To be specific, versus Cooper-S Boy aka James (nice to meet you by the way!). Went for a blast round some excellent Peak District roads. Would love to say that I stuffed the Cooper-S, but both driving flat out we were dead equal. Went up to about 115mph and nothing in it. Im sure many will disagree, but Ive seen and now I believe!
The "S" is a really nice car, the supercharger sounds excellent and, best of all, its handling is amazing. It can be chucked at corners at silly speeds and it feels so stable and adjustable, and this is just from the passenger seat! Im not saying its any better than the 172 - it is totally different. In fact, it does the same thing as a 172 but in a totally different way.