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12-11-2006, 10:59 AM
As you have all been waiting patiently, here we go...<p>First, take a moment and familiarize with the nominees first.<p>Rules are simple:<p>1) Vote objectively.<br>2) Consider the importance of the vehicle to the industry and the manufacturers themselves.<p>How to:<p>Each vehicle on this list will receive a score on a scale between 1 to 5, with 5 being the best. Fraction of points are allowed but we ask you to keep them at half of a point.<p>Thank you and let us know if you have any questions. Voting will be open until December 27. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.<p>Nominees:<p><B>2006 CSS "Dream Machine" Performance Car of the Year</B>:<p>Audi RS4 Avant<br>BMW M6 Convertible<br>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano<br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640<br>Mercedes-Benz CL Class<br>Porsche 997 Turbo<br>Shelby GT500<br>Tesla Roadster

12-11-2006, 10:59 AM
<B>2006 CSS "Dream Machine" Performance Car of the Y</B>ear:<p><B>Audi RS4 Avant</B><p><IMG SRC="http://www.fourtitude.com/news/uploads/Audi_News/006__scaled_600_030.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.fourtitude.com/gallery/generated//Audi/A4-S4-RS4%20(B5,%20B6%20and%20B7)/RS4%20Avant%20(B7)/Interior%20-%20EU/008__scaled_600.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>BMW M6 Convertible</B><p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/firstdrive/2007/bmw.m6.convertible/07.bmw.m6.conv.act.2.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/firstdrive/2007/bmw.m6.convertible/07.bmw.m6.conv.dsh.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano</B><p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/firstdrive/2006/ferrari.599.gtb.fiorano.f1/06.ferrari.599.gtb.fiorano.f1.red.f34.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com//media/roadtests/firstdrive/2006/ferrari.599.gtb.fiorano.f1/06.ferrari.599.gtb.fiorano.f1.red.int.500.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640</B><p><IMG SRC="http://www.motiontrends.com/2006/m02/lamborghini/lamborghini_murcielago_lp640_200px.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.motiontrends.com/2006/m02/lamborghini/lamborghini_murcielago_lp640_in.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Mercedes-Benz CL</B><p><IMG SRC="http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/0607_z+2007_mercedes_benz_cl600+front.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/0607_z+2007_mercedes_benz_cl600+interior_front.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Porsche 997 Turbo</B><p><IMG SRC="http://www.diseno-art.com/images/Porsche_997_Turbo_two.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.diseno-art.com/images/Porsche_997_Turbo_interior.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Shelby GT500</B><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoblog.com/media/2006/01/07ShelbyGT500_02_HR.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoblog.com/media/2006/01/07ShelbyGT500_06_HR.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><B>Tesla Roadster</B><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoblog.it/uploads/tesla_motors_roadster_03.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.autoblog.it/uploads/tesla_motors_roadster_08.jpg" BORDER="0">

12-11-2006, 04:49 PM
<B>Audi RS4 Avant- 4<br>BMW M6- 4.5<br>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano- 4.5<br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640- 4.5<br>Mercedes-Benz CL- 5<br>Porsche 997 Turbo- 4.5<br>Shelby GT500- 4<br>Tesla Roadster- 5</B><br>

12-11-2006, 04:56 PM
Why did these not make the list?<p>-Audi RS4 Convertible<br>-Porsche 997 GT3/RS<br>-Alfa 8C Competizione<br>-Audi R8<p>

12-11-2006, 05:00 PM
The first two, correct me if I'm wrong but either they weren't nominated, were already nominated last year or didn't go on sale yet. The last two aren't on sale yet. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

12-11-2006, 05:02 PM
Lamborghini MurciĀlago LP640 - <B>5</B><br>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - <B>5 </B><br>Porsche 997 Turbo - <B>4.5</B><br>Shelby GT500 - <B>4.5</B><br>BMW M6 Conv. - <B>4</B><br>Mercedes-Benz CL -<B> 4</B><br>Tesla Roadster - <B>3</B><br>Audi RS4 Avant - <B>2.5</B><p>Where the heck is the <B>Z06</B>???? Didn't it go on sale this year?

12-11-2006, 05:04 PM
I believe the Z06 was already nominated for last year's awards. They are already on sale.

12-11-2006, 05:38 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CaymanS</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The first two, correct me if I'm wrong but either they weren't nominated, were already nominated last year or didn't go on sale yet. The last two aren't on sale yet. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I nominated all of them and you're right about the last two. The RS4 Avant and Convertible were unveiled early this year at Geneva and are on sale now. The Porsche GT3 and Turbo were also unveiled in Geneva and are now on sale as well.

12-11-2006, 05:47 PM
Audi RS4 Avant - 5 - It's the ultimate benchmark, even replacing the mightty Porsche 911. Super Sports car - With room for 5 and their bikes!<br>BMW M6 Convertible - 3.5 Its good, but not good enough. And It's so ugly only its mother could love it.<br>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - 3.5 - Another Ferrari. Big deal. Okay, its the bvest looking one, so what?<br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 - 3 - Another Lambo. Eh. <br>Mercedes-Benz CL Class - 3 It's..... American....<br>Porsche 997 Turbo - 3.5 A Porsche I never saw coming.... eh.... not really<br>Shelby GT500 - 3.5 Well, at least it looks good. Pity It's an ox-cart.<br>Tesla Roadster - 4 Fine then. Its significant.<br>

against the wall
12-11-2006, 07:41 PM
Audi RS4 Avant-<B>4.5</B> I would ponder moving to Europe to get one<br>BMW M6-<B>4</B> makes me weak in the knees. Pricey, but most definetly worth it<br>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano-<B>3.5</B>gotta love those flying butresses (and the uber-engine). besides that its just another ferrari.<br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640-<B>5</B> one of the best looking exotics of our time made better<br>Mercedes CL-<B>5</B> im afraid if i get to close to it i may get drool stains on it.<br>Porsche 911 Turbo<B>3</B> i prefer the gt3 and soon to come gt2<br>Shelby GT500-<B>3.5</B> if your gonna give a car 500 hp why make it stop at 150? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Tesla-<B>3</B> Its a lotus...but electric. nothing really exciting here.<br>

12-11-2006, 08:19 PM
Audi RS4 Avant - 5 (it's epic!)<br>BMW M6 Convertible - 4 (very stiff body for a convertible, but don't like the looks)<br>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - 4 (good car, but some ppl who drove it say the cheaper F430 is better) <br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 - 4.5 (outrageous, cool, powerful, imposing, bad [as in 'good'], beutiful, etc.) <br>Mercedes-Benz CL Class 3.5 (not a performance car, more like luxury)<br>Porsche 997 Turbo - 4 (GT3 is more exciting)<br>Shelby GT500 - 1 (weight distribution of a FWD car and, yes, it's an ox-cart)<br>Tesla Roadster - 3.5 (twice the price of it's Lotus sibling)

12-12-2006, 06:01 AM
Porsche 911 Turbo - 5<br>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - 5<br>Ford Shelby GT500 - 4<br>BMW M6 Convertible - 3<br>Audi RS4 Avant - 2.5<br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 - 2.5<br>Tesla Roadster - 2.5<br>Mercedes-Benz CL-Klasse - 1.5<p>The Porsche 911 Turbo is an extremely capable machine that is able to class -if not outclass cars twice its price (such as the LP640 & the 599 Fiorano). Awesome ceramic braking & Variable Turbine Geometry systems to boot. The GT500 is 3rd in my list, not just because of its bang-for-the buck factor, but for its raw performance (sure it can use a lipo..). I much prefer the coupe version of BMW M6 as it is lighter (could also lose its unintuitive iDrive). The RS4 Avant, Tesla Roadster & CL-Klasse Coupe are all great machines, but none match the power & capabilities of the 911 Turbo & others above it<p><B>Guys lets include in a brief explanation for our choices if we can</B><br> <br>

12-12-2006, 03:01 PM
Audi RS4 Avant- 4.5<br>BMW M6 Convertible- 5<br>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano- 4.5<br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640- 4.5<br>Mercedes-Benz CL Class- 5<br>Porsche 997 Turbo- 4.5<br>Shelby GT500- 3<br>Tesla Roadster- 4<br>

12-12-2006, 07:15 PM
Audi RS4 Avant - 3<br>BMW M6 Convertible - 4<br>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - 4<br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 - 3<br>Mercedes-Benz CL Class - 5<br>Porsche 997 Turbo - 5<br>Shelby GT500 - 1<br>Tesla Roadster - 4.5

12-14-2006, 11:24 PM
Audi RS4 Avant - 3<br>BMW M6 Convertible - 4.5<br>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - 5<br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 - 4<br>Mercedes-Benz CL Class - 4<br>Porsche 997 Turbo - 4.5<br>Shelby GT500 - 3<br>Tesla Roadster - 2

12-16-2006, 05:40 PM
Audi RS4 Avant - 4<br>BMW M6 Convertible - 5<br>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - 5<br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 - 4.8<br>Mercedes-Benz CL Class - 5<br>Porsche 997 Turbo - 4<br>Shelby GT500 - 3<br>Tesla Roadster - 3

12-17-2006, 01:55 AM
Audi RS4 Avant <I>5</I><br>BMW M6 Convertible <I>4.5</I><br>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano <I>4.5</I><br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 <I>4.7</I><br>Mercedes-Benz CL Class <I>4.0</I><br>Porsche 997 Turbo <I>4.0</I><br>Shelby GT500 <I>3.0</I><br>Tesla Roadster <I>3.0</I>

12-21-2006, 11:04 PM
Audi RS4 Avant - 3points<br>BMW M6 Convertible - 5points<br>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - 4points<br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 - 5points<br>Mercedes-Benz CL Class - 2points<br>Porsche 997 Turbo - 5points<br>Shelby GT500 - 3points<br>Tesla Roadster - 3points

12-22-2006, 03:23 AM
Audi RS4 Avant - 5<br>BMW M6 Convertible - 4<br>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - 4<br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 - 4.5<br>Mercedes-Benz CL Class - 3<br>Porsche 997 Turbo - 4.5<br>Shelby GT500 - 5<br>Tesla Roadster - 3<br>

12-25-2006, 01:11 PM
Audi RS4 Avant - 2 too sterile for me great vehicle just not into it<br>BMW M6 Convertible - 2 needs better styling especially in the behind<br>Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - 3 nice looking but the Maranelo was nicer dont like the satan wheels<br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 - 3 nice looking but getting a bit long in tooth<br>Mercedes-Benz CL Class - 1 doesn't float my boat<br>Porsche 997 Turbo - 1 doesn't float my boat<br>Shelby GT500 - 5 loud, wrong, evil, crude, dangerous, and insanely captivating<br>Tesla Roadster - 0 my dream machine has nothing in common with a Prius

against the wall
12-25-2006, 01:29 PM
what do you mean by satan wheels?

12-25-2006, 06:30 PM
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano - 5<br>Mercedes-Benz CL Class - 4.5<br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 - 4<br>Tesla Roadster - 4<br>Porsche 997 Turbo - 3.5<br>BMW M6 Convertible - 3.5<br>Shelby GT500 - 3<br>Audi RS4 Avant - 2.5

12-26-2006, 07:37 AM
The wheels on the Ferrari are pentagrams and I jokingly refer to them as satan wheels. Ferrari has had better interpretations of their five spoke wheels on other models. The 599 is a bit too busy for me overall.

against the wall
12-26-2006, 09:15 AM
oh ok i understand now.