to the Martin.
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Manufacturer: Martin Aeroplane Factory
Country of Origin: United States
Engine: 4 cylinder continental
Top Speed: 107 miles per hour
Years of Production: 1928
Number Produced: 1
Original Cost: $17,000

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I prefer the Martin Stationette. https://www.google.com/search?q=martin+stationette


http://turnerbudds-carblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/woodies-and-class-of-64.html

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