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McQueen's Gulf Porsche....and the new McLaren P1 Gulf

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 23, 2014

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    McQueen's Porsche 917 looked like this:
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    ...and here's a special one-off McLaren P1 made by their MSO division...just in case the normal P1 was too normal.

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  2. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Dec 23, 2014

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    ... and this 917 is on my desktop.
    Every day.

    Greetings
    Werner
     
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  3. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 24, 2014

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    Beautiful livery, this and the Martini cars are probably the two most iconic in motorsport of all time
     
  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Dec 25, 2014

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    Great desktop Werner.

    And yes Ash- agree on the Martini logo. Love those Lancia Rally Delta's with the Martini paint job
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  5. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 14, 2015

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    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 15, 2015

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  7. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Jan 15, 2015

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    Hallo Hubert,

    I'm sure that everybody who knew the
    GT40 will recognize the tradition. The
    GT40 was a legend, especially at Le Mans. (Although, I was a Porsche fan,
    I think of the legendary race in 1969.)
    Will the new Ford GT participate in the
    FIA-WEC, or what is it meant for? I would
    appreciate a participation. Will the old
    times come back?
    Let is see.

    In the meantime best wishes
    Werner Boeinck
     
  8. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 15, 2015

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  9. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Jan 17, 2015

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    Hallo Hubert ,
    Thank you for the post. Question answered, learning can be great fun.
    At the end of August there will be a race
    belonging to the FIA-WEC at the
    Nürburgring. I hope I can make it and
    see the GT there (and some others of
    course).

    HAGWE
    Werner
     
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 17, 2015

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    Very welcome Werner. I also hope to see the new Ford GT race soon as well.

    Please post some pictures of the races, if you end up going. Cheers!
     
  11. Kuby

    Kuby Jan 17, 2015

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    I can't think of another iconic image that features a legend, great cars and a fantastic watch. Certainly influenced me in more ways than one.
     
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  12. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Jan 18, 2015

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    I'll do my very best.
     
  13. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 26, 2015

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    For you Werner:
     
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  14. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jan 26, 2015

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    To me, it's OK, but not great. At least the last "reedition" they did was an honest copy of the original GT40 and never pretended to be anything else. This one is a little trapped in between. It's kind of a copy of the old one, but updated.

    It would have been bolder to start again with a new, modern design.
     
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  15. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Jan 27, 2015

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    Hello Hubert,
    I like the design of the GT, especially as
    it's different to the Audis and Porsches.
    So let the legend return. I think they have
    great courge to translate the "dino- design" into present. But I think they know
    what they are doing.
    But now I have a problem: As mentioned
    earlier, I'm a Porsche fan. What to wish
    for victory?
    And further on, who will wear the (TAG)
    Heuer?

    Cheers
     
  16. Hubert

    Hubert Jan 28, 2015

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    Excellent questions Werner.
    I think you should root for Porsche and your home team. And if they don't win, then you'll have a second team to cheer for.
    Nice to have choices!
     
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  17. WernerBoeinck

    WernerBoeinck Feb 2, 2015

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    Hello Hubert,
    having read your contribution about the
    Nissan Nismo/TAGHeuer LM P1 project
    I now have a third team to cheer for. To
    use your words, if you have enough choices you nearly can't loose! June 13th/
    14th might cost me a lot of energy, but
    I will enjoy it.
    If Nissan participates in the LeMans race,
    they surely have something "in the pipe".
    That's the japanese way. Toyota also was very strong in the past, but they had bad
    luck. So this year's race will at least be
    "very interesting". I'm looking forward to
    it. I presume, one question is answered
    in the meantime: the TAGHeuer will be worn by Marc Gene.

    Cheers
    Werner
     
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  18. Hubert

    Hubert Feb 2, 2015

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    Excellent Werner! Yes, now we'll have plenty of chances to come out on top! :D
     
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    Hubert Feb 8, 2015

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  20. Devil

    Devil Feb 8, 2015

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