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Fast Cars: Too Fast?

A BMW M4 that is fast. Too fast? I don’t know but I know which way I’m leaning! Photo Credit: BMW
A BMW M4 that is fast. Too fast? I don’t know but I know which way I’m leaning! Photo Credit: BMW
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Zoom! Whoosh! Yowza! We all like driving with vigor and intensity but now, man, I’m starting to think that there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing. Speed, that is.

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I remember when fast cars were fast but just the right amount of fast and not the existing amount of fast that is definitely too much.

Maybe cars are more fun when you’re driving and you’re driving really hard and good and you feel like you’re going fast but, look down at the speedometer, look up at the cop oh no! But oh yes! You’re still under the speed limit. That’s a good car right there. A perfect goodness.

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More of that is what I think would be good. The more of less speed, I mean.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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DISCUSSION

I’m going to be flamed for this, but I don’t care. There can never be too much speed, I’m 62 and have been playing with cars in places called Lime Rock, Bryar, Thompson, Bridgehampton, Watkins Glen, Monticello, and more since I was 18. The problem we have is people who have no idea what they are doing being able to buy and drive equipment with capabilities way beyond their skills. So what I’m thinking is what if we required people to be qualified to drive high performance vehicles, cars, off road equipment, bikes, etc. Think of an aircraft pilot, the fact that one can pilot a 172 doesn’t mean they can pilot a G-4. Okay, discuss.