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Offline flamestone

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Another fail waiting to happen, or a good thing that has to work?

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AUSTRALIA will have its first production supercar next year.

Former F1 champion Alan Jones has helped developed a AJF1 supercar prototype which will be developed into three pre-production cars early next year with the first handbuilt production model rolling out of a Gold Coast factory later in the year.

"I can't say when we will build the first production cars; maybe late next year," the 1980 Formula One champion says. "I don't want to let the car out until it is spot on."

The AJF1 was designed and engineered over three years by Gold Coast electrician and refrigeration engineer Darrell Barnett who sparked his supercar dream when he built a kit car in 2000.

"I thought that wasn't hard, so I decided to build a supercar," he says.

Barnett then took the idea to Jones and long-time business partner Greg Wilson.

"I didn't want to put my name to it until I knew it would be a real supercar," Jones says. "It has to have looks, finish, performance and power."

Full story:  http://www.carsguide.com.au/site/news-and-reviews/motorsports/alan_jones_ajf1_set_for_2011






Offline RS


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who would have thought that it started life as a Kit car!

looks like they went through a scrap yard to get the parts, can't imagine it being a seller
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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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god it's awful.

And wider than a Murcielago means it wont fit inside any Australian closed trucks!



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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"I didn't want to put my name to it until I knew the cheque cleared," Jones says.

Fixed :mischief:



Offline Paulstar


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It'd work if it was priced accordingly, to some extent all things are bought and sold on pocketbook economics, if it's a good buy, it represents good value, why wouldnt you buy one?

Paying 300k for a car with taillights from a Honda Integra, well, that might represent good value to some people.



Offline mondi

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I heard that it's based on an XB Falcon chassis......................







 :p



Offline mhh

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god it's awful.

And wider than a Murcielago means it wont fit inside any Australian closed trucks!

That doesn't matter. It will never be built.



Offline anotherforumuser

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I heard that it's based on an XB Falcon chassis......................

I runs similar times to my XB ... maybe a little more on the top end, lol....
good chance it would handle better  :D ;)

Im with mhh on this tho.. they will build maybe 3 cars and like the last thing, was it called The Redback or something? No one will pay the money for it so the builders will get stuck with them before eventually making their way to ebay.



Offline osg


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That doesn't matter. It will never be built.

+1. Add to that, it looks bloody terrible. I've lost count of the amount of "Aussie Supercars" that were going to be a success, and ended up never seeing the light of day.



Offline mhh

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.... it looks bloody terrible.

Amen.  In fact, I think I'll light a joss stick for it right now. :D



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