Quote: Originally posted by Ralphy_VTS on 18 February 2003
They are very rapid cars, in a straight line, they just edge it against my VTS but around the twisties i toast them, they just dont handle!
Quote: Originally posted by Mikey16vClio on 18 February 2003
I also thought the book on a Punto GT was 8 something and ive seen one drag race and it looked nowhere near a 16v of the mark, but i surpose like the R5 GTT; it can be tuned cheaply and easirly to over 150bhp.
Ok, if we are goin to be perdantic, there was only one punto GT with 3 different evolutions. GT2s were a hybrid of the 1 and 3, some had the GT1 engine some didnt, different door cards etc. The engines, had completely different power deliveries due to the lighter con rods and higher compression ratio the GT3 now liked to be REVVED as previously stated. Having seen over 100 gts been rolling roaded, i can assure you that the GT1 has more torque, and the GT3s always produce more power. But hey, who i am to argue, i only owned a GT3 and was in the http://www.puntosports.co.ukwww.puntosports.co.uk group for 3 years !Quote: Originally posted by griff_90 on 18 February 2003
There were 3 Punto GTs with 2 variations of the same engine. The only differences were the con rods, Idle actuator and a slight difference in the compression ratio. Torque remained the same and bhp went from 136 in a gt1 to 130 in the late gt3s.
There is a mistake in there ! Who can spot it ? Carlos should !Quote: Originally posted by Jonto on 18 February 2003
Stuart Horne, i know him, Infact i have a mpeg of his punto on the rr at aldon, didnt he melt a piston ?
My scoob red lines at 6, but that likes to be revved ! What annoyed me was, you tried to pick me up on a technicallity, that infact, wasnt really wrong !
<jonto puts his handbag away>
Right, u must have used the only example out their to (dis) prove ur point mate. I used to own a Mk3 Golf in standard form and i agree that they are sh*t handeling cars with more lean than Michael Jackson, but then again the Mk3 VR6 has got to be better than any Mk1/2. The 205 in its day was a great handling car and i two like the older hot hatches but the 206 WILL have better handleing only it doesnt feel like it cause of the driver feedback. The same reason why 16v handling doesnt feel that good, is because u dont relise how quick ur going, were as in a 205 itll feel like ur doin the same corner but at twice the speed only ur probably doing it at the same speed in the 206 only u cant tell.Quote: Originally posted by CarlosTheJackel on 18 February 2003
LOL the handbags are out - Mike16vclio, i wouldnt assume as a VTS is newer it has better handling. It may have better handling but being newer makes no difference - MK1 & 2 golf brilliant 3 & 4 <A target=_blank href= "mailto:cr@p">cr@p, 205 gti brillian 206 gti <A target=_blank href= "mailto:cr@p">cr@p i could go onbut i wont.
Stuart - thats me, how did you know i played squash ? cant remeber telling you that, although it was about 14 months ago ! I can vaguely remember you telling me you were getting a Lupo GTIQuote: Originally posted by ST HORNE on 19 February 2003
Mitsi hiya mate you have just brought some really cool memeories of my punto flooding back.i loved that car.shame about the idiot who piled into the back of you and writ it off :-( no matter what grief that car gave me i still forgave it.
it was cheltenham that it melted the head gasket and piston rings on 1 & 2 due to the fact i was trying to run a restricted pipe to the pierburg boost control, trying to get a prolonged overboost state.you mess to much you end up paying for it.
At aldon RR i got 144BHP running in standard form except for an exhaust and air fliter.
bet you still miss the punto mitsi??
Jonto were you the guy @ aldon with the blue GT3 and you played squash for the county???