Slightly Random Test Drive

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Was lucky enough to get the option to test drive this today. All I can say is what a car, what a car... I couldn't believe how direct and communicative it was for a 4WD, and the performance is just mega. Outstanding.

However the main thing that I came away with was OMG what an absolutely immense engine note. In sport mode its truly fantastic. I couldn't possibly do it justice in words. You don't need to drive it fast to have an absolutely massive grin.

Genuinely the most excited I've been about testing a car in ages.

Now wonder what the going rate for a slightly aged and weary kidney is :)

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Oh wow! I bet that was fun indeed!!!

Lucky lucky boy! 🤟🏻
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Phew! Some endorsement! Lucky lad.
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An SVJ was parked up in Peuto Banus Sunday. Some silly bitch let her two brats step on the splitter and climb the bonnet for photographs. I couldn't believe my eyes!

Anyhoo, sounds great Will :clap:
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You lucky lucky guy, I’d be happy just to get a passenger ride in one of those........ 😍
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Was invited to Millbrook proving ground yesterday to have another run out in the Huracan, this time in the new Evo.
Chance to drive the alpine circuit, the high speed bowl, and have a few runs up the mile straight.

OMG, it was awesome on the road, but once you can really go for it the performance it on a completely different level from any other car I've previously driven. From a standing start I managed to see 186 mph on the straight. Could have been nearer 190 but once you are at that speed didn't want to take any risks with the braking point. Up to about 120/130 it's just mental. Does low 10's for the quarter mile.

In the high speed bowl we were limited to 130, so used the chance to do a few pulls from about 80 through to 130. It would take a long time before I'd tire of that.

On the alpine circuit in Sport or Corsa mode, then oh that noise, amazing both up and down the box.

I could easily get tempted into a mid life crisis. Guess that's why I was invited :)

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I had the pleasure of driving the red coupe.
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That’s amazing. The Alpine circuit does not take prisoners if you get it wrong. Is my memory correct (often fails), there is a bit where you get airborne?
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Good grief! You lucky devil! Very envious.
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winthattt wrote: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:17 pm That’s amazing. The Alpine circuit does not take prisoners if you get it wrong. Is my memory correct (often fails), there is a bit where you get airborne?
Yes although I kept all 4 wheels on the tarmac. They filmed some of the bond car chases there as well.

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thommo wrote: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:59 pm Good grief! You lucky devil! Very envious.
Good grief! Yes I think I muttered something similar after the first run on the mile straight. :shock:
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