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Old 30th May 2011, 11:57   #1
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Some pics from this year's Gumball 3000 Supercar Rally. The Gumball is held annually and is a 3,000 mile international road rally which has is attended by 120+ Super/Hyper/Exotic cars from around the globe.
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Old 30th May 2011, 17:49   #2
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What is wrong with these people? Each and every car looks horrendous! Is it absolutely necessary to make them look ugly before setting of for this rally? A pink porsche, a taxi look alike beemer, orange and yellow bentley? Sheesh!
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Do they actually cover 3000 miles on these cars? Over what kind of terrain? 3000 miles on just ordinary roads seems easy. And if its twisty kinda difficult road then its too tough.
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What is wrong with these people? Each and every car looks horrendous! Is it absolutely necessary to make them look ugly before setting of for this rally? A pink porsche, a taxi look alike beemer, orange and yellow bentley? Sheesh!
This is the Gumball tradition. I think basically it is done for attention grabbing in the exotic "crowd", but don't you worry, most of what you see are simply vinyl paint wraps which'll go off once the rally is over
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This is the Gumball tradition. I think basically it is done for attention grabbing in the exotic "crowd", but don't you worry, most of what you see are simply vinyl paint wraps which'll go off once the rally is over
vinyl? really? even the bentley and the porsche?
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vinyl? really? even the bentley and the porsche?
Well, most probably. You can't actually nowadays distinguish the wraps from the original paint-job cos the wraps are so damn perfect and leaves hardly a clue what is under the outer skin.

Here is how they do it -
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Well, most probably. You can't actually nowadays distinguish the wraps from the original paint-job cos the wraps are so damn perfect and leaves hardly a clue what is under the outer skin.

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ok fine. So these could be vinyls. But honestly, would you ever think of putting a pink vinyl on your car?
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Which is last Black car in the 1st set of pics?
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ok fine. So these could be vinyls. But honestly, would you ever think of putting a pink vinyl on your car?
As I told, it might be on just for the event. Getting noticed and turning heads in company of 150-200+ pieces of art is more hard than one could imagine. Some will go that extra mile to get noticed at any cost, even if that means painting your Porsche in pink You know what I mean.

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Which is last Black car in the 1st set of pics?
Its the Peugeot EX1. One of the fastest electrics out there. The one you need to pick if you're a tree-hugger and and absolute Batman fan

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Here is the video of a Murcielago LP670-4 SV which attended the Gumball 3000 driving through a pool of water. So supercars aren't all that delicate.
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