Fastest Car You've Ridden In?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by venusone, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. venusone

    venusone F1 Rookie

    Mar 20, 2004
    My 1st post here & just had to ask. IMSA Jaguar GTP 44 (twin turbo 12) at Roebling Road – approx. 175 mph on strait. Brian Redman’s club meet. I’ve never quite gotten over it.
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  3. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    Feb 27, 2004
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    Jim Pernikoff
    Believe it or not, a Ford Crown Victoria. Of course, it was a police cruiser, Florida Highway Patrol to be precise.

    In December 2000 I was driving down to Boynton Beach, FL to visit my folks in my two-month-old Honda Civic SI. As I approached the Hobe Sound exit on I-95, I knew I was getting low on gas, but I thought I had enough to get to Jupiter to fill up. Unfortunately, I was wrong.

    As the engine died, I was lucky enough to be able to coast onto the shoulder right by a call box. Within a couple of minutes of the call, an FHP car pulled onto the shoulder behind me. I explained my predicament to the trooper and he said, "Get in", so I slid into the right front seat of the cruiser. He did a u-turn across the median and headed north to the Stuart exit about 3 miles back. I didn't look at the speedo but I'd say we got up to about 120 or so!

    Ironically, while I was putting gas in a can, the trooper was filling up the cruiser, so it wasn't exactly a wasted trip for him. When we were both done, it was back into the car for another 120mph blast back southbound to my car. The trooper waited until I had gotten the engine started and then he headed off southbound, again at a great rate of speed.

    Interestingly, when I stopped at Jupiter to fill up, over 12 gallons went into the Honda. And its advertised fuel capacity was only 11.9 gallons!
  4. smiffy

    smiffy Karting

    Feb 7, 2004
    145mph in a Jaguar XKR on the Nurburgring!
  5. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

    Nov 25, 2003
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    Aren't we talking about fastest car, not fastest speed? Not sure which was fastest out of a lotus exige or GT3RS. Reached a higher speed in the GT3RS though.
  6. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Sep 5, 2001
    Panther City, Texas
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    A ride a long with the Maranelloman in his 550 at TWS. 145+ on the straights. :D
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  8. RufMD

    RufMD F1 Rookie

    Jan 31, 2004
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    A Ruf RTurbo 550.....
  9. Dr C

    Dr C Formula Junior

    Dec 1, 2002
    Kansas City
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    a heavily modded Viper that is only driven on the track - - incredible
  10. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 14, 2003
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    191MPH in my car. Camarillo, California.

  11. Tomf-1

    Tomf-1 F1 Rookie

    Jan 17, 2004
    Leawood KS/ South FL
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    4th gear in my black 512TR
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  13. Sin

    Sin Karting

    Nov 28, 2003
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    Got a ride in a 9.91@135MPH street car and also drove a 10.5 second / 500rwhp street car, very entertaining indeed :)
  14. bluekawala

    bluekawala Formula Junior

    Jan 22, 2004
    Ormond Beach, FL
    A Trans Am :( a friend of the family took me for a ride and we got to something over 125 on a little twisty two lane road late at night in the middle of no where Missouri. It was really fun, if kinda stupid on a pubilc road you can't see very far on, but he lived off that road his whole life so needless to say he knew every corner.
  15. alx355gt

    alx355gt F1 Veteran

    Feb 3, 2004
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    My fastest experience 'till now was in a F355 Spider :D Fast enough for me...

    Greets, Alexander
  16. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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    Fastest car I sat in was a Corvette race car. :)
  17. 4re308

    4re308 F1 Rookie

    Jun 13, 2001
    Woodstock, GA
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    Mitch D
    -Ferrari F40LM
    -Ford RS200 Evolution (750HP)
    -Ferrari 512TR (512professore's)
    -Roock Porsche 996 TT with 600HP
    -Supercharged Mustang with close to 800HP
    -Ruf BTR
    -512BBLM at Roebling Road
  18. tifosi69

    tifosi69 Formula 3

    Dec 23, 2003
    Atlanta, Ga.
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    Al-Al Cool J
    Mitch, is that you? Noticed Professore's 512TR, it's bad ass isn't it?
  19. carguy

    carguy F1 Rookie

    Oct 30, 2002
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    I did 177mph in my old ZR-1 just for a second and then backed out. That is the fastest I've ever gone in a car. But the quickest and I'm sure potentially fastest car I've rode in was a twin turbo Lingenfelter C5 Corvette. I was asked to bring my ZR-1 to a vette dealer open house event for display. As I pulled in there was the white Lingenfelter TT vette that was in one of the major magazines recently. I talked to the driver of the car (owner not present) and he seemed familiar to me. Finally he introduced himself as Graham of the Lotus Engineers and designers of the LT5 motor in the ZR-1 !!! Quite a celebrity amoung the educated vette crowd. After drooling on the car he said "get in and let's give it a go" in I jumped. The car dyno'd with 740rwhp and 770ft/lbs of torque. So 1st and 2nd gears on the road were a rush.....but he had to dance on the throttle quite a bit to keep the car under control. Finally in 3rd gear he was able to stand on it.....Oh My was unbelievable! I didn't watch to speedo so I don't know how fast we went, but that car seemed limitless in acceleration! I'll never forget the experience !
  20. KEFLON

    KEFLON Rookie

    Feb 1, 2004
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    PORCSHE carrera 4 was licking some mega speeds down Orpington

    great car but not better than ferrari simple as
  21. ralfabco

    ralfabco Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Mar 1, 2002
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    Itamar Ben-Gvir
    512 TR

    .....and motorcycles !!! lol
  22. W00dEar

    W00dEar F1 Rookie

    Feb 24, 2004
    LI, NY
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    used to own a '97 SupraTT, 650+ RWHP.
  23. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
    Fastest car I've been in: 355
    Fastest I've gone in a car: 130 in my WRX
  24. jenzo

    jenzo Karting

    Nov 9, 2003
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    550 Maranello
  25. DropGems

    DropGems Formula Junior

    Nov 4, 2003
    Atlantic City, NJ
    My chipped 996tt x-50!
  26. davel

    davel Guest

    1998 Diablo SV 535Hp!!! That was a fun day :)
  27. nerd

    nerd F1 Rookie

    Oct 12, 2003
    Coronado, CA
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    #24 nerd, Mar 20, 2004
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  28. L8Braker

    L8Braker Formula 3

    Nov 10, 2003
    Asheville NC
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    Jeremy Stafford
    Fastest I've driven was 150 in my 996 then followed by my e36 m3 at 137 down the back straight of Road Atl.

    However the fastest cars I've driven are a 996 turbo and even faster the Noble M12gto-3r......good lord that car is smoking fast. I'm leaning toward buying the Noble because it is soo much fun.

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