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Old 08-14-2008, 11:16 PM   #1
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Most Mind-blowing Cars in History

The new Camaro is impressive, no doubt about it. It will be a very good all around package. And some still don't believe that it will be possible to deliver at reasonable prices. But the cars that I am talking about are the ones that make you go "I can't believe that actually built that". The first car like this that comes to mind is the original Shelby Cobra. Big block in a tiny roadster. Engine, 4 wheels, 2 seats, and a shell of a body. Not much else.

What are some cars that you can think of? Old, new, doesn't matter. So long as the car (or truck) offers something that just doesn't seem possible. And no, extremely poor styling or performance doesn't count. These cars have to be . . . if not loved then at least respected.
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:28 PM   #2
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I haven't really looked into it, but suparcars blow my mind. I'm talking about the S7, Enzo, CCX, and M1. I'm amazed by the angular designs and frequently wonder what inspired those shapes or made some crazy manufacturer decide to drop such a ridiculous motor in a car.
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:45 PM   #3
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i would have to say one of the current cars that would fit that category would have to be the Tesla Roadster 0-60 in 3.9

and of course the 2 most iconic american sports cars would be the 'Vette and Viper
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Old 08-14-2008, 11:48 PM   #4
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:23 AM   #5
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On the other end of the spectrum: The Aztek and SSR. As in it blows my mind that decisions that poor could have made it past the blue sky phrase, much less production.
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:42 AM   #7
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On the other end of the spectrum: The Aztek and SSR. As in it blows my mind that decisions that poor could have made it past the blue sky phrase, much less production.

Let see what else:

69 Chevy Camaro Z28

Mazda RX7

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Old 08-15-2008, 12:58 AM   #8
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Ferrari 355.

Beautiful styling
Pretty darn fast
heart thumping F1 inspired sound.

a thing of beauty.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:35 AM   #9
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69 Charger R/T with the 426 Street HEMI.......hand down
Close, I'd prefer a 68, black on black.

Plus:

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Close, I'd prefer a 68, black on black.

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-Enzo Ferrari FXX
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I like your style

hmm, as an engineering marvel I say the

GT-R V-spec
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:10 PM   #12
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Old 08-15-2008, 01:18 PM   #13
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:42 PM   #14
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chrysler's turbine car
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Turbine_Car

and the 1989 CCC
Chevy California Camaro

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/1989-c...ncept-car2.htm
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:57 PM   #15
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It's not a car (or a truck) but;


GPz 750 Turbo

It blew away all the other turbo bikes in performance in stock trim. It was the first production bike into the 10's in the 1/4.

A quick mod and it's 18-22psi of two wheeled death. Trying to contain that much power on a spindly 140/80/18 rear tire is like trying to force the contents of a 55 gallon drum into a dixie cup.

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Okay, how about a truck then?

Never mind the smokestacks and the oak paneling....
In '78 and '79 this was the most Bad@$$ American muscle you could buy new off the showroom floor.

It didn't just pimp slap the Corvette, Camaro, Trans Am and Mustang II/Cobra II. It took out the euro-trash too.

The LRT ran the quarter mile in 14.71 seconds against the 928 at 15.3, the 911SC at 14.8, the Ferrari at 15.8 and the Corvette at 15.3.

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Old 08-15-2008, 03:01 PM   #16
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GM did that too!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_Firebird
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:48 PM   #17
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mmmmm i would have 2 say 2009 corvette zr1....and definetly for sure the 2009 cadillac cts-v with 550 supercharged horses...thats one thing i didn't think they would ever have
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Old 08-15-2008, 07:58 PM   #18
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:07 PM   #19
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:09 PM   #20
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McLaren F1
Damn you.

I remember reading about hte "million dollar car" when I was in high school. I was blown away.

My next choices are a combination of the Syclone/Typhoon/Grand National, because Chevy really broke the rules by making turbochargers in an American sports vehicle application and making it work.

To this day when I see a Sy/Ty I do fist pumps.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:10 PM   #21
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for me, its the 69 Yenko Camaro. S/C 427. its the car that got me hooked on muscle cars and the Camaro breed.
then its the 67 SS and 78 Camaros. simply because i have them. lol.
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I like your style

hmm, as an engineering marvel I say the

GT-R V-spec
i like both your styles, to add one of my fav's would be the Audi R8 i'm just in love with that car overall.
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Another one that I though of is the Ford GT40.
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