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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
7/26/22 3:25 p.m.

Congrats, you’ve just been given $1 million dollars to buy and modify your next car–daily driver, track machine or something else–but you can only make one modification to the car.

What car are you buying, and what single mod are you making to it?

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Noddaz GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/26/22 3:30 p.m.

How extensive can the one mod be?

Say a 1967 Corvette convertible with a c6 chassis under it?   Or is that more than one mod?  lol

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
7/26/22 3:32 p.m.

In reply to Noddaz :

I was thinking more along the lines of coil-overs or a set of specific tires, but I like your thinking.

I'll allow it.

Tom1200 UltraDork
7/26/22 3:37 p.m.

Sway bars if it didn't come with a rear bar. 

If it does dampers/shocks.


bmxr New Reader
7/26/22 3:42 p.m.

$1mm and only one mod?  911 GT3 Cup Car and some fuzzy dice. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
7/26/22 3:43 p.m.

In reply to bmxr :

Color-matched to the car, too?

GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/26/22 3:50 p.m.

The solution here is to pick a supercar that doesn't need mods. Went down the list of EV supercars and didn't find one I liked that meets the budget (or doesn't leave too much on the table). So, Gumpert Apollo and a data logger system (more useful than fuzzy dice). If my memory was better I could probably remember which mods made the biggest difference from NFS: Shift 2 Unleashed, but it's more than fine in stock form.

93EXCivic MegaDork
7/26/22 3:59 p.m.
GameboyRMH said:

The solution here is to pick a supercar that doesn't need mods.

If that is direction we are going, I'd have to say Caterham 7 of some sort. Probably 620R or 620S plus second set of wheels and tires?


Do replacing tires with better ones one a set wear out count as a mod? Cause if they do, tires. If not, coilovers.

yupididit GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/26/22 4:08 p.m.

The bodykit in that photo is the 1 mod I'd love to make to my 190e.

dculberson MegaDork
7/26/22 4:14 p.m.

A McLaren (sadly not an F1 any more) and one of those barefoot gas pedal things.

SV reX
SV reX MegaDork
7/26/22 4:16 p.m.


amg_rx7 (Forum Supporter)
amg_rx7 (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
7/26/22 4:21 p.m.


CrustyRedXpress GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
7/26/22 4:28 p.m.

1991 NSX, white over red, and the mod is having enough insurance that I allow random strangers to drive it.

Dude at the gas station who thinks its a fiero kit car? Here are the keys!

16 year old at Publix checkout says he has a poster of one on his wall? Hope he knows how to drive stick!

Retired banker who almost bought one new when he got that big bonus from Lehman in 1992? Enjoy my brother!

Mechanic at the Acura dealer who was extra careful with the oil change? Can he drive it for a week to see if it needs anything else?

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/26/22 4:48 p.m.
SV reX said:



¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltimaDork
7/26/22 4:52 p.m.

I'm sorry, what?  A million dollars?

Toyota reveals revamped Hilux 4x4 ahead of 2022 Dakar Rally

I guess I'll spend the modification money on lunch.

malibuguy GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
7/26/22 5:00 p.m.

that mercedes 190 and spend the rest at the 'ring doing laps


Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter)
Gearheadotaku (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
7/26/22 5:29 p.m.

I'll go 911 Turbo S. With an options list that thick (check out their "exclusive " program) I won't need mods beyond a nice set of wheels with track tires.

Wow...I really have drunk the kool-aid after working here so long.

03Panther UberDork
7/26/22 5:46 p.m.
CrustyRedXpress said:

Retired banker who almost bought one new when he got that big bonus from Lehman in 1992? Enjoy my brother!

"... it's the brunette, in your vette, that turns me on...."

no really a country music guy, but that was a good line!

And I like your thinking, sir!

buzzboy SuperDork
7/26/22 6:16 p.m.

Gold Mesh Wheels

I don't know what car but it will be painted Blue. From the crop of new stuff GR Corolla, CT4 Blackwing, 400Z, or JLU.

7/26/22 6:20 p.m.


codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/26/22 7:08 p.m.

Are driver mods allowed?  If so, then I'm transplanting an F1 champ's skill into myself. :)


AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
7/26/22 7:43 p.m.

Subaru P25 with a full 555 livery (the one mod).




Appleseed MegaDork
7/26/22 8:03 p.m.

LS swap. Duh

But it's a-


759NRNG UberDork
7/26/22 8:35 p.m.

The G-Force 1320 Ford 9 inch in the V when I get back to Texas cheeky

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/26/22 8:35 p.m.

I would consider tires to not be a mod.  If it is a mod and you are only allowed ONE mod, what do you do when they wear out?


Personally with a megabuck I would want a Citroën Xsara WRC and the mod would be a synchronized manual transmission, because gosh the WRC spec transmissions do what they do very well but they cost like half the value of the car and need frequent deep, expensive maintenance.


Even in pie in the sky fantasyland I cannot get away from practicalities.



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