We took this in on trade the other day, I took it for a spin.
Stuck behind the Merc SLS 6.3 AMG a couple of days ago.
For you Americans, this was a relativley traffic-free journey.
You don't see anything like that outside of our cities does driving in Britain suck that much?
Like that in most mid-sized towns or anything larger. It was 5:30PM to be fair so rush hour.
These were at the ALMS race in Baltimore:
and these are all just things I've seen out and about:
Why... a shark on a PT Cruzer. Just why, It's the worst car ever.
Lots of car's you saw in this thread
wat, why is the isetta using beetle sun cap and headlight eyelids?
i think my dad's friend had an isetta when he was younger
Obviously this isn't my picture, but I did see one of these. (and less than three minutes later, a Bentley) Made my week. It wasn't at a car show or anything either- it was just cruising around the streets of Pittsburgh. I got lucky that day, considering that was the only time I've been to Pittsburgh.
(just in case: this is a Reventon, not an Aventador.)
Saw this for the first time yesterday at the lambo dealership by my house. I like the merci SV better, but its still a badass car. There was tis aventador and a merci sv behind it both in a cool semi gloss silver color that looked cool. Was 6 gallardos there too
I'd have to say, the Aventador is my favorite Lamborghini. Generally speaking though, i'm more into ferraris' cars.
I've yet to see any Lambo outside of a dealership besides the Gallardo. Makes me feel bad, as I don't like Gallardos at all compared to their other models.
An R34 gtr vspec II that lives in my cul-de-sac, the guy warms it up for ages every time he takes it out (which isn't often)
Are those more common in Europe than the US? I've only ever seen one in person here on the East coast of the US.
I thought R34's werent allowed in the us
Depends on the state, I guess? I know that in some provinces in Canada RHD cars are illegal now, unless you imported them before they came up with that law.
Couple other nice cars I've seen
I was also convinced that all 350 were sold. Why is there one still in a dealership????
The hard part is the glass, airbag regulations, safety equipment, tires will have to comply with US DOT, it's just a big mess of having to retrofit safety shit into a car that either didn't come with it or doesn't have it readily available.
Say someone wanted to import a JDM RHD CRX SiR, the glasstop one. Well, you'd have to change the windshield out for a USDM windshield, the bumpers (the actualy bumper, not the skin) for USDM bumpers (correct impact rating), among other miscellaneous things.
I see. I know someone who owns a BNR32 in Quebec and he just said that it's illegal to drive RHD cars there if they were imported after a certain date, didn't know how it works for the US.
It's pretty easy to make imported RHD cars legal here, it just costs a lot of money. About $2k average for a RHD import, a lot less obviously if there is a LHD version of the car.
If you can afford to import an R34 then I'm sure you can afford the 2k to make it legal.
Obviously. It just sucks when you're trying to get a cheap car from Japan.
Importing to Germany from outside the EU costs quite a lot.
For example, if a car costs about €7.000 in Japan, you'll end up with about €12.000-€14.000 before it's fully legal, registrated etc. And over €2.000 of that is just taxes and customs... my ass.
That's probably why we have so many Jap imports in the UK. You roll it off the boat, drive it round to get it registered and they basically just check to see if it's got some brakes.
R32 Skyrine I drove past. Owned by a tuning company so I'd guess it's either a GTR or GTS-T.
A lot of people here are importing them from the UK, no customs and no taxes. But it's usually easier to find cars with low mileage and in a better condition in Japan.
I took a picture of this one when I was walking down the street while visiting New York. First time I had ever seen a Lambo in real life. I'm pretty sure its a Gallardo (I'm not good at Lambo), but hey, I'm not complaining.
Also saw this Ferrari the same day (shitty picture though).
I saw a Lamborghini here in town some weeks ago. With these bumpy roads I'm not surprised the owner got a crane to move it around with too since it clearly can't really drive anywhere
Best I ever saw was this Gallardo doing a roundabout here at the beach.
It was one of the older models, but still good.
Wow, really? Banned just for street racing? That must have made a lot of people mad... What about European exotics and other high performance vehicles? I can't imagine my country without skylines, they're like the staple japanese sports car.
I'm not sure about European exotics or anything, I rarely see european cars though, I think I saw an Opel the other day but they aren't common here. My friend owns a Celsior however, and there's some import Celicas floating around.
Some maserati models are inadmissible.
All daihatsu passenger vehicles are inadmissible
1996 Viper Roadster inadmissible
All fiat passenger cars are inadmissible
That's just a list. And take note, those are AMERICAN cars that are outlawed. One brand mentioned for the list "No U.S models were made"
Good luck finding out what cars are outlawed, you'd have to choose specific cars and find the info on them.
All import cars from countries other than the United States must meet Canadian safety regulations or else they are completely banned. You are not allowed to alter a car to make it safe, or such.
The only exception is cars over 15 years old, or buses made earlier than January 1971.
I guess I was wrong. New imports are completely banned. Fuck. (Well, all the ones that don't comply with Canadian safety standards).