Question of the Day: In Which Car Would You Like to Die?

Justin Berkowitz
by Justin Berkowitz
question of the day in which car would you like to die

We've all heard the stats. Flying is safer than driving. Bicycling is safer than driving. Swimming with sharks with lasers on their heads is safer than driving. And despite Volvo's claims of an ultrasafe, fatality-free car in the next ten years, cars are destined to remain killers. You can't argue with physics. And there's always the human element: we're fallible. Not to conclude that cars will kill us all, but the risk is out there. Real hardcore motorcycle riders say to "ride the bike you want to die on." Which brings us to the question of the day: if you could know it was going to be your last drive, what would it be in? My choice is a classic 12 cylinder Ferrari, like the 275 GTB. The magnificent sound of the engine is what I'd want to hear if I was on my way out. As the Simpsons' Sideshow Bob once averred, "I shall send you to heaven before I send you to Hell."

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  • Jconli1 Jconli1 on May 11, 2008

    I was going to respond to this earlier in the day, but waited. Unfortunately, in that span of time, my reply has taken a more bitter turn at Altamont LeMons. But I still say a Volvo 240 Turbo. First of all, it would take a lot make the act complete - making the inevitable that much more spectacular in its buildup... but I also think it was one of the best all-around cars made in a relatively horrible automotive era, and while I've found something to like in just about any car I've owned, that was one of the few cars I just outright loved, warts and all.

  • Akitadog Akitadog on May 11, 2008

    Ferrari Formula 1 race car, in Monaco, flying off the track at 200 mph+ and into the Mediterranean.

  • Garllo Garllo on May 12, 2008

    Although I love my Corvette, since we are speculating , I'll have to go with the ENZO

  • AJ AJ on May 12, 2008

    That really is kind of tough, as with my Jeep in the Rockies, it would be easy to drive it off a cliff! Or other then that, I just watched the movie "The Kingdom," so how about one of those big black government SUV's with the armor and bullet proof glass somewhere in the Middle East? Now that would be some fight! LOL