Regretful Morning

15 Favorite Sports Cars (Then and Now)

Posted October 6th, 2009 at 10:57 am by

A fast car is sort of like your first BJ.  When you dump the clutch in one of these muscle machines; your eyes, mouth, and cornhole (in some cases) will fully open.  You’ll put this experience in your memory, where it stays for the rest of your life.

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Then one day (years later) you hook up with a stripper named Diamond.  The blowjob she gives you lasts longer, uses a lot more technique, and basically becomes the most awesome oral experience of your life.   However, you’ll still never forget the time you popped the clutch on that old dirt road, many many years ago.  And if we’re being honest, that first BJ was probably more important to you (for sentimental reasons alone).

Since My metaphors are terrible, I’ll leave you with our list of 15 of our favorite sports cars from then and now.

SSC Ultimate Aero

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Shelby SuperCars manufactures the world’s fastest production sports car, the 2009 SSC Ultimate Aero. The newest version replaced the SSC Ultimate Aero TT and has 15% more horsepower, producing an output of 1287 horsepower. The Ultimate Aero is 6-speed manual transmission with Twin-Turbo V8 and can reach 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds. The newest model has a new AeroBrake system, a spoiler that rises up 8 inches when the brake is pressed, and a redesigned nose which shortens the length of the vehicle as well as makes it more aerodynamic. The Ultimate Aero rings in at a staggering $654,000 but can reach a maximum speed of 270 mph which is the world record speed for a production car.

Bugatti Veyron

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The Bugatti Veyron has the fastest sports car acceleration speed, reaching 60 mph in 2.6 seconds, as well as the steepest price tag of $1,700,000. Yet that was for the last model. The Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès is the latest limited edition version of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and hits the pocket hard with a cost of $2.3 million. The latest and greatest Bugatti Veyron underwent no mechanical alterations but some costly cosmetic changes instead like the French leather interior. There have been many new designs released since 2006, but the speed and power stay the same. Top speed reaches 253 mph, yet it would empty its 26.4 gallon fuel tank in just 12 minutes at that speed. This flashy car has its speed limited electronically to prevent tire damage or it would run even faster!

Ferrari Enzo

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At the Paris Motor Show in 2002, Ferrari announced a limited production run of 349 Ferrari Enzo sport cars priced at US $643,330. They issued invitations to previous Ferrari customers and all of the vehicles were sold before production even began. Another 50 more Enzos were built, bringing the total to 399. Only one more was built but was auctioned for charity. Enzo’s predecessor was the F50 and the successors were FXX and Millechili. Enzo tops out at speeds of 217 mph, reaching 60 mph in 3.4 seconds. The base price for the F140 aluminum V12 engine with 660 horsepower is a mere $670,000. Due to the limited production, however, every time someone crashes their Enzo, the sticker price jumps exponentially. The current cost to own an Enzo is about $1 million.

Lamborghini Gallardo

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Slick and sleek, the powerful 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 boasts 550 horsepower for a rear wheel drive Lamborghini. The Gallardo is Lamborghini’s most-produced model with over 5,000 built since production began in 2003. Each car costs about $180,000 to $210,000, each becoming more exclusive as limited numbers are manufactured. With a weight of only 3,042 lbs, this throw back to classic sports car style can spin out from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, reaching top speed of 202 mph.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS

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In 1999, Porsche introduced a high performance, water-cooled version of the Porsche 911 GT3. Over the years, the models were tweaked to become a faster and more powerful until racing versions of 911 GT3 could compete with the Ferrari F430 GT2 and the BMS M3 GTR. Loud and fast, the newest Porsche 911 GT3 RS is even more muscle under the hood than the 911 GT3, with a reworked 3.8-liter, 450-horsepower, six-cylinder boxer engine. The RS has a wider track both on the front and rear axle and a specially fixed up PASM suspension. The 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS accelerates to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds and comes with a base price of $132,800 and a top speed of 194 mph.

Corvette ZR-1

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Produced from 1990-1996, only 6,939 Corvette ZR-1 models were built with generations C1 (the first) through C6 (the current one) each having multiple versions with differing features. All ZR-1 models had a power key that could be switched from 100% full power to normal power. Interior, body work and wheels were modified from year to year as well gradual increases in horsepower from 200 hp to 405 hp. In 2009, Chevrolet Corvette produced the C6 ZR1, the fastest and most powerful Corvette ever manufactured. The newest Vette boasts of brute force and can reach top speeds of 210 mph with 638 horsepower and reach 0-60 in only 3.8 seconds.

Jaguar XKR

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Sleek, sexy, sporty, the Jaguar XK series has been in production since 1996. The supercharged variant is the XKR. On all XKR models, the maximum speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. The 2010 Jaguar XKR has an increase in power, having a new 5.0L V-8 with a Roots-type supercharger engine. This allows the XKR to reach 0-60 in 4.6 seconds with 510 horsepower. This Jag’s current price tag is around $101,150.

McLaren F1

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The most powerful supercar produced by McLaren between the years 1992-1998 is the McLaren F1. Only 106 of these impressive beasts manufactured. Each one took 3.5 months to produce, 64 of which were the standard street version (F1), 5 were LMs (tuned versions), 3 were longtail roadcars (GT), 5 prototypes (XP), 28 racecars (GTR), and 1 LM prototype (XP LM). This two door coupe has a power output of 627 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 240 mph. The F1 can go from 0-60 mph in a mere 3.2 seconds. The original sticker shock was $970,000, but the price is now considerably higher since they are not longer made.

Dodge Viper SRT10

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The Dodge Viper SRT10 was produced from 1992-1998, but the fourth generation SRT10 was manufactured from 2008 to present. The original first generation Vipers could reach 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds, but now the 2009 Viper SRT10 can reach 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. While the 1992 variant of Viper had a top speed of over 180 mph, the 2009 Viper has 600 horsepower and a top speed of 202 mph. The base price is $87,460.

Aston Martin DBS

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James Bond automatically springs to mind when thinking of an Aston Martin DBS. The original DBS was in production from 1967-1972. Its straight six cylinder engine and sleek design made the DBS in vogue and in James Bond movies. Back then, it reached a top speed of 140 mph and could race from 0-60 mph in 7.1 seconds. In 2007, however, Aston Martin produced a new DBS with a V12 engine. This car was designed for the movie Casino Royale. The seats were lowered and widened, a 13 active loudspeaker sound system was also installed in the newer model. Another change of the new DBS was that it could rocket from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds before reaching a top speed of 194 mph.

Pagani Zonda R

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The Pagani Zonda debuted in 1999, while the Zonda R Clubsport debuted in 2007. Horsepower, speed, and safety has increased each year as well as the price tag, around $1.8 million now. The 2009 model delivers extreme performance, 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds and able to reach a top speed of 233 mph. The first Zonda R was fast and powerful, but this sleek speed demon packs 739 horsepower now.

Tesla Roadster

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The Tesla Roadster is a sweet all-electric sports car that has an efficiency of 120 mpg and can top out at 125 mph now. The standard model has been in production since 2008, but in July 2009 Tesla delivered a higher performance sport version. Roadster Sport can travel 221 miles on a single lithium battery charge pack. Yet the both Roadsters still manage to get up and go, with the standard sports car accelerating from 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and only 3.7 seconds for the 2010 Roadster Sport. The slick 2010 models begin at a base price of $109,000.

Chevrolet Camaro

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The Camaro has been in production since 1967, while the first generation rear-wheel drive front-engine design began production in 1969. However, in 1993, the fifth generation Camaro was inspired by the original design. After 40-year absence , in 2009, the Daytona 500 Pace Car debuted as what is now the 2010 Camaro SS. The SS is powered by the LS3 6.2L V8 and can produce 426 horsepower. This 6-speed manual zooms from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds

Mustang GT

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Way back in 1964, Carroll Shelby created the first Fastback 2X2 Mustang with V8 engine and 306 horsepower. Ford named this sports car the Shelby GT350 Street. The cost then to own a GT coupe would set you back about $400. The iconic GT series continued to evolve, from first to fifth generation of Mustangs. However, the old school muscle car is reborn in the 2010 Mustang GT. It has a much improved interior and the rumbling motor now purrs. The newest Mustang GT has 315 horsepower and can run 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds. Now, the price for a 2010 Mustang GT with the premium package will be set you back about $30,095.

Koenigsegg CCX

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Starting in 2006, Swedish manufacturer Koenigsegg began working on the CCX. Much more than a sports car, the Koenigsegg CCX is a supercar. With its super exotic capabilities come a base price is $540,000 + taxes, while a fully equipped supercar costs $600,900 + taxes. The CCX is a Swedish mid-engine successor to the CCR , having a twin supercharged V8. When it flexes a little muscle, the CCX can scream from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Top speed for the CCX is about 245 mph. When Stig wrecked it, half way through a lap, the Koenigsegg underwent tweaks to the suspension and was then fitted with a non-production spoiler.

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25 Comments
  • Chris
    October 6, 2009
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    #1

    The SSC is sick.

  • Nigel
    October 6, 2009
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    #2

    What a godawful written introduction.

  • Sean
    October 6, 2009
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    #3

    I see all the cars that are your favorite sports cars now, but where are your favorite sports cars from then? (years ago I assume based on your bj metaphor). Good idea for a post but horrible execution.

  • J
    October 6, 2009
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    #4

    Where the hell is the Nissan Skyline???

  • Nigel
    October 6, 2009
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    #5

    Really? Stop censoring comments. The introduction is inappopriate, unfunny, and just a godawful read.

    • Jason
      October 7, 2009
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      #6

      No one is censoring comments crybaby.

  • Mike
    October 6, 2009
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    #7

    If i were a redneck american i would buy the SSC

    If i were a saudi prince i would buy the bugatti.

    I am neither, so i’ll stick with my toyota corolla :(

  • Hiyo
    October 6, 2009
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    #8

    Clever omission of the Nissan R35 GT-R

  • hqm
    October 6, 2009
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    #9

    im sure theres a million other options, but what about the ford gt instead of the mustang

    ..

  • Janie
    October 6, 2009
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    #10

    Yeow! Yeow! I love it when the car door open vertically like that! I’ve never had the opportunity to drive one of these babies. I’d love to take the Aero for a spin.

  • Bleh
    October 6, 2009
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    #11

    What an awful introduction to this article. it doesn’t even make sense.

  • googobs
    October 7, 2009
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    #12

    Chevrolet Camaro and Mustang GT are “sports cars”? Give me a fuckin break.

  • Cistòn
    October 7, 2009
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    #13

    Zonda, Lamborghini and Porsche, the others are just cars.

  • Cool Cars
    October 7, 2009
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    #14

    Cool list, my favourite is the Bugatti Veyron but the SSC Ultimate Aero is fastest which surprised me…you learn something every day!

  • jay
    October 7, 2009
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    #15

    if its a two door car its a sports and thats for all you people who are rich that call cars what you want get it right

  • Citizen Automatic
    October 7, 2009
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    #16

    Love the mclaren F1 ^^

  • Knolly
    October 7, 2009
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    #17

    Since no one’s mentioned it apparently…

    That’s not a picture of the Gallardo 550-2, it’s an older model. The most powerful model is the 560-4, which is four wheel drive. The 550-2 is the newest, but is a limited run and is a 550 hp version of the 560-4.

    The 560-4 looks like pure sex. Update date dat picture.

  • sportscar freak
    October 12, 2009
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    #18

    I just nutted at least 6 times.

  • huh?
    October 26, 2009
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    #19

    I don’t know if this actually is a list of your favorite sports cars or if its a list of the worlds quickest. Now i do know that if its a list of the worlds quickest, your list is wrong…

  • Far eastern
    October 27, 2009
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    #20

    people around our region love european & japanese car much more than americans’ car
    (poor english…)

  • anti-Nigel
    November 10, 2009
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    #21

    It doesn’t make sense because you’ve never had a BJ. The funny thing about the aero is that it is only a V8 and the veyron is a V16.

  • Steve
    January 11, 2010
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    #22

    Who wrote this crap?
    I don’t get the “then and now” part, only two of the cars are shown with their “then” counterpart.
    This is supposed to be about sportscars, mustangs and cameros don’t qualify, sportscars by definition are two seaters.
    Most of these cars are modern super cars with no “then” heritage.
    The blow job reference is amusing, but please do alittle researching before writing something.

  • Colton Vicknair
    November 16, 2010
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    #23

    Useful post would it be OK if i translate into Italian for our sites readers? Thanks

  • P Smith
    June 26, 2011
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    #24

    I like the “Then” styling of the 1960s and 1970s. My choices would be the Lamborghini Miura and the Datsun 240Z (the one on the left in the second photo). Both borrow from the Jaguar E-type, but lack the exaggerated ugliness, taking only the good qualities.

    http://www.indiancarsbikes.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/1966-Lamborghini-Miura-.jpg

    http://www.japanesesportcars.com/photos/d/105408-2/bre-nissan-370z-brock-racing-enterprises-1.jpg

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