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kind of, it was a corrado Vr6 and I was in a mk2 astra gte 16v. We won by the way...
They pretty tourque-y but are only 12valve as oppose to our 16. Extra capacity helps them but higher rev limit helps us! Just dont race em up hills I spose!
Ive raced a VR6 and I did beet him!
by the time i reaced 60 i was about a cars length ahead which was when i backed of as there was a roundabout aproaching and i was going home but i guess that at higher speed it would of beat me!
my mates got a golf vr6 and have had many a race with him,
to honest initially i do leave him from a standing start,
but by the time i reach about 100-110 he is all over my bumper.
on short sprints i would say that a 172 should win almost every time
but on a long stretch on a motorway i think it would depend on
who would lose their bottle first.
130 on the M4 at 4 in the mornin is about my limit which
people my say is nothing but i wouldnt like to lose it at half that speed.
First one was an old shaped Golf with 2.9 VR6 lump with cams, moddified head, chip, zorst and filter. He was quicker that i thought off the mark but i kept up without much trouble although not quite enough grunt to pass him. Then we got on the motorway and i thought "This guys gonna leave me for dead down here" but no, onto !30 and im still right behind him until i hit !35 and something happens and i just start to gain and then pass very convincinly where i kept goin until the limiter.
Second was an R reg i think and i whopped him to about 80-90mph. Got on the dual carriageway and from 90 upwards we were evenly matched again up to !30 when i started to pass him.
The problem with both of these is although i managed to pass, when i hit the limiter in 5th they are still goin and therefore start to gain again......Ahhh never mind.
well coming down the roads between york dragstrip and the m62 last month i came up behind a V6 4motion Golf him 2 up me 4 up he couldnt shake me off round the bends and i was having to back off to stop running into the back of him altho i didnt have enuff power(read too much weight lol) to pass him.
neva raced a 2 wd one tho