|9th May 2009, 15:06||#61|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Delhi
Thanked: 101 Times
Did not see a flashing Blue Gallardo behind me .
|9th May 2009, 15:27||#62|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Thanked: 122 Times
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
|9th May 2009, 15:37||#63|
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
|9th May 2009, 21:03||#64|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mumbai - Singapore - Cali - Sydney - S.Korea
Thanked: 9 Times
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!)
|9th May 2009, 21:17||#65|
I do remember driving Holdens a lot the favorite one being a Monaro and the HSV series. Any Bhpians fan of HSVs?
|10th May 2009, 01:55||#66|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Thanked: 471 Times
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
|10th May 2009, 02:02||#67|
|10th May 2009, 09:22||#68|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Delhi // Tempe, Arizona
Thanked: 324 Times
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
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
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
|10th May 2009, 12:26||#69|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Thanked: 74 Times
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.
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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|10th May 2009, 16:55||#73|
Join Date: Feb 2004
Thanked: 20,759 Times
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
|10th May 2009, 17:51||#74|
Distinguished - BHPian
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Mumbai (but wat
Thanked: 1,840 Times
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.
|11th May 2009, 08:35||#75|
Senior - BHPian
Join Date: Dec 2005
Thanked: 227 Times
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