View Full Version : Coolest cars you've ever been in?

05-15-2008, 11:44 PM
Just thought I'd start a thread for us to talk about some of the neatest cars we've driven/ridden in.

When I was 15 (3.5 years ago), our local car shop rented out a track in Savannah, GA as a test and tune day. Their main driver gave me a ride in their Porsche GT3 Supercup car and I have to say that was one hell of a ride. The driver wasn't holding back either. He was snapping the tail of that car out every chance he got but that car would never loose it. The stopping power is amazing.

Less than a year later, I did my first autocross at the BMW plant in Greenville, SC. I used a 2000 540i 6-speed. Later in the day, their head test driver gave me a ride in the M5 (had hardly hit dealer floors then). That car was brutal with the SMG and launch control. Probably the most impressive technology I've seen in a car. And I thought the 540i was a handfull.

So how about your stories?

05-16-2008, 01:24 AM
ZR-1 was cool, actually any Corvette I've in was cool.

05-16-2008, 11:48 AM
I've worked on and driven several hundred cars in the many yrs I've been in my biz. But here are some that stand out:
Aston Martin Lagonda, Dodge Vipers, Acura NSXs, several model Porsches, couple ZR1s, plenty of Z06s, Bentley Continental, Ford GT 500, Ferrari F40, restored 1946 Chevy sedan, and restored Ford Model T. Lots of restored 60s/70s era muscle cars, and one of Boyd Coddington's custom roadsters.

05-16-2008, 04:04 PM
My '07 Z06 is the nastiest car I have ever had the pleasure to drive....

05-16-2008, 05:04 PM
I rode in a military 5-ton truck, duece and half and in the back of a police crown vic, I rather forget about that one.

05-16-2008, 06:26 PM
The H 1 Hummer is pretty cool to off road in.

06-22-2008, 04:22 PM
other than my 11 second 72 chevelle that i was stupid enough to sell it has to be my friends 04 Z06 vette even though it was a little slower than my chevelle in the 1/4 mile it seemed ALOT faster while driving it. and it obviously handled 1000% better.

06-22-2008, 04:51 PM
ferrarri f40 was the coolest car i ever got a ride in.

08-07-2008, 04:06 PM
I forget what year it was, but I got a ride in a Ferrari Super America.
That is one nasty,fast car.

08-07-2008, 09:30 PM
a 10 sec deisel pickup with a 5 speed and nitrous. my dads high 11sec or low 12 sec big block camaro.... my buddies 93 gt mustang with h/c/i..

08-07-2008, 10:03 PM


0-60 in 4.8 seconds, 1/4 mile in 10.43 seconds @ 123 mph. last time I ran it..

08-08-2008, 12:30 AM
Gotta be the M5 driven a team corvette sebring driver, and a Mclaren F1.

08-10-2008, 03:55 AM
I rode in a military 5-ton truck, duece and half and in the back of a police crown vic, I rather forget about that one.

And thats a good ride in the backseat ?

08-10-2008, 08:01 PM
Don't know if this is cool to some of you but I drove in a FAST '94 Nissan twin turbo 300ZX!!! This is when I was an apprentice at Nissan, back in '00.
I'll be driving a GTR soon when we get them at the dealership...:jump:

08-11-2008, 09:41 PM
And thats a good ride in the backseat ?

I wanna forget about that one :smilielol:

01-04-2009, 07:02 AM
Viper, Shelby Cobra.

01-06-2009, 01:40 AM
drove a Carrera today. 6 speed. very nice fun car.

in the past, drove the new GT500 at a dealer i worked for.

01-06-2009, 05:13 PM
Kind of a different taste here but I really like the Lexus LS600hL with Executive package. Never ridden in a really fast car but my 300ZX did 12's in the quarter...

Rollin Thunder
01-06-2009, 05:42 PM
Well, I got to ride in a hospital helecoptor couple weeks ago. I hate flying but it was actully really fun all things concitered. I got to ride with my dad when we moved him. I have also got to ride in a crown vic. which is somthing my friends will never let me live down, 16 years old, dads BMW, 2 buds yelling at me to go faster and im a wimp. 125 in a 45. cited for wreckless, lost my licence for 4 months, 2500 dollar fine, and a night in jail. :smilielol:

01-06-2009, 06:01 PM
Ive driven a 911 turbo, boxster s, v8STS, CTS-v,540i, M5, Merc. C-AMG, a 28' blown 525 sunsation (98mph :) ) . ive been in a roush stage 3 mustang, normal mustang, zo6, a 360 spider, and a lifted cummins.

01-06-2009, 10:39 PM
Drove my dads Jaguar S Type R 400 hp supercharged and a turboed mini cooper that is fun to whip around.

01-07-2009, 12:20 AM
I sat in a brand new Nissan GTR!
Can't drive it though cause I'm not a Nissan Master Tech yet!...:(

01-09-2009, 12:02 PM
i'd have to say the fastest car i've been in was a friend of mines 93 RX7. runs mid 9's in the 1/4. if the reliability factor was there, id say i want it. lol

01-09-2009, 12:07 PM
The best thing that i have ever driven isnt that impressive, my 350z, but i think the best car that I have gotten to ride in was my friends lamborghini gallardo. .. def impressive

01-10-2009, 05:37 PM
Drove my dads Jaguar S Type R 400 hp supercharged and a turboed mini cooper that is fun to whip around.

turbo'd mini cooper? that's pretty rare. I wonder why since the mini cooper S comes SC'd... that'd be interesting to see!

I sat in a brand new Nissan GTR!
Can't drive it though cause I'm not a Nissan Master Tech yet!...:(

love the GT-Rs!!!

01-11-2009, 12:54 PM
turbo'd mini cooper? that's pretty rare. I wonder why since the mini cooper S comes SC'd... that'd be interesting to see!

love the GT-Rs!!!

Haha after 2008 MINI changed them from Supercharged to Turbocharged.

01-11-2009, 10:17 PM
This one in particualar
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/664/img5301edrd8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
But ive also driven everyone of these
http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/6172/img5128edmx2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
63 caddy, airflow, chevy deluxe, laSalle, Lambo, Hudson Convert, Hudson PU, Lincoln Continental
And then a delorean, 57 caddy, 79 trans am, 2002 formula ls1

01-12-2009, 11:52 PM
It's a toss up...

'07 vert Vette...

'55 Studebaker truck w/ built 327... :thumbsup:

01-23-2009, 11:26 PM
Well, I've probably been "in" almost every car imaginable as I go to tons of car show (all types of cars).

Picking the one "coolest" is pretty hard. I'll be vain and pick my own. Here's my pride and joy... :D




04-05-2013, 08:17 PM
The coolest car I have probably ever been in is my friend Jason orangeLambo.

Here is a picture of it with the UFC Fighter Hector Ramirez..


11-18-2013, 08:55 AM
Well where do I start without sounding like I am bragging...
I have had the pleasure of working on my friend Steve Plunketts world class Cadillac collection. He is the biggest Cadillac Collector on the planet. With over 75 cars and over 60 Caddys.
He had an auto salon museum, a 31 car display garage another 15 car garage out back, the house holds 6 and the basement of the house holds 15.
I worked on all of them. His collection ranges form the 20s to near present
He owns Johnny Cash Cadillac, Bob Hopes Cadillac, Raplh Pulitzer Cadillac and Joe Kennedy(JfkS DAD)Cadillac to name a few. He also happens to ave Canadas biggest car show on his estate once a years with over 20,000 spectators,5000+ cars, a 2700 sit down dinner/dance with live music...such as the beach boys etc...a Harvard Aircraft show,dancing tractors, Amphicars going through his man made pond....and all for charity.
www.fleetwoodcountrycruizein.com if you want to check it out.There is a link to all the cars he owns with photos,
The next coolest thing would be a private one on one tour at Jay Lenos private garage of over 200 cars and 250 motorcycles. Mind blowing!
While in LA we visited out friend George Barris and my son got to sit in the famous #1 Batmobile that ended up selling for $4.2 million recently.
Having owned 70 cars,trucks and bikes...I have had a full life at 41 yrs old.
I think any of that will be hard to top for me. WHo knows the future.

07-14-2014, 07:21 PM
Ford GT (the re released gt40 not mustang), 66 Shelby cobra, and the most unique one was a 98 Mazda miata custom turbo running close to 400 HP! That thing was fast, looked dumb as hell though lol bad body Kit.

10-17-2014, 10:18 PM
Well lets see.

Lamborghini Countach Anniversary edition: sure is an attention getter for sure, but it is a novelty that wears off fast.
Ferrari F430: another attention getter and makes a wicked exhaust noise.
Ferrari 355: I think it is crap as far as car engineering goes, but again if you want to get noticed and it has a pretty high fun factor.
Ferrari 348ts Challenge: same as a 355 but worse.
Lotus Esprite Turbo: Best handling production car ever built. Almost as hard to see out of as a Lamborghini though.
Porsche 930 modified: fastest car I ever been in on the street... in excess of 190mph.
Porsche 962: strictly a race car but that thing is awesome and fastest I ever been on the track 212 mph.
Porsche 901 Turbo S with PCCB. Awesome brakes hated the PDK.
Bentley Flying Spur: 600+ hp Land Yacht

I still like the Porsche the best, however, it is not as exciting or as much as an attention getter as the Ferrari.