Rare cars on SA road

PhireSide

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Spotted an AMG GT-S in Selenite Grey in town over the past weekend. The first thing that came to mind was how low and wide it was compared to the other cars on the road. A proper road-hugger! The colour was quite nondescript, much like the example below:



Also quite odd was that it had the usual EC number plates on - usually cars >R1m here all have vanity plates on :p
 

Anthro

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Spotted an AMG GT-S in Selenite Grey in town over the past weekend. The first thing that came to mind was how low and wide it was compared to the other cars on the road. A proper road-hugger! The colour was quite nondescript, much like the example below
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Also quite odd was that it had the usual EC number plates on - usually cars >R1m here all have vanity plates on :p
Saw one drive past me last week - what a machine, what a road presence !!
 

WAslayer

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Spotted an AMG GT-S in Selenite Grey in town over the past weekend. The first thing that came to mind was how low and wide it was compared to the other cars on the road. A proper road-hugger! The colour was quite nondescript, much like the example below:



Also quite odd was that it had the usual EC number plates on - usually cars >R1m here all have vanity plates on :p
Must be a lease and monthly payments are pinching the pockets enough to make vanity plates too expensive..
 

Moereloos

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Never really given the moon landing mush thought. However there is a reflector array on the moon that was left behind for future generations to bounce lazers to prove they were there. My sisters son's science group did a experiment using lazers when he was in varsity and they got a bounce back.
I wonder if the drip pan comes standard with Land Rovers.
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It's not standard, but I see this is the basic drip pan mod.
The 'deluxe' model has a mobile drip pan with a built-in oil pump that pumps the oil to the top of the cylinder head from where it leaks back into the engine.
 

oldhat

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According to be badge on the bonnet, its a Bonito GT, which does appear to be a kit
Not unusual to find a Bonito badge on a Hahn SP as it is very much the same car under the skin.

Mr. Hahn had originally imported a Fiberfab Bonito kit, and after assembling it, decided to produce a variant more suitable for South Africa. The resulting Hahn SP had amongst other changes: removal of the GT40 style bonnet scoops, different rear light apertures to accept local VW units, larger side scoops to aid cooling and a redesigned upper body to accept front, side & rear glass from common, locally produced vehicles.

The car pictured has a curved C pillar and quarter glass of the Hahn SP, which is quite different from the angular original Bonito design.
 
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