I hate the R34 Skyline GT-R, and I love it the R33 GT-R.
I really have a thing for soviet offroad and military trucks…
Such glorious machine. I have to have it
Hell yeah man. I can’t wait to take the Neon to some.
The XV20 Toyota Camry is a damn fine looking car. Still not exciting but handsome and excellently proportioned.
I actually liked the idea of the vw phaeton, although I’d like it more without the decorative vents. Apparently the maintenance costs are ridiculous though.
I want to buy a track car and disguise it as an embarrassing midlife crisis-mobile. Maybe rebadge a corvette zr1 to look like that entry level trim your uncle threw away his life savings for. Then I could show up to an event dressed like I got lost on my way to the country club…
I have a proper hard on for shitboxes tuned to beat the finest supercars. Like when Civics smoke Lambos and Ferraris and the likes in highway pulls
Also unpopular confession but I mostly HATE 90s sports cars. So bland, inoffensive…they don’t tell me anything.
My childhood has just been mindblown, never knew it was an actual car. Big Momma and Big Daddy til I die
Oh right, guilty car pleasure/confessions: I think Ferraris look way better in silver than in red.On the topic of Ferraris and confessions:
- Ferrari have yet to make better looking cars than the F360 and the 575 Maranello
- The 612 Scaglietti, whilst looking a bit like a whale at the front (albeti a very happy one), is actually a very pretty car
In my opinion Pt Cruiser is actually cool
Deep Blue or nothing
I could rock a V6 XV20
… You’re dead to me.
Eh. I was always more of a fan of the Plymouth Prowler.
Yeah see to a point I’d agree with this, (almost) have a hankering for one of the GT Turbo ones.
I thought of buying the GT model, but it chugs a lot of fuel and it isn’t exactly reliable according to what I’ve heard
Most Chrysler vehicles are perfectly fine if you maintain them, don’t listen to the things you hear from Scotty Kilmer, but the 2.4 turbo is one I think that wasn’t so hot.
I also have a soft spot for the 360 Modena and 575 Maranello, especially when fitted with the standard six-speed manual gearbox, which feels better matched to them than the optional F1 sequential gearbox. In addition, I share Vri’s preference for shades of deep metallic blue, such as Blu Tour De France.
Now for something older - and most definitely British:
I will also admit to liking the Jaguar XJS. Controversial looks and questionable reliability meant that it had a worse reputation at launch than it should have; however, when Tom Walkinshaw got his hands on it, Jaguar management quickly realized that it could be a successful touring car. It went on to win the European Touring Car Championship in 1984, and in the hands of John Goss and Armin Hahne, became the only V12-powered car ever to win the Bathurst 1000 the following year (as well as being the first Group A car to do so). But this was only the start of Walkinshaw’s ambitions: he later persuaded Jaguar to re-enter the World Sportscar Championship (eventually winning the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans), before going on to found the Holden Racing Team (now Walkinshaw Andretti United) - and the rest is history.
Eventually Jaguar capitalized on its successful competition record with the XJR-S, which went on sale in 1988 and was offered with a 5.3-litre V12 developing well over 300 horsepower, later enlarged to 6.0 litres.
Here’s what a HE (High Efficiency) XJS V12 - which ironed out most of the earlier cars’ teething troubles - is like to drive:
And here’s the story behind the #33 TWR XJS which made history in 1985:
With such competition provenance, it’s no wonder the XJS remained in production for an incredible 20 years, until it was finally replaced by the XK8 in 1996. And with E-Type prices already well into the stratosphere, the XJS is finally receiving a deserved reappraisal from the collector car market.