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Posted: 5/31/2003 4:33:02 PM EDT
What is it? Feel free to consider at all prices ranges and model years. There is only one rule: It had to have been for sale as a street-legal vehicle in the US at some point in time.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 4:44:28 PM EDT
Jeez, can you narrow it down a bit or give us a hint?? [:/]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 4:46:05 PM EDT
1968 Ford GT40
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 4:46:45 PM EDT
Buy: Car & Driver Motor Trend Automobile magazine. This has been done. Real testing, not anecdotal evidence.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 4:48:06 PM EDT
C-5 Corvette.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 4:52:22 PM EDT
4 door car? m5 txl 2 door? new porsche 911 carrera4
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 4:53:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By fight4yourrights: Buy: Car & Driver Motor Trend Automobile magazine. This has been done. Real testing, not anecdotal evidence.
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This is for conversational purposes only. No one will be handing out awards or offering mass publicity to the "winner". I read the car rags fairly regularly and I don't remember anyone ever claiming to have found the best handling car EVER.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 5:39:22 PM EDT
I read somewhere that the Acura NSX held that distinction, best handling car. Not the fastest or quickest, but awesome handling.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 5:56:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2003 5:59:41 PM EDT by byron2112]
1984 C4 Corvette with the Z51 suspension turned in the best skidpad rating ever recorded by R&T at the time.Something close to 1G from the factory........But the ride was so bone jarring that they had soften it up and make the Z51 something alittle different the next model year. Thats if skidpad testing is your definition of"handling". Probably even better from the "factory",and certainly better in slalom and track times/speeds would be the Mclaren F1($1,000,000) and the new Saleen S7(designed much like the Mclaren,but powered by an all aluminum 427 Ford big block). Both these are street legal cars,that are basically ready to race from the factory. The Vette you can buy a nice example for under $10,000 and corner with absolutly anything![:D]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 5:57:24 PM EDT
McLaren F1? 959? F50? How would I know? I drive a Subaru [:)]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 6:00:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2003 6:01:49 PM EDT by Thomas_A_Anderson]
Originally Posted By cduarte: 1968 Ford GT40
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Not even close. Don't get me wrong, its an awesome car and one of my all time favorites, but nothing from the 60's could hang the curves with modern cars. I believe it would have to be the AWD 911 turbos.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 6:31:18 PM EDT
It has to be a tossup between the Yugo or the Lada.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 6:32:53 PM EDT
I hear the Jeep Grand Cherokee Up-Country kicks ass in the handling depratment. [BD]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 6:38:02 PM EDT
any 70's Lotus Europa. I did the Woodside to Cupertino corkscrews (many hilly 180's and 270's) in one back in the early 80's. Nothing else I've driven since has touched it
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 6:39:55 PM EDT
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I believe that from everything I have read the McLaren F1, Saleen S7, Porsche 959-or GT3, and Ferrari F40/F50 have all gotten equally high praise as the best ever. Anything, that comes almost ready to run at LeMans (i.e. McLaren & Saleen) will do it. I think anything that is unable to sustain 1g turns or make sub 4 second 0-60 sprints or not able to (outside governor limits--I think the Saleen has a limiter at 180mph) reach at least 200mph should not even be considered.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 6:43:07 PM EDT
i beleive that the crown went to the mclaren F1 GT, its basically a formula one car with a body on it, it has ground effects under the car to increase downforce for cornering.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 7:06:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gootmacher: i beleive that the crown went to the mclaren F1 GT, its basically a formula one car with a body on it, it has ground effects under the car to increase downforce for cornering.
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That's quite common on Euro exotics now a days. Just FYI.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 7:06:27 PM EDT
Enzo
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 7:16:58 PM EDT
Production cars are getting trick these days. I remember reading about the Ford Probe(the GTP prototype, not the front wheel drive POS)back in the early 80's,and they talked about how the underboby was smoothed out and created downforce(I'm sure it was around long before that). I just thought that was amazing. Anyhow,I think I just read that the new Z car,if you buy the track model,comes with an under body diffuser. Pretty neat!
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 7:33:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SHIVAN458: I hear the Jeep Grand Cherokee Up-Country kicks ass in the handling depratment.
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You beat me to it!! DrMark
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 8:00:58 PM EDT
[b]Austin Mini Cooper![/b] Everything else sucks [:D]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 8:03:42 PM EDT
Nissan Skyline
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 8:08:32 PM EDT
Boxster S. Will whip the crap out of just about everything else, including my beloved AWD Carrera 4.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 8:42:37 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/31/2003 8:44:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Green_Furniture: Boxster S. Will whip the crap out of just about everything else, including my beloved AWD Carrera 4.
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even a Z06 ????
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 8:49:42 PM EDT
Yep. It's got unreal balance and stick.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 8:50:13 PM EDT
my vote goes to the puke green AMC gremlin [:D]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 8:50:13 PM EDT
The legendary Acura NSX. (When referring to a regular production, street legal automobile produced for general sale, not a specialized race-only machine like an F1 or something.) CJ
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 8:51:12 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/31/2003 9:06:29 PM EDT
[url]http://www.mulsannescorner.com/chaparral2j-1.html[/url] Chaparral 2J Snowmobile engine sucked it down tight.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 9:10:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SHIVAN458: I hear the Jeep Grand Cherokee Up-Country kicks ass in the handling depratment. [BD]
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like a sports car
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 9:11:17 PM EDT
I would have to say the German Ruf CTR, twin turbo, I don't have the specs with me right now, but I beleive the skidpad was 1.7xgravitational force. It is basically the Porsche 911 with an aluminium? engine block, and a better suspension.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 11:10:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
Originally Posted By SHIVAN458: I hear the Jeep Grand Cherokee Up-Country kicks ass in the handling depratment. [BD]
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like a sports car
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Good to see that one hasn't yet been forgotten. I still shake my head and chuckle when I think about it.
Link Posted: 6/1/2003 12:43:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
Originally Posted By SHIVAN458: I hear the Jeep Grand Cherokee Up-Country kicks ass in the handling depratment. [BD]
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like a sports car
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I too have heard these jeeps will handle just like a sports car.[rolleyes]
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