The Car Geek: Rides that Intimidate

The Car Geek

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Rides that Intimidate

2006 International CXT There is a great connection between a person's personality and his choice of car. Usually conservative types would prefer the same conservative quality in their vehicles. Fun loving people would normally choose cars that reflect the same sunny disposition they have. However, the most interesting buyers are those with competitive or aggressive personalities for they go for cars that seem to intimidate. And just what are these rides?

  • International CXT - has been branded as the most intimidating pickup truck. This vehicle can make a Hummer pullover and give way. It has a mammoth size of 21 feet long and 9 feet tall and weighs 14,500 pounds. It is powered with an international VT466 turbo diesel six cylinder engine that provides it with a 300 horsepower and an enormous 620 lb ft of torque. It has a maximum towing capacity of 40,000 pounds and can haul any vehicle weighing 12,099 pounds with ease.

  • Dodge Charger SRT8 - renowned for being the most intimidating family car. Its carnivore looking front grille exudes toughness. And don't forget to check out what’s under the hood: a new Hemi engine milled to a 6.1 liter capacity which generates 425 horsepower allowing the Charger to spring out from 0 to 60 mph in five seconds. All this saying, "don't mess with this beast."

  • Enzo Ferrari - intimidating in a classy way. It is capable of reaching 60mph in 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of 225 mph which is made possible by its 6 speed gearbox that is mated with a Ferrari V12 engine. Built for the privileged, only 349 of this supercar were made in 2003.

  • Rolls-Royce Phantom - a picture of fame and wealth. What could be more intimidating than that? This car is powered by a BMW 7 series engine tuned to produce 453 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque that can make this sedan to spring out an amazing 60 mpd in 5.7 seconds.

  • BMW M6 - considered as the most intimidating sports car. The M series exemplifies BMW's high performance models tuned with factory-improved power and handling. The real power of BMW M6 is under its hood where a 500horsepower formula 1 inspired V10 engine lies waiting to be awakened to spring to power of 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.

  • Toyota Prius - the Prius' entire power-train management system is intended for the smooth execution of the hybrid power can prove to be a major headache to many auto mechanics. Its aerodynamically sound hatchback shape achieves a 0.26 drag coefficient. Toyota Prius is powered by a 1.5 liter, 110 horsepower engine combined with a 67 horsepower electric motor and a continuous variable transmission.

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