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1 hour ago, ccap41 said:

They've gone back to that after the disaster of the CoT(Car of Tomorrow). They're much more like the factory cars again. 

'19 Nascar Monster Cup Mustang and Aussie V8 Supercars Mustang..

 

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16 hours ago, Frisky Dingo said:

@ccap41

Debatable, but be that as it may, they still don't look anywhere hear as closer to their street versions.

True, they haven't looked like their street versions since like the 80's. I'd perfer the more street car looks but making a level playing field off of OE aerodynamics wouldn't really work and then you'd have manufacturers making super low sellers specialized for racing. This is about as practical as they can be and I'm glad they went to the more unique bodies a few years ago instead of the identical bodies in the CoT cars. 

These cars were garbage to look at. 

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1 hour ago, ccap41 said:

The wing on the Aussie V8 Supercar looks ridiculous. 

Not sure if that was a wing for a specific race or not, other photos I've seen show smaller wings.  The bodies on the V8 Supercars Mustang look pretty realistic.

 

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9 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Not sure if that was a wing for a specific race or not, other photos I've seen show smaller wings.  The bodies on the V8 Supercars Mustang look pretty realistic.

 

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It looks much better from that profile picture and the bodies do look much more realistic or original.

I think the big difference is in NASCAR with the oval tracks they have much higher sustained speeds and need more aero equal cars. 

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I always preferred the Sable over the Taurus.... the differences were subtle, but enough to make it a more handsome car.  don't at me. 

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21 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

I always preferred the Sable over the Taurus.... the differences were subtle, but enough to make it a more handsome car.  don't at me. 

I liked the first 2 generations of both..the Sable had some fun details that made it more 'futuristic' for me--the light bar and wrap around rear window...both of which details showed up on GM10s (Grand Prix and Cutlass Supreme).   I remember sitting in them at the dealer in '86.   Tried to get my Dad to test drive one, but he thought they were weird and he bought another Town Car...

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5 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

I liked the first 2 generations of both..the Sable had some fun details that made it more 'futuristic' for me--the light bar and wrap around rear window...both of which details showed up on GM10s (Grand Prix and Cutlass Supreme).   I remember sitting in them at the dealer in '86.   Tried to get my Dad to test drive one, but he thought they were weird and he bought another Town Car...

I mean, if the decision is between a Town Car and a Sable, that's a pretty easy choice for me too. 

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