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So the test driving begins - TT RS!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Gibbo, 31 Dec 2010.

  1. Housey

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    Why?
     
  2. hurfdurf

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    Smokey13 has no real idea their downfalls.
     
  3. Smokey26

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    Cus it's way cool.

    durf you keep getting my name wrong.
     
  4. Gibbo

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    Not exactly an everyday car.
     
  5. Smokey26

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    But there a fair bit cheaper, get a mondeo for the boring stuff.:D
     
  6. SoliD

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    If he got a noble then he would have 1.5 Mondeos, that would be rubbish, when he could afford a 911.
     
  7. Smokey26

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    1.5 mondeo's is better than 1 beetle.
     
  8. Gibbo

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    mmmmmmm nah. :p
     
  9. -Ad-

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    Why on earth would he get a Noble.

    They are cobbled together kit cars made with odds and sods. Some are reliable but it seems most have something big go wrong and they cost a bomb to fix. Plus something like a clutch change is an engine out job (or cutting/removing some chassis).

    Not an everyday car in the slightest and a stupid choice!

    I still want one, but priorities and circumstances change. Was looking at the GT3 last night and trying to find pennies down the back of the sofa. A few years away yet, but do want. Gibbo source some funds!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. eidolon

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    That's fair enough. Personally I'm not all that bothered about having 400 or 500BHP, I simply don't get the opportunity to use all that power on the roads. If you've got that sort of power 100mph is gonna be around the 10 second mark which means that your fun is limited to a max of 10 seconds of acceleration if you want to retain your license for any period of time.

    The most fun car I've ever had was my Elise and that was by a huge margin. It only had 189BHP but nothing beat the feeling of really pushing it round the country lanes, using every one of those 189BHP. I sometimes used to stop and compose myself after a good thrashing as it would have my heart beating so hard. I've driven some fast cars and no matter how much power they had, straight line acceleration just doesn't have the same effect but I accept that we differ in this respect.

    If you want straight line speed, just get a fast bike and feel what "REAL" acceleration is like.

    Something like this :D (0-170 in 12 seconds)



    I know you like your Yank cars, so here's another vid for you (skip to 8.30)



    EDIT : The Corvette ZR1 is tuned to 700HP by the way.
     
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  11. Fr0dders

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    And before we comment that the Car would Leave the Bike at the track. I present:



    The youtube comments are hilarious :D
     
  12. Housey

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    NEVER read YouTube comments, they could annoy a saint.
     
  13. rG-tom

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    as a complete curveball and not something id choose over a porsche, but in company with the audi tt i dont see the harm in mentioning it especially given the price difference:

    A 2008 135i msport with say an evolve stage 4 package and an LSD would still come in about £10k-12k short of a stock TT-RS, with 420bhp / 425ft. lb of torque and nigh on identical weight to the TT-RS and much better steering feel (from what i've read of it)? This gives it 25bhp/tonne more than an e92 m3 for comparison and a bucketload more torque

    Feel free to shoot me down for the suggestion compared to the porsche and corvette though.
     
  14. Besty

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    Might be a bit late but here is what can be done in a Gen 2 Cayman.

    The driver hits a straight-line performance wall in the end, you will have to guess what boss car lies in wait at the front of the Porsche pack :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM_MiB_aLVw
     
  15. DAIR

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    Friend of mine has the a silver soft top one of these.
    Great car!
     
  16. Housey

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    That's Curly in his Cayman S, had a CSL before. 3Wheels who did the video has a CSL and drives it pretty much as quick............on hand controls!!
     
  17. hurfdurf

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    Is he a very good driver or something, seems to be trouncing some much more special cars, and if so, why is he driving an auto?!
     
  18. Housey

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    It's not an auto it's PDK and he's handy, track day regular.
     
  19. khushy

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  20. Sparky-F1

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    I like that