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Sep 25, 1:44pm - #284421 
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I stopped into the local car audio joint to see the Honda Civic SIR they had on display from Alpine. Its a little far out for me, but its kinda cool. Its a single seater. They claim they have $350,000 (BS) in labour & material into it.

http://ecominet2.alpine-usa.com/html/adc/adc_fp4.html?par=p1c4

http://ecominet2.alpine-usa.com/html/adc/adc_install4.html?par=p1c4

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Sep 25, 1:48pm - #284422 
DAME eek eek eek eek eek eek eek


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Sep 25, 3:28pm - #284423 
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Sep 25, 3:41pm - #284424 
i can believe it

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Sep 25, 6:46pm - #284425 
if labor is involved in the price, then yeah it's believeable. little too extreme for me.


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Sep 25, 7:31pm - #284426 
350,000 is easy to get, if the labor is like 200 bucks an hour for work on that car, LOL

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Sep 25, 8:42pm - #284427 
they moved the steering column and linkage to the center. it is a purpose-built car, but it is fully functional. they fabricated custom linkages for the steering, shifting, and pedals. not to mention all the monitors, fiber-glass interiors...& other stuff...

i dont know how much these all cost, but it seems a lot.

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Sep 25, 8:50pm - #284428 
i wouldn't drive it..it look too extreme..


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Sep 25, 9:41pm - #284429 
i want to race it.

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Sep 25, 11:09pm - #284430 
they used to use the RSX~ but now they changed it to SiR~ thumbsup

oh and the price... idk, the paintjob isnt easy.


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Sep 25, 11:33pm - #284431 
Thats not a car its a god damn spaceship rice


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Sep 26, 5:31am - #284432 
Just goes to show...

350.000 is how much you need to make people take notice of your honda shitvic.

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Sep 26, 6:18am - #284433 
i want to key it


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Sep 26, 4:25pm - #284434 
It looks like a blue terd. And the interior makes me want to gag. What a waste of money when there are starving children in the world.

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Sep 26, 5:22pm - #284435 
Originally Posted by jonnyess
i want to key it
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Sep 26, 5:25pm - #284436 
personally, i don't like it.

but you have to admit they hatched a good idea and ran with it. its nice--for a demo car.

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Sep 26, 5:29pm - #284437 
Originally Posted by JBing
Thats not a car its a god damn spaceship rice


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Sep 26, 5:39pm - #284438 
Just switching the car over from left hand drive to center is an achievement:
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The custom seat:
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The custom built dash to house the lcd screens:
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Putting two head units in each door:
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I find it pretty easy to look past the color & graphics choices & see excellent workmanship & vision. thumbsup

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Sep 26, 5:44pm - #284439 
^^ it is excellent worksmanship & vision...and while the finished product does indeed look 'stunning' it is also 'tasteles' in my opinion.

it is also easier to do custom work like that when your not actually going to drive the car.

i wonder how well the center steering would hold up IF the car were to be driven hard...personally i doubt it's made to withstand much of anything, and that includes the dash.

that said, yes--excellent worksmaship & vision. thats it.

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Sep 26, 5:50pm - #284440 
You probably don't want to be flying around in rush hour traffic in a customized car like that. They are built to be trailer queens, which means they only drive from the trailer to the spot at the show & back on the trailer. Its an Alpine demo vehicle, used to promote their product & it travels from one audio shop to another.

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Sep 26, 5:54pm - #284441 
which was my point.

its easier to customize a vehicle that you aren't really going to drive because you don't need to worry about it 'holding up' over time...not that this was easy, just easier than what it would be.

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Sep 27, 12:18pm - #284442 
DAMN!!! eek eek eek eek eek


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Sep 27, 8:36pm - #284443 
i like it

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Oct 1, 9:20am - #284444 
so which planet did that car came from? grin I admire the uniqueness of the interioir but i think it's too much spineyes

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Oct 1, 9:39am - #284445 
Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
I stopped into the local car audio joint to see the Honda Civic SIR they had on display from Alpine. Its a little far out for me, but its kinda cool. Its a single seater. They claim they have $350,000 (BS) in labour & material into it.

http://ecominet2.alpine-usa.com/html/adc/adc_fp4.html?par=p1c4

http://ecominet2.alpine-usa.com/html/adc/adc_install4.html?par=p1c4

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Didn't they do the exact same thing to a cut top Mini Cooper? Or was that a different company. Looks almost the exact same inside. It was featured in Super Street couple months back.


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Oct 1, 5:54pm - #284446 
Time to get a california duster...Good God. Waste of money. I am sorry I SAID IT!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA thumbsup

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Oct 1, 6:37pm - #284447 
Yeah, I saw the same car at V8Less Nights here in Calgary. Made all the other project cars look lame, even the riced out Cavaliers rolleyes

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Oct 1, 9:34pm - #284448 
I seen that car in a magazine like year ago. I think in Super Street or something. It kinda looks like a space ship on the inside.


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Oct 1, 10:13pm - #284449 
I think it looks cool! but a lil too wild spineyes

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Oct 1, 10:20pm - #284450 
Think if they did something like that to a celica that shit would be cool.


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Oct 1, 11:13pm - #284451 
Instead of all that glossy blue, could do a nice textured carbon fiber. thumbsup

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Oct 2, 11:23am - #284452 
Some shots of the Alpine Mini Cooper. It was in Car Audio and Electronics Magazine and Super Street Magazine. thumbsup

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Oct 2, 11:53am - #284453 
I love how the seat slides out the back on the mini cooper

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Oct 2, 11:54am - #284454 
i found out that there are really a lot of honda haters here... lol!

and mini cooper is goin to have a convertible model soon~! weee!!


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Oct 2, 1:36pm - #284455 
You do realize that they didn't actually spend $350K on it, right? That would be how much it would cost the average person if they wanted to replicate it. I'm sure there was very little money involoved, other than the 2 builders salaries and the cost of the car.

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