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Old 12-10-2012, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Top 5 cars you've Driven? Rode in? Sat in?

My list is short, we don't have lot's of nice cars in Montana, but it would be cool to see what some of you have driven/rode in, sat in, and your opinion of it!

Top 5 Cars I've driven:
Lotus Exige (FF275)
Lotus Elise (VF2 300 HP)
Lotus Evora
1948 Buick Super (street rod)
... that's all the exotics / cool cars I've driven!


Top 5 Cars I've rode in:
Ferrari F40
Viper Venom 650R
Acura NSX
Mazda RX7 (t88 turbo)
Porsche Cayman (turbo'd)

Top 5 Cars I've sat in:
Lamborghini Diablo
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640
Ferrari F40
Noble M400
Ariel Atom

Top 5 cars you've spotted in public, on public roads (Not dealerships, car shows or tracks!)
Black Ferrari F50 (Naperville Illinois)
Red Ferrari F40 (Missoula, Montana)
Black Ford GTX1 (Missoula, Montana)
Black Lamborghini Gallardo Nera Heffner TT (Missoula, Montana)
Black/yellow Bugatti Veyron (Sitting still... on Rodeo Drive... I guess that counts)

My favorite car to ride in was the F40... legendary car... and to top it off, it was straight piped, so it was extra loud. Went to 140 MPH on the highway, was fun. The gurgles and pops were amazing and the acceleration was phenomenal. My favorite car to sit in was the Diablo... I was 10 yrs old, it was so cool at the time. Fastest and most favorite car I've driven... was my FF275 exige... loved that car.

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A 1978 Mazeratti
1964 Triumph TR4 (mine)
1954 Corvette
Snakes funny car rail in the mid 1970s (family friend)
My 2005 Elise

I drove them and loved them all!
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Mclaren M1B rode in very fast (thanks Greg Mathews)
58 Porsche 356 driven (Thanks Heidi and Franny)
73(?) Full Race 911 rode in very fast (Thanks Allen Benjamin)
70(?) Formula Ford driven (I though fast, but turned out i was slow)
06 Elise driven (I know its borderline egotistical, but I love my car) (Thanks Pepper)

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Porsche 912 First car I was in that did over 100MPH (customer car, shhhhh dont tell)
Intermeccanica Italia Targa 1 of three ever built
53 MGTD rode in... where it all started
100cc GoKart drove/own I am sorry to say, my Elise does not handle like a gokart.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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1. slr mclearen 2.lambo merci. 3.ferrari 430 4.lotus elise (EXOTICS DRIVEN) 1. gtr r33 1100+ whp pulled a turbo hayabusa on highway (rode in lol) 2.supra 1197 whp like riding a nitrous drag bike acceleration (drove) 3. evo 800hp really hard out of the hole, actually compresses/ hurts chest in seat... 4. turbo viper 900 whp crazy top end (rode in) (FASTEST CARS RIDEN IN OR DROVE)
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i havent been in anything too cool unfortunately. oddly enough the fastest car i have ridden in was a 500 whp sti. All 4 wheels scrambled for traction on boost in 3rd gear
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Top five cars I've driven
1. Lotus exige s260 sport
2. Ferrari f430 scuderia 2009
3. Corvette zr1 2012
4. Corvette 427 convertible
5. Audi r8 v10 stick shift

Notable drives that didn't make top five.
BMW m3 DCT
Corvette z06 2007
Cadillac CTSV sedan
Pontiac GTO crate motored
Audi s4 b6 v8 supercharged
Corvette base with elder brock supercharger and cam
2010 camaro ss
BMW x5 M

Best ride along
1966 Chevrolet nova with lsx crate motor blower 840rwhp drag car.
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Top two cars I spotted in public was a pagani zonda s and a ccxr in redmond wa
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Who had the Pagani in Redmond??? Where did you see it?? I know the white Koenigsegg sometimes attends ERTC and the Ultimate Aero.
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i havent been in anything too cool unfortunately. oddly enough the fastest car i have ridden in was a 500 whp sti. All 4 wheels scrambled for traction on boost in 3rd gear

Time out.

You list a 930 turbo in your sig and that didnt even make your list????
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well i think the 930 is just about one of the coolest cars around but i thought i might be a tad biased. i think you might share similar bias, judging by your screen name
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Top five cars I've driven, I'll list it according to excitement level:

Koenigsegg CCR, Ferrari Enzo, Lambo Aventador, California 30 (loved the droptop feel at top speed), and it's hard to pick the fifth since there are so many nice ones..... Maybe the 458.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hard to really pick the top five,...
Driven in no particular order.. most on track
-Porsche 997 Cup
-Ferrari F430 Scuderia
-Ferrari F430, F360 and F355 Challange
-Ferrari California
-Porsche GT3RS
-Lotus Exige Cup 240/255 Exige S, Elise
-Lotus 211
-Noble M400
-Rossion Q1
-Ford GT
-Porsche Cararra GT
-Radical SR3, SR4, SR5 and SR8
-Formula Star Mazda
-Porsche Spec Boxster S
-Porsche Spec Cayman
-Cadillac CTS-V
-Corvette Z06 and ZR1
-Camaro SS (2009)
-Bugatti Veyron
-Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
-Ferrari 575M
-Mazda spec Miata
-Ariel Atom SC
-Porsche 996 Cup
-Ferrari 360 Spyder
-Lamborghini Contach
-Craftsman Series Truck
-Lotus Esprit S4 and V8
-Dodge Viper
-BMW 850i
-Aston Martin Vantage Convertible



I know there's a couple more I can't remember....

Sat in....
-Porsche 962 IMSA car (1986)
-1962 Ferrari GTO
-Lamborghini Silhouette

Helps working for a race track...


Whats' more interesting is whats the fastest you ever drove a car and what car was it??

For me,
Cadillac CTS-V 175mph (hit the rev limiter)
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:42 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Driven (not too much history to pull from):
2011 Lotus Evora S - most fun of the bunch
Porsche 911
Porsche Cayman S
BMW M3

Ridden in:
Nissan GTR (to go test drive the Evora S It was a good day)
Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
Lotus Elise
'67 Corvette (not the fastest, but was beautifully maintained)

Sat in:
McLaren F1

Seen Driving:
Porsche Carrera GT2
Most of the Ferrari Line Back to the 80s
Most all of the Lamorghini Line back to the 90s
Ford GT


Sad that I didn't hit 5 in any category
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Unfortunately, I haven't personally driven a lot of 'exciting' cars, but here's my list:

Sat In:

- Ginetta G4 Race Spec
- Bizzarini Strada (Pebble Beach)
- Cadillac Ciel Concept (Pebble Beach)
- '55 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing (Supercar Saturdays).

Been Driven In:

- 458 Italia
- Murci SV
- '59 Lotus Elite
- Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Special
- '73 Ferrari Dino 'Chairs N Flairs' - my dream car!

Driven myself:

- Psychotic AMS Mitsubishi EVO with 8 squillion hp
- Porsche 930 (formerly Sammy Sosa's car)

But the top dogs in each:

Sat In - Lamborghini Miura SV (at Concorso Italiano, Pebble Beach) - the owner was letting random people sit in it:



Been Driven In:

Jeff Schwartz's (Schwartz Performance) Ultima GTR with the LS9 twin turbo. (Only driven 'in town')



Drove:

New Morgan Three Wheeler. This is the 'mule' car that SCS cycle (engine maker) and Norb Bries (big Morgan dealer in Chicagoland) drive around - about 15K miles. An ABSOLUTE blast. Almost bought a 1950's F series 3 wheeler from him and he let me drive this as a 'comparison'. SOOOO much fun:



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Old 12-11-2012, 06:04 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I don't have time to work out five, but the quick highlights:

Driven:

- Exige Sport 260 (mine!)
- Formula Dodge
- Shifter Kart
- The Family Truckster (for real)

Rode in:
- Gulf McLaren F1 race care fresh from LeMans
- Ferrari Dino
- Porsche 356

I don't generally sit in things, so not much of a list there.
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Top five cars I've driven, I'll list it according to excitement level:

Koenigsegg CCR, Ferrari Enzo, Lambo Aventador, California 30 (loved the droptop feel at top speed), and it's hard to pick the fifth since there are so many nice ones..... Maybe the 458.
How... Lol, those are some nice cars you have driven...
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Top 5 cars that I have experienced:

* Toniq CB (drove from Texas to Wisconsin... like a Formula Ford w/ license plates)
* V-10 Dodge Viper (drove in the Rockies... bull in a china shop)
* Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (Beautiful exhaust music... thanks Tony Nuccio)
* my 300+ HP Exige (no, really)
* old school Lamborghini Diablo VT (ride along)

- honorable mention 1 - real Cobra 427 (offered a $50 ride when I was about 20 years old, seemed too expensive at the time but I have kicked myself ever since).
- honorable mention 2 - the 2 stroke "shifter" kart that I owned for a year. Terrifying.
- honorable mention 3 - the 1976 Firebird I owned as a teen, with the built Buick Wildcat 430 cubic inch V-8. Also terrifying.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:35 AM   #20 (permalink)
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My Top 5 Driven

Caterham 7 this has to be the Gold standard for all sports cars, it is an out of body experience…….discuss ☺

Lotus Evora very Close 2nd (just call me Biased)

Alfa Montreal……..its an Alfa and an Icon and still looks great

Alfa Sud…..apart from the rust problem they were sublime

Iso Lele……..exotic rare and just different
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