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  1. "Relay Crime" reality?

    Or the microwave (Freezer will kill the battery in the key)... or wrap in foil and put in a metal cake tin... or you can actually buy "Faraday" bags to put things in like phones (so you can't be tracked, or it can't blab) and keys too... The Internet is an amazing place - you even have a UK based manufacturer: http://faradaybag.com/ ...and an Oz shop: https://www.faradaybags.com.au/shop
  2. Post a pic of your car

    What's in the driveway today?
  3. 0-60 in 1.9 secs

    It has some impressive claims made about it. I like how you can test drive one after you put a stupidly big ($50K) deposit on it...
  4. ...and another pretender to the top trumps crown.
  5. Mercedes Christmas?

    I've pulled the trigger, my newest baby is getting the AMG High Performance Brake system for Xmas. Bigger and fatter rotors with better cross drilling and slotting, and multipot (Brembo) callipers vs big sliding calipers. Replace these (mine have Mercedes Benz stickering) with these Back callipers look identical to ML500, but have AMG logo, and are wider as the new rotor is not only vented, slotted and drilled, it is a lot thicker than the just vented rear rotor on the ML500.
  6. TaxTheRich - Rallycross

    ha! Awesome!
  7. So you are a happy camper then?
  8. So a RWD 'egg smashes an AWD Bugatti. On a runway deemed low friction. Epic stuff.
  9. Mercedes-AMG Project One

    Only 275 to be made or something - and like all these insane cars (price, performance, rarity, technical boundary pushing) were apparently all sold as soon as its existence was whispered... It is a massive technology jump for road cars, the stats are amazing. Koenigsegg's Regera is now looking a little old tech...
  10. The £1k mobile phone

    I am still happily chomping along on my Samsung S6 Edge + on Android 7. Will probably look very closely at the OnePlus 5T when I decide life is not fraught enough and decide I need a new one...
  11. The new TVR Griffith

    crashed anything lately, on film, Mr P?
  12. The new TVR Griffith

    Now I know I have been busy and not on here as much as I used to be - what happened with Patently? As for the TVR falling apart - hopefully not!
  13. 420d xdrive mpg

    How can you have long drives like that on such a tiny island?
  14. 420d xdrive mpg

    PMSL. I actually haven't counted how many are in mine... The ONLY reason I have never bought a BMW while living in Canberra is simple. There is only one Stealer and they have a terrible reputation. Given the costs of European cars in Oz, the whole ownership experience weighs heavily in the buying decision. (I have driven 3x M3s fo various ages and loved their wolf in sheeps clothing performance)
  15. Land Rover Parking issue

    Well, words cannot express...
  16. Great Wall to buy Fiat?

    Well, given Fiat own Ferrari, this could be entertaining...
  17. Post a pic of your car

    I love my ML500, so I doubt you'll be terribly disappointed with the new (to you) toy. Speaking of which, I cannot remember if I posted a shot of mine...
  18. New pants please

    That will buff right out!
  19. A45 AMG

    Down here - none. Demand outstrips supply atm.
  20. More about the BMW 8 Concept (with pics)

    Something for them to chase the upper-end AMGs with, no doubt.
  21. Holy cr*p, a car thread!

    So Tipex, will they just "go to town" and reupholster the driver's seat - or look to replace it? It's a nice find, and will come up a million $ when detailed.
  22. Wörthersee Concept GTI

    my eyes! my eyes!
  23. My kind of art exhibition

    That is quite amazing... What put you on to it?
  24. Security warning

    Russians, Chinese and NorKs probably already have it... Be selling it to the USAliens after your GCHQ harvest it.
  25. E63. AWD, 604 Bhp, 627 lbft. Is that enough?

    No. Just ask Wopps...