I don't know why it's so much fun scaring the living daylights out of your passenger while driving. Of course, you have to know what you're doing otherwise you and the immediate terrain will get really acquainted.
A few weeks ago I was the [un]fortunate passenger in my boy V^6's turbo-ed Vee-Dub GTI, now equipped with launch control, and I'll tell you what - I was scared sh*tless. Words aren't enough to explain what it's like to experience the GTI at full gallop. It's kinda like being punched in the guts, then being steamrolled over. Or, in the eloquent words of Motortrend magazine, being kicked in the ass a spit-second before being shot from a cannon. Un-f*cking-believable.
Case in point: Jason Plato is a British Touring Car veteran as well as the co-host of Fifth Gear, right alongside the sometimes over-enthusiastic-over-cars Tiff Needell. Jason is a wizard behind the wheel [see proof here] but Tiff, his co-host, is downright nuts. So bonkers is he, in fact, that he scares the hell out of Mr. Plato. Granted, Tiff's driving the new 911 Turbo, capable of doing 0-60 in 2.8 seconds. To put things in perspective, your Corolla will do that in 9 seconds. Are you beginning to understand just how insanely fast this new Porsche is? See Plato's reaction for yourself, here. Hilarious.