Nicest Car (That you've ridden in)?

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  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Well, i started this thread after an experience today. My girlfriend's Dad is a very wealthy guy, and I was over at her house today. We were hanging out in her room, and her Dad yells for me to come to the garage because he "needs to talk to me".

    So, I go out there, and he's like "well, I want to show you that i'm not an old fart, so check this out". He points to his 2005 Aston Martin Vanquish S. He hands me the keys, and says "I bet you a million bucks you can't start it". So, I get in, put in the key, turn it, nothing.

    No clutch, but there is an engine start button. I press it, nothing. Car isn't in Neutral (it is the formula 1 tiptronic style), so I press the (-) shifter, and try to start it, nothing.

    He explains that I need to press both paddles, the car goes in neutral, I start it.

    Wow.

    So he asks me if I want to drive it. I couldn't (I COULD, but I was nervous, this is a $300,000+ dollar car), so he takes me for a test drive. Wow, fast, really really fast.

    We get back, he says "any time you want to drive it, let me know". I will be driving it soon, that car is AMAZING. i still can't get over it.

    I guess he owned the 2003, but it had problems, so he sold it, and bought the new 2005.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Jaguar XJ220. That thing is amazing! Old school supercars at their best. :D
     
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  4. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, my dad works for a car dealership, and gets a dealer car, so he can bring home anything he wants off the lot :D

    He's brought home some pretty awesome Jags, as well as a Porche they brought in for a trade :eek:
     
  5. 840quadra Moderator

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    Dodge Viper Venom 650
    RUF CTR2
    Audi RS6 (sorry but they are dang fast for a sedan, and great cars)
    BMW; 850, E30 M3, E36 M3 Lightweight


    Coolest (to me) cars I have sat in,

    Ferrari: Enzo, Modena, Super America, F430
    Lamborghini: Diablo, Merluciago, Gallarado
    Porsche: Carrera GT, 911 GT2
    Maserati MC12
    Bugatti EB 16
    Aston Marton DB9, DB7, DB7 LM, and Vanquish

    Many more, but these are "off topic" anyway :D Being a member of Automotive media has its perks :)

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  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I think we have a winner, folks! Thanks for playing... good night!
     
  7. 840quadra Moderator

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    I know the feeling, I was offered the chance to drive the Venom 650 (650 WHP with a 7 speed custom gearbox) but couldn't bring myself to do it.

    Acceleration of that car had my back hurting for a day or 2, and made my 230hp car feel really, really really, slow for about a month :)

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  8. 840quadra Moderator

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    I doubt it, I know there are others in my freelance profession on here, and many who can actually "afford" some of these cars!

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  9. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    My wife's ex-sister-in-law (who she's still friends with) married a guy worth ~$500M. I've seen his collection. Ridden in them? No. But he loves them and absolutely can afford them.

    Bastard. ;)
     
  10. Jon'sLightBulbs macrumors 6502a

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    911 RS America
    c5 Corvette
    96 cobra

    in order of coolness.
     
  11. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    2001 Ferrari 360 Modena mmmm i still remember the roar of her engine, and the feeling of doing 0-60 so fast that i forgot i was still on surface streets... pure and total adrenaline rush at every push of the pedal and shift of her gears...

    My neighbors have a Aston Martin DB8, its a beautiful car.

    Ed
     
  12. 840quadra Moderator

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    As long as he takes care of them, knows how to drive them, and "uses them" (meaning some legal track time) I am super happy for anyone that can afford such cars.

    It is the others (the Posers, the people who buy because others like them) that drive me nuts! :eek:

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  13. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    The only nicest care I have ridden in was a Volvo S60 or S80, can't quite remember exactly. Compaired to the other posters, I am :eek:
     
  14. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    The nicest car I've ever sat in is a Cadillac Cien. I was interviewing the designer and he let me sit in it. I think it cost GM $5 million to make.

    For anyone who doesn't know what it is, it's a mid-engine V12, scissor-door two-seater.

    link

    I've also sat in a Maybach 62.
     
  15. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I can't wait for this weekend, I am going to take him up on his offer of letting me drive the car.

    This guy is worth quite a bit, probably around $5 billion, he almost bought the Redskins (football team) a few years back.

    Maybe I can convince him to get the new BMW M6?
     
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  17. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    Wow... that is one nice car. ;) :rolleyes:
     
  18. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Volvo or Man?
     
  19. Merf macrumors regular

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    1971 Volkswagen van with a 1600 cc engine. Tops out at 55 mph anything faster then that will hurt the engine.

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  20. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    5 Billion, ask for a new car, a bugatti veyron :eek:
     
  21. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    The nicest one ... uhmmm

    While I've played with Alfa's, a Corvette, Firebird, Porche's, Ferrari, et al. But in the classic golden oldie favorite, a Rolls Royce Phantom. Streets ahead of even the Mercedes 600 Pullman.
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    aka Grey Beard
     
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    Old Maserati Quattroporté - understated and fast as hell.
     
  24. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    When we went to visit my brother-in-law and his family in London a few years ago, he sent a driver to pick us up at the airport, and the car was a BMW sedan of some kind. I've also ridden in my co-worker's Jaguar once.

    I guess I'm just into fancy cars as much as I should be. ;)
     
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