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Old 9th May 2009, 15:06   #61
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did you feel SL 55 is too slow for Autobhan?

correct me if i am wrong Autobhan has a one Gallardo as a cop car in blue..
No it was not slow as it was modded and V-max to 330 km/h. My average speed must have been around 230 km/h while crossing the 300 km/h mark on the strait sections.
Did not see a flashing Blue Gallardo behind me .
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Old 9th May 2009, 15:27   #62
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I agree with KD. The SL55 is far more quicker and meaner than the SL63. The supercharger makes too much of a difference. I was not impressed by the 63 at all. Hani, nothing beats the S class as you said
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No it was not slow as it was modded and V-max to 330 km/h. My average speed must have been around 230 km/h while crossing the 300 km/h mark on the strait sections.
Did not see a flashing Blue Gallardo behind me .
Nice. Sadly enough the day i drove a 55 I was in a speed zone. Manhattan to be precise ( Can you speed? except in GTA 4).

Gallardo would definately not be catching anyone for a speeding offence. I wonder technically India doesnt have speed limits why wouldnt some state make a road like Autobahn. I will open a rental car company then. JK
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OOOH I can't believe I forgot!

I've also had a beautiful night drive to town and back in the S65! I almost forgot about that, 200km/h +++ on the EE all the while playing doge the pothole!

And also was at the Maybach India launch in Delhi a long, long time back (I think I was 15 or something, don't remember it so well, but dad reminded me, we were there together and I sat in the car. Nothing special I felt...I'm an RR guy!)
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OOOH I can't believe I forgot!

I've also had a beautiful night drive to town and back in the S65! I almost forgot about that, 200km/h +++ on the EE all the while playing doge the pothole!

And also was at the Maybach India launch in Delhi a long, long time back (I think I was 15 or something, don't remember it so well, but dad reminded me, we were there together and I sat in the car. Nothing special I felt...I'm an RR guy!)
Thts nice. I seem to now realise on so many cars that I Drove. I love the Maybach but true not so much as RR

I do remember driving Holdens a lot the favorite one being a Monaro and the HSV series. Any Bhpians fan of HSVs?
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it has to be the porsche cayenne turbo.

you have to experience it once in lifetime. the way the big car moves, simply defies all the commons sense and physics sense u have ever had in your life..

i suggest simply try it. it was more fun that the porsche 911 turbo
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it has to be the porsche cayenne turbo.

you have to experience it once in lifetime. the way the big car moves, simply defies all the commons sense and physics sense u have ever had in your life..

i suggest simply try it. it was more fun that the porsche 911 turbo
Agreed I drove it long back but it wasnt the Turbo variant. Also I was one of the lucky ones to drive it when it just got introduced in the market. My boss took me along with him for a drive (he was invited for it)
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Well here's my list.. The cars I owned are not exotics but I loved them and kind of are my personal exotics considering I drive a Hyundai Accent and a Ford Ikon here in India....

1. Mitsubishi Eclipse GT (Still have it in US)

Here's the thread I started for the car
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...pse-gt-v6.html (My Mitsubishi Eclipse GT V6)

2. Mazda Miata (Now Sold)

Other cars I have driven in New Delhi but not owned by me...(Someday may be I'll own them..lol):
1. Hummer H2
2. Porsche Cayenne Turbo
3. Lexus LX 470
4. Pajero
5. Mercedes E280

The cars I mentioned I have driven in New Delhi all belong to a friend of mine. He's owns a construction company (SS Group) in Haryana. All his cars have the registration number 100.

He is about to import a Range Rover pretty soon after the elections and to follow that is a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. He's more of a SUV person but wants to keep a super car in his collection and is still confused between LP640 or the 612, though he's more inclined towards the Ferrari since he's hardly heard of anyone having the 612 so far.

Are there any 612's in India?

And ya Karan hats off to you man. The best collection I have ever seen pictures of so far. I think only one person in pune comes close to your collection (I think you already know who I am talking about ).. One request though.. I come to Chandigarh quite often since my brother is a doctor at FORTIS Mohali, so next time I'm there can I just come and stand in front of your garage and drooool for hours please ..lol
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Old 10th May 2009, 12:26   #69
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hey, nice thread you got going here...

I've been lucky enough to have the opportunity to drive quite a few exotics in India and abroad.
Here is a list of cars of the top of my head.

India

1. Ferrari F430
2. Ferrari 599 GTB
3. BMW M3 E36 (my fav of all the m's)
4. BMW M3 E46
5. BMW M3 E92
6. Mazda Mx-5
7. Porsche 911 993
8. Porsche 911 996 (supercharged)
9. Porsche 911 997
10. Porsche 944
11. Toyota Mr2
12. Bentley GT
13. Bentley Flying Spur
14. BMW M5 E60
15. Mercedes S600
16. Mercedes SL 55 AMG
17. Porsche Cayenne Turbo
18. Range Rover Sport Supercharged
19. Range Rover Vogue
20. Hummer H2


Outside of India

1. Ferrari 355
2. Ferrari 360
3. Ferrari 246
4. Ferrari 308 GTB
5. Ferrari F40 (got to drive it for under a mile, wasn't allowed to push it)
6. Ferrari ENZO (no driving, just sitting)
7. McLaren F1 (Again just got to sit in it)
8. Porsche 911 993 Turbo
9. Porsche 911 996 Turbo
10. Porsche 911 997 Turbo
11. Bentley GT Speed
12. Bentley Arnage Mulliner
13. Roll Royce Phantom SWB
14. Mercedes SL 65 AMG (car i swapped for my 996 now in Delhi)
15. Mercedes SL 63 AMG
13. Mercedes-Mclaren SLR
14. BMW M6
15. Hummer H1
16. Lamborghini LM004
17. Lamborghini Gallardo
18. Lamborghini Murci (first generation)
19. Mercedes ML 63AMG
20. Mercedes C 55 AMG
21. Mercedes E 55 AMG
22. Aston Martin Vantage
23. Aston Martin DB9
24. Aston Martin DBS
25. De Lorean (felt like i had gone back into time since the car reminded me of when i was much younger)

Have not put down any of the classic or Vintage cars.

Out of all the cars i've driven, i have to say my fav cars were

1. Porsche 993 Turbo (what a car!, thats a car i dream to own)
2. Ferrari 355 F1
3. Ferrari F40 (but i didn't get to push her, so i never really got the feel. Another car I dream of owning!!)
4. Ferrari 308 (a true ferrari!)
5. Hummer H1

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Old 10th May 2009, 13:30   #70
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Haha wow. That is one amazing list liv2driv.

I hope I can acheive such a list one day.
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Beat that !!! AMAZINGGGG!!!! I dont think its just luck that let you drive these many cars... it was ur destiny
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Driven an Aston Martin DB 7 in UK..would love to own it.
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The best

Peugout 309SRi - I owned one tactile, sensous, frantic, supple ride and great on non motorways
Lancer Evo6 rally spec - totally stripped out, drove it on tarmac, sheer power and grip without electronic nany devices
Ferrari 360 - like a fencing foil - whip whip whip, zip zip zip, it was over fast
Porsche Boxster - one of the sweetest, balanced cars ever drived
Porsche 993 - awesome once you understand it (I never got enough time) but have seen what it can do. Heavy to drive
BMw X5 - was wary of it until I used it on UK countryside roads, felt like a hot hatch
Golf GTI 1 and 2 - amazing cars, nots as trigger happy as Peugeots. Weak brakes (poor rhd conversion design) and heavy non assisted steering
Renault 5 GT turbo 2 - nearest thing to a go kart - my intro to all or nothing turbo. Heavy clutch and dicky buid
VW dune buggy- it had character
Formula Renault around thruxton - gtrat fun, no strarter motor, no asisted anything, you got to keep it going!
Grinnal Scorpion - three wheeler kit car -superbike rear + two wheels on the front using Ford Cosworth brakes. Fast and scary; Like an Atom but with 3 wheels
BMW 318 e46 - okay, it is not so fast but it makes going sedately fun!
Ford Focus 1 - these were a hoot to drive, the Focus 2 is numbed with novocain
Merc 500SEL w126 - Panzer
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Everyone says the best car I drove was a new BMW M3 in Feb 2008 from Germany to Austria.

So it must be the best car I drove, I guess.

Personally I was not so impressed with it. But what do I know anyway.
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Not invading your right to opinion , but it is not even close the 'value for money' . I guess you have not experienced the SL55 then . This 63 is a pig and is grossly over priced.
Buddy, I've also driven the SL55 from Delhi, but I've not played with it since it was a customer car & was kept for sale with my friend, so I was not able to enjoy the car as I did with SL63!

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