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Old 01-17-2013, 11:17 AM   #26
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Ford Thunderbolt

God knows what this guy had done to that car but it ran on 102 octane, had a ratchet 3spd, 6-point harnesses, stripped interior and no mufflers.

Took me for a few on the street 1/2 mile passes - he said it ran 10's.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:56 AM   #27
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As a passenger, a modded C5 Z06 where I was driven around Thunderhill by a professional driver. That was an intense lapping session.

As a driver, a R8 V10 which I got to drive around Sears Point.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:24 PM   #28
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Been in a mates E60 M6. It felt f0cking fast!

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Old 01-17-2013, 12:37 PM   #29
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:58 PM   #30
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57 chevy with a 289 bored to dont remember, 69 z28, 72 chevelle 350, 69 stingray. All crazy fast. good ol days. Happy with the speed to. Rode on a dodge colt that had turbo and beat a v8 duster.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:32 PM   #31
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Been in probably CLK-55 AMG, or maybe a friends old 93 300 ZX twin turbo (was modded)
Driven tough call, I have never driven anything with supercar speed, maybe a Volvo V70R.(300 HP)
I have owned a few 14 second cars, but that's about it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:56 PM   #32
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On a track:
Drove an SCCA Sped Racer Ford a bunch of times, and a (Lemons prepped) 89 Honda CRX-si too.
Autocrossed a '91 ZR-1 Corvette (a few runs with my 74 year old father is the passenger seat!). Can you say throttle management?
Passengered in a Ferrari F355 for a couple of track sessions. Much like a go kart!
Also rode in a Porshe GT3 (with $180K added suspension work) for a couple of track sessions. Basically brutal.

On the street:
Back in the day, drive a '57 chevy with a built small block, beam axle and lotsa fiberglass body parts. With slicks it would pull the front wheels at stoplights. Shifting at 9,000 rpm was a trip.
Learned to drive in a '60 Thunderbird with a 430 cu. in Lincoln motor. If under 40 mph, you could light up the tires for as long as you wanted. In a street race I once saw the speedo at 140.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:04 PM   #33
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I don't get the obsession with hp. The most fun I've ever had behind the wheel of a car was in a Lotus Elise which makes 190hp. I've driven some reasonably fast cars too.

900hp just seems like a ridiculous number for a car that is driven on the street to have. Christ, a Formula One car makes about that much power. It just seems like a recipe for disaster trying to control that much power or at the very least not very enjoyable to drive as a result.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #34
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My 2011 X3 with N55 for both 'been in' and 'driven'. 300 hp, 300 lb-ft.
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I have touched a Pagani Zonda R. Does that get me any cred?
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:21 PM   #37
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I drove a Ferrari 458 last year.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:15 PM   #38
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Ride? probably a big block '63 Galaxy from back in the day.
It was faster than the '71 455 Trans-Am.
Drive, a tossup between my 340 Challenger or '66 Mustang.
"thing with most power", a brand new Kenworth boom truck with one of these in it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:09 PM   #39
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I don't get the obsession with hp. The most fun I've ever had behind the wheel of a car was in a Lotus Elise which makes 190hp. I've driven some reasonably fast cars too.

900hp just seems like a ridiculous number for a car that is driven on the street to have. Christ, a Formula One car makes about that much power. It just seems like a recipe for disaster trying to control that much power or at the very least not very enjoyable to drive as a result.

Lotus elise turn in that man key
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:11 PM   #40
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On a track:
Drove an SCCA Sped Racer Ford a bunch of times, and a (Lemons prepped) 89 Honda CRX-si too.
Autocrossed a '91 ZR-1 Corvette (a few runs with my 74 year old father is the passenger seat!). Can you say throttle management?
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Also rode in a Porshe GT3 (with $180K added suspension work) for a couple of track sessions. Basically brutal.

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Learned to drive in a '60 Thunderbird with a 430 cu. in Lincoln motor. If under 40 mph, you could light up the tires for as long as you wanted. In a street race I once saw the speedo at 140.
57 chevy is this steve? LOL
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:35 PM   #41
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Most powerful was a Ram 3500 with a Cummins diesel. Drove it back when I worked for a construction contractor. That sucker was surprisingly fun to drive hard when it wasn't loaded up.

Fastest was a C2 Corvette Stingray, something like 300+ horsepower. Probably not that fast by today's standards but it felt exhilarating to drive an old classic.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:07 PM   #42
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My brother's Neon: 600 wwhp been in and driven.
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Most powerful was a Ram 3500 with a Cummins diesel.
Same, but mine is chipped with upgrade fuel pump and methanol injection. 6 speed auto. I can take it on the dirt roads and hit it from a stop and never get traction until I'm moving 65-70 mph. Great fun.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:25 PM   #44
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UR TT Gallardo, some 1300bhp.
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Lotus elise turn in that man key
You've clearly never driven one, therefore your point is moot.
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I think that's the first time I've ever seen anyone turn down a lotus elise.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:59 PM   #47
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2003 SR-T Viper. That was a blast...
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:31 AM   #48
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Driven both a Caddy CTS-V and a Porsche GT3 RS

doubt anything else would top those. Couple pickups with huge Diesels as well. Also my bro in law has a Ford SVT Raptor - havent gooten to drive it yet

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Old 01-18-2013, 08:47 AM   #49
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1100 horse supra. Mk4. Car was much more fun when it had a manual and 650 horses. The auto and the lag made the car less fun to me.
me too! actually i had the pleasure of driving an 1100whp (~1300 crank hp) 98 Supra. it was in street trim (not drag trim) at the time, so it wasn't all that much fun to drive b/c it was relatively tough to control wheelspin until i got into 5th gear LOL...and yes, the owner usually dials the boost down for street driving, but we left the car at ~1100whp that day for shits and giggles...

like you, i also get much more driving pleasure out of my own severely underpowered 430whp 94 Supra b/c it actually gets traction and turns like a champ.
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My brother's Neon: 600 wwhp been in and driven.
Is that 600 'wrong wheel horse power'?
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