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25th Jul '17 4:10:13 PM Tyson666
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* ZimmerRoberts: The van from most of his videos is this. Even when it dosen't start until Lyson pumps the gas pedal again in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36ni4Vkhtfw this video.]]

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* ZimmerRoberts: The van from most of his videos is this. Even when it dosen't start until Lyson pumps the gas pedal again for the 2nd time in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36ni4Vkhtfw this video.]]
25th Jul '17 4:06:29 PM Tyson666
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* ZimmerRoberts: The van from most of his videos is this. Even when it dosen't start until Lyson pumps the gas pedal again in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36ni4Vkhtfw this video.]]
16th Jul '17 2:51:19 PM ClintEastwood
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* Every car driven by Will Smith in ''Film/IAmLegend''.

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* Every car driven by Will Smith Creator/WillSmith in ''Film/IAmLegend''.



* Creator/SteveMcQueen could only out-cool the Mustang by using a real racing car - hence the ''Film/LeMans'' movie in 1970. His timing was fortunate since the Porsche 917 and Ferrari 512, two of the coolest cars ever and frankly the main reason for watching the film at all, were outlawed by new rules in 1972 and Le Mans cars were much less cool for many years.

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* Creator/SteveMcQueen Creator/SteveMcQueenActor could only out-cool the Mustang by using a real racing car - hence the ''Film/LeMans'' movie in 1970. His timing was fortunate since the Porsche 917 and Ferrari 512, two of the coolest cars ever and frankly the main reason for watching the film at all, were outlawed by new rules in 1972 and Le Mans cars were much less cool for many years.



* The ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' movie had a double subversion of this trope. The first car Brendan Fraser and Daffy find in Timothy Dalton's garage is a beat-up old Gremlin which barely makes it out of the driveway. About a minute after they leave, however, the floor of the garage flips over and a stereotypical spy car is revealed, complete with [[Film/JamesBond Bond]]-esque musical sting.

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* The ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' movie had a double subversion of this trope. The first car Brendan Fraser Creator/BrendanFraser and Daffy find in Timothy Dalton's garage is a beat-up old Gremlin which barely makes it out of the driveway. About a minute after they leave, however, the floor of the garage flips over and a stereotypical spy car is revealed, complete with [[Film/JamesBond Bond]]-esque musical sting.
12th Jul '17 11:14:40 PM Naveek
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* The upcoming [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_Valkyrie Aston Martin Valkyrie]], with a V12 making ''1130'' horsepower without forced induction, in a car weighing just 2270 pounds.
12th Jul '17 6:01:26 AM AgentTasmania
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* "The Last of the V-8 Interceptors", the 1973 Ford XB Falcon, in the first, second and the fourth ''Film/MadMax'' films.

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* "The Last of the V-8 Interceptors", the 1973 Ford XB Falcon, in the first, second and the fourth ''Film/MadMax'' films. One of the most [[SimpleYetAwesome understated]] cars on this page but one of the greatest for it.
3rd Jul '17 7:37:51 AM Dallenson
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* The [=McLaren=] P1, a hybrid ''hyper car''. You get an impressive 176 bhp from the electric motors itself and that's ''before'' you turn on the twin-turbo V8 engine in the back. It's ridiculously light and when racing or otherwise pushing the car to the limit, the electric motors work in tandem to produce a whopping 903 bhp. The motors also work to produce power when the engine might be behind such as during the gear changes, when the engine is outside of the power band or when the turbos are still spooling up. In short, it's a car that produces almost as much horsepower as a Veyron but is ''much'' lighter with half the engine size and works as a hybrid car on it's electric motors.

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* The [=McLaren=] P1, a hybrid ''hyper car''. You get an impressive 176 bhp from the electric motors itself themselves and that's ''before'' you turn on the twin-turbo V8 engine in the back. It's ridiculously light and when racing or otherwise pushing the car to the limit, the electric motors work in tandem to produce a whopping 903 bhp. The motors also work to produce power when the engine might be behind such as during the gear changes, when the engine is outside of the power band or when the turbos are still spooling up. In short, it's a car that produces almost as much horsepower as a Veyron but is ''much'' lighter with half the engine size and works as a hybrid car on it's electric motors.



** The Italian answer is the Ferrari [=LaFerrari=] and like any respectable Italian hyper car it uses a V12 engine. Unlike the previous two examples, it can't go into a hybrid driving mode with just the motors or just the engine, making the motors more like that of a [[NitroBoost KERS]] on a UsefulNotes/FormulaOne car. Like the Huayra, it also has adjusting aerodynamics at the front and back to really stabilize it during turns.
** All three of these cars sound like an UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny waiting to happen which it almost did on Series/TopGear where it not for A: ExecutiveMeddling with the three concerned automotive companies changing the rules on when they could finally test them and B: a certain Jennifer Clarkson punching a producer in the face.



** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_787B The 1990 Mazda 787B]], listed because it's the only japanese car to have won [[UsefulNotes/TwentyFourHoursOfLeMans Le Mans]], as well as without a piston engine, which produced it's ''limited'' max power at ''9000 RPM'' (in an endurance racer!), the true maximum power beeing 930 hp at '''10500'' RPM(!). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_kEeRaS3UM&feature=related The noisiest Le Mans racer ever ?]]. But the best is that by the end of the Le Mans win, Mazda engineers (after telling the driver to ignore the limiter in some parts) dismounted the engine and found that it could still do ''another'' 24 race. The Wankel engine was [[TooGoodToLast banned]] afterwards. To this day, that 787B, still wearing its racing-number, 55, is kept maintained and occasionally brought out at various motorsport ceremonies as a flagship of Japanese automotive sporting prowess.

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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_787B The 1990 Mazda 787B]], listed because it's the only japanese car to have won [[UsefulNotes/TwentyFourHoursOfLeMans Le Mans]], as well as without a piston engine, which produced it's ''limited'' max power at ''9000 RPM'' (in an endurance racer!), the true maximum power beeing being 930 hp at '''10500'' RPM(!). [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_kEeRaS3UM&feature=related The noisiest Le Mans racer ever ?]]. But the best is that by the end of the Le Mans win, Mazda engineers (after telling the driver to ignore the limiter in some parts) dismounted the engine and found that it could still do ''another'' 24 race. The Wankel engine was [[TooGoodToLast banned]] afterwards. To this day, that 787B, still wearing its racing-number, 55, is kept maintained and occasionally brought out at various motorsport ceremonies as a flagship of Japanese automotive sporting prowess.



*** Plus: It's designed with an angular stealth fighter design which the Reventon and Aventador take after. If the Countach is the F-117 Nighthawk then the later Reventon or Aventador is the SR-71 Blackbird.

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*** Plus: It's designed with an angular stealth fighter design which the Reventon and Aventador take after. If the Countach is the F-117 Nighthawk then the later Reventon or and Aventador is would be the SR-71 Blackbird.



* On the subject of track day cars, the BAC Mono. It's the closest you'll get to a UsefulNotes/FormulaOne car that's road legal. It has one seat, a [[PintSizedPowerHouse Ford inline-4 engine tuned up by Cosworth]], an F1 style gearbox and a rather magnificent and unique body shape for the best aerodynamics. It's so stable that you could floor this car at a standing start on a damp track and it will quickly regain footing with a bit of wheel spin. All of the components, including the driver, are all lined up at the middle for the best weight distribution and the cockpit is lined with hydrophobic upholstery for when you might be racing in the rain (or [[BringMyBrownPants wet yourself]] from the insane acceleration and it's ability to corner at speeds that other cars would overshoot at)

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* On the subject of track day cars, the BAC Mono. It's the closest you'll get to a UsefulNotes/FormulaOne car that's road legal. It has one seat, a [[PintSizedPowerHouse Ford inline-4 engine tuned up by Cosworth]], an F1 style gearbox and a rather magnificent and unique body shape for the best aerodynamics. It's so stable that you could floor this car at a standing start on a damp track and it will quickly regain footing with a bit of after some wheel spin. All of the components, including the driver, are all lined up at the middle for the best weight distribution and the cockpit is lined with hydrophobic upholstery for when you might be racing in the rain (or [[BringMyBrownPants wet yourself]] from the insane acceleration and it's ability to corner at speeds that other cars would overshoot at)
28th Jun '17 5:54:56 AM DukeofFinland
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* The Mazda MX-5 Miata. Sure, it's not the most powerful thing around [[note:the very first cars made ''90'' horsepower]], and in America at least, it's the butt of many jokes. It has, despite the derision from fans of bigger, more powerful cars, been hailed as the return to form for sports convertibles by critics and owners alike thanks to its sharp handling, light weight, even balance, and rear wheel drive, especially at its price point. This Troper has owned several of them, and attests to their superlative driving pleasure.
** Joke all you want about "a hairdresser's car" or "underpowered four-banger", but 25 years later, Mazda has produced near to ''a million'' of them across four generations - meaning a used one can be had on the cheap, making them a great way to get into club racing or the car scene in general. [[http://www.autoblog.com/2014/05/21/mazda-mx5-miata-25th-anniversary-edition-sold-out/ The 25th Anniversary edition Miata, a production run of 100 cars, sold out in ten minutes.]]

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* The Mazda MX-5 Miata. Sure, it's not the most powerful thing around [[note:the [[note]]the very first cars made ''90'' horsepower]], horsepower[[/note]], and in America at least, it's the butt of many jokes. It has, despite the derision from fans of bigger, more powerful cars, been hailed as the return to form for sports convertibles by critics and owners alike thanks to its sharp handling, light weight, even balance, and rear wheel drive, especially at its price point. This Troper has owned several of them, and attests to their superlative driving pleasure.
** Joke all you want about "a hairdresser's car" or "underpowered four-banger", but [[LongRunner 25 years later, later]], Mazda has produced near to ''a million'' of them across four generations - meaning a used one can be had on the cheap, making them a great way to get into club racing or the car scene in general. [[http://www.autoblog.com/2014/05/21/mazda-mx5-miata-25th-anniversary-edition-sold-out/ The 25th Anniversary edition Miata, a production run of 100 cars, sold out in ten minutes.]]


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** The fourth generation MX-5 ND is quite possibly the best Miata yet. After the heavy NC model that disappointed many Miata purists, Mazda [[RevisitingTheRoots revisited Miata's roots]] with the ND model. Despite meeting modern safety standards and having all the luxuries you'd expect from a modern luxury car, ND's curb weight is ''1058 kilograms'' making it the second lightest Miata model. The car received critical acclaim upon its release in 2015 and won countless Car Of The Year awards worldwide, most notably World Car of the Year at the 2016 World Car Awards. In a time when most manufacturers are going for bigger and heavier sports cars to meet modern safety standards and increase their raw power, Mazda has managed to make one of the lightest sports cars around without using any expensive or rare materials at a relatively low price point, reminding us that a sports car doesn't have to be big, heavy and powerful to be ''fun''.
*** And of course someone already built a [[https://youtu.be/SLONL8ax9CI V8 version of it]].
24th Jun '17 7:32:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheFastAndTheFurious'' is a series ''runneth over'' with Cool Cars so hard, they're pretty much about this trope. Just pick a car, any car. Except for the Chevelle and the Ferraris, being the former apparently uncool and the latter portrayed as "already awesome", all these cars are rigged with the most powerful, badass engine upgrades in the world, enough to make them run like Formula 1 cars, and on top of that, all of them are equipped with bangin' sound systems, neon lights, all sorts of sophisticated control computers (except for the muscle cars, of course, which rely on good ol' [[BiggerIsBetter humongous block]]), LCD monitors, and, of course, a lot of NitroBoost. The list includes:

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* ''TheFastAndTheFurious'' ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' is a series ''runneth over'' with Cool Cars so hard, they're pretty much about this trope. Just pick a car, any car. Except for the Chevelle and the Ferraris, being the former apparently uncool and the latter portrayed as "already awesome", all these cars are rigged with the most powerful, badass engine upgrades in the world, enough to make them run like Formula 1 cars, and on top of that, all of them are equipped with bangin' sound systems, neon lights, all sorts of sophisticated control computers (except for the muscle cars, of course, which rely on good ol' [[BiggerIsBetter humongous block]]), LCD monitors, and, of course, a lot of NitroBoost. The list includes:
16th Jun '17 4:05:35 PM Dallenson
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* The [=McLaren=] P1, a hybrid ''hyper car''. You get an impressive 176 bhp from the electric motors itself and that's ''before'' you turn on the twin-turbo V8 engine in the back. It's ridiculously light and when racing or otherwise pushing the car to the limit, the electric motors work in tandem to produce a whopping 903 bhp. The motors also work to produce power when the engine might be behind such as during the gear changes or when the turbos spool up. In short, it's a car that produces almost as much horsepower as a Veyron but is ''much'' lighter with half the engine size and works as a hybrid car on it's electric motors.

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* The [=McLaren=] P1, a hybrid ''hyper car''. You get an impressive 176 bhp from the electric motors itself and that's ''before'' you turn on the twin-turbo V8 engine in the back. It's ridiculously light and when racing or otherwise pushing the car to the limit, the electric motors work in tandem to produce a whopping 903 bhp. The motors also work to produce power when the engine might be behind such as during the gear changes changes, when the engine is outside of the power band or when the turbos spool are still spooling up. In short, it's a car that produces almost as much horsepower as a Veyron but is ''much'' lighter with half the engine size and works as a hybrid car on it's electric motors.motors.
** And then there's it's German competitor, the Porsche 918 Spyder. It might be heavier but it has more luxuries on the inside along with better battery range and it has four-wheel drive with it's V8 engine alongside the four motors. Like the P1, you can change the car from operating solely on electric motors, hybrid driving mode with both the motors and engine, sport mode that lets you use the V8 itself or change it to race mode where the electric motors kick in at points where the engine is the weakest. Plus, if the "Spyder" part didn't give it away, it has two distinct roof panels that you can remove.
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