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DSCOTY 07: Track Toys
What is Dieselstations' best track toy of the year?
Ariel Atom [ 10 ] ** [17.54%]
Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe [ 2 ] ** [3.51%]
Lotus Exige S [ 14 ] ** [24.56%]
Mosler MT900S [ 2 ] ** [3.51%]
Porsche 911 GT3/GT3 RS [ 29 ] ** [50.88%]
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post Nov 26 2006, 03:42 PM
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For more on the DieselStation Car of the Year '07 competition, please see this thread.

Ariel Atom
Base MSRP:
$42,010
Available Engines: 2.2 liter DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 140 HP and 150 ft.-lbs. of torque, 2.0 liter supercharged DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with (205/230/245/300) HP and (200/205/215/250) ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual transmission
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight: 1325 lbs.







Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe
Base MSRP:
$83,145
Available Engines: 8.3 liter OHV 20-valve V10 with 510 HP and 535 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual transmission
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight: 3380 lbs.







Lotus Exige S
Base MSRP:
$56,990
Available Engines: 1.8 liter supercharged DOHC 16-valve inline-4 with 220 HP and 165 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual transmission
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight: 2077 lbs.







Mosler MT900S
Base MSRP:
$189,000
Available Engines: 5.7 liter OHV 16-valve V8 with 435 HP and 400 ft.-lbs. of torque, 5.7 liter supercharged OHV 16-valve V8 with 600 HP and 557 ft.-lbs. of torque, 7.0 liter OHV 16-valve V8 with 540 HP and 540 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual or 6-speed sequential manual transmission
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight: 2450+ lbs. (without fuel)







Porsche 911 GT3/GT3 RS
Base MSRP:
$106,000
Available Engines: 3.6 liter DOHC 24-valve H6 with 415 HP and 300 ft.-lbs. of torque
Available Transmissions: 6-speed manual transmission
Available Drivetrains: Rear wheel drive
Curb Weight: 3031-3075 lbs.





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post Nov 26 2006, 03:56 PM
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I voted for the Mosler, it's kind of like a modern-day McLaren F1 to me...and I LOVE the McLaren. The Viper and Exige and Atom and Porsche were a very, very close second. tongue.gif
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post Nov 26 2006, 03:58 PM
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My idea of an ideal track toy is something you enjoy driving on the street as much as you do on the track. Really, I love all these cars, but when you apply that criteria it goes down like this:

1) GT3 - best amalgamation of road comfort and track performance here.
2) Viper - Totally badass reputation, fantastic performance, but enough of a pussycat to trundle downtown with.
3) Atom - Makes up for its horrendous impracticality with its tremendous entertainment value, but I think the Atom fails because it's too unprotected for a track car. Honestly, do you want to whip an atom around a racetrack all day? It would beat you up like nothing else. I would only have an atom for hammering mountain backroads on sunny days.
4) Exige S - This is where I can't explain myself too well. I just don't care for the Lotus nearly as much as the others.
5) Mosler - A racecar for the road like so many others before...brutally fast on the racetrack but a nightmare on public roads, even if it is technically legal. This belongs on a poster on a boy's wall, not in my garage.
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post Nov 26 2006, 04:25 PM
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I voted for the SRT-10 because it has that badass reputation, and the performance is awesome. The interior is shit but it's a track car anyway.
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post Nov 26 2006, 04:38 PM
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Atom, baby. Because nothing feels better than getting hit in the face by a bee at 100 mph.
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post Nov 26 2006, 05:07 PM
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Celica on crack, please.
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post Nov 26 2006, 06:25 PM
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if you're going to have a track toy, it might as well be f'ing nuts. I'd like the hottest supercharged Atom they make.
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post Nov 26 2006, 08:22 PM
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GT3RS for me please, Ill have it in black, with green lettering, and you can give me the Carrera GT seats, and the PCM delete if you would (plus anything else porsche is willing to remove.)

I think its funny that outta all of these its the only one which is atcually a homologation special...maybe the Viper coupe will be again some day, but I have not heard anything about that...nor have I herd anything about Mostler taking another crack at LeMans.
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post Nov 26 2006, 08:25 PM
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I would love the Atom but the GT3 is just so much more for me.
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post Nov 26 2006, 08:32 PM
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GT3
Exige S
Mosler
Viper
Atom
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post Nov 27 2006, 01:01 AM
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Viper . In those colours .
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post Nov 27 2006, 04:13 AM
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997 GT3 RS for me, with the full trackday hardcore package finished in orange with black decals and wheels...
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post Nov 27 2006, 05:49 AM
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The Lotus, Viper and Porch are too sissy. When ever I see the Mosler, I can't help but think of the FFR GTM which can be had for less than half the cost of the Mosler and looks as good.

Atom it is.
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post Nov 27 2006, 07:03 AM
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Having trouble deciding between the simple, yet exemplary Atom or the heart throbbing GT3.

I'll take the latter coz the Atom might just be too bare for me.
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post Nov 27 2006, 10:17 AM
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QUOTE(PBB @ Nov 27 2006, 05:49 AM) *
The Lotus, Viper and Porch are too sissy. When ever I see the Mosler, I can't help but think of the FFR GTM


However, with the Mosler, you can't even drive it to the track. How sissy is that?
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post Nov 27 2006, 07:17 PM
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GT3 would be my first choice with the Viper coming after.
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post Nov 27 2006, 09:29 PM
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Atom has my vote.

I've also heard that they are making an aluminium V8 model only 2.4L or something but its supposed to be lighter with more power. more power to weight ratio
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post Nov 28 2006, 04:50 AM
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A guy threw a small displacement aloy V8 in an Atom to test the engine for a prototype he is developing...that is a fact, but I have not heard of Atom developing a V8 for the car. you can read about the Atom here.
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post Nov 28 2006, 04:56 AM
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Here are the details on the V8 Atom: http://forums.dieselstation.com/index.php?...c=19578&hl=
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post Nov 28 2006, 03:09 PM
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GT3/GT3RS is soo cool!
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