Was out last night for a bit of a drive when an escort XR3i came up right behind me...and I mean about 3 inches of my rear bumper!!!! Once I had got past the old women doing 40 on a motorway I pull over to let this arse past (it was dark and wet) instead of pulling past he pulls in right behind me even though there is loads of space to overtake!! His fogs were on and I could hardly see because of the dazzle in my RV mirror. In the end I drop it down a gear and floor it...he rapidly dissapears, thats the end of him!
Later down the road I pulled through a set of traffic lights that had just turned green and once again overtook an old man doing about 15mph. A Golf come flying up my arse (though he wasnt gonna stop), couldnt tell what sort but there was no need to be that close!! So in third I floor it!!! After pulling away slightly he stay planted the same distance in my rear view mirror. So I pull over to see if he could get past...and he cant!! I slow down back to normal speeds and he pulls past.....it was an R32. Thank god it wasnt a GTI (that would have been embarrassing)....still the R32 couldnt get passed or even close the gap which I was rather pleased about!!
This made me think all these cars CTR, R32, Focus RS, Cupra R, Cooper S etc on paper there are differences in performance but on the road I reckon it would be total stalemate most of the time, there just aint enough in it to make a difference!