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    1. Member nismodrifter's Avatar
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      95 Ferrari 348 Spider, Infiniti EX37
      09-16-2020 03:16 PM #76
      Visceral. yes.

      1995 348 Spider
      Nouvalari Supersport Exhaust
      Fabspeed high flow cats.

      It screams. No power steering. Clicking sound of the gated shifter. Drives like a go cart. Fun fun.
      I drive it once per week. Anymore is too much.

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    3. Member Activ8's Avatar
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      Aug 25th, 2011
      Ann Arbor, MI
      2006 Lancer Evo 9, 2013 FR-S
      09-18-2020 10:00 AM #77
      Yes! My FR-S could be described as visceral, but the Evo has just the right combination of power, handling and all-round rawness that other, more refined cars simply don't. I've had the good fortune to be in some real fast cars (as driver or co-passenger) over my lifetime in the industry. Some are so isolated, you don't realize the speed you're going at because they're just so smooth - I've yet to be in a GT3 RS, but the 911 Turbos (996, 997 and 991 that I've experienced) are fast without being bone-jarringly so. The neck-snapping Aventador comes very close to being visceral. But the most visceral ones have been Viper, C6ZR1 and my Evo. And if there was a 'most' visceral, then the CT9A Evo would be it.

    4. Member compy222's Avatar
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      So many potholes
      2003 S2000, 2008 Lexus GS350, 2015 Lexus GX460
      09-18-2020 11:11 AM #78
      ^ Evo IX MR that i owned was up there. that car was full kill.

      The s2000 is very visceral, the exhaust, intake, 9k rpm redline, rifle bolt shifter, open air of the convertible. i think it's one of the most affordable "special" cars out there.

      some other contenders - Mk6GTI's Katech Street Attack C6 Z06, any 930 Porsche, the new 911 GT3RS, and any well sorted Miata.
      Quote Originally Posted by capsaicin View Post
      AP1 S2000? I can not in good conscience talk you out of that. May your slip angle be great and your bed not be the couch!

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      2008 Avus RS4, 96 C4S, 2017 tacoma trd sport
      09-19-2020 12:28 AM #79
      993 i would say is definitely visceral.

      The RS4 I think is fairly visceral compared to all the new stuff offered! Not MK2 GTI visceral but still more so than anything that Audi currently offers!

    6. Member Dr.AK's Avatar
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      '87 Porsche 944S, '87 Audi 80 1.9E, '10 Ford Mondeo 2.0 Ecoboost
      09-19-2020 08:31 AM #80
      My Mondeo... hell nah. Compared to some other modern cars it still feels relatively decent, but overall it kinda feels like driving on a Playstation. Comfortable, relatively disconnected, even if it is surprisingly quick for a 200hp fwd wagon and actually holds it's own in corners surprisingly well even if it's far from a racecar. In short, it's a good, comfortable daily driver that does not wear you down.

      My 944S... I'd say yes. It's not pants-****ting terrifying like some of the other cars named in this thread, but driving that thing through the twisties is an experience. As far as sportscars go it's relatively tame - relatively soft suspension, not all that much power. It can be driven through town and be relatively unassuming. But when you get out of town onto some backroads, that's where this car comes alive. It hugs corners like nothing else I've driven and is so instinctive to drive, mostly due to the feedback you get from everything in the car and especially the driving position. You feel very centered in the car - the car basically rotates around you. The engine, being the 2.5 16v, needs revs to come alive and it's absolutely addictive. It feels like a racecar because the engine just wants to run and run and run. It makes you want to never get out, never stop attacking corners. It's a rush.
      '87 Porsche 944S - make flip up lights great again!
      '87 Audi 80 1.9E
      '10 Ford Mondeo Titanium 2.0 Ecoboost
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      09-22-2020 10:10 PM #81
      Test drove a 2018 718 Cayman S this weekend, first time behind the wheel of one and was a bit underwhelmed. It's 200 pounds lighter and +75 HP/50 lb-ft compared to a base Evora but was not as thrilling/exciting/visceral, very quick but did not feel like a 12 sec car.

      Checked out 2 M4's, one with the ZCP comp package and it was a lot more visceral and no where as laggy as the 718. I'm on the lookout for a local 981 before crossing the P-car off the list

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      09-23-2020 12:37 AM #82
      Like the beautiful 356, my 912 certainly is.

      When I let close friends drive her, I notice how completely absorbed they are in the driving experience.

      When you’re driving the car, you cannot mess around with your phone, the radio, or anything else.

      Having no driver assistance aids, no power anything, and no power compared to new cars, you are catapulted back to a time when driving required 100% of your attention.

      Everything you touch in this car, gives you direct mechanical feedback. As they say sometimes it is more fun to drive a slow car fast.

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    9. 09-23-2020 12:58 AM #83
      My F-Type R , I think is visceral. 0-60 in 3.3-3.5 seconds and with MPS4 tires, can do 11.6 in the quarter mile.
      It has a lot of power on tap, 550HP and 502/lbs torque. I think the car is just too fast for me to enjoy as a driver. I can't even shift that fast manually. So some of the fun is lost in driver engagement but oh boy, the sheer amount of speed in short burst coupled with the 95db exhaust note is like music. I just feather it at 2500-2800 rpms so I can hear the crack, pops, and gunfire throaty v8 exhaust. That to me, is visceral. I guess this is why so many people love large v8s.

      But the most visceral car I dove is probably the Jaguar XF-R prior. It was that car that made me look for another Jag 5.0 supercharged v8.
      The XF-R has no traction control and just pure RWD so you can feel the momentum like a freight train pushing you back. Been looking for one on CL/FB but used ones with 60k miles are still up there versus the plain jane XFs.

      Not my car in the videos but you get the idea when it smokes many supercars.

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      09-23-2020 01:11 AM #84
      I have had a few in my life.

      Only my 55 chevy would qualify now but it hasn't run in 3 years

      I plan to address this problem soon.
      Boiler Up!

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