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Steve-H

a few shocked super car owners!

I was driving steady away on the M1 Saturday, cruise control on at 75mph. I look in my rear view mirror and see a fast approaching Ferrari 430 I was excited to say the least. My intention was to have him slow down to my speed, ill move over so he can go past then give it the beans and show him all 728bhp

As I moved over it felt like Christmas,  not only was there a 430 but a 458 and a 997 turbo!! All 3 of them gave it 100% as I moved over for them, one by one I passed them all leaving them rather shocked. The 430 had no chance and neither did the 997, the 458 was a closer match but not close enough im afraid.

This went on for a few miles every time the big bus came out on top  
C J

Awesome!!!

This is what it's all about!!
coullstar

Im already saving for one of these.
stuartx

coullstar wrote:
Im already saving for one of these.


Their quick even in standard form, We had one in recently and possibly got a black one coming in, with ceramics too.
Steve-H

coullstar wrote:
Im already saving for one of these.


You wont be disappointed! They do everything you could ever want from a car with the performance that is untouchable unless your willing to sped hundreds of thousands!
coullstar

Steve-H wrote:
coullstar wrote:
Im already saving for one of these.


You wont be disappointed! They do everything you could ever want from a car with the performance that is untouchable unless your willing to sped hundreds of thousands!


Thats what appeals to me  .  Big boot as well.  A few years off yet I think unfortunately.
colicabcadam

how much was there in it with the 458 ? and at what speeds ? PM if you prefer - generally interested as I've had a few tear ups with them
Steve-H

colicabcadam wrote:
how much was there in it with the 458 ? and at what speeds ? PM if you prefer - generally interested as I've had a few tear ups with them


Pm sent  
rtdi

I can't wait to get mine mapped
lambo4vw

hi .. looking to change my RS4 B7 , for a C6 at the moment , drove a standard one yesterday ..
thought it was quick , such a smooth power ,
delivery ,

who tuned your car ?? also how do you find the size of the car into bends quick ?? as i couldn't take the piss on a test drive ..

chris
Markv

Superb!!!!
Rasss-4

Thread resurrection ....gave me an erection!
God I miss them days
Noggymike

Markv wrote:
Superb!!!!



Fooking eck Dad

You bored? Hence trawling old posts!
Rasss-4

Rtdi and Lambos fault
Markv

Noggymike wrote:
Markv wrote:
Superb!!!!



Fooking eck Dad

You bored? Hence trawling old posts!



   Sorry Son got carried away reading the post and failed to notice the date .
     
IanH755

lambo4vw wrote:
who tuned your car ?? also how do you find the size of the car into bends quick ?? as i couldn't take the piss on a test drive ..

chris


Mine is virtually the same power as the OP's (see Sig) and mine was done at MRC and cost 2k for the ECU & TCU remap, Secondary Cat removal (bit of con really - see below) and the labour/dyno etc.

Secondary Cats - MRC use Supersprint bypasses and charge 450 for the part, it's 300 from Supersprint direct (plus 20 shipping!)

Power - Stage 2 is the sweet-spot for "cost vs performance" - anything extra very quickly costs multiple thousands for minor gains. Stage 2 feels like an explosion compared to stock, trust me, Map it!!!!

Handling - Yes it's known a "barge" and no it's not as nimble as the B7 but it's got phenomenal grip in the twistys. It's better on slightly wider A-Roads rather than country lanes but it handles very well (plus I've tracked mine so know it's limits). The "bad" things are these -

1. Weight transfer - Going around a single corner it's fine but going through chicanes is more scary as the damn thing weights 2 tons and doesn't like "flicking" between directions. Under braking the rear becomes very light so be careful of turning under heavy brakes.

2. Zero feeling - There is absolutely zero feedback from the steering. I can only tell how close I am to the limit by listening to the MPSS tyres. If they squeal then you're right at the limit for understeer.

I found it handles better if you take the corners "under-power" so trail throttle rather than trail brake, i.e. if you brake hard then turn in and at about 1/4 of the way through (before the apex) start to slowly feed the power in and then as soon as the apex is past mash the throttle, then it'll grip and go. If you go with zero throttle it tends to understeer a bit.

3. No powersliding - I'm an ex-drifter (450hp R34) so I love a bit of tail out action but, while you pop the back out for a little tiny bit, the quattro drags it right back into line. Plus with the huge amount of grip you can't "play" mid-corner, it's too grippy for that.

So overall, very grippy, very heavy, no feeling & very/stupidly/ridiculously fast - Awesome but the handling is a disappointment for most B7 owners.
Noggymike

Good mini review Ian
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