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It was only supposed to be a routine trip to my local Shell station to fill her up with Optimax. So I took the R32 out of her garage and we set off. [^]

I got on the dual carriage way and started cruising along until I hit a set of traffic lights where I have a Clio 182 in front of me. Now I know these things are quick because a friend has one and her Clio is crazy. Also after hearing Gtifly's account my doubts were confirmed. [:p]

We started rolling and the 182 was in front of me. I could see the driver checking his rear view mirror and then he floored it like mad. So did I and at about 60mph he had to move out to let me go. He still chased me for another 3-4 miles until I had to turn off. Every time I'd find an open stretch I was able to leave him for dead and the Clio would follow chase. Those little Clio's are true pocket rockets. Importantly the Clio driver flashed his hazards and gave thumbs up! [:D]

Now for second part of the story, after filling up I was on my way back home. Going around the round about I saw a Nissan Skyline GTR33 alongside me, it was a rare Midnight Purple one as well. Oh well we both go onto the dual carriage way, he had a car in front of him in the left lane and I thought I'd hold back because I knew this guy would floor it.

I let him in front and it was a smooth run to the next traffic lights where I was behind him again and a car in front of us. From here there was a mile or so stretch of road until the next round about. Traffic lights changed and this skyline was right up the poor 206's bumper and I could hear the car was still in second gear ready to floor it.

206 moved over fast and the chase started. The Skyline was in front of me and I was then right up his bumper...until his turbo's kicked in a he started making a gap in between us. I was flooring my R32 with traction off as hard as I could because I wanted to play.

Over this whole mile or so I was at the most 60yards behind this skyline. I could hear him giving all he could to his car and man it sounded awesome. Combination of skyline and R32 milltek exhaust were making some noise on the dual carriage way. Even I'd hit ??? three figures by then, so God knows what he was hitting. [B)]

Man that was some trip...but the Skyline driver and I had a chat afterwards. He was impressed with the R32 and both of us were surprised that I was able to chase him all the way. He did say his Skyline was modified and he kept popping that flame thrower thing whilst racing. [:eek:)]

Much like what I was doing to the Clio earlier, the Skyline driver had done to me [:I] [:eek:)]

That was one trip and a half. I enjoyed it very much and importantly both drivers acknowledged me...which is hard to come by these days. It was also a nice reminder of how special the car is...its sad that I will have to let go of it one day, sooner or later.

[:D] [:D] [:D]
 

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When I had a quick car I used to enjoy a bit of action as well. Just goes to show that the BHP differences needed are pretty large when it comes to leaving another car for dead. Those Clio's are a bit quick aren't they.

When it comes to the bendy bits though- skill is the deciding factor. Will never forget the angry looking driver of a 911 who couldn't catch me driving down Cheddar Gorge in my 205 GTI.
 

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Those Clio 182's are so damn quick. I've driven my mates one not long ago also. Thumbs up to the French for creating the little rocket.

Me and my friend have played before, he had a 996 4S. Around the twistes almost always the small/lighter car has the advantage because you can push it in and exit a lot quicker than the heavier car. [:D]
 

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Speaking of flame thrower (thread hijack), I was racing a Blue Rover 220 turbo coupe yesterday which had dual exit exhaust. This car was really giving it some down the A406 weaving in an out of the traffic. At various stages flames would expel from one or both exhaust (running extra rich). I let him have a good few car lengths (while he continue dangerously weaving in and out of the traffic/flame throwing). I nice clear stretch of road appeared and I sunk the clutch and drop the gear into 3rd and the torque just pulled the car like a steam train, and within seconds I was sitting on his backside and then a blip of the happy pedal and then I just pulled away from him. He gave me a salute before exiting at Charlie Browns roundabout.
 

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I just made a short stop at the post office, upon leaving the post office spotted a rather nice facelifted 325i sport with xenons etc driving the a proper maniac and the driver smoking a little something.

So thought I'd teach Mr Bmw a lesson and so I did. LOL!
 

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Quote: posted by flyfs6 on 14/02/2005 11:44:40

Even I'd hit double figures by then, so God knows what he was hitting. [B)]

Double figures! Man, those R32s are fast! LOL!
 

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Quote: posted by cage on 14/02/2005 12:25:09

Speaking of flame thrower (thread hijack), I was racing a Blue Rover 220 turbo coupe yesterday which had dual exit exhaust. This car was really giving it some down the A406 weaving in an out of the traffic. At various stages flames would expel from one or both exhaust (running extra rich). I let him have a good few car lengths (while he continue dangerously weaving in and out of the traffic/flame throwing). I nice clear stretch of road appeared and I sunk the clutch and drop the gear into 3rd and the torque just pulled the car like a steam train, and within seconds I was sitting on his backside and then a blip of the happy pedal and then I just pulled away from him. He gave me a salute before exiting at Charlie Browns roundabout.

LOL Yeah i know that geeza! I cant remember his name, he helps run the max power ace cafe day! That rover is serious & i believe the last time i saw it he was running nos (not sure if he is now). That rover is indeed rapid and the flames only come from the high bhp he has no flame kits etc! Respect for beating the guy tho man! [:D]

VAG RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wait until you come up against an SL55 or an M3, you'll be singing another tune [;)]. I think I've seen your car around Heston, right? You wanna be careful around there, mobile speed traps are on the increase!
 

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LOL at the R33. My mate has a GTR V-Spec and it's hilarious to "race" him. There is always that brief 1 or 2 seconds where I can gain on him before both turbos light up and he disappears. Seriously fast car.

I also like it when other drivers give you the thumbs up and the indicator flash. I had that round some local roads with an Elise over the summer. Both of us were going for it but only in the corners - no point razzing it in a straight line - doesnt prove anything really. Was interesting to see just how much traction an R32 has out of a bend - you can get on the power so damn early and get away with it !
 

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Since that post I've had too many Jap rice mobile folk try it on and others with their only their sidelights and fogs on. Or everything on including the high beams.

Why oh why? Try it on by tail gating and causing danger to other road users.

Oh and Anyone in their Honda Civic or Nissan wants to race you, and pretty much any chav! [V]

Chav's spared, they're more considerate as long as they're not driving a Civic or something similar.

How do others here find it?
 

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Quote: posted by Gti Fly on 18/02/2005 20:48:57

Don't get many people wanting to race me I find

OR you don't realise other people are really trying whilst we think we are progressing at a normal rate!![:eek:)]

That's my theory...[:p]
 
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