Your last petrol engine?

scarty16

Well-known Member
I have been thinking that if I was to buy one last petrol engined car before their demise what would I get.

C63S AMG
Lambo V10 or V12
Nissan GTR
WRX STi
Evo 6

Are the ones that come to mind for me. Not based on the car per se but just the engine, the noise, performance, smell etc.
 

ashenfie

Well-known Member
BMW M8 any day will show any of them including the Honda NSX a clean set of heals and for Big American V8 apart from the mustang are totally underivable.

If speed not you must have then for looks nearly any Ferrari.
 
It's not the best sounding but the engine in the 992 Turbo S is amazing

Best noise is probably a V12 Aston
 

gibbsy

Moderator

I've been to several incidents with an old Dennis Pump Escape which had half a Merlin engine in it. It simply purred when pumping. Now in a museum.............and me!
 

IWC Dopplel

Well-known Member
Im keeping my NA petrol engine, I might swap my turbo engine petrol for a nice Ferrari 599 GTO :)
 

LV426

Administrator
Staff member
My last petrol engine was in a Honda HR-V which was bought in 2002 and traded in 2004.
After that, it was an X-Trail Diesel until November 2017. Electric since.

Not planning on looking back, not for a minute, for exactly these reasons:
the engine, the noise, performance, smell etc.
 

IWC Dopplel

Well-known Member
My last petrol engine was in a Honda HR-V which was bought in 2002 and traded in 2004.
After that, it was an X-Trail Diesel until November 2017. Electric since.

Not planning on looking back, not for a minute, for exactly these reasons:
To some people cars are just transport, to others they are a passion
 

ashenfie

Well-known Member
Can't say my BMW has much engine noise at 70mph about on par with a Model 3.on the motorway and inside it's IKEA vs Parker Knoll. Model 3 also has the worst looking hub caps of any car on the road today, and that includes the Citroen 2CV.

Tax rules most like make electric popular and bound to improve vastly over the next few years.
 

LV426

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Staff member
To some people cars are just transport, to others they are a passion
Right. But then, no two "passions" are alike. I, for example, have passion for smooth quiet and effortless acceleration (and no, mine is not a ludicrous TM thing) and a passionate dislike for unnecessary din and stink.
 

IWC Dopplel

Well-known Member
Right. But then, no two "passions" are alike. I, for example, have passion for smooth quiet and effortless acceleration (and no, mine is not a ludicrous TM thing) and a passionate dislike for unnecessary din and stink.
I have no interest in milk floats and love the smell of Castrol R, we’re all different 😬
 

McGherkin

Member
Does it have to be a road car?

If it had to be a road car it'd either be an early Murcielago with the old style tail lights, no unnecessary wings etc and Diablo style wheels, or an F50. Both absolutely beautiful screaming V12s which may not be ridiculously fast but certainly incredible to listen to.

If we're talking real world, I'm looking forward to the Yaris GR-Four.
 

IWC Dopplel

Well-known Member
Does it have to be a road car?

If it had to be a road car it'd either be an early Murcielago with the old style tail lights, no unnecessary wings etc and Diablo style wheels, or an F50. Both absolutely beautiful screaming V12s which may not be ridiculously fast but certainly incredible to listen to.

If we're talking real world, I'm looking forward to the Yaris GR-Four.
I like your thinking 🤔
 

mfp2gosling1

Active Member
BMW M8 any day will show any of them including the Honda NSX a clean set of heals and for Big American V8 apart from the mustang are totally underivable.

If speed not you must have then for looks nearly any Ferrari.
I’d totally disagree with that, I’ve seen Mustangs in my rear view mirror with their rear ends getting very twitchy while trying to stop me from gapping them. My car is very driveable, you’ve just got to remember that you’re driving a muscle car, not a sports car.
 

McGherkin

Member
A Corvette would eat an M8 for breakfast to be honest. M8s only make around 330bhp/tonne, they're seriously heavy beasts.
 

IronGiant

Moderator
I have a horrible feeling that my last petrol engined car will be a Kia Picanto :rotfl:
 

gangzoom

Well-known Member
I have been thinking that if I was to buy one last petrol engined car before their demise what would I get.

C63S AMG
Lambo V10 or V12
Nissan GTR
WRX STi
Evo 6

Are the ones that come to mind for me. Not based on the car per se but just the engine, the noise, performance, smell etc.
You will be able to buy all those cars even in 2050, combustion cars will simply become hobby/toys like horses are now.

When life permits/funds are free am buying back my old DC2 Teg. No radio, No air con, almost de-cat exhaust from the factory, need to rev it beyond 5K for any real power, its the opposite driving experience of my current EV. It's no fun day to day (which is why I sold it), but as a weekend toy its fantastic, and I'll own one again - along side something like a Taycan for day to day needs :).

Their value have already double it the last few years, if my wife allowed I would buy one tomorrow to keep forever, but we cannot always have what we want in life. I suspect by the time am allowed to buy one again they will be worth more than what most EVs cost currently.....In fact looking on AutoTrader there isn't a single one forsale, I suspect these DC2s are already beyond reach of been 'affordable' :(.

 
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Inked

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My aspirations aren’t so high, so would be a Ford Racing Puma. Always wanted one, likely always will.

Now is the time to buy a Ford Racing Puma

Seriously considering ditching the A4 diesel this time next year and going back to a motorcycle after watching the first four episodes of The Long Way Up, would love the electric Harley-Davidson. So the reality could very well be the Wife's knackered old 2008 Ford Focus 2.0l :rotfl:
 

McGherkin

Member
You will be able to buy all those cars even in 2050, combustion cars will simply become hobby/toys like horses are now.
The thing is, you won't. Not really. You won't be able to get petrol anywhere, you'll be taxed beyond all belief and because you'll be driving yourself instead of a computer doing it, you'll have to pay ridiculous amounts for insurance.

This pretty much has to happen in order to force people into EVs (or buses/bikes) by 2045 even if the technology still isn't good enough that it's a better option by then.
 

domtheone

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gangzoom

Well-known Member
The thing is, you won't. Not really. You won't be able to get petrol anywhere, you'll be taxed beyond all belief and because you'll be driving yourself instead of a computer doing it, you'll have to pay ridiculous amounts for insurance.
I didn't say it'll be cheap :) Horse riding isn't cheap, nor aviation. Driving a combustion car will be viewed the same way, purely for pleasure rather than transportation.
 

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