Robert Downey Jr's E9

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  1. jmackro

    jmackro Well-Known Member

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    Yea, why would Robert Downey Jr. need a hidden compartment in his car? Oh, now I get it.

    Yea, that grey wood is just weird. Even the direction of the grain on the wheel looks phony.
     
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    Those are definitely real photos. I know what you mean about the steering whee though. I’m pretty certain that all of the “wood” in the car was hydro dipped (water transfer printing). It totally explains why the grain in the wheel is all in the same direction.

     
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    An example of just because you can doesn't mean you should

     
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    Not to hi-jack this thread, but can someone enlighten me on the water transfer printing possibilities?
    Is it an alternative to chroming, e.g. the taillight frame and/or their reflectors? Is it expensive?
     
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    Robert should customize the hood roundel such that it glows yellow like Iron Man's chest.
     
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    We had some involvement with this car, and the base car was discussed here many years ago. This started out as the Nachtblau Alpina clone from Japan that was FS on BAT . At the time it had the automatic and an M30 3.5 with hydro boost brakes. Speedkore has previously done a Mustang for Robert Downey, and the interior in that is clearly from the same shop that did this car.
    VSR1.com did the engine rebuild for this car, and made it run. The brakes are a custom Brembo BBK set up, we'll have this available for those who really want to stop hard and fast, but it will require 17" wheels. HRE made the ones on this car.
    The color didn't work for me when it arrived, after it was in the shop for a week, the orange is cool, Speedkore's CF work is incredible, but I can't go for the water dip wood . .

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    I predict it gets blown up in his next movie.
     
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    I'm not in love with the color choices, but I like the fact they interpreted the interior into a more modern look without going too space age. Little touches like the fabric pockets in the doors, the armrest/cupholder/handbrake design, leather coverings on all the temperature controls, all are things that might be in an e9 if they were still building them. I agree on the wood; it's a gimmick that doesn't fit the richness of the leather and fabric. You can at least rest assured that if Mario worked on it, it runs great.
     
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    I would prefer shots of Pepper!
     
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    Any chance of a link to them? My ball and wife does like a moan about a cold derfierreirerier!o_O
     
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    Where is that picture of the middle eastern guy posing with his pimped out e9? Mario can print it out and present it to Mr. Stark next time he sees him.
     

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