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

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

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DuckAvenger

249 posts

80 months

Friday 8th November
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Back in the day when Alfa 156 was available for a test drive. It was in middle of the winter here in Finland. I happily coasted along and then suddenly I had to do emergency breaking. Didn't even notice that I was speeding (about 150-160) while others were doing about 60-70. (Two lane highway and I didn't see them because of the curve)

Alfa156 with 2.5 motor. Brilliant, brilliant car

Fermit and Sexy Sarah

7,354 posts

47 months

Friday 8th November
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A circa 700bhp Nissan GTR, followed by a friends AMG GTC. Both felt savage.

Yacht Broker

2,952 posts

214 months

Friday 8th November
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Been fortunate enough to experience most cars including Ferraris, Lambos, Paganis etc... Most sensory overload was in an Exige S1 with 300hp+ Honda supercharged conversion on the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans. Proper tunnel vision moment and the noise...... Perhaps not the outright fastest, but when squeezed inside (with a cooler full of beers on my lap, naturally, it surpassed most other things for me.

SlimJim16v

2,360 posts

90 months

Friday 8th November
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A friend's supercharged Hummer has quite a kick.

HiAsAKite

1,875 posts

194 months

Friday 8th November
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Not a car, but a bungee/winch launch in a glider..


Crikey that felt fast.. allegedly closest thing to carrier catapult launch...

Gad-Westy

9,611 posts

160 months

Friday 8th November
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DuckAvenger said:
Back in the day when Alfa 156 was available for a test drive. It was in middle of the winter here in Finland. I happily coasted along and then suddenly I had to do emergency breaking. Didn't even notice that I was speeding (about 150-160) while others were doing about 60-70. (Two lane highway and I didn't see them because of the curve)

Alfa156 with 2.5 motor. Brilliant, brilliant car
Is that not therefore an example of a car that doesn’t feel as fast as it is?

Agree that they’re lovely cars though. Only Alfa I’ve ever driven for my sins.

MyV10goesWhaaa

301 posts

40 months

Friday 8th November
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Fastest feeling and probably the fastest thing iv'e been in on track is a Yardie friends Evo with stickerd up bullet holes on it ...

The actual fastest apart from the Supercar madnesscloud9 is Mapped RS6's...

Actually scratch that.... Just remembered (how can i forget) a good friends... devlish 996 turbo @800hp Now that is the fastest feeling thing i've ever been in....

Edited by MyV10goesWhaaa on Friday 8th November 22:48

jamesbilluk

1,810 posts

130 months

Friday 8th November
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For me, it's a remapped C7 RS6, 675hp, coupled with the torque, and the AWD, it made me feel quite queasy under hard acceleration, seemed ridiculous for such a heavy car, only just sold it....

MattCharlton91

145 posts

87 months

Saturday 9th November
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Recently was took for a spin in a 1994 Toyota supra manual.

Single turbo conversion, and running about 550bhp. It was savagely fast. No doubt there are quicker things on the road but the way that thing delivers it’s power is ridiculous.

Klippie

1,643 posts

92 months

Saturday 9th November
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Again not a car but a mate's Kart fitted with a tuned RD125LC engine, it was low geared for acceleration one of the lads watching swore the front wheels lifted just a little as it came on the pipe it was scary fast and impossible to keep your head up...what a thing.

Explorer1959

56 posts

5 months

Saturday 9th November
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Is fast - 427 Cobra and a GT40 on a deserted Swedish motorway

Felt fast - half-cut teenager in the back seat of an open top Triumph Stag on a warm summer evening in 1977

Pan Pan Pan

5,078 posts

58 months

Saturday 9th November
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I suspect the answers to this question are always going to be subjective, as they depend on each different persons experiences and of course what type of car/s each different person has been in.
I remember seeing a YouTube video of a 911 (haven't a clue what one it was) having a ding dong with some superbikes on a motorway at night, I am guessing in America somewhere, where the bike riders were trying to get the 911 driver to give it some beans..
He finally did, and left the bikes for dead, after which he let them catch up again, and did it again, and again, and even after letting the bikes to accelerate away, it just blasted away, caught all the bikes up, and passed them all again. It was quite surprising, but on an arrow straight motorway, I guess anything might be possible.

Edited by Pan Pan Pan on Saturday 9th November 11:34

Sardonicus

16,457 posts

168 months

Saturday 9th November
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Ford Pop with a full house BB 468ci Chevy you cant keep your foot in for long laugh < thats driven and been a passenger in another Ford Anglia/Pop with a 454ci Chevy on NOS back in the 90's when Sundays and A roads were quiet , probably never experience anything like it again silly

mikeiow

1,752 posts

77 months

Saturday 9th November
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Arial Atom on a track day: hilarious fun!
On the road: a pals MG Midget years ago, just ‘cos it was small and low.
Now: our KonaEV has a proper hot hatch feel about the acceleration when you want it too.

V8RX7

18,511 posts

210 months

Saturday 9th November
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Sadly as a passenger in a Tesla on ludicrous mode

The most terrifying was a three wheeled ex hillclimb "go kart" I put on the road - in the days before IVA, 120bhp, 46 stone in weight, with your arse 2" off the floor.

Byker28i

20,467 posts

164 months

Saturday 9th November
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thelostboy said:
I was privileged that on a private test day that a racing friend let me have a go in their Aston Martin AMR1.
I think you win luckiest git contest biggrin

Byker28i

20,467 posts

164 months

Saturday 9th November
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HiAsAKite said:
Not a car, but a bungee/winch launch in a glider..


Crikey that felt fast.. allegedly closest thing to carrier catapult launch...
The old steam catapults launched planes to around 160 in two secs...

cologne2792

1,275 posts

73 months

Saturday 9th November
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R8 V10 Spyder - everything else is now pedestrian.

200Plus Club

6,805 posts

225 months

Saturday 9th November
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In order of giggles:
Tesla in ludicrous mode
First time on an fzr1000
My T70 kit car (500bhp/900kg)
Loaned 997 Turbo by 9e. (640bhp or so at hubs)

Alex_225

3,605 posts

148 months

Saturday 9th November
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I'm not that well versed in extremely fast cars but my CLS63 was quite a feeling when I first opened it up.

Having driven 260bhp hot hatches, I thought it would feel quick but, 'how much quicker can it really feel'. Quite a bit apparently. I think it's the fact that it's comfortable and very well spec'd but it really shifts. I know it's 510bhp in a relatively big car but it goes well. smile