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8th Mar '17 10:46:29 AM philipnova798
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* [[http://www.themill.com/portfolio/3002/the-blackbird%C2%AE The Blackbird]], a collaboration between visual effects company Creator/TheMill and vehicle builders [=JemFX=]. A custom-made vehicle made for use in car commercials produced by the former, with the ability to change wheelbase to the exact length of the car being advertised.

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* [[http://www.themill.com/portfolio/3002/the-blackbird%C2%AE The Blackbird]], a collaboration between visual effects company Creator/TheMill and vehicle builders [=JemFX=]. A custom-made vehicle made for use in car commercials produced by the former, with The Blackbird has the ability to change wheelbase to the exact length of the car being advertised.advertised. As well as being able to simulate that car's exact acceleration and shift ratios.
8th Mar '17 10:44:26 AM philipnova798
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* [[http://www.themill.com/portfolio/3002/the-blackbird%C2%AE The Blackbird]], a collaboration between visual effects company Creator/TheMill and vehicle builders [=JemFX=]. A custom-made vehicle made for use in car commercials produced by the former, with the ability to change wheelbase to the exact length of the car being advertised.
8th Mar '17 9:32:50 AM nombretomado
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* The villain of ''[[MatthewReilly Scarecrow]]'' owns a Ferrari Modena, a Porsche GT-2, an Aston Martin Vanquish, a Lamborghini Diablo and several Subaru rally cars. They ''all'' get stolen and most are destroyed in what is probably the biggest car chase of any medium, which involved the above supercars, a pair of big rigs, a helicopter, two fighter jets, ''and a French destroyer.'' By the end of it, only one car, one truck, one helicopter, and the destroyer are still intact, and several miles of the French countryside are missing. The author himself drives a Delorean.

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* The villain of ''[[MatthewReilly ''[[Creator/MatthewReilly Scarecrow]]'' owns a Ferrari Modena, a Porsche GT-2, an Aston Martin Vanquish, a Lamborghini Diablo and several Subaru rally cars. They ''all'' get stolen and most are destroyed in what is probably the biggest car chase of any medium, which involved the above supercars, a pair of big rigs, a helicopter, two fighter jets, ''and a French destroyer.'' By the end of it, only one car, one truck, one helicopter, and the destroyer are still intact, and several miles of the French countryside are missing. The author himself drives a Delorean.
7th Mar '17 1:02:47 PM Yalsaris63
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* The movie ''[[Film/SmokeyandtheBandit Smokey and the Bandit]]'' prominently featured the badass new 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am Special Edition, which went on to sell like hotcakes thanks to the film.

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* The movie ''[[Film/SmokeyandtheBandit Smokey and the Bandit]]'' prominently featured the badass new 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am Special Edition, [[TheRedStapler which went on to sell like hotcakes thanks to the film.film]].
2nd Mar '17 5:37:00 PM WillKeaton
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* Manga/SailorMoon: Haruka (Sailor Uranus) drives a ''roofless'' Toyota [=2000GT=], only two were ever made, as the CoolCar in Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice.

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* Manga/SailorMoon: ''Manga/SailorMoon'': Haruka (Sailor Uranus) drives a ''roofless'' Toyota [=2000GT=], only two were ever made, as the CoolCar in Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice.
1st Mar '17 7:27:36 PM WillKeaton
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## The Ogre AN-21, which is the ''SuperPrototype'' to the Al-Zard thus far.

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## The Ogre AN-21, which is the ''SuperPrototype'' to the Al-Zard thus far.Al-Zard.
1st Mar '17 7:26:54 PM WillKeaton
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In RealLife, many types of the Cool Car actually have quirks in control or handling that [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs can get an inexperienced or drunk or distracted driver into an accident]], and/or can quickly reach lethal speeds and have less crumple zones and bulk due to being built for speed or appearance over safety. A common example of the former is called "Lambo brain," where people overwhelmed with the Cool Car factor yet inexperienced with steering in a Lamborghini (or who are distracted/drunk and going too fast when they take a turn) [[http://youtu.be/1pgm8I0B8bY?t=34s spin out, crashing into whatever is in the way]]. An example of the latter is that with ''many'' of the Cool Cars built for speed and lightness, they have fewer crumple zones, some have fuel systems that catch on fire post-engine fire/internal fire or post-accident in ways that [[EveryCarIsAPinto rival a Pinto]], and many are convertibles - all of which makes them cool, but all of which makes them far more dangerous in accidents and a fire danger. Most supercar drivers are actually advised due to the increased fire/explosion risk to both carry fire extinguishers in the event of engine or dropped cigarette/electrical wiring/etc fires and to ''abandon the car'' and run as far away as soon as possible if the fire extinguisher doesn't work immediately or they survive a wreck.

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In RealLife, many types of the Cool Car actually have quirks in control or handling that [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs can get an inexperienced or drunk or distracted driver into an accident]], and/or can quickly reach lethal speeds and have less crumple zones and bulk due to being built for speed or appearance over safety. A common example of the former is called "Lambo brain," where people overwhelmed with the Cool Car factor yet inexperienced with steering in a Lamborghini (or who are distracted/drunk and going too fast when they take a turn) [[http://youtu.be/1pgm8I0B8bY?t=34s spin out, crashing into whatever is in the way]]. way.]] An example of the latter is that with ''many'' of the Cool Cars built for speed and lightness, they have fewer crumple zones, some have fuel systems that catch on fire post-engine fire/internal fire or post-accident in ways that [[EveryCarIsAPinto rival a Pinto]], and many are convertibles - all of which makes them cool, but all of which makes them far more dangerous in accidents and a fire danger. Most supercar drivers are actually advised due to the increased fire/explosion risk to both carry fire extinguishers in the event of engine or dropped cigarette/electrical wiring/etc fires and to ''abandon the car'' and run as far away as soon as possible if the fire extinguisher doesn't work immediately or they survive a wreck.
26th Feb '17 4:55:05 PM SN95
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** As would Mazda's Wankel-engined models, although arguably the engine itself fell into [[TheAllegedCar The Alleged Engine]] territory.

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** As would Mazda's * Multiple Mazda Wankel-engined models, cars fall into this category, although arguably the engine itself fell falls into [[TheAllegedCar The Alleged Engine]] territory.territory.
** All three generations of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_RX-7 Mazda RX-7]], Mazda's Wankel rotary-engined sports car produced from [[LongRunner 1978 to 2002]], count. While the rotary engine does suffer from some reliability issues, especially the third-generation FD-series, the engine produces an extremely high amount of horsepower for it's size (the last models produced ''280 HP'' from the 1.3 liter rotary engine), and the RX-7 is currently the best-selling rotary-powered car in the world (with 811,634 produced by the end of production in 2002). The RX-7 won Motor Trend's Import Car of The Year Award twice in 1986 and 1993, and they're often cited as one of the best sports cars of their era. Not to mention the RX-7 is very popular within the tuner scene.
** The RX-7's successor, the 2003-2011 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_RX-8 Mazda RX-8]], also counts. While the RX-8 still suffered from the same reliability issues previous Mazda rotary-engined cars had and it did have less power than the third-generation FD RX-7 it succeeded (to be fair, the RX-8 was powered by a naturally-aspirated rotary engine while the FD RX-7 had a twin-turbo rotary engine), the RX-8 is still certainly a Cool Car. The RX-8 ditched the 2-door coupe layout of it's predecessor and it instead went with a 4-door quad coupe design. Critics and owners alike noted the RX-8's smooth handling, even balance, light weight, and respectable power outputs especially for it's low price. As with the RX-7, the RX-8 has won multiple awards (a staggering ''37'' as of October 2006) and it remains prolific on the tuner scene.



* All three generations of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_RX-7 Mazda RX-7]], Mazda's Wankel rotary-engined sports car produced from [[LongRunner 1978 to 2002]], count. While the rotary engine does suffer from some reliability issues, especially the third-generation FD-series, the engine produces an extremely high amount of horsepower for it's size (the last models produced ''280 HP'' from the 1.3 liter rotary engine), and the RX-7 is currently the best-selling rotary-powered car in the world (with 811,634 produced by the end of production in 2002). The RX-7 won Motor Trend's Import Car of The Year Award twice in 1986 and 1993, and they're often cited as one of the best sports cars of their era. Not to mention the RX-7 is very popular within the tuner scene.
** The RX-7's successor, the 2003-2011 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_RX-8 Mazda RX-8]], also counts. While the RX-8 still suffered from the same reliability issues previous Mazda rotary-engined cars had and it did have less power than the third-generation FD RX-7 it succeeded (to be fair, the RX-8 was powered by a naturally-aspirated rotary engine while the FD RX-7 had a twin-turbo rotary engine), the RX-8 is still certainly a Cool Car. The RX-8 ditched the 2-door coupe layout of it's predecessor and it instead went with a 4-door quad coupe design. Critics and owners alike noted the RX-8's smooth handling, even balance, light weight, and respectable power outputs especially for it's low price. As with the RX-7, the RX-8 has won multiple awards (a staggering ''37'' as of October 2006) and it remains prolific on the tuner scene.
26th Feb '17 4:50:27 PM SN95
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* All three generations of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_RX-7 Mazda RX-7]], Mazda's Wankel rotary-engined sports car produced from [[LongRunner 1978 to 2002]], count. While the rotary engine does suffer from some reliability issues, especially the third-generation FD-series, the engine produces an extremely high amount of horsepower for it's size (the last models produced ''280 HP'' from the 1.3 liter rotary engine), and the RX-7 is currently the best-selling rotary-powered car in the world (with 811,634 produced by the end of production in 2002). The RX-7 won Motor Trend's Import Car of The Year Award twice in 1986 and 1993, and they're often cited as one of the best sports cars of their era. Not to mention the RX-7 is very popular within the tuner scene.
** The RX-7's successor, the 2003-2011 [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_RX-8 Mazda RX-8]], also counts. While the RX-8 still suffered from the same reliability issues previous Mazda rotary-engined cars had and it did have less power than the third-generation FD RX-7 it succeeded (to be fair, the RX-8 was powered by a naturally-aspirated rotary engine while the FD RX-7 had a twin-turbo rotary engine), the RX-8 is still certainly a Cool Car. The RX-8 ditched the 2-door coupe layout of it's predecessor and it instead went with a 4-door quad coupe design. Critics and owners alike noted the RX-8's smooth handling, even balance, light weight, and respectable power outputs especially for it's low price. As with the RX-7, the RX-8 has won multiple awards (a staggering ''37'' as of October 2006) and it remains prolific on the tuner scene.



* [[LethalJokeCharacter The Caterham Super Seven.]] descendant of the old Lotus Seven. Yes it looks like a cross between a go-kart and a 1930s racer, and yes, its 250-hp 2-liter engine may appear to be a joke by virtue of it being from a Ford Mondeo. Now that you're done laughing, take into account the fact that it is so friggin' light (506 kg, or 1,116 pounds) that it has a power-to-weight ratio greater than the Bugatti Veyron. Let's reinterate: its power-to-weight ratio is better than the ''Bugatti Veyron'', the fastest production car in existence ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tN6_xUL8j4 it actually got around the Top Gear test track a second quicker than the Veyron did]]). It's also a fraction of tthe cost and is a hell of a lot more fun to drive.

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* [[LethalJokeCharacter The Caterham Super Seven.]] descendant of the old Lotus Seven. Yes Yes, it looks like a cross between a go-kart and a 1930s racer, and yes, its 250-hp 2-liter engine may appear to be a joke by virtue of it being from a Ford Mondeo. Now that you're done laughing, take into account the fact that it is so friggin' light (506 kg, or 1,116 pounds) that it has a power-to-weight ratio greater than the Bugatti Veyron. Let's reinterate: its power-to-weight ratio is better than the ''Bugatti Veyron'', the fastest production car in existence ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tN6_xUL8j4 it actually got around the Top Gear test track a second quicker than the Veyron did]]). It's also a fraction of tthe the cost and is a hell of a lot more fun to drive.
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