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Which super car would you pick?
Old 02-11-2008, 08:13 AM
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Default Which super car would you pick?

I was a Ford fan for many years and then became a VW enthusiast.
I liked Ferraris and Porsches and Lambos but hardly knew the different models and at such a cost they never entered into my mind as cars I might own.
After becoming a fan of of the brilliant BBC car show TopGear my dreams have changed.
Give me a blank cheque and I'd still buy 20 VWs over a supercar but now I've begun to dream about REALLY fast cars again.
And y'know, I reckon today there are more fast cars out there than there ever has before.
And when I say fast I mean astoundingly fast.
Take the Bugatti Veyron.......packing an 8.0l (488 cube) quad turbo-charged W16 it develops a whopping 1001bhp, does 0-60 mph in 2.46 seconds, 0-100 mph in 5.5 seconds and tops out at a scorching 253.81 mph (408 kmh), all with complete comfort and stability.
More disturbingly the Veyron is apparently quite well mannered trundling around town at 35 mph.
Mind you the rest of the gang sit well below the Veyron and cars like the Koenigsegg CCX, which has an official top speed of 245 mph, are far more twitchy at the top end and the CCX has the reputation for being fearsome to drive.
So what to choose?
The Koenigsegg......to much like hard work.
Ferraris........passe - do I look like Magnum PI?
The Pagani Zonda........nope - looks like a display from a STAR TREK Convention.
Well, I feel called by Porsches, the natural relative of VWs, and the most recent 911 Turbo with twin variable vane turbos and a boost controller that develops around 450 bhp is very enticing, especially since it's constant 4WD system makes it almost impossible to lose traction.
But as a Ford lover of old and being smitten with the GT40 as a youngster I had definite feelings for the GT.
And hey, with a 5.0l V8 with added supercharger for 550hp which could be viewed through the rear portal you have to be onto a good thing.
Plus it has a top speed of 205 mph.
So I turned these 2 over in my head....the perfectly engineered and VW linked 911 or the horsepower-first/handling-later and classic looks of the GT.
Until tonight........
TopGear this evening featured the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640.
I've always liked the Murcielago.
It is squat and muscular and menacing but somehow elegant as well and the burgundy colour of the first one I saw had me.
It sounded brilliant and looked great and it handled like it was on rails thanks to it's 4WD system.
But it just wasn't up to spec.
The Pagani Zonda and the Koenigsegg CCX and the Ferrari 430 and the Aston Martin DB9.......all of these cars were really scarey and they yelled SPEED!
So I hummed and hawed and thought the Lambo was a bit of a light weight.
Well no more.
Using the original 6.2l V12 the power is now a cool 640 bhp, 0-60 mph is 3.3 seconds and it has a confirmed top speed of 219 mph.
So, as I told my wife, should you wish to buy me a supercar make it a burgundy Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640.
So, now I've rattled on enough, what would you guys get?

The real joke about the whole thing is that now Lamborghini are owned by Audi.
And you know who owns Audi? VW
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