Its a nice day up here in Edinburgh, so I decided to take my moded Valver for a bit of a spin into the countryside. I took the A1 out of the city, then the A198 - which is really well surfaced, twisty and has lots of safe overtaking opportunities. The sun was shining, I had all the windows open listening to the howl of the engine bouncing off the stone walls - and it was a fantastic road. But there were no cars up for a friendly duel
However, on the way back to the city, things picked up
I was behind a 309 GTi on the A198 with loads of people in it, which was obviuosly not going for it - but was taking the corners at a fair old speed, reminding me of how good those Pugs actually are still. Then, as I spied an opening with a short bit of dual carriageway, I had a Megane Coupe in my mirrors. And behind him was an Audi estate - a real mean looking one!!
So, dual carriageway opens up: the Megane and 309 GTi are eliminated straight away, leaving me sailing to *10+ on this clear stretch of road. The Audi extate is also going for it, at the same pace as me, but about 1/4 mile behind.
At the end of the d/c, I slowed to 60 to have look at the Audi. It had the RS and Quattro bages and Porsche wheels - on an L-plate (an Audi 80 I guess). I took it easy through the next roundabouts, then booted in onto the A1 sliproad. The Audi did too, though was still trailing, at a distance. The car definitely had major torque, but the outright acceleration (e.g. 30-70) was a bit down on mine.
I guess it couldnt have been an RS2, as that would have anhiliated me! But he was still coming up my arse every time I got stuck behind a car - and booted it as I did when the lanes were clear. It was a fast one - and he was definitely up for it!
But one of the cars I came behind was a Mondeo ST200 (old shape). He spied me - and then he started giving it some too!! I was right on his tail, and in turn, the Audi estate was on mine!!
Then, an Audi S3 joined in too!!!
By this time the traffic was heavier and we werent going much over *00, but it must have looked fantastic - and there I was proudly flying the Clio flag!! We got to the city outskirts - and then a CTR joined in too!!
I really couldnt believe this now, but it was as true as the sky was blue - and we convoyed in to the town centre in an orderly fashion, before all flashing, waving and going our separate ways.
WOW! What a drive!!
P.S. Any (serious) ideas of what the Audi estate might have been - a moded 2.8 perhaps??