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Old 22nd March 2012, 01:11 PM
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Drive.com.au review of the SL65 AMG V12.

Fine looking car and with the AMG V12 sure would be fast we like that!!


http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/m...320-1vgtv.html

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Old 22nd March 2012, 08:33 PM
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Fabulous frontal styling, more than acceptable rear and deck view, disproportioned side on styling - terribly small glass house, long front and stumpy back. Cannot hold candle to Aston Martin and a couple of other exotics. That's just my view. Regards Styria
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The styling of the headlights is somewhat confused.... But I wouldn't kick one outta my garage if it backfired!!!! The rest of it's beautiful! And my favorite colour....
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Old 23rd March 2012, 08:55 AM
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Fabulous frontal styling, more than acceptable rear and deck view, disproportioned side on styling - terribly small glass house, long front and stumpy back. Cannot hold candle to Aston Martin and a couple of other exotics. That's just my view. Regards Styria
Agree God Father about your comment about the Aston Martin not holding a candle to the SL65!

Aston Martin Vanquish for the money not my cup of Early Grey!

I saw a new white Land Rover whilst out walking with the dog the Rover did look a touch ordinary it was the EVogue from memory.
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The styling of the headlights is somewhat confused.... But I wouldn't kick one outta my garage if it backfired!!!! The rest of it's beautiful! And my favorite colour....

LOL I spat tea out of my nose when I read that Mark!


As for styling cues?

Looks a bit Jaguar-ish to me

I blame wind tunnel design parameters, all cars seem to be going in this direction and if you are not first with the basic design cues than you can but follow.
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I hate it when that happens; sorry about that chief!!!
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I just found it a funny adaptation of the original version and I was a bit amused from my Servo ordeal so it made my day.
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Drive.com.au review of the SL65 AMG V12.

Fine looking car and with the AMG V12 sure would be fast we like that!!


http://smh.drive.com.au/motor-news/m...320-1vgtv.html

I can see myself and Birthday Girl cruising along in that SL65 I hope Birthday Girl does not mind if the SL65 is a red colour? LOL.
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Hi Tim & Styria like Mark i would not kick it out off bed . As for the Aston Martin not a bad design for a cheap Commodore body kit designer . Yes Ian Callam used to design HSV upto the VX . I think the Rapid is fantastic and the best looking sedan in the world . Unlike the Lagonda by William Towns .

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Hi Tim & Styria like Mark i would not kick it out off bed . As for the Aston Martin not a bad design for a cheap Commodore body kit designer . Yes Ian Callam used to design HSV upto the VX . I think the Rapid is fantastic and the best looking sedan in the world . Unlike the Lagonda by William Towns .
Geoff, are you referring to the four door Aston Martin Lagonda of about 1978 vintage ? Was it the car that BenzBoy plus others didn't know about, but then I was lucky to find the road test that I had cut out of a magazine ? Or, are you referring to the 1962 David Brown Lagonda Rapide ? Regards Styria

N.B. BTW, we have full details of all four Lagondas on TK - the Aston Martin Lagonda, the 1962 just mentioned, the William Towns styled Lagonda (one of Benz Boy's fancies) and the 1935 (?) V12 engined Le Mans racer designed by W. O. Bentley.
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Hi Styria this is the aston Martin Rapide that i think is 1 of the most stunning cars ever made http://www.astonmartin.com/cars/rapide as for the Lagonda yes i found your 4 door and posted the pictures for you the other 1 is the William Towns car http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_Lagonda . Geoff PS as i stated all Aston Martins Since DB7 have been styled by Ian Callum who designed for HSV from VR till VX
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