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Pixelpeep

2,729 posts

26 months

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630bhp said:
I have never been overtaken on a public road in my car....so yes, I think it is fast cool
not even in traffic? tongue out

wormus

5,982 posts

87 months

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630bhp said:
Pixelpeep said:
630bhp said:
I have never been overtaken on a public road in my car....so yes, I think it is fast cool
not even in traffic? tongue out
I am "King of the road" biggrin
Powerfully built company director?

Nice motor by the way wink


Edited by wormus on Friday 5th October 18:00

Roo3Stuart

137 posts

44 months

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I've just had a 2 day test drive in the new M5. Holy smoke, that is fast by any measure. Drop a gear, press throttle and it goes into warp speed with absolutely no drama or fuss. Awesome but scary!

crazy about cars

3,595 posts

53 months

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Roo3Stuart said:
I've just had a 2 day test drive in the new M5. Holy smoke, that is fast by any measure. Drop a gear, press throttle and it goes into warp speed with absolutely no drama or fuss. Awesome but scary!
2 day test drive... nice smile You must have a very good history with the dealership!

corozin

1,922 posts

155 months

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I never used to regard my car as really that quick, but when I thought about in terms of "how often did I used to get overtaken in it?" I think it must have been much quicker than I thought.

Curiously I've been driving quite a few rentals of late somehow the performance of the old VR6 often seems to creep into those cars. So it seems more like a case of the driver rather than the machinery.
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Brett748

123 posts

50 months

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My Clio 182 is what I'd describe as 'nippy'. It's not fast.

swerni

21,989 posts

94 months

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corozin said:
I never used to regard my car as really that quick, but when I thought about in terms of "how often did I used to get overtaken in it?" I think it must have been much quicker than I thought.

Curiously I've been driving quite a few rentals of late somehow the performance of the old VR6 often seems to creep into those cars. So it seems more like a case of the driver rather than the machinery.
How often you get overtaken is a function of how you drive rather than what you drive.

If I drove a Micra round the M25 at 95 mph , very few cars would overtake me

Doesn't meant the Micra is fast, just means I'm driving at an excessive speed

Urban Sports

10,460 posts

87 months

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My car is capable of huge burnouts so it must be fast....right?

200Plus Club

1,007 posts

162 months

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my Lola T70 replica is about 480bhp in about 900kg so is "fast enough" and feels it in any gear.
i think that works out to about 530bhp/tonne? 11s 1/4s at 120+mph sort of speeds.

sunbeam lotus is 150bhp and 960kg so prob 156bhp/tonne and feels nippy in an old school sort of way!

Ali_T

1,728 posts

141 months

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Alex said:
Which do you prefer between the STI and Evo?
Evo by miles. And not just because it hasn't blown up! Handling is two leagues above the STI, far better suspension control yet no worse a ride and the interior is a better place to be. Steering wheel is also directly connected to the front wheels without being rerouted via the Moon. Looks better too, though still like an angry Volvo.

wackojacko

8,533 posts

74 months

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Does me fine 230ish bhp with a great chassis and RWD. 0-60 in mid 6 seconds....

It's just right for the road, been in ridiculous machinery such as tuned turbo Porkers to high end Ferraris so the 330 feels pedestrian to me in that comparison.

mzaalam

64 posts

32 months

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Yes. 0-60 in about 6.5 but its aroun the bends and the 3.2 v6 that gives it the umph when needed. Also dsg is amazing- seen the same car in manuals but generally people can't change gears as fast in a manual so their overall speed suffers...

Ved

2,787 posts

59 months

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R32 so not fast really but pretty much Goldilocks for me and most other hatchback owners. The STI I owned was very fast.

Edited by Ved on Sunday 7th October 13:31

Ved

2,787 posts

59 months

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mzaalam said:
Yes. 0-60 in about 6.5 but its aroun the bends and the 3.2 v6 that gives it the umph when needed. Also dsg is amazing- seen the same car in manuals but generally people can't change gears as fast in a manual so their overall speed suffers...
If this an R32 then it really isn't fast. It's potent but they really aren't fast cars, even in it's price bracket. Great car to own overall though. I took the manual over the DSG because it detached me from the car too much, plus it only makes a real difference as far as speed goes on straights but you're only going to really change a couple of times even going from a 30 to NSL so it really didn't matter to me.

Countdown

9,960 posts

80 months

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To me a car feels fast if it's noticeable faster than the previous car I've been tootling around in.

For example my first R5 turbo felt fast, my first Escort RS Turbo felt fast, my first Sierra Cosworth felt fast but, since the E39 M5 I havent driven anything which felt massively noticeably faster.


sticks090460

453 posts

42 months

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Volvo: no
911: yes.

wizzbilly

955 posts

77 months

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Daily car 1300kg 337-bhp and 472lbft makes a quick daily drive with the tourqe overtaking in real world speeds in pretty acceptable had many plays with much more exotic stuff can always be sure to supprise someone .

track hack 1080kg with driver 302bhp and 433lbft fully gaged seam welded and coiloves makes good fun on road but dont tend to use it daily .

furtive

3,346 posts

163 months

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My MX5 is not fast. But it doesn't matter. That's what is so great about them

MrMoonyMan

2,006 posts

95 months

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Yes.

I'd say all but two of mine are.

Nothing super fast yet though.

K321

3,794 posts

102 months

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yes
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