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Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:25 am

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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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:30 am

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.
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:30 am

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
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:31 am

1965 Pontiac GTO




A friend of mine has one that he babies. He actually let me drive it once.
I felt so honored.
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:33 am

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.
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:54 am

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:

See:

http://www.shelbyamerican.com/

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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:04 am

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!

Regards

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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:08 am

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.

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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:35 am

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.


 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:56 am

My aunt's brand new Porsche GT2 - now that thing can go!
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 11:08 am

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!
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 11:55 am

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
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 12:11 pm

Toyota Corolla
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 12:24 pm

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.
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 1:02 pm

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.

Miguel
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 2:12 pm

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!!
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 2:23 pm

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
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 2:59 pm

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.
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 3:05 pm

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!
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 3:06 pm

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

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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 4:25 pm

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.

Charles
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 5:06 pm

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!

Cheers!
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 5:21 pm

Let me see.... probally the go-cart I drove last year.  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 6:25 pm

I have done 155MPH in my Nissan Skyline R34. There was still plenty left under the bonnet too!
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Ryanb741

Thu Jan 03, 2002 6:41 pm

do you own the GTR or GTST?
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 6:49 pm

Sure do! Picked it up dirt cheap in Thailand (less than 1/3 or the UK price).
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:32 pm

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 in the TVR Cerbera Speed Twelve though. Top whack is 240 mph! Trouble is it costs almost £200,000.

I think they're going to start selling in the US. Check out their website at www.tvr.co.uk to see what you’ll be getting.
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RE: Aussiemite

Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:41 pm

Misunderstood the question. I own the GTR
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 8:18 pm

Porsche 996 Turbo
Ferrari 360 Modena F1

I preffer the Porsche, the Ferrari's rear visibility is very bad.
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 8:53 pm

KaiTakFan: You're lucky. Valet. I'd love that job.
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RE: Aussiemite

Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:33 pm

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 stuff. he is going to sell it and either I think he was planning on an r35 if they turn out to be good.

This guy races his car he use to race porches but they wernt fast enough for him. The car is absoultly unbelivable. You gotta be loaded to own a car like that though this guys a dentist.
 
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RE: Aussiemite

Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:41 pm

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 removed (it is originally a Japanese spec car) and paid a further £1,100 shipping and registration in the UK.

The insurance is a bummer though. It's group 20 (the highest category in the UK) and would cost me £7,000 per year to insure, but luckily my company pays it at a much lower rate (corporate deal).

The thing is, for such a fast car the fuel consumption is reasonable (about 18-22 MPG) which is a good thing in the UK where petrol is so bloody expensive!
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:49 pm

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 phenomenal...its accelerates from nought to sixty in like 4.3 seconds.Its powered by a 400HP V8 with manual transmission.
 
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RE: Aussiemite

Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:07 pm

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 money. know of any IT contracts going preferably in cisco network engineering?
 
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RE: Aussiemite

Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:19 pm

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 the 1st plane home to Australia!  Big thumbs up

I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
 
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RE: Aussiemite

Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:30 pm

Gotta love Australias low cost of living and weather
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:46 pm

I test drove an Audi TT as part of a Miles&More promotion (I earned 1000 Miles for the free test drive Big grin) and it showed 263 kph (don´t know how much that would have been in reality) - I gather that´s about 160 mph.

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Fri Jan 04, 2002 4:13 am

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 then ideal in my oppinion! very heavy!! I agree a on a few Ferrari's the rear view is limited, but that doesnt bug me one bit when I have a clear view ahead and all those hundred's of horses ready to roll!! yeeee haaaa!
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Fri Jan 04, 2002 4:23 am

My uncle's Acura NSX (5 spd). That was a thrill..

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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Fri Jan 04, 2002 4:34 am

2001 Honda CBR600F4i
599cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder



I have the silver one

Doh

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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Fri Jan 04, 2002 4:39 am

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 V8
245HP!!!

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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Fri Jan 04, 2002 6:10 am

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 speed 100 mph ( 0-60mph 3.6 seconds )  Big thumbs up ( i used to race cars )
 
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Americanmd80

Fri Jan 04, 2002 2:56 pm

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...most of it available just off idle...that and a 3.92 rear end. Best handling truck I've ever driven as well- corners better than most cars despite the rigid rear axle. They respond well to intake and exhaust mods too. BTW, I'm the proud owner of an "intense blue" '99 R/T 5.9, but I'm from the old school...it's a 360 in my book.
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Fri Jan 04, 2002 3:27 pm

my dad's 1994 volvo 850 turbo

in-line 5 cyl 20v turbo, damn smooth engine

225hp but feels like ~300
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Fri Jan 04, 2002 7:01 pm

"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 " It's not how fast you go, its how you go fast..." that is such a true statement...
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Sat Jan 05, 2002 2:59 am

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 how FAST you go fast", I was referring to my preference of acceleration over top speed. -- Not that I don't enjoy high speeds, but unless you have access to roads with no speed limits- it's just not a very god idea- not if you don't want to spend a night in the local hoosegow. For most of us with hotrods in the US, "getting on it" means a quick glance to make sure no cops are around, and then ripping through 1st, 2nd, and the top of 3rd before shutting down.. 1st time passengers usually want to kiss the ground at this point anyway after having their spleen damn near ruptured from the acceleration Smile
 
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Sat Jan 05, 2002 3:59 am

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 was. 85mp/h I think was the recommendation for the max speed you could travel. But on very slow days in Sept. I would cruise about 100-110 on super clear days in little to no traffic, although at those speeds I was a bit nervous since I have not picked up a bike in 5 years.

After Sept. 25, it was too cold to ride the bike anymore for me.
So my company had a company car in the office where I was working. I guess they weren't cheep since I got a new Subaru WRX STi. Wow, that car is amazing. I am too lazy to look up the HP but I think it was in the range of 225? For that size car the power was awe inspiring. The quick shifts were nice and it was very smooth. I was almost always going 110 or so in that little car. But I drove this on the Autobahn for one day since the trek from Germany to England wasn't a fun one, and it wasn't my car, so I didn't want to wreck it.
if you go over to http://www.subaru.co.uk you could see it.


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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Sat Jan 05, 2002 8:59 pm

My dad's friends Porsche 2001 911 turbo
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RE: DC10Tony

Sun Jan 06, 2002 3:32 pm

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 & snow. I absolutely love my car!!!!!!!!
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RE: Fastest Car You've Driven

Sun Jan 06, 2002 5:58 pm

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 Toyota Previa (yes it's a van) topped out at 90 mph. Looking back on it, this was all VERY stupid and I would not recommend going this fast not because of the ticket, but because you could easily die if you have a blowout. Regular street tires are not designed to heat up to temperatures associated with 150 mph. If you want to go fast, learn how to fly  Smile
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