The more I think about it, the more I think we must be too spoilt. We really should have been more impressed by that thing.
The specs are there, as is the presence. What's wrong with us?
Maybe gotta spend a bit of time with the Westfield to appreciate the big cubic inches.
LOL, I think you may be right. It does sound like a pretty good little package.
Looking at what you have in front of you atm:
The Pantera is a pretty good package. The old 351Clevo is a bit of a truck engine but it can be played with quite a bit to extracted some more HP. And cheap to repair if needed.
Body wise, if you bend it panels are not easy to come by any more so there would be a fair expense to fix body work. But at the end of the day, I reckon you would get back what you put into it plus some.
The Exige, I really can't comment too much as I don't know a lot about them. But I would guess that being a Honda engine, if things go south it would not be the end of the world(not like the Ferrari).
If you bend one, well from what I have researched replacement panels and body bits are not cheap, I think Andecorp or S4simon said once that this stuff can be on par with Ferrari parts!!!!
Not sure how these would go down the track for resale???
And the Ultima, engine wise would not be a problem really. Maybe some of the other mechanicals may be a little costly if something breaks but over all it seems it would not break the bank. The engine, a bit like the Pantera has lots of room to move if you want to up the HP. A small supercharger on those engines can make a big difference.
And body wise, not sure of the replacement costs but I can't see it being over the top. If it gets bent, just replace the panels or if not too badly damaged - few cans of fiber glass repair and jobs done!!
Again, not sure on the resale, but can't see the arse dropping out of them.
And then there is always a GT40 - Oh, I tried that one didn't I!!