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Immediately we now have a dual-function Query of the Day. The first perform can be informative; detailing an upcoming new sequence right here at TTAC and explaining the way it all works. The secondary perform is to solicit concepts from you, our pricey readers, for stated new sequence.

By now you’re undoubtedly intrigued, so carry on studying.

The brand new sequence is entitled Purchase/Drive/Burn, and it’s all quite simple. That is the SFW automotive model of the NSFW recreation folks play with the letters “FMK.” Every entry will pitch up three automobiles in opposition to each other. The rivals will need to have been out there as new within the similar mannequin yr, and can be close-ish in worth and mission. The secret is to assign a destiny to every automobile introduced. The fates are:

  1. Purchase. That is the automobile you buy on the vendor, as new within the yr from whence it got here. You personal this automobile, and are accountable for its upkeep for a lot of years. For our functions we’ll assume it’s a semi-primary automobile.
  2. Drive. The automobile which earns this choose is the one you possibly can borrow and revel in with some regularity with out incurring the monetary duty behind it. It’s not free, however let’s say the charge for borrowing it’s principally nominal and reasonably priced for the category of automobile. It will probably by no means be yours, you’ll at all times have to provide it again.
  3. Burn. One of many chosen automobiles should die a fiery dying by the hands of an uncaring arsonist. Bought from the theoretical showroom as new, it’s then instantly destroyed.

There’s a preview set of automobiles beneath — govt specific Euro luxurious sedans from the yr 2000.

Audi A8

Image: 1998 Audi A8Audi’s largest sedan got here in normal or long-wheelbase codecs (sticking with the usual at the moment), with a four.2-liter V8 producing 310 horsepower and normal Quattro all-wheel drive. Aluminum-intensive development stored the load proper at two tons. This contemporary possibility is yours for round $62,000.

Jaguar XJR

Image: 2000 Jaguar XJRThe slight pricing benefit of Jaguar’s flagship sedan means you get an improve to the sporting R model. Dated in tech however classically appropriate in styling, the XJR price round $68,000 and weighs about the identical because the Audi, however has 340 horsepower from its four.Zero-liter V8.

BMW 740iA

Image: 2000 BMW 740iAAh, we’re close to the terminus of the best-looking 7 Collection mannequin. The 740iA sits because the entry degree of the vary, missing a protracted wheelbase and the V12 engine. Its four.Zero-liter V8 matches the Jaguar in displacement, however is down on energy at simply 282 hp. However BMW has a historical past of constructing nice-driving sedans, and this one’s a looker.

It’s so simple as that — three decisions and three assignments. As you’re fascinated by which of this trio you’d set on hearth, give you your personal concepts for Purchase/Drive/Burn rivals. I’ll be ready within the feedback.

[Images: Daimler AG, Audi, Jaguar, BMW]

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