If you could test drive any car in any place in the world what would it be?

By jtickner1 · 22 replies
Feb 9, 2008
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  1. For me it would have to be the Pagani Zonda C12 F around Nürburgring in Germany. This car is my dream car, it is a very good car and to have the oppurtunity to drive one around The Nürburgring would be truly epic. I would love to own one but it's way out of my price range. i'll just have to settle for good ol' Subaru WRX Sti... If i can ever afford one of them :(


    Tech Data
    Engine: Mercedes Benz AMG 12 Cylinder V60
    HP & RPM: 602/6150
    Tourqe: Nm/RPM: 760/4000
    Clutch: Twin plate clutch
    Brakes: 4 ventilated Brembo discs, hydraulic power brake
    Steering: TRW rack and pinion power assisted
    Suspenion: 4 independant wheels with double A-arm;
    pull rod helical springs and Ohlins adjustable shock absorbers;
    anti-roll bar; aluminium/magnesium alloy suspension arms

    Performance: Acceleration 0 - 100Km/h: 3.6 Seconds, 0 - 200Km/h: 9.8 Seconds
    Braking 200 - 0Km/h: 4.4 Seconds
    Top Speed: 345Km/h
  2. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    I would test drive the 1968 Plymouth VIP at Laguna Seca.


    I don't even wanna post the specs considering I'm to lazy.
  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Koenigsegg CCXR on the road from Davos to the Stelvio Pass in Switzerland.

    That car WOULD kill me on that road, but what better way to go out?
  4. jtickner1

    jtickner1 Topic Starter

    Ah the Koenigsegg. Was expecting that one :D There is a lot of cars i would prefer to drive much more than that
  5. hamas123

    hamas123 TS Maniac Posts: 482

    It has a V12 engine, not V60.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Its a 12 Cylinder engine with the angle between cylinders being 60 degrees.
  7. jtickner1

    jtickner1 Topic Starter

    Well i did copy that straight from the Pagani site so... what SNGX said
  8. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Not a real petrol head as such


    I would love to drive the Bugatti Veyron, any long straight road would do, just as long as I could get the bu&&er up to its top speed,,,,

  9. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Posts: 353

    A: Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead
    Bristol Fighter
    Jaguar Mark 2
    Jaguar XJ (pre-2003)
    Aston Martin DBS
    Ferrari 430 Spyder

    And my secret wishes
    1960's Mecedes convertible or a Delorean DMC-12

    Quite a long list... but I want them all, no matter how I get them :D

    If i had to pick one it would probably be the Rolls
  10. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    +1 for Nurburgring. I've always wanted to test drive an NSX... just because I'm a honda guy.
  11. Finchy

    Finchy TS Rookie Posts: 353

    Honda guy? Do you mean over 75?

    (joking, :D )
  12. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    No, no, 55, not 75.

    I have a change of heart. I would like to test drive a 1952 Dodge B-series truck....

    20 leaf springs on each side, ftw.
  13. jtickner1

    jtickner1 Topic Starter

    Pagani Zonda FTW
  14. Zed

    Zed TS Rookie Posts: 20

    If I was to become really rich I'd have to go for a Merecedes SLR McLaren Roadster.....AMG-built supercharged 24 valve 90 degree V8(5.5 liter)...617hp @6500rpm....575 lb-ft@3250-5000 rpm and it's all in a nice small package.
  15. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Posts: 140

    Warp 9 here i come.
  16. ohhrika

    ohhrika TS Rookie

    Shelby GT 500 [my dream car] on the Autobon.
  17. Elvrage

    Elvrage Topic Starter

    Hrmm. 1979 Trans Am.. My dream car. :D

    But instead of the usual Black w/ Gold Phoenix, I'd have to get Silver w/ Black Phoenix.

    Specs for Stock:
    4 speed borg warner super t10 transmission
    400ci Pontiac engine (ported and polished heads)
    ws6 package
    4wheel disc breaks
    15x8 snowflake rims
    edelbrock aluminum intake
    holley 750 carb
    centerforce clutch
    hurst shifter
    3.73 gears
    hooker competition headers
    3 inch dual exhaust with 3 inch flow through mufflers

    Not the fastest car on the block, but it's looks make up for everything it lacks, anyways, just stick a shot of N2O in there and you're fine. :D
  18. siredhuman333

    siredhuman333 TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Dodge 330
    lime green
    and orange koenigsegg CCR
    with spider chromes
    i have a thing for spiders
    [but not the car]
  19. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Thank you siredhuman, the 330 was a GOOD choice.

    Elvrage, I'll bet you don't know what most of the stuff you just typed meant........

    (in advance, yes, I know him in real life, so don't criticize me!)
  20. Elvrage

    Elvrage Topic Starter

    What do you mean not know what it means?

    Of course I know what it means...
  21. YoYo888

    YoYo888 TS Member Posts: 29

    Bugatti Veyron / Any road any place (as long as there is no traffic)

    The Bugatti Veyron is a car built around an engine. Essentially, Bugatti made the decision to blow the doors off the supercar world by creating a 1,000-horsepower engine. Everything else follows from that resolution.

    How would you define the most amazing production car in the world? Would it be:

    The car with the most horsepower?
    The car with the fastest top speed and acceleration?
    The most expensive car?

    At the moment, the Bugatti Veyron appears to have it all:

    A W-16 engine that can produce 1,001 horsepower
    A top speed of 250+ mph (400+ kph)
    A zero-to-60 time of three seconds
    A zero-to-180 time of 14 seconds
    A price tag somewhere in the $1.2 million range.

  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,971   +2,526

    I think. (my daddy claimed anyway) that the Allison engines in the WW2 P51 Mustang were based in Cadillac V-12 and V-16 designs of the 1930s. (This needs more research than I'm willing to commit at the moment. However, those motors did make more than 1000 HP. (In Aircraft form). Anyway, the V-12s and V-16s were built for smoothness. not altogether for high horsepower. Review, 4 stroke engine theory, a 12 cylinder 4 cycle will generate a power stroke every 60 degrees of crankshaft rotation, as opposed to a 4 cylinder's every 180.

    Honda's "V65 Magna"(motorcycle), had an advertised 0 to 60 time of 2.3 seconds the year it was released, 1983. (Bikes are a b***** in the 1/8 mile drag.

    I probably would have to agree with you that the Veyron would be the ultimate "kick the tires and go' kind of driving rush. A little bit easier than lighting up a bike though, at least you couldn't wind up with it laying on your chest from an unannounced wheel stand.
  23. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Tell me about it. Sadly, around here, they all run 7's.

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