quote:Originally posted by Joules:quote:Originally posted by PanteraWanabe:
A anniversary can be had for $400k and a standing 1/4 mile of 13.5 in today's money is a turd indeed. And lets face it it is not the most ergonomic and well put together vehicle ever made. Don't get me wrong I love the Countach, it is arguably the most iconic motor vehicle ever built and like many people it is the dream car. But is it worth $400K when there are other cars in that price range that will do over 200mph and a 1/4 mile in 10.5? I'm not so sure. Unfortunately the Countach is going to be relegated to collection duties and rarely see the light of day. For me who wants a car I can drive, the money for awesome factor is starting to tip in the favour of more modern supercars.
How many Countach's have you seen at the drag strip? I don't know why people quote 1/4 miles times, these were never meant to be drag cars.
Yes there are more modern cars that will outperform, you have to decide where you want to put your money and your intended use, road or track?
If you want pure bang for the buck I'll sell you my Ultima CanAm, 0-60mph sub 3 seconds and a price sub $100K takes some beating for visceral experience.
Modern supercars are capable of blindingly fast 1/4 mile times AND 200+ mph top speeds. And they do it without trying. You can have your drag car and a tourer in one package for under $200k. But I am happy to take the Ultima CanAm off your hands for the weekend. I promise to give it back.