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    Huh, Really mine for a few days! You sure?

    So then here are a few pics of something I got to work on recently and yes that meant I got to drive it for a few days. Certainly not what I was expecting but hey ho was a lot of fun and really to be totally honest a lot of hard work. Oh and The noise this thing makes under full acceleration is something to behold and as is the way in which it slams you into the seat. If I had to describe it, I would use one word, "brutal"! NOTE: No you are not going blind, I have intentionally edited the pics and blurred out the background as some of the things you could have seen are not for public viewing as yet. Neither is the location of the facility. Sorry...

    Anyways enough rambling and on with the pictures, oh and a last snippet it had 2KM on the clock when I got it and I returned it with 568km and a grin from ear to ear.











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    wow I bet that moved nicely! What country is it in Basil? you been away again?

    A good friend of mines dad had one of the early ones about 6 years ago and that thing was big but moved so quickly it scared the crap out of me.
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    A guy up the road from me has an older version of that i think, its lovely. But he just washes it and never drives it anywhere. you must have a pretty good job basil.

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    What a gorgeous car. A customer I knew had one, but was always too scared to leave it in full sight. Whenever he came to purchase goods we'd have to let him park in the warehouse.

    What you been up to with that then Basil? Ice install?
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    Awesome cars, bet you were glad that you could drive it!!!

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    OMG automotive porn - love it !

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    You said it all with one word Basil 'Brutal'...

    ...what a beast!

    Is that a 'charged 6.3 V8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatG View Post
    wow I bet that moved nicely! What country is it in Basil? you been away again?

    A good friend of mines dad had one of the early ones about 6 years ago and that thing was big but moved so quickly it scared the crap out of me.

    Yes, been away doing some contract work again for a few days and got back yesterday about 6ish. All I will say is that it is in mainland Europe, Sorry cannot be more specific and driving the car was an absolute must for the work.

    As for the specific's on what I working on it is all hush hush but definately not ICE or anything specifically to do with ICE. Lets just say that the next few years will be very interesting and not just on the CL.

    Oh and no not the supercharged version that would be the 65AMG with 1000NM torque but this i no slouch either and yes I got to drive the 65AMG as well although only briefly around the facility.

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    Nice! First pics I've seen of that. The dash seems fairly similar to the latest BMW designs. Getting paid to play with toys like that, a tough life eh!
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    That's a bit savage. Nice job you've got there

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