As the 'endorsements' thread had a few car mentions, I thought I'd start a new conversation about them.
I've been a lucky boy, and had some interesting cars through my life. My top three have been:
Renault Clio V6
This car I really regret selling. It was an utter hoot to drive, a real joy. Yes it was slow, the engine didn't rev, but it was just FUN. Yes, those are air intakes in front of the rear wheels. The car (from the factory), had a 3 litre V6 where the rear seats should be. Not my car in the image.
A stupid car. This one in the picture was actually mine. Big turbo, modified and a terrifyingly small power band. So when you were on boost, and changed gear, you fell out off boost... The air filter sounded like Darth Vader having an asthma attack, the wastegate sounded like a robotic turkey and the car nearly killed me (threw a brake calliper at speed).
So this is my keeper car. It's a beast, but the best car I have ever owned. Strictly for the purist and the driver... Definitely keeps the physiotherapist busy if it's been a long trip! 1000kg, 450bhp from a 4 litre straight six. No traction control, no ABS, no airbags, crash protection of a wet fart. Modified - the slats all work and give downforce, a few other bits and pieces. Rare as well - less than 200 made. That makes the Ferrari Enzo twice more common than this.
Then my dream...
I know someone with one. His comment on it was 'sometimes it comes back from service with less issues it went away with'. But I love it. So brutal. So fast. So unusual. The doors are amazing - the action reminds me of a gun slinger twirling his pistols back into his holster. But beware parking beside a high kerb - look how far down and out those doors go....
What about you? What do you have? What do you want?