15th Jun 2007, 19:04
Well your obviously not into fast cars, fair enough, but other people are. Since when does speed limits stop people having a bit of a race or a bit of fun, if they were adhered to all the time no car manufactuers would sell any exciting cars. Cars are more than A to B to most people.
9th Oct 2007, 15:10
The VTR is so overrated. No way it does 0-60 in 9.1 seconds!!! I've got a 1.1 Saxo and just had race with a VTR on a longish straight; the VTR was in front of me and he hit the gas first, and I was hangin with him up to 60mph, but after that he started to slowly leave, but SLOWLY. I would have expected it to run from me with the 40hp difference, but no or maybe the driver sucked at changing gears, or maybe my 1.1 is quick for its class.
10th Oct 2007, 13:23
It could have been a badged up Furio. If it was a real VTR it would have left you for dead. Especially the mk2. I sold my VTR. It wasn't a fast car.. but compared to a 1.1. well you know the rest.
13th Jan 2008, 13:50
The only good engine Renault have got is the Clio Sport. My friend had a Clio 1.4 16v and I've got a Megane Coupe 1.6 16v and they are rubbish. They are slow at revving, and in gear acceleration is dreadful. Before I had my Megane, I had a 1.4 16v Fiesta Zetec and it's by far a better engine. My sister's got a 206 1.4 8v; it's got the same engine as the Furio and I was really impressed with the performance. That's why I'm selling my car now to get a VTR or Zetec S.
25th Jan 2008, 16:41
Over time I have seen many myths exploded and learned many things about the motor car. here are a few :-
Seldom does a car produce the BHP or torque claimed by manufacturers. Borne out by the fact that "blue printing" an engine costs £ thousands.
The BHP and or torque can vary significantly from otherwise identical engines.
Generally BHP is the god you persue in a track engine and torque is the god you persue in a road engine.
The 0 to 60 time difference between a "slow" car and a "quick" car makes surprisingly little difference to road position at 60mph, simply because little distance has been covered.
The noise an exhaust produces is seldom any indication of its efficiency.
The maximum power produced by a road engine is usually BEFORE it reaches maximum revs.
If wheels are spinning expensive energy is being wasted.
Cars will get you there quicker if you drive them smoothly. They will also last a lot longer!!
29th Jul 2008, 13:08
I had a Saxo VTR which would do 126, or so the speedo said. My sat nav said 119mph when the cars speedo said 126mph. Sat nav was probably correct.