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post #1 of 16 Old 03-10-2008, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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2005 Arnage, 99 550, 2007 Jaguar XK, (in the garage not photographed 1955 Jaguar XK140)
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post #2 of 16 Old 03-10-2008, 09:46 AM
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Very impressive fleet. How does the 550 compare to the Jag XK ?
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That is an eclectic garage - very nice!
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The Jag XK is a huuuuge improvement over the previous generation XK8. It is 300HP versus the Ferrari ~500HP, and roughly the same weight, so speed-wise the Jag is no comparison. If traveling long loooong distances the Jag would be a bit more comfortable, and gets much better fuel mileage (30mpg+).
Ferrari feels much more planted and stable, however the Jag is no slouch and is very confidence inspiring in the twisties.
I'm much more a fan of the traditional manual rather than the paddle shift auto.

Interestingly, in a straight line the Bentley will pass the Jag with little effort. In the twisties the Jag will pull away, but you'd be absolutely amazed what you can do with the Bentley when you set your mind to it.

It is a very nice fleet, each car is very different in its own way.
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very nice cars, congratulations!

but the Ferrari is the best one, even with the tough competition hehehehehe

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Great set of cars. Enjoy them in good health (specially the 550)

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great stuff thanks for posting !
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Beautiful cars!

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Very impresse fleet! Very different cars, for every occasion there's a right car.
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good combination.

a real sportscar, a luxury cruiser and a nice convertible for the sunny days.

mv agusta+ferrari =perfect world
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Which of the cars is your personal favorite?

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2005 Arnage, 99 550, 2007 Jaguar XK, (in the garage not photographed 1955 Jaguar XK140)
I noticed recently that prices on the Bentley Continental GT has drop to a quite appealing level. Any idea how it compares to the Arnage ?
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Uber nice sir Uber nice.

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The GT is just that, 500+ hp and quick off the line but: heavy, heavy, heavy. I've only driven the GT, never the Arnage. The features on the car are impressive and you'll recognize the German in it (it shares the same emergency brake button as the Audi S8, same computer as the Gallardo).
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post #16 of 16 Old 11-12-2008, 10:02 AM
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Looking at some of the prices in Europe/UK right now you can pick up a Bentley Continental GT, Aston Vanquish, or a 550 Maranello for not a whole lot of money.
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