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Robert Emslie February 1, 2013 Mystery Car 38 Comments


Here we are at the outset of February. That is the calendar’s shortest month, meaning you better get jumping on solving today’s Mystery Car contest.

You know the rules – you need to come u with the make, model, year-range and likely engine to win. You all are pretty good at these so I’m sure you’ll have the answer in. . .  short order.

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  • Martynas

    Spyker C8 Aileron

    • Scandinavian Flick

      Good grief… I just got here…

      Not saying I would have gotten it that quickly… but come on!

  • Devin

    2010 Spyker Aileron? It had an Audi V8.

    • Scandinavian Flick

      Also thumbs up for simultaneous response and more thorough answer.

      • Devin

        I might have got there first but I decided to double check what engine it had.

  • BlackIce_GTS

    Spyker C8 Aileron or Aileron Spyder. Audi 4.2L V8 parts code prefix: 077, identification code: ANK
    C8 has been made since 2000, Aileron version since 2010.
    I guess they're still in production?

  • Wow, awesomely done. I thought that'd be harder. Now go outside and play.

    • Devin

      But outside it's coooooooooold.

      • Scandinavian Flick

        65F and sunny here today. (18.3C for those from Canadia)

        Happy Friday to you from the other "CA"!

        • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

          I think it was -3*F outside here when I started Dale. I love the way he starts in the cold, wrrrr wrrrrr wrrrrrr wrrrrrr wrrrr ROOOAOOAORARROARRAR! ttrrtrtrstertrrrt tst tsspsts tspstptptsttstaatatatpapapapapa abrbrbrbbrr rttt tt t tt t t . t . .

          My wife's minivan had trouble firing-up and it was parked in the garage over night, the big baby.

        • 66F and clear in Austin.

          Also, damn, google's weather widget search thing is much better.

        • Devin

          A balmy -22C here.

          Yesterday it was -32C.

          So, progress.

  • Goddamn, that was insane. Good job, guys.

    Here is an NSX that is for sale in town.

    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3E33Ja3Hc5G55Ec5Fbd1f2af9d09e84791ba6.jpg"&gt;

    Only $41k!

    • WANT!!!

      • The whole time I have lived in Austin, I have only seen maybe 4 for sale on Craigslist. This is, by far, the cleanest, stockiest, and afordabilist.

        • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

          Perfect Valentines gift? Strength of marriage test? Yes and yes.

          • Probably more of a Saint Valentines Day Massacre. Well, no, absolutely massacre.

            • Vairship

              But what if you buy it for her as a Valentine's Day gift? Put a big red bow around it, and it'll be so romantic she can't say no.
              Then, after a few weeks, make sure that the cars are parked in the "right" order in your driveway that you are "forced" to take the NSX instead of your own car every morning…


    Gotta admit, this one wasn't hard. I immediately identified it as the C8, and apparently so did everybody else. Think you went with too common a vehicle on this one, everybody's seen a C8 (on here at least).

  • Scandinavian Flick

    <img src="http://i.imgur.com/eOmvb8J.jpg&quot; width="500">

    • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

      <img src="http://cache.boston.com/multimedia/sports/bigshots/062510/bs5.jpg&quot; width="660"> It was a race to the finish today, wow! Also, I had no clue what it was, you all are incredible.

      • Look at all the druggies.

    • dculberson

      Chewie! Get your head back inside the Millennium Falcon before we make the jump to light speed next time!

    • It's funny, dogs really don't like it when you blow in their face, but LOVELOVELOVE to stick their heads out the window at speed.

      Dogs are awesome.

      • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

        I was thinking about that recently! I have a hunch it's because they get all the outside smells that way in car and just my putrid breath otherwise. This dog can't seem to see, but look how his nose and mouth are straight-out into the wind. I think that is what is going on.

        Also I dreamed of an electric (heated) butter knife two nights back, and I still argue with my kids it's genius. They still disagree. So take my thoughts with a grain of salt. Dogs are awesome indeed, no arguing that.

        • Could I use this butter knife on cheese?

          • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

            Sure and on ice cream cakes too!

            • Let's start a Kickstarter campaign!! We could afford all those toys we wanted!

        • faberferrum

          That is indeed brilliant… I've long had an idea for an ice cream scoop with a heated wire running around the edge to slice through ice cream like… well like butter lol.

        • It's not the slicing, it's the spreading.

      • You listened to Car Talk last week, didn't you?

        • That's where I heard it. I for the life of me couldn't remember.