Actually the GT-86 would be great, I used to have gen 7 Celica VVTi that was an excellent drive, one car I really miss!
I might just do the lottery this week... :)
Have you ever drien a C63?
I'd love a GT-86. God bless Toyota/Subaru for making a car that's priority is to entertain us keen drivers instead of to comply with bloody EU emissions regulations. I bet they're great fun to hoon about in. I hope the GT-86 and BRZ are successful, so that Toyota and Subaru revisit the 'fun' market.
I haven't driven a C63AMG, but I'd love to. The AMG alloys and swollen wheelarches and bodystyling really appeal to me, as does a thumping great monster of a 6.2 naturally aspirated V8. I've heard one, and the sound was immense. I love a big, thundering V8, and no one makes 'em quite like AMG. I love the fact that you can get that engine in the C-Class estate as well as the saloon and coupe.
I have driven an E63AMG estate, although that was back in 2006, so it was pre-facelift. It's still got to be the ultimate millionaire's car. It's fast, loud, fun, yet practical and classy. I did also have a go in a CL65AMG once. That was mad! I knew a car with a twin turbo V12 would be quick, but I wasn't expecting what I got when I put my foot down. The torque felt infinite as I got thrown to the back of my seat. It was addictive. What I found odd was that it was near silent as it raced away like a jet-propelled rocket thingy.
I've lost about thirty posts.
Ah those sublime V12s!! If only they didn't cost such a packet to own and run!!!
You sound like a big MB fan! You'll fit in just fine at MBClub! :))
I wonder which of the Toyobaru twins will be the best to drive? My heart hopes for the Toyota (as I liked the Celica so much) but I deep down reckon the BRZ might be a tad better.. what do you think?
I think the BRZ seems a bit more hardcore, while the GT-86 seems a bit more sophisticated. I haven't driven either, but I'd love either of them. Proper driving machines designed for and by keen enthusiasts.
I agree with you Fidji - the only new car I would consider at the mo. (But no good as need more practicality
I'm now on all fours
Well others do make a V8 with that sort of sound, but they come from a place you may not be familiar with which is pretty much where the V8 was invented - the USA.
They also have this special treat of allowing the option of a manual gearbox in their Corvette, Mustang, Challenger, Camaro, etc. which Stuttgart & Coventry seem to think nobody can cope with (or can't they be bothered making it?); I believe BMW even offers a manual M5 in the US which you cannot buy in the UK.
And yet MB supposedly wants to rejuvenate their range and appeal to younger buyers...... oh right, with a swoopy-bodied B class based thingy!