Fastest car you've ever ridden in??

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by mikej89, May 29, 2021.

  1. Elvie

    Elvie Strat-O-Master

    Messages:
    666
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2014
    Location:
    -
    The fastest car I've ever travelled in would probably be one of the many Skylines that my husband has owned/borrowed.

    Fastest cars that we own at the moment are a 1971 JDM Nissan S30 Fairlady Z with RB26DET motor Giken 0S88 sequential gearbox and MoTech management and an ex Team Alzen Nordschleife 24 1992 Carrera 964 Turbo Cup. The Fairlady is a current track car. The Alzen Porsche is just an investment now as its too valuable to risk racing.
     
  2. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

    Messages:
    15,135
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Location:
    All over the place!
    My TVR Chimera.
    5 litre,
    Mark Adam's chip
    Flowed inlet
    Protech shocks
    Big bore exhaust.

    never had it flat out but the fastest I drove it was 160MPH. Probably wouldnt go much faster.
    0-100 in 9 seconds.
    But in reality it was the theatre that was the best fun. It was LOUD!
    I used to drive down the high street in second gear, and mothers would clutch their children close to them.

     
    Last edited: May 29, 2021
  3. Deafsoundguy

    Deafsoundguy CERTIFIED HACK Silver Member

    Age:
    63
    Messages:
    1,505
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2020
    Location:
    Area 51
    My only brush with car speed was with a rental (of course :oops:) Mustang 5.0 back in the early ‘90’s. I went to see my cousin out of L.A. where I was visiting to Rancho Cucamonga where he lived. Like a straight line east. Got her up to 130 and it was so stable and powerful it felt like it could go way faster. I was very impressed. I’m guessing nowadays they’d probably know I was naughty in their car :sneaky:. Actually I can’t believe I never bought one of those, it drove so well...
     
    SurfsUp and s5tuart like this.
  4. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

    Age:
    62
    Messages:
    41,431
    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Jensen Interceptor.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2021
  5. HighwayStar106

    HighwayStar106 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    18
    Messages:
    1,599
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2018
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    A friend of my dad's had a BMW E30 rally car, which I had a ride in once. It had an M3 engine in it (though it was a standard shell), so probably made around 250bhp. That thing was ballistic, and the guy even drifted it round a roundabout. Twice. :D

    The fastest road car would a been another BMW actually, a V10 M6 that my dad nearly bought once. It sounded and went like a supercar, but sadly would have had the running costs of one too!
     
    Andrew Wasson and fos1 like this.
  6. tatoo

    tatoo Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    194
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Location:
    Bonn, Germany
    Audi RS6 C8.
     
  7. fos1

    fos1 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Messages:
    1,460
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2018
    Location:
    Texas
    My son had a Rouch Mustang about 5 years ago. It had more horsepower than I knew what to do with. He let me drive it local, I was afraid of it. He sold it after he became a father.

    I had a Suzuki GSXr-750 in the 90s. It was crazy fast. I took a racing course Suzuki offered in south Florida, 150+ --- tunnel vision. I don't think the leathers would have helped if I had balled it up.
     
    Andrew Wasson, tatoo and duzie like this.
  8. ukoldgit

    ukoldgit Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    70
    Messages:
    9,024
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2018
    Location:
    Wiltshire UK
    Robin Reliant:D
     
  9. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

    Age:
    62
    Messages:
    41,431
    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Reliant Robin, you don't say Cortina Ford do you?
     
    ukoldgit and longboard blues like this.
  10. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    3,764
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2016
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Probably the Lotus Esprit. Maybe the Maserati 430ie. :thumb:
    EDIT: How could I forget the Porsche GT3 and Lamborghini Gallardo. But I only drove those on the track, never on an open road. Although these were faster, nothing quite matched the perception of speed of a Formula Renault car.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2021
  11. Archtops

    Archtops Strat-Talker

    Messages:
    196
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2021
    Location:
    SoCal
    My VW Bus!:D
     
  12. omahaaudio

    omahaaudio Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,594
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2014
    Location:
    France
    BMW M1 race car in the 80s. Was driven around the track at Sebring.
    Scary as s**t, but great!
     
    Andrew Wasson likes this.
  13. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

    Messages:
    7,648
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Location:
    Surrey, England
    I had a carburettor and tuning firm in the '70's so I drove many great cars.

    I think for a thrilling ride you can't beat a Lotus /Caterham 7. Basically a rocket powered roller skate which really gives a feeling of speed. Handles really well also.

    [​IMG]

    Honorary runners up - V12 e-type or Porsche 911 Carrera.

    Both lookers as well.
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2021
    TremoloJoe, The_Whale, Bowmap and 8 others like this.
  14. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

    Messages:
    16,726
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2014
    Location:
    Carmel Indiana
    Admin Post
    I've been a car nut all my life but never really owned or driven any really flashy cars. I did rent a new Mercedes SLK230 while in Germany back in 98 so I guess that might qualify.
     
    Believer7713 likes this.
  15. misterwogan

    misterwogan Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    58
    Messages:
    4,143
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    Location:
    London
    One of these. 1984 Jaguar XJS-TWR 5.3 V12. 184 MPH on the a French autoroute in 1998. Got to the Peage and was fined £500.

    HAS20339-3.jpg
     
  16. tatoo

    tatoo Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    194
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Location:
    Bonn, Germany
    You think right brother. 150+ It is all up to you and whoever waits on the other side if you screw up.
     
    Andrew Wasson likes this.
  17. nutball73

    nutball73 Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    3,271
    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2013
    Location:
    Southern UK
    Not a car nut. Just bought this though - the oldest bike I currently own. 31 years old, but still good for over 160mph, 0-60 in a few seconds.

    Fastest I've done was back in my magazine days - indicated 180mph on a ZX-9R (not saying where :whistling:).

    Yamaha FZR1000R EXUP

    20210509_104220.jpg
     
  18. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,875
    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2015
    Location:
    UK
    Whilst a teenager at school I asked a near neighbour for a trip in his Countach 5000S and he proceeded to try to max it out to impress me presumably. At about 160mph a milk float pulled out 1/2 a mile ahead and by the time he decided he'd have to brake as oncoming traffic prevented a pass we ended up in a 4 wheel dry skid sheding huge amounts of rubber all along the tarmac.

    I realised then there is no corroboration between a man's wallet size and skill sets.

    I've been around race tracks in Formula Fords a number of times and did a fair bit of karting in my youth but nowadays I stick to my 30 year old Toyota. Still, I can confirm it's stated top speed of 137mph is accurate or even a little on the low side.....

    _DSC0003.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2021
  19. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

    Age:
    47
    Messages:
    13,337
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2016
    Location:
    KC
    I was going to say that one too for a car. It was the first new car that my uncle bought and he still has it but his is all black. This is the only picture I have of it now.
    e839586eac4f7f49fa51a703f5db93b2.jpg
    The fastest I have ever been on wheels, though, was on my 2004 R1 st 187mph. I about killed my friend who was helping me tune it when he thought I had a picture of the speedometer and erased the speedo-healer memory. I do have a pic of it at 178 on a hard drive but would have to search for it. I was trying to break the 190 mark with it being naturally aspirated. If I would have gotten the super charger for it I would have broken 200mph. It didn't happen though. I wrecked and totaled it at the high speed of 23mph because some idiot decided to make a right turn from the far left lane in rush hour traffic.
    2094_1069411944341_1348_n.jpg
     
  20. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Blooze daddy Silver Member

    Messages:
    13,440
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Location:
    almost gone
    ditto

    20151001_105814_resized.jpg
     
    Neil.C, tery, Deathray and 1 other person like this.