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    Just posted a new blog on how and why we have 4 McLarens currently. Also covers a number of times we had the same number of Ferraris.

    https://karenable.com/our-four-mclarens-how-why/

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    Should we add a 5th?

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    Another nice read.....
    You donít seem to suffer the issues with McLarens that many do over here?
    Iíve had to Google the Sabre.... never heard of that one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer View Post
    Just posted a new blog on how and why we have 4 McLarens currently. Also covers a number of times we had the same number of Ferraris.

    https://karenable.com/our-four-mclarens-how-why/

    Comments?

    Should we add a 5th?
    On reading the article I couldn't help wonder at the relative lack of diversity in the portfolio.

    It's a lot of supercars.

    Aren't there times when you think about distilling it down into maybe five things each of a distinct but separate flavour?

    Here's a challenge you get to keep one car of every Marque you have ever owned - but it has to be a tipo that you owned what's your list?

    Here's Mine:-

    1) Rolls Royce - Phantom
    2) Bentley Continental GT Speed
    3) Ferrari 599 GTB
    4) Lamborghini Huracan
    5) Mine's Nissan 300zx TT Manual
    6) BMW 335 Active Hybrid
    7) VW Passat R36
    8) Audi Mk 1 TT 240 Quattro Sport
    9) Abarth Essesse
    10) Rover 220 Tomcat
    11) Opel Kadett Coupe GTE
    12) Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    On reading the article I couldn't help wonder at the relative lack of diversity in the portfolio.

    It's a lot of supercars.

    Aren't there times when you think about distilling it down into maybe five things each of a distinct but separate flavour?

    Here's a challenge you get to keep one car of every Marque you have ever owned - but it has to be a tipo that you owned what's your list?

    Here's Mine:-

    1) Rolls Royce - Phantom
    2) Bentley Continental GT Speed
    3) Ferrari 599 GTB
    4) Lamborghini Huracan
    5) Mine's Nissan 300zx TT Manual
    6) BMW 335 Active Hybrid
    7) VW Passat R36
    8) Audi Mk 1 TT 240 Quattro Sport
    9) Abarth Essesse
    10) Rover 220 Tomcat
    11) Opel Kadett Coupe GTE
    12) Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR
    You forgot your 8C!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    On reading the article I couldn't help wonder at the relative lack of diversity in the portfolio.

    It's a lot of supercars.

    Aren't there times when you think about distilling it down into maybe five things each of a distinct but separate flavour?

    Here's a challenge you get to keep one car of every Marque you have ever owned - but it has to be a tipo that you owned what's your list?

    Here's Mine:-

    1) Rolls Royce - Phantom
    2) Bentley Continental GT Speed
    3) Ferrari 599 GTB
    4) Lamborghini Huracan
    5) Mine's Nissan 300zx TT Manual
    6) BMW 335 Active Hybrid
    7) VW Passat R36
    8) Audi Mk 1 TT 240 Quattro Sport
    9) Abarth Essesse
    10) Rover 220 Tomcat
    11) Opel Kadett Coupe GTE
    12) Vauxhall Nova 1.3SR
    I actually find its easier to deal with multiple cars if they are from just a few marks. Right now we have McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche, Maserati, and Mercedes.

    Per your challenge of the "one":
    1. Ferrari F50
    2. McLaren 675LT Spider
    3. Maserati Granturismo
    4. Porsche GT3 RS
    5 Jaguar XJR-15
    6. Mosler MT900S
    7. Koenigsegg CCR
    8. BMW M535i
    9. Alfa Romeo Spider S4
    10. Mazda MX5
    11. TVR Griffith 500
    12. Mercedes ML550
    13. SAAB 900S
    14. VW Rabbit
    15. Audi A8
    16. Land Rover Discovery S1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike01606 View Post
    You forgot your 8C!


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    You are right!

    There might be a subliminal message in that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer View Post
    I actually find its easier to deal with multiple cars if they are from just a few marks. Right now we have McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche, Maserati, and Mercedes.

    Per your challenge of the "one":
    1. Ferrari F50
    2. McLaren 675LT Spider
    3. Maserati Granturismo
    4. Porsche GT3 RS
    5 Jaguar XJR-15
    6. Mosler MT900S
    7. Koenigsegg CCR
    8. BMW M535i
    9. Alfa Romeo Spider S4
    10. Mazda MX5
    11. TVR Griffith 500
    12. Mercedes ML550
    13. SAAB 900S
    14. VW Rabbit
    15. Audi A8
    16. Land Rover Discovery S1
    Good List

    I think the F50 was overlooked for years but it would be my pick over the F40 and Enzo

    675LT's are rated very highly by all who have had them - shame their other products have failed to build on that

    M535i is a high water mark too - I had an E60 535D MSport that was truly epic but recently the 335i ActiveHybrid MSport has knocked it into second place in my best daily driver car

    Great list of greatest hits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    Good List

    I think the F50 was overlooked for years but it would be my pick over the F40 and Enzo

    675LT's are rated very highly by all who have had them - shame their other products have failed to build on that

    M535i is a high water mark too - I had an E60 535D MSport that was truly epic but recently the 335i ActiveHybrid MSport has knocked it into second place in my best daily driver car

    Great list of greatest hits
    It was an interesting exercise. On several of the marks we have owned 5+ different models so more difficult to choose, on a few other very easy as its just one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer View Post
    It was an interesting exercise. On several of the marks we have owned 5+ different models so more difficult to choose, on a few other very easy as its just one.
    Agree interesting exercise as you can see both your own history and that some marques go through golden era's then fade from your view...

    The brand I have been most loyal too over the years is BMW from whom I have had the most cars.

    The fact that most recent BMW makes the list says quite a bit about them and their trajectory - they have always been my default daily aside from a dabble with VW and Audi

    They are by far the marque with which I have had the most total miles as I regularly run them to 150,000 mile plus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    Agree interesting exercise as you can see both your own history and that some marques go through golden era's then fade from your view...

    The brand I have been most loyal too over the years is BMW from whom I have had the most cars.

    The fact that most recent BMW makes the list says quite a bit about them and their trajectory - they have always been my default daily aside from a dabble with VW and Audi

    They are by far the marque with which I have had the most total miles as I regularly run them to 150,000 mile plus
    Of all the brands, its actually Ferrari that I have owned the most of, followed by McLaren and then Porsche.

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