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Unread 02-26-2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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Hey guys, just wanted to start a discussion about what the most exciting car anyone on here has driven before, share you stories and discuss .

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My friend (female), bought a 2007 Lancer Evolution IX that I helped her pick out, and the second day as a thanks she let me drive it around town. I must say that was the most exciting thing ever, having never driven a car with a turbo before it was awesome. I even got challenged by a black Dodge Charger R/T/SRT8 (can't remember which) that was a formidable opponent but I ended up being the winner in that one .

Very fun drive though, amazingly fast for a 2.0L I4.


Anyway that was my story, now share yours .
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Most exciting vehicle I've ever driven?


2001 International semi truck w/ Cummins twin cam and a 10-speed manual.


You have NO idea how much torque one of those things has until you've been pinned to your seat by something as big as a house. Plus, you can see the torque when the cab tilts to the right, it's crazy. It's eye opening, that's for sure. I thought my uncle's 350-400HP Gremlin was something until I drove this truck.

I only gave it half throttle, by the way. I didn't even open it up all the way it has so much torque. Afraid I'd overrev an engine that displaces 14L or so, or maybe lose control of the truck.

'Course, I don't have a CDL, so I wasn't able to take 'er out onto the street. It was a sunday morning, noone in the yard, so my dad let me take it 'round the building a couple times. Got it into third gear at about 800RPM and gave it half throttle...
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Most exciting vehicle I've ever driven?


2001 International semi truck w/ Cummins twin cam and a 10-speed manual.


You have NO idea how much torque one of those things has until you've been pinned to your seat by something as big as a house. Plus, you can see the torque when the cab tilts to the right, it's crazy. It's eye opening, that's for sure. I thought my uncle's 350-400HP Gremlin was something until I drove this truck.

I only gave it half throttle, by the way. I didn't even open it up all the way it has so much torque. Afraid I'd overrev an engine that displaces 14L or so, or maybe lose control of the truck.

'Course, I don't have a CDL, so I wasn't able to take 'er out onto the street. It was a sunday morning, noone in the yard, so my dad let me take it 'round the building a couple times. Got it into third gear at about 800RPM and gave it half throttle...
Woah that's crazy, those cummins engines have a very good reputation when it comes to semi's and even pick up trucks that are lucky enough to get paired with them, must have been exciting.

Yeah my dad drives a Volvo D13, I think those have around 435hp and probably twice as much torque, never had a chance to drive it but I've been around it enough times to say that my favorite part about it is when he starts it up. Beastly sounding thing. Only thing is...its an automatic 14 speed (very strange gearbox) but beastly.
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Try 1600-1800FT LBs. That's about what my dad's twin-cam Cummins puts out as well. His Cummins will rev to 1800RPM(1900 if the ECU detects a particularly heavy load and/or low gears or steep hill). Gotta love it being DOHC eh?. His truck also turned a million miles a couple of months ago, and has never had major internal engine work done. Beautiful engine, that Cummins.

My dad's driven some of those manumatic and full auto semis before(All Eaton Fuller 10speeds). The real annoying part is when a shift solenoid goes out and it gets stuck in 9th gear with 20,000 in the trailer...
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Damn, pretty sick that its a twin cam, my dad's is only a SOHC, but still manages 1650 lb/ft of torque and revs to about 2100 rpm. Your dad's truck is a champ, although I'm not surprised it lasted that long.

My dad's is only at 250k so its fairly new, as for the gearbox it hasn't had any issues at all so far but it can be a little confusing to use it if you don't read the manual lol. His old truck (also another Volvo D13) had a "manumatic" which my dad liked but he got a full auto this time and I have to say without a trailer his truck takes off like a rocket.
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A Lamborghini Gallordo that thing was amazing. The pick up was so hard it scared me.
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I've driven a Semi a few times (I had a CDL permit).

Best car ever? Twin turbo WRX STI. THATS some fun stuff!
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Parents old car, a 200* Volvo V70. Had a turbocharged 300hp i5. It had 17" low profile Pirelli's on it when we bought it. The thing was absolutely sick for a hatchback. That was the first car I've ever driven at over 130 mph too.
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The most exciting thing I've ever driven is the formula skip barber car, I highly recommend their racing schools it was well worth the money.

In terms of actual road cars, by far and away the most exciting so far has to be the 997 Carrera 2S. I test drove one on an empty section of freeway with some really twisty on and off ramps and the salesman was insistent that I take them flat in 3rd, so I did. I came out of one of the on ramps doing well over 110. I have never been in a car with such a stiff chassis or so much grip before or since it's definitely the purest driving experience I've ever known.

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