I am very happy to say that... it's here! It took longer than expected, but after the support of fellow DriveTriberz I am happy to say that, yes, I am all done. You see, a week ago, I asked all of you what cars you owned, and it was an immense success. People from all over commented their cars, and we are very grateful!
It is important to note that cars mentioned here have been put here with permission from the owners, and are for active users only. That means that if you know someone from two years ago with a Bugatti Chiron or something, that doesn't apply. If you want to see an active user with a "Chiron", look no further than our very own Mustafa Arifeen.
But we aren't here to talk about all the work I have put into this, or Mustafa's fake Chiron, or my lawnmower, because I know you want to see what your fellow friends here have as their toys. So without further ado, here are the Top 8 best cars of DT!
#8 - Stefan G's 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT 392
First up, we have Stefan G!
Here, we see Stefan's rather Sublime 2015 Dodge Challenger! Equipped with the best engine on sale today, it has the mighty 392 that powers current Trans AM racers and... my brother's Power Wagon. But bulbous trucks aside, it is one amazing looking thing!
Stefan has owned this particular beast since new, and it looks stunning! I may be biased towards the Challenger, but this color (Sublime) and rims are like no other Challenger I have ever seen. However, this Challenger is by no means "stock", I mean... why would it be?
Equipped with a Magnaflow exhaust, it rumbles like a clap of thunder. It also has adjustable height springs, which is far from stock, and a Speedlogix cold-air intake. Sadly, I have found out that, indeed, this is mostly driven in the summer months, but let's give a big round of applause for Stefan's Challenger!
#7 - Paul Moore's 1996 Mitsubishi HKS EVO IV
The name is a bit of a handful, but I'm sure the car is worse. Not in a bad way of course because I am sure that every single one of you wants to hop in and take it for a spin.
This is Paul Moore's Evo IV, and as you can tell, it's bone stock. But I don't mean bone stock as they didn't come out of the factory with a Livery or 700HP! Yes, you heard me right, 700HP. The engine itself could effortlessly launch you to Mars, where as no Tesla ever could.
In total, Paul has owned his "Supercar Killer" for about nine years, doing all of the work by himself. He described it as "An unmolested blank canvas" of which he spent 13,000 Euros to build. A hybrid turbo, 1,000 CC injectors, and basically every thing else has been upgraded. Seriously though, if I made a list of all of the modifications he has done on this thing, it would be as long as an Amish family tree or as detailed as a French cheese recipe.
#6 - Marco Pareijn's 2002 Land Rover Defender TD5
I feel like it would be crazy rare to see a Defender pickup truck, let along in the States. Well sadly, this one isn't in the States, but it has been the mud, and a lot of it. Any other car it would be "Camping trip gone wrong," but not here!
Land Rover screwed up when they built the new Defender because there is no way possible it could be better than this. In a word, it's a tank! Seats 5, carries all things you would need for Area 51, and just looks amazing. It has the indestructible... literally... 2.5L five cylinder that will never grow old.
So far, Marco has owned his tank for about three years. Apart from upgraded tires, he has not had much time for changing what is already perfect. However, he does have a to-do list ready and in his back pocket.
#5 - Steve Merry's 2019 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS
As a Porsche guy, this car immediately shot out to me as Guards red, but thanks to an optical illusion set by the lights, I was corrected, and felt stupid for about three days. Meet Steve Merry's Carmine Red 911.
Wanting a Cayman, Steve went the Porsche car vault in search of one. And, joy of joys, he left with a 911. Salesmen always know how to get you, and they certainly did here. However, I'm sure Steve isn't too upset with his decision of buying the best sports car of all-time.
This is his 5th Porsche and 2nd 911. Steve drives it everyday, until weather gets bad enough to the point that he grabs the keys to his Evoque. Since it is basically brand new, with 7,000 fun kilometers, there has been nothing done to molest the cars original beauty. He has driven it mostly on the road, and plans on taking it to a track. It is, in his words, "A 911 that means War!"
#4 - Neo Anderson's Mazda RX-7 FD
First let me say... hats off to Neo for owning his RX-7 for 22 years while still keeping it mildly original.
Dreams came true for this fellow, as every 16 year old would fancy a nice RX-7. And, this was his first car. Everything on the outside and inside is original, including the Recaro bucket seats. However, a little bit of one-on-one time was spent underneath the hood, where the RX-7 really shines.
A rebuild of the engine and tranny meant that it was time to add some go-faster bits to a car that looks stock. Larger turbo, larger seals, Kona shocks, and a whole bunch of better-than-stock add-ons. He has used it on the track, and used it as a daily for two years. Now his garage includes this, the weekend toy, and an RX-8 as the daily. Rotary perfection is right.
#3 - Steve Walker's 2016 Mclaren 570S
If you have read on of my most recent articles, you will know that I have a minor obsession with Mclaren at the moment. And let me just say, I think Steve owns a what most of us consider a dream.
Here is a Mclaren, and it's white. I hate the color white, but here we have a Mclaren, where they look good no matter what color they are. Unless it's a diarrheal brown. Nobody likes a diarrheal brown.
Owned since 2016, Steve has used his car for 8,000 miles of weekend joy rides. Although may be hard to see, it has the upgraded downforce kit and is about as comfortable as a cushy set of fat rolls. He claims it is the best car he has owned in years, as he even took it to a rally in Death Valley, for it not to skip a beat. I would say that this is a keeper for anyone who has the chance of owning one, and that is the plan here.
#2 - Sam Moore's Ferrari F40
I have a feeling that most of you don't believe this to be true, but it is. Sam Moore does in fact own, a blue Ferrari F40.
I feel like anything I say towards the F40 would ruin it, as I don't think I am qualified, so I think we all can agree that seeing a blue one makes you want it. Forget the red, we want blue!
Ah, but this isn't even on top. Mistake? I think not. So will everyone please rise and remove your hats for another Ferrari!
#1 - Matthew Lange's 1973 Ferrari GTB/4 Daytona
Matthew Lange is one of the luckiest guys alive at the moment. A beautiful red Ferrari starring you in the face every morning is the epitome of dreams.
The Ferrari Daytona was named after its 1, 2, 3 finish at the 24 Hours of Daytona back in the late sixties. Yes, back when your grandma smoked dope and drove around in a Beetle. Anyway, at the time, not only was it fast on the track, but it was just as fast on the road, as it was the fastest production car at the time. The last and only Ferrari to ever hold that title until the F40 arrived.
Origionally belonging to his father, he has owned it for 16 years. It has been restored, repainted, and refurbished, all while the engine mounts have yet to be loosened. I saw my first original Daytona recently back in September, and even though it was in racing spec... because it was racing, no matter what configuration, this thing has presence like a dinosaur ready to bite your face off. Find out more about it in Matthew's tribe, "A Daytona in the Life" as well!
And finally, the END!
It's been one heck of a ride, but it is finally here! Thanks to Stefan, Paul, Marco, Steve Merry, Neo, Steve Walker, Sam, and Matthew for their support and participation! Everyone here now knows that there is someone here that owns your dream ride, you just have to go and find it! Thanks for the read, and shenanigans will resume once more. Tomorrow... or the next day. But until then, let's give a virtual round of applause to all of the people featured here, as well as their stunning cars!