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Old 8th May 2009, 18:25   #16
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While I was sure there would hardly be any competition to you, what struck me was the part I have highlighted in your post. How come you didnt drive the RR?

I knew some one would ask this! Lol. The RR we purchased is in Delhi only and it has been more than 2 years since I have been to delhi. I was a passenger in a demo RR when we were still thinking about buying the Phantom , hence I have been driven in it. Of course , I will drive it when I am in delhi in a week's time .
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Cool, so a quick drive in M3 to Delhi would complete the list of Driven cars right
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Here is my list. All cars have been driven in India.

Mercedes SL55 AMG -
Driven it. Awesome car. The supercharger is addictive. Love the soundtrack too.

Mercedes SL63 AMG -
Driven it. Loved the exhaust otherwise pretty disappointing. Loved the 55 more.

E46 BMW M3 -
Was driven in it. Amazing car. Fast and practical too.

E60 BMW M5 -
Driven it. Mad car. Doesnt feel like a 5 door sedan when you drive one.

Bentley Flying Spur -
Driven it. Nice car. Wouldnt buy one though.

Ferrari F430 Spider -
Driven it. Would love to own one. Its a Ferrari after all.

RR Phantom -
Was driven it it. Luxury all the way.

996 Porsche 911 Carrera -
The practical supercar. Would definately want to have one.

Porsche Cayenne S -
Driven it. Fun to drive and a handler too.

Ferrari F355 Spider -
Driven in it. Love it to death. I would sell my soul for one.
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My list in india
BMW 730ld, 530d, 320d
merc c220cdi e 280cdi

In the USA
My uncle's cl65 amg tuned by kleeman
my uncle's lx470
bmw m6 convertible, m5, m3 (e46)
audi tt
porsche cayenne, 911 turbo
ferrari 612
rr phantom (my grand uncle owns one)
mini cooper s (john cooper)
aston db9
ford mustang gt
lx570
rr sport
hummer h2, h3
lancer evo 8
merc g55amg

cant remember more at the moment.
BTW test drove most of the cars in the us
All the premium car showrooms gladly obliged for test drives when we stopped by in the rr or the cl65

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thanks to a free trip organised by Michelin, i got to drive below 2
1. Formula Michelin ( 200bhp )
2. GT5 class car ( the Hayabusa engine drives it )

and was driven around in the mighty GT3.
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thanks to a free trip organised by Michelin, i got to drive below 2
1. Formula Michelin ( 200bhp )
2. GT5 class car ( the Hayabusa engine drives it )

and was driven around in the mighty GT3.
you are one lucky person!! thanks for the pics
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Old 8th May 2009, 20:03   #22
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Lexus SC430-Driven It- Also touched its top speed

Range Rover Vogue-Driven It- Handles like a boat

BMW X5-Driven It-Done off roading also

Porsche Cayenne V6-Driven It- Amazing sound

Chrysler 300 C- Driven It- Turns a lot of heads

BMW 525d-Driven It- Cuts through the road like butter

E280 CDI- Driven It/Own one- Effortless Drive

C200 K-Driven/own one- Easy to drive

All driven in Goa and all cars in the family.
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Old 8th May 2009, 20:13   #23
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Well a quick list from my side would be:-

Mercedes SL55 ///AMG
Driven

Mercedes SL63 ///AMG
Driven

Mercedes S Class (320 + 320 CDI + 350)
Driven

Mercedes ML320 CDI
Driven

Porsche Cayenne ( V6, GTS and Turbo)
Driven

Porsche 911 ( C2, C2S, C2S cabriolet, Turbo cabriolet)
Driven

Porsche Cayman S
Driven

Porsche Boxster S
Driven

Porsche 993 C2S cab
owned by cousin in the states. Driven in. hits 70 in 2nd. Manual

BMW 750li
Driven

Bentley Flying Spur
Driven in

Bentley Arnage
Driven in

Toyota Landcruiser 101
Driven & owned. Great car.

Mercedes 190D.
Driven. Fun car.

Driven TTs SLKs but dint really like them.
The Best of my list would be the 55 ///AMG and the Cayenne turbo a second.
I Like the classic sleek shape of the 55 better than than the bloated one of the 63. Hence the order. No significant difference between the two except there are two pulls during acceleration in the 55. First from the V8 and the second are the Twin-Turbos.
The S class is butter smooth to drive/be driven in. Extremely refined.
The Cayenne, ML and LC101 are great fun to drive in mad delhi traffic. They're like big bullies on our roads. Big horns and had a crazy Police siren on the LC101. Makes the rickshaws, bikes and other cars run for their lives. Every car has its own charm to drive.
All in India.
Still not legal to Drive!
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Land Cruiser LC100 - Owned it , Driven it.(Dubai illegally obviously because no license)

Lexus LS -Own it Driven it(Dubai)

Hummer H2 -Driven in it(Dubai)

Mercedes S500 -Driven it and owned by family friend(India)

Mercedes S350 -Driven it from Bangalore to Kerala one of the best drives ever (500km)

Toyota Camry-Own it-Drive it(daily drive).

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I Like the classic sleek shape of the 55 better than than the bloated one of the 63. Hence the order. No significant difference between the two except there are two pulls during acceleration in the 55. First from the V8 and the second are the Twin-Turbos.
V10 , please say this is not true! Twin Turbo's? Twin Turbo's? Don't you mean from the "supercharger" ?
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V10 , please say this is not true! Twin Turbo's? Twin Turbo's? Don't you mean from the "supercharger" ?
Oh yeah superchargers. Whats the difference between Turbochargers and superchargers btw?
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Oh come on man , end the sarcasm now . This isn't you. You know much better than that , so quit acting dumb.
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So many exotics and not one Skyline / GTR?
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Porsche 997 911 Carrera/ Carrera S- Own it - Driven it
Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 - Own it - Drive it
BMW E92 M3 - Own it - Drive it
Bentley Continental Flying Spur - Own it - Driven it
BMW new gen 750Li - Own it - Driven it
RR Phantom - Own it - Been Driven in it
Porsche 993 911 Turbo - Driven it
Audi RS4 - Own it - Driven it
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None of the 'Best' cars I've driven were/are owned by me:

In India -
CLS 63 AMG
RR Phantom
Bentley GT
RR Sport
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (Old model)
Cayenne Turbo and Cayenne S
BMW E36 M3
BMW 760i
Audi A8 W12
Audi RS4
Audi TT
Merc S500
Plymouth Prowler

Abroad -
Lamborghini Gallardo - US
Mercedes 300SL Roadster - US (owned by my friend's father, bought out of an auction, one of the most beautiful and pristine cars I've ever sat in. Driving is out of the question, but having sat in it is in itself an honour!)
Maserati GT - US
Maserati Quattroporte - US
Ferrari F430 coupe (Sat in it for like 4-5 mins, car owned by some random dude in west Hollywood LA) - US
E46 M3 modded to the core with a turbo and tons of Carbon Fiber - US
Supercharged C6 Corvette pushing over 580whp (Dyno proven) - US
1983 Porsche 911 turbo - Australia
1999 Porsche 911 turbo - Aus (Same owner as the 83 911)
Aston Martin Vantage - Singapore
2005 Porsche Carrera - Singapore

That's about it...Well from whatever I remember. I'm sure KD has driven quite a few more exotics/supercars as well, however has chosen only to list those in his illustrious garage.

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NOTE: All the cars mentioned are either owned by friends or friends' of my friends etc...I lay no claim to owning any of them, or having extensive experience with them!
The maximum I've done is sit inside an E92 M3 convertible, and the old SLK200. And that too in their showrooms. I really envy you guys. Not that many exotics here in Chennai.
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So many exotics and not one Skyline / GTR?
Which reminds me i drove nissan sylvia and Skyline 2002 while in aussie
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