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User currently offlineDC10Tony From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 7 months 3 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

What's the fastest car you've ever driven or been in?

For me:

My friend's '99 Z28 6 speed, really powerful and rock solid platform. A blast to drive and a super value for $23K.

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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

The fastest I've ever had a car was my 1975 Olds Cutlass. I had it up to 125 mph. It was a 350 CID 4bbl with net HP of 175. My current car is a Z34 Monte Carlo with a 3.4L V6. It has 210 HP, but I've only had it up to 90 MPH. I don't have the balls to drive any faster anymore. Not so much for the danger, but for getting caught. I don't know what it would top out at, but I'm curious.

"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineAussiemite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

92 Saab Turbo Aero for FWD

fully restored 83 Mazda RX7 13B turbo which is worked like a maddog for RWD

4wd goes to 93 Lancer GSR Turbo

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

1965 Pontiac GTO

A friend of mine has one that he babies. He actually let me drive it once.
I felt so honored.

Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineJonnyGT From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 242 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

1996 Porsche Carrera 4S

0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds due to a turbo upgrade and many other improvements. Has a wonderful throaty sound to it, and a 2nd gear that will REALLY kick you in the ass! I believe the speedometer read 160 during a 5 mile flat road blast.

User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5873 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

Ironically enough, it was probably my dear-departed (totalled into the side of a s*itbox Bronco) Audi 100 (A6); it was not particularly fast off the line, but it went up to 130 mph easily, and had more left. "long Legs," as they say.

I had a 1969 Chevy Caprice with the high-output 350 (300 hp), it was smooth and silent, and I got *it* up to 125mph quite easily, but lacked the guts (I lacked the guts, not he car!) to go faster. That was on bias-ply tires (that is, they were not radials); and with the soft-sprung suspension, at that speed, even on a nice open stretch of I-35, it was a white-knuckle experience. I am probably lucky that it did not kill me then and there, but God protected this fool that day.

If my current Caddy deVille did not have the electronic rev limiter, I imagine it would do 150 mph or better; it gets to 112 (the electronic limit) without the remotest difficulty, an dthe DTS (with only a few more HP) gets to its limit of 135 quite easily as well. I'm going to see whether there is a chip hack available to get 'round that 112 limit. Like I need it.

No, those are cars I *owned*; fastest driven:



...and look at the Series 1.

...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

I drove my Dads Impreza once, on private ground near Lisse in the Netherlands.

Of course, it was only about 20mph, but it can to 0-60mph in 5.5secs, and a top speed of 155mph.

Although, if you count anything, i drove a snowmobile over a frozen lake at 90kph, and i bet it got up to that speed in less than 5 seconds, severely fast!



User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 2 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Ferrari 355 Spyder........Aston Martin DB7......and Dodge Viper.

I dunno which was was fast, but thats Aston Martin was better than sex. Pure orgasm.


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 1331 times:

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 (original) ... so much power that it was almost scary. 0-60 in 4.2sec, 400+hp

The actual car:

Second, 1996 Mercedes-Benz S600... 0-60 in ~5.8sec, ~400hp, very quick even for the size of the car.

User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1527 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 1326 times:

My aunt's brand new Porsche GT2 - now that thing can go!

Work Hard. Fly Right. Continental Airlines
User currently offlineHepkat From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 2341 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 1323 times:

Well, now I know Americans are wussies! Since moving to Vienna from New York, I've had many opportunities to take my car for a good workout on the German Autobahnen.

Most cars this side of the Atlantic go as fast as 150mph/240kph or more. All four cars I've had so far in Europe went up to 150mph. My last car, a Peugeot 605 had about 210 HP, and I took it up to 125mph/200kph quite frequently while driving through Germany. There, it's not uncommon to see drivers going 150mph and more. As for having balls, I guess you get used to it. When I went back the last time to NY, I was surprised how slowly everybody drove, I just couldn't bring myself to do to 65mph. Luckily I wasn't caught by police, that would've been one hefty ticket!

User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months ago) and read 1319 times:

That I've ever driven would probably be a BMW 328 or maybe a Nissan 300ZX. It's hard to say what is fastest because I've never raced in a car. Now that fastest I've ridden in would have to be the Ferrari Daytona and the Ferrari Testarossa...too bad I couldn't drive them  Sad

User currently offlineLortab 7.5mg From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 805 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months ago) and read 1309 times:

Toyota Corolla

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6431 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months ago) and read 1307 times:

Fastest in speed wa my Chevy Monza at 160+. Obviously not stock!

Fastest acceleration was a 1968 Pro Stock Camaro. an ET of 7.6.

Today I'm happy enough with my 80 MPH Ford truck. I'm not immortal, or rich, anymore.

I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
User currently offlineMiguel From Portugal, joined May 2001, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

My fastest car was a Fiat Uno Turbo i.e.
The top speed I drove once was about 210 Km/h
Realy fast and dificult to slow down. It was called the coffin with wheels.


User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

my top list of fastest cars...

Ferrari F550 Barchetta/Maranello
Ferrari F360 Modena/Spyder
Ferrari F355 Spyder/Berlinetta
Ferrari 308 Quatrovallvo (hope thats how its spelled)

Super Charged 2001 Dodge Viper
Super Charged 2001 Z06 Corvette

Other notibles are Aston Martin DB7, Jaguar XKR (super charged), Benz SL600 and a very classy CL55.

I think those are my most notible ones I have driven... Man I love being a valet at the best country club in Arizona!! yaaaa baby!!

User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1635 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

Probably the test drive of a Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 up interstate 80 Parly's Canyon. What 7% grade? Oh that car was trouble and I knew it! Good thing Highway Patrol was out smoking a bowl that day  Smile

User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7853 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1278 times:

I've topped out around 90 or so mph while passing traffic on the interstate. I'd never dare to go that fast continuously... you are just easy pickings for DPS, not to mention the price of the ticket and the higher insurance premiums.

Hepkat: Have you noticed the condition of most American interstate highways?? Even if I had a good car with a good suspension, tires, breaks etc... I wouldn't trust the road. Sure the pavement is good now, but what about after that bend?? A nice piece of asphalt one moment, dodging potholes the next.

Also, US spec vehicles are geared more towards acceleration at low speed. We like to get off fast, in a matter of speaking; vs. high speed capability of Euro-spec vehicles.

Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1279 times:

Fastest _accelerating_ car was a streetrod 1923 Ford roadster- not an original "T", but a replica fiberglass body- with a full-house 350 Chevrolet engine..auto trans. Thing weighed 1500 lbs and had eyeball flattening acceleration, zero to anything. -- Like me and my gearhead friends say: It's not how fast you go- It's how FAST you go fast!

User currently offlineSKYTEAM From France, joined Nov 2009, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1279 times:

2001 Corvette Z06. God, Those cars are fast!!!!! 0-60 in 4.9 Seconds, I hit 165 and decided to back off.


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

A had a BMW 328 Coupe which is supposed to have a governor which limits the speed to 250 kmh (155 mph), but I clocked it (with chronometer in hand, over 5 kilometers) at 267 kmh (165.5 mph) on a French highway.


User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Incase it might interest any basketball fans, the DB7 I drove before was a Maroon convertible that belongs to Jason Kidd... just one of those FYI's!


User currently offlineWestjet_737 From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 869 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

Let me see.... probally the go-cart I drove last year.  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3222 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

I have done 155MPH in my Nissan Skyline R34. There was still plenty left under the bonnet too!

I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineAussiemite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

do you own the GTR or GTST?

25 Ryanb741 : Sure do! Picked it up dirt cheap in Thailand (less than 1/3 or the UK price).
26 Banco : The TVR Tuscan S does about 175 mph, although I never got close to that - fear of loss of licence being rather more important. I'd love to have a go i
27 Ryanb741 : Misunderstood the question. I own the GTR
28 OO-AOG : Porsche 996 Turbo Ferrari 360 Modena F1 I preffer the Porsche, the Ferrari's rear visibility is very bad.
29 VgnAtl747 : KaiTakFan: You're lucky. Valet. I'd love that job.
30 Aussiemite : lucky bastard, One of my clients owns an R33 GTR which is absoultly unbelivable all up hes spent about 45 000 on the engine and a little bit of other
31 Ryanb741 : Believe it or not, although the car retails for £58,000 in the UK I picked it up for £13,000 in Bangkok! I paid £1,500 to have the rev limiter remo
32 KHI747 : The fastest car i have ever driven,it may change sometime soon though,is the BMW Z8! My word is the car something....acceleration and the feel is phen
33 Aussiemite : WOW that is so cheap even I can afford. theyre a really nice car they handle amazingly. I should move to england where they pay people huge amounts of
34 Post contains links and images Ryanb741 : Try this: http://www.reed.co.uk Trust me mate (I used to live in OZ). After your first rent payment in London (or Winter) you will wish you were on th
35 Aussiemite : Gotta love Australias low cost of living and weather
36 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : I test drove an Audi TT as part of a Miles&More promotion (I earned 1000 Miles for the free test drive ) and it showed 263 kph (don´t know how much t
37 KaiTakFan : whoops forgot the porsche 911 turbo as well... I never really cared to much for those cars, probably why I forgot to mention it. The clutch is less th
38 FSPilot747 : My uncle's Acura NSX (5 spd). That was a thrill.. -FSPilot747
39 Post contains images Maxpowers : 2001 Honda CBR600F4i 599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder I have the silver one Doh Max Powers. Man I missed this place. Novell had me in Europe s
40 Americanmd80 : The Fastest/Most powerful I have driven (and I am only 16) would have to be my grandfathers 1998 Dodge Dakota 5.9RT www.dakotart.com man its fast 5.9L
41 Post contains images Aps : Have driven a Honda NSX at 165 mph on a test circuit... ( oval ) also have test driven a 560hp Ford Sierra Cosworth in full race trim average lap spee
42 NKP S2 : IIRC, the Dakota R/T has 250 HP, not 245- owing to a less restrictive exhaust. What really makes the thing move out however, is the 345 Lbs of torque.
43 USAir_757 : my dad's 1994 volvo 850 turbo in-line 5 cyl 20v turbo, damn smooth engine 225hp but feels like ~300
44 Aerorobnz : "Like me and my gearhead friends say: It's not how fast you go- It's how FAST you go fast!" that is modified from what Enzo Ferrari originall said " I
45 Post contains images NKP S2 : I believe Enzo Ferrari is correct as well, and I appreciate good stable high speed handling in a car. - But when I say "It's not how fast you go- it's
46 Post contains links MaxPowers : When I was in Europe for a few months, I had access to that 2001 Honda CBR600F4i. On the Autobahn in Germany, there was no "speed limit" but yet there
47 AFC_ajax00 : My dad's friends Porsche 2001 911 turbo
48 United_Fan : OOOOOhhhh,a Z28! I have a '00 Z28 t-top pewter 6-speed! God I love that car. Unfortunately I can't drive it here in the winter because of the salt & s
49 Post contains images Skyguy11 : My friend has a '99 Acura. It dosen't sound that fast but we have gone 150 mph on the interstate in it. My '89 Honda Accord topped out at 110 mph. My
50 SophieMaltese : If you want to go fast, learn how to fly Skyguy11, I flew on a XC a couple of weeks ago and my instructor reminded me that if I didn't give the plane
51 DC10Tony : Do you have the 5-spoke rims or those new ones that came out in '00? I don't really care for the ones that were new for '00, I like the 5-spoke ones b
52 Xtristarx : that was an mercedes 500 se from my uncle 6 years ago. xtristarx
53 Fordlover : '96 Mustang Cobra. My uncle's brand new ride at the time. "You want to drive it?" he asks. Stupid question, right. When I got to 120, I quit looking a
54 KaiTakFan : I highly doubt a Z28 Camaro would beat an equal year Mustang Cobra, or SS camaro, as well as a corvette. If thats the fastest car you have been in (Z2
55 Greg : My M5, I guess. But I don't think it's Ferrari fast. I drove a Viper which belonged to a junior partner last year so it had to be the fastest (but I d
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