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So yesterday I was reading a reader's review of my book BULLETTIME, and he stated that in the coming sequel I should replace the lead character's Audi R8 with a Lamborghini Gallardo. (The R8 was wrecked in BULLETTIME) Well that got me thinking. Until reading the review I hadn't really thought about a replacement vehicle for the character. I am still ironing out the new storyline, so I have not begun to write yet. But as far as the book's protagonist, he's a metrosexual P.I. with a cocaine addiction. He doesn't play by the rules, and would rather shoot first, and avoid questions completely. He's basically a troubled anti-hero with deep pockets, so money isn't really a concern. So what do you guys think? Gallardo? Carerra? F430? Or something else? Exige S240 perhaps? Whatever is the most popular vote, I'm putting it in the new (as yet untitled) novel, as my lead character's car. Thanks, guys n gals!
 

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Bentley GT
You don't get any more Metro than that, and you always opt for something a bit more vault-like after your car gets totalled.
 

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I’m thinking Bentley GT too.
Something with a torque converter in it maybe. I don’t see this guy shifting.

Kevin
 

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i also vote Aston Martin V8, DB9 or even a DBS

exige looks too wild to be discreet
metros dont drive ferraris
lambo is played
r8 been done before
911 way too plain jane
 

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Absolutely V8 Vantage...but with his cocaine addiction, he'd lie and say it was a DB9. He might have deep pockets, but with cocaine, money is eventually a problem...

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Although an Aston fan and would say the V8 (surprise - I like the smaller cars :)) - it may be too James Bond.

Alternative I'd vote for would therefore be:
Maserati GranTurismo

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
 

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911 seems like a good coke/metro car.
 

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what about the CGT?

that car i would think fills the profile.

if i was a rich pi with a drug problem, thats what id drive....
 

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911 Turbo!!
 

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Thanks for the feedback. I had not thought of some of these cars. The GTR came to mind, but it's pretty ugly. James Bond actually did come to mind when I thought of the Aston. But other than that, I really like some of your suggestions. Keep em comin!!
 

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Hmm, actually, I change my vote, go for the Maserati GT, so sexy, scary, and elegant, saw one on the road yesterday, wow.
 
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