Originally Posted by Cito Pelon
Since I guess we're in OT mode now, fast cars and fast bikes are always a good topic and dear to my heart. So, ya got one?
I'm a Mercedes S class kind of guy from way back. I like big fast sedans. I've owned a 220S, a 220SE, a 250SE and an S500. I didn't like the S500 too much, was in the shop too much. I have a Lexus GS300 right now, nice machine. Mercedes straight sixes I always liked, the one V8 I got disappointed me. So I grabbed a 2003 Lexus GS300 and what a car. Nice midsize sedan, tight as a drum, accelerates great, a little slower than I'd like on top-end acceleration say from 70-110. It would be a world-class machine if it was 250-300 lbs lighter. It's a straight-six which is the best configuration. Superb brakes. RWD and very predictable oversteer. BMW makes a straight six still, and a BMW probably handles a little better plus the BMW is available in a manual shift, but the Lexus has reliability on its side. Mercedes always built a nice straight six, but they haven't produced one of those for a long time. Too bad, straight six is a wonderful engine, easy to work on, simple smooth design.
So what ya got?
I'm a chevy guy all the way. I've owned 3 Camaros, a 69, a 91, and a 96.
I currently have a 2002 Corvette Z06. Yes, it's fast. Ran 13 flat at 108mph at Bandimere stock!