What's the fastest 'feeling' car you've been in?

What's the fastest 'feeling' car you've been in?

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Pulse00

Original Poster:

322 posts

46 months

Wednesday 6th November
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There's plenty of cars that accelerate quickly on paper but what's made you raise your eyebrows the highest with that 'f*ck me!' response? What's been the car you've owned that you know if you do a third gear pull your passenger will 100% shut up yapping about how their day at work was!?

I'm thinking most responses will be high torque, lightweight turbo cars. I went in a 750hp viper and was left 'meh'. Yet a 500hp evo will get me everytime!


VonSenger

1,990 posts

136 months

Wednesday 6th November
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720s. Not a single passenger has maintained conversation when the loud pedal is pressed.

bennno

5,864 posts

216 months

Wednesday 6th November
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no question, it was an AJP engined Cerbera.

had a R35 GTR, Caterham and a F Type V8 and none close to the feeling of raw speed

fredhead

15 posts

9 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Mini 1275GT the big hole in the footwell used to give me that fk me moment when I got above 50mphbiggrin

Ste372

263 posts

34 months

Wednesday 6th November
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1992 nissan pulsar gtir running over 400hp, short ratio box and stripped out. I physically couldn't lean forward in the seat. Caught a quick gasp of breath Inbetween gear changes

The feeling has stuck with me for the last 15 years and I've been in some quick cars since nothing has replicated the same force

GadgeS3C

4,120 posts

111 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Cerbera for speed and acceleration but for perceived "crikey this feels quick", a Westfield. Being 4" off the ground and looking up at lorry tyres makes any speed seem quick. Felt more exposed than riding motorbikes.

Sten.

1,180 posts

81 months

Wednesday 6th November
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335d (mapped)

Pericoloso

40,998 posts

110 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Been in but not owned.....a Focus WRC driven round Donington by Francois Duval.

At the time a works Ford driver.


Obison

49 posts

30 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Series 1 subaru legacy turbo, only mildly tuned to 270bhp, but 1st to 3rd gear around a long bend it was awesome, just try finding one for sale now.

CoreyDog

170 posts

37 months

Wednesday 6th November
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A good friend took me out in his Cobra replica that has a 6.2 Supercharged Edelbrock engine... Around 550bhp in a small, light, open top car...

That thing was ballistic.

Dave Hedgehog

11,705 posts

151 months

Wednesday 6th November
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My just registered and tuned ST205 Homologation back when most company cars would take 5 days to hit 100mph, everyone incl my little and very proper mum yelled ‘fk me’

after that it was my friends EVO VI Extreme with a RS450 engine mod, you spent more time changing gears than actually using any gear ...

Now it’s my Tesla

delta0

1,212 posts

53 months

Wednesday 6th November
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When I drove a Formula student car about 10 years ago. First time I put my foot down in that i could not lift my head off the seat. Those things are close to 2s to 60.

Evolved

2,302 posts

134 months

Wednesday 6th November
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600hp Evo. Without doubt as an overall package, the quickest thing I’ve been in. Mid corner applying 2.4 bar of boost kicks like nothing else.

Overall sensation of speed goes to an R1 when they were released, that thing was mental quick.

marine boy

334 posts

125 months

Wednesday 6th November
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F40, power delivery was brutal, felt like the whole rear end had exploded

Jazzy Jag

1,969 posts

38 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Citroen 2CV.

Any corner feels like your doing 100.

ghost83

3,320 posts

137 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Mclaren mp4 12c a few years back,

Thought a 458 was quick till I out accelerated it on a runway!


kieranblenk

765 posts

81 months

Wednesday 6th November
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The Tesla Model S in Ludicrous Plus mode is frighteningly quick..

Jag_NE

1,920 posts

47 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Oddly...I remember a Lexus Soarer Turbo (Jap Import) feeling pretty fast!

No car comes close to the feeling of a fast bike though. In terms of 0-60 the very fastest cars can be close but the noise/wind/exposure makes the bike feel faster for sure.

crispian22

698 posts

139 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Hands down a 4.5 cerbera.


thebraketester

8,272 posts

85 months

Wednesday 6th November
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320D