To keep in tune with the MotorMouthBlog competition we are running this week and into next week, today I am blogging about MY favourite car of all time. Now this, for me, is a tough one. As a pure petrol head it’s difficult to choose one favourite out of so many cars I have loved and admired over the years.
So Many To Choose From
Be it from simple and elegant cars like the Aston Martin DB5 (surely a classic, British favourite that one) to thoroughbred powerhouses like the explosive Dodge Viper GTS of the mid 90s, or the Jaguar XJ220, which was in 1992, for one year only, the fastest production car on the planet as it was able to achieve 213mph. The McLaren F1 then smashed that particular record by around 20mph in 93.
Also in the mix, quite naturally, are cars that I have owned. I’m sure there will be lots of people out there that can empathize with me here when I say that a car isn’t just a lump of metal, but it’s a thing of beauty and character too. Any petrol head will naturally begin to love their car as if it was their own blood, or is that just me?
My Current Car
Well, nevertheless, my current car, a rare electric blue Renault 5 GT Turbo is one of the greatest things I’ve ever sat in, in my opinion at least. It’s from a time before NOS and chrome spinners; it just represents pure and simple performance in a bite size amount.
The little 1.4 engine is bolstered by a turbo which significantly boosts power and enjoyment!! And because it’s so light it still achieves a very respectable 0-60 time of around 7 seconds. And because it has a relatively small engine, it’s possible to get a great motor insurance quote on such a thing too! It also sounds good, and I, quite simply, love it…just the other day I was talking to an RAC mechanic (don’t ask) about turbo lag…call us geeks but that’s cool!
If I Had to Choose Just One…
Anyway, if I had to choose just one car as my all time favourite, it would just have to be the Ferrari F40. I’ve blogged about the F40 before when I explained how it was my favourite classic of all time, and the reasons I gave then are much the same now.
The simple, raw performance of it is so refreshing at a time when supercars these days are powered by computers instead of people. It was like a go-kart with a 471bhp twin-turbo charged engine, which is my recipe of fun! It was also the fastest production car in the world, and the first to break the 200mph barrier, from 1987 to 1992, when the aforementioned Jaguar XJ220 was then released. The F40 truly is a one of a kind; it looked cool, went like stink, and was as simple as a barn door.
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