What's the most powerful car you have been in, and driven.

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  1. Dr. Detroit

    Dr. Detroit Diamond Member

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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.
     
  2. Imported

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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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    Been in a mates E60 M6. It felt f0cking fast!

    Koing
     
  4. Kadarin

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    '12 Shelby GT500, 550hp
     
  5. 7window

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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.
     
  6. CraigRT

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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.
     
  7. Billb2

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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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  8. JulesMaximus

    JulesMaximus No Lifer

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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.
     
  9. ZipSpeed

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    My 2011 X3 with N55 for both 'been in' and 'driven'. 300 hp, 300 lb-ft.
     
  10. DaTT

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    I have touched a Pagani Zonda R. Does that get me any cred?
     
  11. DaTT

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    You know someone with one?
     
  12. RichUK

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    I drove a Ferrari 458 last year.
     
  13. skyking

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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.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdLHQGScvn4

    It had insane torque.
     
  14. 7window

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    Lotus elise turn in that man key
     
  15. 7window

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    57 chevy is this steve? LOL
     
  16. CrimsonWolf

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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.
     
  17. Toastedlightly

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    My brother's Neon: 600 wwhp been in and driven.
     
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    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.
     
  19. MagickMan

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    UR TT Gallardo, some 1300bhp.
     
  20. JulesMaximus

    JulesMaximus No Lifer

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    You've clearly never driven one, therefore your point is moot.
     
  21. xSkyDrAx

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    I think that's the first time I've ever seen anyone turn down a lotus elise.
     
  22. exar333

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    2003 SR-T Viper. That was a blast...
     
  23. Anubis

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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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  24. Sunny129

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    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.
     
  25. JCH13

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    Is that 600 'wrong wheel horse power'? :D