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Old 07 May 2006, 16:45   #11
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I have many hours spent behind the wheel of a Metro 6R4.......admittably on Colin Mcrae Rally, but what a savage beast, no matter how many hours I spent on the Xbox it would always bite, I could never get the hang of it, all that power and a short wheel base. No idea what they are like in reality though! Always wanted an Escort Mexico, although I do have a soft spot for Japanese 'rice burners'. Mitsi Evo FQ up to 400bhp now. From 2 litres. Takes the Yanks 5.5l to get anywhere near that power. Servicing every few thousand miles with the Mitsi though. Impreza's still too ugly im afraid!
Out of those collection of cars I would probably go for one of the older Ferraris, or the Enzo, whatever is most valuable, then sell it and get a new rib and a Noble/Ultima.
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Whilst I agree with that point codders. I couldn't see a 6r4 in that collection
Maybe a bit too brutal.

Such a shame they stopped group B - the Metro was doing really well.
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Maybe they should add this new British supercar to their collection.

http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-2006-Freestream-T1.htm

http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/art...034370,00.html

This new Bugatti beater will have over 1000bhp per tonne - scary!!!
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Sneaky pictures of the blond in the white top as well.... made it look like he was taking pics of the car !
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The grand daddy of all modern rally cars - can I introduce the Mini Cooper! -ok mine has no roof but it is a Cooper 1275cc
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Great cars - saw 5 mini coopers out for a thrash in the Pyrenees - there were a few bikers doing their best to keep up but they just couldn't handle the hairpin bends!!!
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Must have been crap bikers. Accepted the mini may carry more speed through a corner but a hairpin would be ideal for the bikes with better braking and accelaration...
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And on that note I would sell most of the cars and have 4 bikes parked in the same space .
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Must have been crap bikers. Accepted the mini may carry more speed through a corner but a hairpin would be ideal for the bikes with better braking and accelaration...
Since when have bikes had better braking??? The contact patch says it all.

Remember a hairpin bend is 180deg - quite a long turn for a bike.

They didn't look like crap bikers - they were really trying but the road was so twisty the minis pulled away. The drops looked pretty scary as well.

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[QUOTE=codprawn] Since when have bikes had better braking??? The contact patch says it all.

Remember a hairpin bend is 180deg - quite a long turn for a bike.

Of course the contact patch is important however so is the relative weight and energy involved. A Mini Cooper although a fine car, is not a modern performnce vehicle. Its breaks are 20 year old technology and its engine weak relitive to its modern day rivals, to expect this to outperform a modern sports bike riden by a competant rider is just plain silly.

Cutting edge modern sports car against cutting edge modern sports bike, the car is quicker for sure but a Mini Cooper? She is an old lady...

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