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I posted the previous driving thread in the local Duc forum (the variety of vehicles is rather amazing). Someone spun it off into this, which I found equally interesting and entertaining.

Of course the list would be topped by the Desmosedici, but if it has to have four wheels ...


Realistic/Possible - Lotus Elise (supposed to be a lot of bang for your sports car buck, for us mere mortals, weighs a mere 1800 lbs.)


Snowballs chance -

Bugatti Veyron (they had a great article on it in the New York Times Auto section a while back, the technology involved was awesome - also, I wondered what a Volkswagen share holder would think of the former CEO spending $400 million on his pet project, he defended it by saying that it was less than most car companies annual Formula 1 budgets :p )

Ferrari - I'm not picky . I still have a soft spot for the red 308 GTS I used to see Tom Selleck drive on Magnum PI while growing up. I saw the numbers on this car recently, and they were pretty tame by current sportscar standards.

I talked to a salesman at the motorcycle show who said his friend was a Ferrari mechanic and gave out the advice "Buy a porsche, you'll be able to afford to drive it" He said the service (8K mile) on a Ferrari is like $6-10K, can anyone confirm this? (I'm just curious, I know this is chump change for most Ferrari owners)

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My dreamcar.. Since I´m Swedish..

I´ll have to go with the new Koenigsegg CCR or CCX
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0–62 mph) 3.2 seconds
Top speed: 395+ km/h (242+ mph) FASTEST IN THE WORLD
Standing quartermile: 9 seconds, end speed 235 km/h (146 mph)
Braking distance: 31 m (100–0 km/h)
Lateral g-force: 1.3 g
Fuel consumption: Highway travel: 13 l/100 km (18MPG)
Combined: 17 l/100 km (13MPG)



 

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Amullo....you beat me to it....that Koeniggsegg is my wet dream car for sure!.....now realistically moreso....I'd love to pimp a few vehicles for different reasons....I'd love to have as a utility truck...a DRMO Humvee truck with a nice diesel and a trailer hitch and as a sporty car for the street and pimpability....an Acura NSX...and for toting the family around....I totally admire and would love to have a 95.5 Audi RS6 Avant.....but in the meantime....I guess I'll have to stick to my VW's....all 3 of them...and soon to be a 4th!
 

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Porsche Cayman S! I had a Boxster S but I never drove it because . . . if the weather was nice I was on a bike. So I figure with the Cayman S I could use it when the weather is crappy and use a bike when the weather is good.
 

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Mitch:

You are an evil man. But, beyond that....it's hard to know if you haven't already driven a car. I guess I'd be happy with several including a Shelby Cobra, Lotus Elise, Porsche Boxster or 911, and several BMW's including my favorite E30 M3. Quite frankly being retired and still being able to have my 998, Triumph Sprint RS, '95 BMW 318TI and Dodge Dakota is pretty damned good. I'm a happy guy.

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I've always wanted a Ferrari. The 308GTs are still quite affordable for the average guy, especially when you compare it to the cost of most new cars, trucks and SUVs. On the other hand, for about $50k-$65k, I'd love to have a yellow 348....to match my yellow 748. For more practical driving, I really like my stock 1995 Honda Civic EX coupe. I bought it new and it now has over 210,000 miles without any issues. I'm hoping to get 300-350k miles out of it before it needs any major work.....I'll probably replace it with another Honda Civic.
 

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No matter what kind of car, it would get old. Or my license would get taken away very quickly in the attempt to somehow make a very boring ride a little less boring. Cars don't lean the right way. I just can't stand that. Put me on a motorcycle, a mountain bike, a pair of skis or a pair of hockey skates so I can turn as frequently as I want and enjoy it when I do.

But I hate cars. Pretty much anything over 300 miles and I fly so I can get away from traffic, straight roads (which I dislike even more than cars) and the aggravation of leaning the wrong way.
 

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MikeM said:
Cars don't lean the right way. I just can't stand that. Put me on a motorcycle, a mountain bike, a pair of skis or a pair of hockey skates so I can turn as frequently as I want and enjoy it when I do.

But I hate cars. Pretty much anything over 300 miles and I fly so I can get away from traffic, straight roads (which I dislike even more than cars) and the aggravation of leaning the wrong way.
sounds like you'de be a perfect candidate to seriously consider owning a Carver
http://www.carver-europe.com/home.htm .....I got an Email from them a month or few ago about them finalizing a deal and arrangements with someone on this side of the pond for distribution here.
 

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amullo said:
My dreamcar.. Since I´m Swedish..

I´ll have to go with the new Koenigsegg CCR or CCX
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0–62 mph) 3.2 seconds
Top speed: 395+ km/h (242+ mph) FASTEST IN THE WORLD
Standing quartermile: 9 seconds, end speed 235 km/h (146 mph)
Braking distance: 31 m (100–0 km/h)
Lateral g-force: 1.3 g
Fuel consumption: Highway travel: 13 l/100 km (18MPG)
Combined: 17 l/100 km (13MPG)



+1 with Amullo, when I watched the history channel episode on the car and the maker. It wowed me. The attention to detail is amazing.

But I could also go with a '48 VW type 1 split window

A Troy Trepanier creation

'34 plymouth 3 window with art morrison chassis, huge hemi, 12-71 overdriven blower that at idle it sucks the air from your lungs. Yeah that's what I would drive. Oh yeah, and with your hen riding shotgun.:D LOL
 

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sounds like you'de be a perfect candidate to seriously consider owning a Carver
http://www.carver-europe.com/home.htm .....I got an Email from them a month or few ago about them finalizing a deal and arrangements with someone on this side of the pond for distribution here.
My kind of car(ver)!
 

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Those of you that like the Koenigsegg..

Jeremy Clarksson of the BBC show Topger is going to be testing it on one of there upandcoming shows.

The test will be availble on Koenigsegg homepage in not to long.

//amullo
 

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Real World Car: Lotus Elise

Won the PowerBall Jackpot Car: Why limit it to one? :D Here's a few though:
Mercedes SLR McLaren
Lambo Gallardo
Ferarri F430 Spider

Probably others. Definitely others. And I haven't even begun to touch on classic cars. For example, my collection would HAVE to contain at least a '63 Stingray, a Jaguar E-Type (prob'ly a '64), a '69 Camaro, and a gen-u-wine Shelby Cobra.
 

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Fastest Car!

Originally Posted by amullo
My dreamcar.. Since I´m Swedish..

I´ll have to go with the new Koenigsegg CCR or CCX
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0–62 mph) 3.2 seconds
Top speed: 395+ km/h (242+ mph) FASTEST IN THE WORLD
Standing quartermile: 9 seconds, end speed 235 km/h (146 mph)
Braking distance: 31 m (100–0 km/h)
Lateral g-force: 1.3 g
Fuel consumption: Highway travel: 13 l/100 km (18MPG)
Combined: 17 l/100 km (13MPG)



I hate to burst your bubble, but I'm pretty sure the Bugatti Veyron is faster. It's supposed to be the fastest production car ever made (even if production means two to three digits :eek: )I know it had a top speed of 252-3 MPH and I think it did the 0-60 in just under 3 seconds (it's been a while since I read the article).

Not that any of this really matters! :p I must say it doesn't look as cool as the earlier pictures I saw. It has a somewhat odd paint job. :confused:

I guess that's why I bought a Duc! :D

Yes, I suppose you really would need a collection to round things out, as long as you're super rich. :cool:

Did you say it costs $5 each way to drive into Stockholm at rush hour? If I were over there my car would be nothing (not to mention the price of gas :eek: , everyone on this side of the pond is whining about $3 a gallon - of course you actually have mass transit over there) But we have :abduct:
 

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Mitch said:
Did you say it costs $5 each way to drive into Stockholm at rush hour? If I were over there my car would be nothing (not to mention the price of gas :eek: , everyone on this side of the pond is whining about $3 a gallon - of course you actually have mass transit over there) But we have :abduct:
Yupp. Prices on gas here SUCK..
I heard whining about fuelprices when i was in the US and i just shaked my head. I pay $5/USgallon for "regular" gas and $4.55/USgallon for diesel. I also pay between $1,25-$5 for the privilege of driving my car to work. :eek:
 
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