sniper991122 said:lol so that is where my money is going..
I want to get a testarossa sometime soon, but damn nothing like that...
and does he really get paid that well to afford a 65k turbo job? Jesus christ.. you could practically buy a regular 88 testarossa for that price..
3l3m3nt said:and what makes this his car?
The money comes from selling the Doom3 engine, now every time another company wants to use that engine (and god knows they will), they'll have to pay a few million for the liscense for it. That may not sound like that much but remember, the team that created it only consists of 30 or so people.johnked24 said:The estimated cost to develop Doom 3 is between 15 and 20 million dollars. I'd think that Carmack and company are rolling in dough.
moralpanic said:Where's the proof that this is actually JC auction? Aside from the article that says he has such a car. Do you really think JC would be buying $25 dinner plate sets from Ebay? LOLOL
Ding ding ding, finally a smart person. He sold it three years ago to a family friend who also lives in Mesquite. I've had a chance to actually ride in this thing, and holy shit, you thought doom 3 was sick. For the kid who wasn't impressed with a testarossa, compare the stock 390 crank horsepower to the 700rwhp now at detuned, and 1000 on race fuel (the owner used to run it out at motorsport ranch in texas). John had 155octane gasoline/alcohol hybrid fuel shipped to his garage for the testarossa and his F50. When he had it, it dyno'd at 1236rwhp. I sat in the F50, it's nice and all, but not as nice as the F40 imo. All of his ferraris are for sale too. I was out at Norwoods and saw the testarossa, thresh's 328, John's F50 (getting the turbos taken off for selling), and his GTO project that has taken 9 years so far (already sold) It's kind of sad when you think of it. He's been driving Anna Kang's BMW X5 suv to work for the past few years and just had a kid, so they don't need a whole lot of two seaters.versello said:I don't think it's actually Carmack selling it. I mean, look at the name, "testarossabill"... maybe Carmack sold it to this guy and now this guy is selling it.
Riftgarde said:Cars are overrated, to damn many people on the roads anyway. Where the hell is the railway pod system where I can grab a pod and be taken where I want to go at 300mph?
No idiots to scratch the paint.
No insurance costs.
No repairs or tune ups.
No washing and waxing it.
No bird shit and bug guts to clean off.
No chance of car jackings.
Just $3.00 and I go where I want and come home in record time. And maybe the risk of some ass jamming something in the track and derailing me to my death.
buzzard34 said:wait 20 years and maybe you'll see it In the meantime just look at this kewl car and bask in its glory...
Doom 3 is selling quite well and @ $50 a pop for several million isn't so bad. Liscensing for the newest engine is usually a flat $500,000 buy-in with a nice percentage royalty (4-6%) Liscensing the engine is how id makes all of its money. I mean, look at quake 3, how many q3 based games did you see?obyj34 said:The money comes from selling the Doom3 engine, now every time another company wants to use that engine (and god knows they will), they'll have to pay a few million for the liscense for it. That may not sound like that much but remember, the team that created it only consists of 30 or so people.