14th Apr 2006, 14:48

The Saxo is everywhere, driven by wannabe boy racers. The Punto is not only faster, but much rarer, and doesn't seem to suffer this bad image thing.

9th May 2006, 06:29

Hi I've got a Punto GT and I jus want to say to the bloke who thinks that a Saxo VTS is quicker is Punto GT! If My NAN was driving My Punto GT She would still beat a boy racer in his Saxo VTS!!! Remember this saying The next time you think any saxo would do a Punto GT- Puntos rule and Saxos drool!! Ha ha ha ha!!!

19th May 2006, 08:17

Hi, I have recently bought a Punto gt, I have to say its fantastic. It has been sensibly tuned and the performance is unreal. Mine has uprated suspension and breathing with a big front mount cooler on its way!. As for a saxo! Haha, they only see the back of mine. The rarity and styling makes the GT my favorite car, and I have owned many cars, and you get cheap tax! Thankyou.

19th May 2006, 14:50

We'll just get a 182 Cup then bye bye Punto GT and Saxo VTS. Don't say they are faster when they are clearly not ha ha ha.

7th Jun 2006, 14:31

Hi, you can get a carbon bonnet from www.absmotorsport.net, along with lots of other bits; clear lights etc. I have a Punto GT as well, and can safely say no Saxo will beat it.

8th Jun 2006, 06:50

Thanks for the address for my carbon bonnet!. Should look good, car being sprayed matt dusk silver soon, wheels powder coated to match. The punto gt rules! Hope your gt is keeping you happy too! Do you run the standard turbo? Looking to upgrade soon. Thanks again..

15th Sep 2006, 07:39

Hey I am the proud owner of a fiat punto sporting 02 and now want to move up to a gt, but there so hard to come by anyone know a decent one for sale???

3rd Apr 2007, 10:40

I get my facts from www.whatcar.com, and that clearly says 0-60 7.2 seconds manufacturer figure.

And by the way, I own an Astra VXR, so I don't think you would "eat me", and we're not even talking about your dated, ugly 306 here, so go and comment somewhere else.

25th Jul 2007, 07:05

The VTS vs GT Turbo debate is a bit silly. If both cars are stock, there isn't much between them both. The VTS will probably just edge it from a standing start as it has a quicker 0-60 time. But the Punto has more torque from a rolling start or when overtaking the Punto would probably egde it. Between the two though there is much difference in speed, but I'd have the Saxo purely because its more reliable and is normally aspirated.

30th Dec 2007, 20:06

The VTS has a quick 0-60 because you don't have to change into 3rd. Get rid of the rev limiter in the Punto and you will see 0-60 in 6 seconds!!! As Clarkson says "for mid range grunt the Punto GT blows the french car into the weeds" :)

1st Jan 2008, 05:03

"Get rid of the rev limiter in the Punto and you will see 0-60 in 6 seconds"

LOL thanks for that, I'm off to a laughing start to the New Year after reading your funny comment LOL.

1st Jan 2008, 07:41

Agreed, It doesn't have the power for 6 seconds.

2nd Jan 2008, 06:11

Get rid of the rev limiter and you'll blow the engine to bits the first time you extend it past where the rev limiter would cut in.

It's there for a reason. Be a good chap and put a dustpan and brush in the car to clear the bits of conrod, big end and other ex-Fiat engine shrapnel off the road after you've tested this theory out, won't you. Oh and make sure I'm around - I could do with a laugh.

16th Jan 2008, 17:52

Yep, both standard the VTS usually wins, depending on the driver of course. As for modified GTs, there's no point in comparing against a stock VTS is there? I owned a Punto GT for 2 weeks, but only drove it for about 3 days with no problems; they're unreliable pieces of crap. That's why they're rare, cos they're all in the scrap yards.

13th Feb 2008, 13:09

The VTS 0-60 is 7.8, not 8.3.

13th Feb 2008, 16:56

I think that guy got the punto and the vts time mixed up.

13th Feb 2008, 17:53

What Car? magazine had one as a long termer in '97 I think, 0-60 of 7.2s according to them! Quick little car!

14th Feb 2008, 17:15

The VTS loses badly in the current line of hot hatches, where as the GT keeps up (with some simple mods :) )

15th Feb 2008, 11:45

LOL in a 0-100 drag race, a Golf R32 or Astra VXR would be a long long way ahead, even if you did some complicated mods LOL. By simple mods I bet you mean K&N (don't listen to the rumors, they don't add 40 bhp) An exhaust would do nothing, and a remap or chip would get 20 bhp maximum.

26th Feb 2008, 11:24

There is a video on YouTube of a VXR doing 0-100 in 13.

Show me some proof of a Punto doing 0-100 within 10 seconds of that time.

26th Feb 2008, 14:47

Here's a link of a Punto GT (seb1 160bhp) doing 50 to 100 in 10 seconds. The VXR in that vid does 50 to 100 in 8 seconds, so not too far behind :) (that VXR does shift mind!!)


And here's a link at Santapod of 2 GT's.


0 to 95.75 mph in 14.77 seconds.

27th Feb 2008, 02:39

I'm the one that left the VXR comment.

I eat my words; that is impressive.

27th Feb 2008, 12:06

That first link doesn't go to any car videos.

24th Mar 2010, 15:53

You can't really say a Punto GT with mods would wipe the floor with a standard Saxo VTS, because then it's not a fair race is it :S

And it's just as easy to get a VTS up another 40bhp to 160bhp..

If you're using a modded Punto GT as an example, then surely it's only fair to compare to a modded VTS?

As for standard times; the Saxo is 7.6 to 60 and the Punto does it in 7.9 :S.

27th Mar 2010, 15:39

VTS all the way when standard, and modded a VTS is easy to get power from. Like 2 mods will give you 160, and another 2 will give you 180 like mine is. Then a Punto turbo is crap standard, and OK if you spend lots of money trying to get as much power as you can from that little engine, but still runs out of steam when the Saxo doesn't; better all round.

28th Sep 2010, 11:55

I don't think you can add 4 mods to make a Saxo 180 BHP.