Not mine. A love it or hate it car. I'm under dog fan. I'd have to repaint it GULF livery colors right off and trash the single port for a T4. Add a few rear cameras and good-sized dash CRT. Has to be tuned loud snakey exhaust! (Most seem to be chopped off and not have the rear lower panel???)
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I just don't see any point to replicating a flat 12 mid-engine car as a rear engine, no matter what they power it with. It's just WRONG.
Says it all, without even once mentioning how incredibly ugly the “Laser 917” thing really was/is, or how impractically difficult they are to get in and out of what amounts to a poorly ventilated green house.
One of those things was languishing, unrecognized, in my town, but succumbed to a garage fire that converted it to a pile of ash. I can’t think of a better fate for such an abomination.
not my cup of tea ...and kinda an insult to my inner "steve mc queen"
I just don't get it, screams kit car to me like a fake batmobile replica
I realize I own and love a car that other people sometimes view in a manner not unlike how I look at the abominations @WOLFGANG apparently loves.
The difference (at least to me) are two:
1) My car is faster than the original, and better in every substantive way. The cars that Wolfgang loves are not. They're an order of magnitude slower and worse from a performance standpoint. A Superformance GT40 or Cobra is stupid-cool. I'm not a fan of the Fiero/Ferrari or the Chrysler Sebring/Bentley replicas because they are far worse than the originals. Putting this car in the same discussion with a Porsche 917 is so silly it shouldn't warrant a comment (and yet, here we are again - commenting).
2) The CMC "359" and this Laser "917" look like a Porsche 959 and a Porsche 917 in the same way that weak instant coffee tastes like espresso - which is to say, they don't. They look like blow-molded plastic versions or unlicensed Chinese knockoffs. They're bad in a way that's hard to overstate.
I know this is a replica website, and I know this is a big tent - but to say that I hate these cars is weak-sauce compared to how I really feel about them.
They're bad in every possible way.
When I see one of these things, I spend more time thinking about just who is buying them than about the pieces themselves.
And then I think about the people who created them, who knew that if they did someone would just have to have one.
And then I think about the whole parallel universe where those makers and those buyers exist.
And then I think that maybe this is what got Schrödinger thinking about that whole cat thing.