When you ask a gearbox which cars they would own, the answer ranges from the new Pagani Zonda to the Mini Cooper of the ’60s. However, with one ear to the ground, you begin to realize that some keep coming back time and time again. There are a few good cars that connoisseurs would kill for, and almost any gearbox you could talk to would agree to wanting to own. These are the ones that were built under the vision of one person, often a world class racer or a very smart and experienced designer, with simple but deep goals like breaking the Nürburgring record, getting the highest top speed. and even take your wife to the opera (see Bugatti Chiron).
The resulting cars aren’t just impressive on paper. These are cars that, when someone drives one, will love them to anyone who listens. Have you ever spoken to someone who drove a Tesla and was shocked by the silent acceleration? Or someone who was able to sit for a moment in the seat of a Lamborghini and couldn’t forget how comfortable and stylish it was?
The vehicles listed here are intentionally built from the ground up, from calipers to the volume dial, bucket seats to the active aerodynamic fender. Reducers know they can trust these cars because of their reputation: the fact that everyone who sits in their pleated leather seats swears on their mother that there is nothing they would change about. of the whole car.
Nissan GT-R Nismo
The 2021 GT-R is not only a beast that puts out 600 horsepower with its Nismo V6 and circles the Nürburgring in just 7 minutes 26.7 seconds, it is also a monster on the road that impresses the driver every time. you point the steering wheel to a new location. That’s why they call him the “Godzilla”.
NISMO uses Nissan’s famous AWD to navigate the tracks in combination with an independent rear-mounted transaxle unique to Nissan. If you want the Nismo version, it’ll set you back $ 210,000, but the Premium costs almost half for just $ 113,540.
Dodge Challenger Demon
The Dodge Demon has been around to be the only production vehicle EVER capable of literally pitching up out of the factory! It flew from 0 to 60 in just 2.3 seconds with its 840 horsepower and it even came with a “crate” with sick drag gear like a parachute and replacement rims. Imagine the feeling of falling horizontally. It’s the Demon’s acceleration, subjecting its controller to 1.3 G of force!
Because he was so fast, he was immediately banned by the NHRA. Even though 3,000 were made in the US (and 300 in Canada), every real car guy would sell his mom just to take one over a quarter mile.
The McLaren P1 is sought after for one major reason: its build quality. McLaren didn’t just try to break a top speed record or crack down on lap times.
Instead, they handed over the reins to an automotive designer who was responsible for the F1 victories, Gordan Murray. The result was a mid-engined plug-in hybrid with a twin-turbo V8 that blew everyone away. All of this in a beautifully curved body that pushes the car down to 1,322.77 pounds at 160 mph! The P1 reaches up to 217 mph and can hit 128 mph in just 6.8 seconds. The coolest part has to be the long, massive and active aero wing which controls up to 20% of the car’s motion!
Toyta Mk4 Supra Twin Turbo
This JDM classic may be 20 years old, but the things people do to the stock engines are shocking! Search for “Mk4 Supra” and you’ll see YouTubers on budgets boosting them to over 600 horsepower without even changing the engine block or pistons!
Besides the 2JZ engine, the Supra is unique for its fighter pilot-style driver’s seat with driver-facing controls that make it clear that passengers aren’t as important as speed. It came in automatic and manual, but trust me you’ll be intimidated by other gearboxes if you don’t get the manual.
Lamborghini Huracan Performante
Everyone’s favorite poster car was an Aventador, but recently the Huracan Performante has stolen the thunder. Why? Because that’s basically the next step. It has a V10 under the hood and produces great horsepower, but more importantly it crushed the Aventador SVJ’s Nurburgring speed in 6 minutes and 52.01 seconds per full 7 seconds.
The interior echoes the clean exterior with lots of raw carbon fiber, not even woven together! What makes this hypercar even cooler is that it doesn’t resort to hybrid technology to increase its speed, on the contrary, it saves weight and focuses on simplicity.
Porsche 911 GT2 RS 991
The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is like the GT3 RS but stripped down, rougher and tuned for nothing but lap times. Besides the fact that Porsche rarely changes much about its cars, the inherited and pure driving experience scored a super rare 10/10 on the Car and Driver rating scale. It gets 0-60 in 2.6 seconds, has 700 horsepower and is a twin turbo.
Impressive considering its curb weight is only 3,241 lbs. The new Clubsport Edition has cut 3,064 pounds while increasing downforce, and with AWD and Porsche reliability, it’s hard to say no if you’ve got $ 300,000 more in your pocket.
Tesla Model S Throw
This is the craziest car by numbers you can buy today, and wow! the price! The name of the Model S Plaid is a testament to the madness that gave birth to Tesla; a reference to the Star Wars parody, Spaceballs, when they go beyond the speed of light by making “Plaid” stars. Why do reducers want it, despite unfounded resistance to electric cars? and the multiple reminders that Tesla has already had to make?
Because that marks the fastest production car EVER with a 0-60 time in 1.99 seconds with 1,020 horsepower! Even crazier, you can get one for as little as $ 124,490. Try to find or build such a capable 1/4 car within this budget! One feature that people come and go on is the square steering wheel which doesn’t allow you to change hand positions or turn hand in hand, but the people who have driven it say it’s very intuitive and fun to this way.
Originally, Ferdinand Piech designed the Bugatti Veyron with three simple goals: 1) to have over 1,000 horsepower, 2) a 0-60 time in under 3 seconds, and 3) to be able to take Ms. Piech to the opera the evening. Anyone who’s driven the Chiron says it meets that standard with even more ridicule.
It now comes with an 8.0L W16 engine which for some reason also requires not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR turbochargers! A peak on the rear engine only reveals massive pipes and a ton of carbon fiber.
Despite its success as an affordable, reliable and practical hybrid city car, motorists can’t harass it enough. It became such a disgraceful joke that Toyota adopted its limp for its own Superbowl Comercial in 2016, where thieves rob a bank and get off in a Prius. The world laughs and says “they can’t go far!” but then the crowds gather to cheer on the silent and environmentally conscious bandits who escape.
Despite that, show up with any type of Prius at any automotive event or mention it to any motorist and you’ll be sorry for next week. The only thing worse is the …
Chrysler PT Cruiser
Unlike the Prius which is hated for its lack of power and prowess, this one is simply wiped out for every possible reason. It’s slow, it’s ugly as hell, it’s incredibly unreliable, only old people seem to drive them, and they didn’t have any special features except for an unusual sloping ass that was awkwardly large.
Perhaps because it still managed to sell more than uglier, dumb cars like the Fiat Multipla, it hit us more in the face and therefore had to be shut down. Still, some weird and obscure people can be spotted fooling them with chrome hubcaps and faux wood panels. Best of all is when they put a surfboard on it and pretend it’s a real Woody Beach Cruiser, which in and of itself isn’t great or impressive.
This list contains about fifteen classic cars that everyone would want to buy today.
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