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Old 05-01-2005, 03:21 PM   #1
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Question Ideal Getaway Car

You need a getaway car in urban environment. You need an inconspicuous car but fast and reliable, and to protect you from eventual shootouts. What make and model would be your ideal getaway car (and why?) and what kind of modifications would you do for:
  • Speed
  • Handling/Cornering
  • Brakes
  • Lights
  • Anti-pursuit systems
  • Bullet proof
  • Etc.
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Old 05-01-2005, 07:30 PM   #2
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Old 05-01-2005, 07:41 PM   #3
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A tank.

wow, I actually laughed out loud.
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I'd go with a Ferrari F2005. Try to get a bullet into that thing.
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Old 05-01-2005, 08:02 PM   #4
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i'd go with either a caterham r500 evo or lotus elise. probably the r500 because it only weighs like 1000lbs and can go 0-60 in the 3's. and as far as armor i'd just get a bulletproof vest.
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Old 05-01-2005, 08:06 PM   #5
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I'd probably take a BMW M Coupe: small, fast, and has great handling! (plus that engine note is sweet!)
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Old 05-01-2005, 09:34 PM   #6
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You could always good for the concept Ford Synus, it is small but bulletproof, so you got your armour.
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Old 05-01-2005, 09:41 PM   #7
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Id go with a BMW 760i. It is pretty big, but it is fast to make up for it. Could hold 3 people in the back to shoot at the po-po's when the going gets "tough". He he...
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Old 05-01-2005, 11:35 PM   #8
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this thread is too broad.



m coupe is my fave bmw too.
besides the m3 gtr but i'll probably never see one of those.
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Old 05-01-2005, 11:44 PM   #9
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You could always use a Cavalier or Sunfire cause who really would expect you to drive away in one of those? Like c'mon, its better then being undercover considering those cars are everywhere.
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Old 05-02-2005, 03:20 AM   #10
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I can see the headline "Car Experts Assist In Armed Robbery"
But me personally, I would go with a Civic, there's so many mods for it, so you can make it fast, and who would think of a bank robber when they look at one?
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Old 05-02-2005, 06:40 AM   #11
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H1 Hummer w/a supercharger (tank like) and a 200 shot of nitrous

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Mercedes Benz S600 (they're like tanks!) w/the TT setup from the SL65
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Old 05-02-2005, 07:10 AM   #12
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I dont see how ferraris, M coupes, evos, elises, or hummers would be INCONSPICUOUS, which the TheSpecialist clearly stated was a requirement.

The only logical answers were the BMW 760 or the MB S600.

You want something large (for your crew and cash), with advanced safety systems like ABS, traction, multiple airbags. Keep in mind in a getaway, crashing, or even pushing a car out of the way maybe quite necessary, so a civic won't cut it.

I'd go with a midsize BMW or MB, like a previous generation 540i (the new one is too funky), maybe even an A6 or A8 Audi. All fast, large cars, reliable, comfortable, and hardly noticeable. The bottom line is, they're safe. You want to be protected.

In addition, you could always bulletproof the windows and drop some spikes or something....

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Old 05-02-2005, 07:57 AM   #13
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Audi S8 w/the 100 shot of nitrous from Ronin...cant beat 360hp, AWD, and NAWWWZ! LOL
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Old 05-02-2005, 01:16 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by TheSpecialist
You need a getaway car in urban environment. You need an inconspicuous car but fast and reliable, and to protect you from eventual shootouts. What make and model would be your ideal getaway car (and why?) and what kind of modifications would you do for:
  • Speed
  • Handling/Cornering
  • Brakes
  • Lights
  • Anti-pursuit systems
  • Bullet proof
  • Etc.
Over here in Wales UK armed robberies are not very common. However a fortnight ago a armed robbery took place in my home town and a Evo 400 was used as a getaway. Police are still looking for them and the car. Why argue with something that works. For that reason for me it would have to be the Evo 400
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Old 05-02-2005, 03:18 PM   #15
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At least you tried... ...

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I dont see how ferraris, M coupes, evos, elises, or hummers would be INCONSPICUOUS, which the TheSpecialist clearly stated was a requirement.

The only logical answers were the BMW 760 or the MB S600.

You want something large (for your crew and cash), with advanced safety systems like ABS, traction, multiple airbags. Keep in mind in a getaway, crashing, or even pushing a car out of the way maybe quite necessary, so a civic won't cut it.

I'd go with a midsize BMW or MB, like a previous generation 540i (the new one is too funky), maybe even an A6 or A8 Audi. All fast, large cars, reliable, comfortable, and hardly noticeable. The bottom line is, they're safe. You want to be protected.

In addition, you could always bulletproof the windows and drop some spikes or something....



Hi Mathew.

Thanks for your participation and contribution to this thread. You are one of the few people that was trying to give a pertinent answer to a pertinent question.

You are close but not quite... ...




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BMW 760 or the MB S600
German cars are known for their precise engineering and craftsmanship. They excell in speed and handling and they are known for their interior refinements. Yet, as a tactical car, I believe are not suitable.
The very same electronic gadgetry, the very safe devices built in cars like the ones you mentioned, can get you killed.

If someone sends to your car a sudden electrical current (impulse), due to al it's electonic circuits, the car will cease to function.





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advanced safety systems like ABS, traction, multiple airbags.
Having air bags in a gataway car, again not a good idea. Every bumps you have to run (speed) over, every ramming or lateral attack can deploy them and the assisting circuit will "tell" the computer that you've been in a crash, hence the computer, in attempt to save your ass from burning, will shut down the fuel pump and the electric circuits.

Traction assisted is again not a good choice in a tactical car. If you'll try to drift in corners, use various turning techniques that will demand sliding, sudden brake, rigid turn, etc, the computer will try to compensate, to counter your manoeuvre and to "correct" your course.
Hence if you are doing something contrary to computer's good sense or his laws of physics, he'll take over.





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in a getaway, crashing, or even pushing a car out of the way maybe quite necessary, so a civic won't cut it.
Totally agree with you. But for pushing a car (the way you put it), ramming is the term, you need a car with no "Crumple Zone" like all the cars have as a standard safety feature after 1967
As matter of fact, Mercedes Heckflosse was the first production car in the world to have these.
I believe the best physics law that most explains how crumple zones work in the face of an accident is one of Newton's laws (the first too I believe) which states that "an object in motion will stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. "
Hence, crumple zones makes a body frame less rigid in the front and rear, which allows for a cushioning effect in the event of a crash. If the car strikes a barricade, the front part is absorbing the impact, the energy from the impact, crushing together like an accordion. Something you don't really want to happen, now do ya?

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