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    A car that defies trends and categories -- a car like no other: the McLaren F1.

    I find it really hard to disagree with the title of this great little YouTube video.

    The F1 transcends the idea of a super sports car, even the idea of a car, period. It is a marvelous feat of engineering; it is a spectacular work of art and a thing of simple beauty; it is absolute mechanical-purist perfection; and it is a timeless classic, the likes of which will truly never be seen again.

    Today especially, the F1 is for the man or woman who wants nothing.

    I do not even drool over super cars anymore, like I used to when my visions of the future weren't so bleak, but this one, and all that it represents, is special.

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    Well....It's nice but unless I can haul my Dub with it. It's pretty much useless.
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    Yeah, pretty incredible.
    Like the Ford GT (which you can still order new, 2019 models) it's the older and original versions of these cars that are the most valuable. An investment on wheels.
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    Hard to find a venue to use the McLaren's full potential.
    I prefer vehicles a driver can let it all hang out without worry of a speeding ticket. Been following Icelandic formula Off-Road championships lately on the big screen;
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    That car's price demonstrates that having wealth has nothing to do with having intelligence. Jay Leno bought it 20 years ago, but anyone today spending $20M for that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski Pro 3 View Post
    That car's price demonstrates that having wealth has nothing to do with having intelligence. Jay Leno bought it 20 years ago, but anyone today spending $20M for that?
    The dollar today is worth about a nickel.

    That being said, if I had a choice, which I don't, I would get the McLaren P1 -- the first "Prius" for the hi-performance world -- gas and electric. (I think it was the P1). Top Gear did a show about it and drove it into the center of Amsterdam where only environmentally approved vehicles were allowed. Yeah, I don't think they had a twin turbo charged 900 horsepower car in mind when they passed that law but it met all the requirements and was allowed to proceed.
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    Well, it's like Mr. Leno said, "This isn't a car you give to your 16 year old", haha...apologies if I got the quote slightly wrong; I am doing it from memory
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    And here I thought it would be a Gremlin. Now that'll defy trends, categories, and more.
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    I really liked the body style of the Gremlin. Factory paint in purple even! What's not to like?
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    Guess Gremlins could do things McLarens can't?
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