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Mikeado

Name
Michael Gooderham
Account Created
Nov 29th, 2009 3:55am
Age
23 years old
About
After growing out of Thomas the Tank Engine at about 5 or 6, I became infatuated with cars instead, with my first "favourite car" being the Ferrari F50. I'm a big fan of other European supercars of the time as well such as the Jaguar XJ220, McLaren F1, Lamborghini Diablo, basically anything you could drive in Need For Speed II! But when I got a Sony PlayStation for my birthday, Gran Turismo took over my life. I am thus also a big fan of '90s Japanese sports cars, and particularly the Nissan GT-R. I used to follow the BTCC - back when it was exciting in the late '90s and early '00s - and I'm an avid follower of F1. I've also been watching TopGear for as long as I can remember (even in the 1990s when it was 30 mins and had most of the people who became Fifth Gear presenters in it!)
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Fiat Grande Punto 1.2 Active 3 dr
1989 Austin Mini Racing Green
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Renault Espace first official images released
They do smaller wheels too: http://www.carscoops.com/2014/09/live-photos-of-renaults-stylish-new.html
Sep 25th, 2014 10:16pm
Ferrari F12 TRS spotted once again ahead of this weekend’s official reveal
They can spread the cost of developing LaFerrari across 499 models, whereas there is only one of these, and if it does have KERS then that will have taken a lot of re-engineering and re-packaging to get it all installed in a front-engined car (which doesn't use a CF monocoque but an alloy spaceframe chassis) when it was designed for a mid-engined one. They also had to custom make every single body panel and God knows what else...
Jun 19th, 2014 7:36pm
Jeremy Clarkson accused of making racist remarks during Top Gear filming
He's made a proper statement through Twitter - http://t.co/mfOqcltZAV
May 1st, 2014 9:42pm
Nissan GT-R Spec-V catches fire at the Nurburgring race track [video]
It's still surprising, if that really is a SpecV version. That version came with track-spec carbon ceramic brakes reportedly worth £36,000!
Apr 30th, 2014 6:41pm
McLaren P15 coming in 2017, could feature hybrid technology - report
"a mid-engine two seater with a carbon fiber monocoque structure" So it'll be just like every McLaren road car ever, then. Good to know.
Mar 20th, 2014 10:09pm
Next-gen Nissan GT-R to have 800 HP - report
Nonsense. And how the hell would it have the same 0-60 time as it does now with another 250bhp and instant torque?!
Mar 15th, 2014 9:30pm
2014 Toyota Aygo officially revealed in Geneva with premium design
Oh dear, I'm not liking that at all. What the hell is going on with the new C1/108/Aygo triplets and their designs?! Only the Peugeot looks nice...
Mar 4th, 2014 3:12pm
EDAG Genesis headed to Geneva with a tortoise-like shell
If the BAC Mono was a spaceship...
Feb 27th, 2014 10:03pm
Lexus RC F GT500 revealed, will compete in the 2014 Super GT Series
It will have a 2.0 4-cylinder turbo engine making 550PS and a 50PS KERS, just like all GT500 cars from 2014.
Jan 29th, 2014 3:05pm
Porsche 911 Targa leaked? [UPDATED]
Even though it's a render, there's no way it'll look more than 5% different to this... and I like it.
Jan 11th, 2014 12:06am
McLaren releases stunning video of P1 lapping the Nurburgring in less than seven minutes [video]
Here, enjoy it repeatedly in GIF form: http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/198h801l1ty8kgif/ku-xlarge.gif
Dec 7th, 2013 10:27pm
McLaren confirms P1 lapped the 'Ring with an average speed of more than 111 mph, pics released
Supposedly it's so that Ferrari don't know their target and are less likely to beat it.
Dec 6th, 2013 10:40pm
AMG Vision Gran Turismo to reach limited production via custom builder, based on the SLS AMG GT
I imagine they'll give it some actual wheel clearance, and maybe the novel addition of a back window. Otherwise, awesome!
Dec 5th, 2013 8:55pm
Ferrari testing 2014 F1 engine in LaFerrari? [video]
There's no way they'd sound like that! They've tested Maserati turbo engines in a California mule, though.
Dec 3rd, 2013 12:38am
Ferrari testing 2014 F1 engine in LaFerrari? [video]
It's the sound they made 30 years ago, a time everyone gets nostalgic about, so I think it's OK. I know it's not a screamer anymore, but there's more going on and I like it.
Dec 3rd, 2013 12:37am
Renault slaps its badge on the Duster facelift
Is this for markets Dacia isn't in?
Nov 29th, 2013 7:22pm
Honda Civic Tourer BTCC unleashed
This is awesome! Given Honda's track record it's in with a shout of the title too.
Nov 29th, 2013 7:17pm
Gordon Murray & Yamaha unveil the MOTIV.e city car in Tokyo, has a 100+ mile range
This is great! I'm so glad Gordon Murray's iStream car has reached this stage of finally being a branded car that will be sold to people.
Nov 21st, 2013 2:08am
2015 Jaguar XS rendered
Ah, but it's XS in Jaguar sizes (if you ignore the F-Type).
Nov 20th, 2013 2:59pm
2015 Jaguar XS rendered
The rear end looks too hefty IMO. Too big and blocky. The rest of it looks nice if not particularly outstanding.
Nov 20th, 2013 2:58pm
First driving footage with the Lykan Hypersport [video]
Not even nearly worth the money, but pretty cool.
Nov 18th, 2013 6:47pm
Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo officially revealed
There's a full-scale model (pictured) for motor shows, so that's your chance!
Nov 17th, 2013 2:40pm
2015 six-door MINI Traveller/Spacebox spied for the first time
Oh sure then, we'll just have Ferrari make an MPV, Rolls-Royce make a low-budget hatchback, Land Rover make a sports saloon and Bugatti make an SUV. Forget brand history...
Nov 16th, 2013 2:07pm
2015 six-door MINI Traveller/Spacebox spied for the first time
Mini has a new meaning all right: Money. It's not about anything else anymore. BMW will just whore out the iconic badge as many ways as they think of, ignoring its meaning. It's so depressing...
Nov 15th, 2013 11:06pm
Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series laps the Nurburgring in 7:25.67 [video]
Not really an apples-to-apples comparison. The SLS isn't in the same league as the Carrera GT was - that's like comparing it to a 918 Spyder. The SLS Black is however 4-5s faster than a normal SLS and 14-15 seconds faster than the McLaren-Mercedes SLR, which is a better point of comparison.
Nov 14th, 2013 11:45pm
2014 Ford Ka near-production concept revealed
That already went out of the window with the second-gen, which is just a dressed-up and less interesting Fiat 500.
Nov 13th, 2013 4:28pm
FIA checks Red Bull for bending floor
The flexing is caused by the brackets expanding as they get hot and pushing it upwards. The actual "tea tray" isn't flexing under load (beyond legal tolerances). They just needed to know if the heat expansion actually did move the floor upwards, and it turns out it doesn't.
Oct 29th, 2013 10:30pm
Toyota GT 86 Sedan rendered
If this does exist, then it'll be awesome... but it seems too good to be true. Mind you, so does an Alfa Romeo/Mazda tie-up for a small sports car, and that's real, soooo......
Oct 13th, 2013 9:22pm
2016 Nissan GT-R gets rendered
That actually looks pretty good, but I don't think it will look like that. They've said it'll be evolution rather than revolution, and there's no way they'd get rid of the four red rings. That's a GT-R signature.
Oct 12th, 2013 12:39am
Hyundai Legato Concept announced for SEMA, based on the Genesis Coupe
Legato? What's long, smooth or connected about the sounds of this car?
Oct 7th, 2013 11:25pm
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