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    Quote Originally Posted by Mon the fish View Post
    Just watched the video, and is this the first car to have a fuel gauge the same size as the rev counter!?

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    I think that the F cars are a very similar design.
    Edit: Well, the idea is the same.
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    Must be the first GP I’ve actually disliked. I’d be looking at the new Clubman JCW thinking that’s a nice bit of kit over the GP that to me is just trying too hard. The display cluster just looks so flat and bland and doesn’t make you think I’m sitting in something a bit special. I’m sure it will have some nice touches only reserved for the GP. Sad they seem to have dropped the whole number thing. Not that I even owned one but I thought it was a nice wee touch if only a bit of fun. 3000 to be built with MINI upping the limited run by another 1000 from previous models must feel there is the demand. Six months later I expect to see a good few on the lot like the R series GP seemed to have done.

    Wish they’d dropped the Camo Wrap for the Californian Sun as it will look so much better in its signature colour and who’s not seen this. Yes it may have more power etc but I still think the original will be regarded as the best simply because of the drama and noise it made. The old whine of the engine as if it wanted to suck the world in and spit it back out.
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    Am I the only one thatís not too excited about the GP3 ...

    Having owned the GP1 when the GP2 was released I was excited to see how it would turn out compared with the original.

    Even the GP2 was hyped up but at the time but I donít think it failed to capture folks attention and have people wanting the car for what it was. Yes they missed a trick not keeping the same numbering ethos and then tried to rescue that, certainly in America with folk asking what number they could give the car.

    Iíll admit that I had my name down for a GP3 but after seeing things develop bit by bit, and maybe what I thought was coming with the F series GP, it hasnít excited me one bit and tbh Iíve lost interest in it. Looking at the bits that are being drip fed about what it will or wonít have I think they are diluting the whole excitement of the car. I donít think the wheels suit the car and looking at the rear spoiler now they are trying way too hard. The first and second generation GPís had a spoiler that was big enough to attract attention yet be subtle enough with it. Iím not sure this is the case with the GP3.

    Having seen the photos of the speedo like others have said why have digital everything but a needle for the Rev counter. Correct me if Iím wrong but even the Astra GTE in its day had a full digital speedo.

    Maybe when it comes out and it can be seen as a full package and in the flesh it might be different Iíll change my mind but until then Iím unconvinced that the GP3 is going to be the ďcurrentĒ ultimate MINI.

    Sometimes less is more and I think that should have been the case from the outset with the GP1. Iím sure Iím not alone in saying all the extras (air con, electric windows, heated seats, etc) should have been removed or kept to a minimum for added weight loss. I think that the Mitsubishi Evo and Honda Integra were the only cars I can think of that attempted to go down this route ... did it cost them any buyers ? I donít think so ...






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    Quote Originally Posted by EcosseGP View Post
    Am I the only one that’s not too excited about the GP3 ...

    Having owned the GP1 when the GP2 was released I was excited to see how it would turn out compared with the original.

    Even the GP2 was hyped up but at the time but I don’t think it failed to capture folks attention and have people wanting the car for what it was. Yes they missed a trick not keeping the same numbering ethos and then tried to rescue that, certainly in America with folk asking what number they could give the car.

    I’ll admit that I had my name down for a GP3 but after seeing things develop bit by bit, and maybe what I thought was coming with the F series GP, it hasn’t excited me one bit and tbh I’ve lost interest in it. Looking at the bits that are being drip fed about what it will or won’t have I think they are diluting the whole excitement of the car. I don’t think the wheels suit the car and looking at the rear spoiler now they are trying way too hard. The first and second generation GP’s had a spoiler that was big enough to attract attention yet be subtle enough with it. I’m not sure this is the case with the GP3.

    Having seen the photos of the speedo like others have said why have digital everything but a needle for the Rev counter. Correct me if I’m wrong but even the Astra GTE in its day had a full digital speedo.

    Maybe when it comes out and it can be seen as a full package and in the flesh it might be different I’ll change my mind but until then I’m unconvinced that the GP3 is going to be the “current” ultimate MINI.

    Sometimes less is more and I think that should have been the case from the outset with the GP1. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying all the extras (air con, electric windows, heated seats, etc) should have been removed or kept to a minimum for added weight loss. I think that the Mitsubishi Evo and Honda Integra were the only cars I can think of that attempted to go down this route ... did it cost them any buyers ? I don’t think so ...

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    No Davey you're by no means alone and a lot of what you've said is pretty spot on.

    My own excitement for the GP3 is more to do with it being my cup of tea and less to do with it being an actual execution of the GP brief. I personally love the big wing and the daft looking arches - although I know I'm in the minority. I also think the car seems to be shaping up as more of a gentleman's racer than an actual track car - more Bentley Continental SuperSports than Lotus Exige Cup. That sort of package definitely appeals to me as it's closer to what I'd actually want and closer to what I'd actually use. That having been said, it's not what the original concept pointed towards so I totally get the disappointment.
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    Had my name down too but have now cancelled. Have pre-ordered an electric Mini instead, which is the complete opposite.
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