What a fun day. Went out to my mates as hes got a new CTR with induction & straight through exhaust! Bloody thing flies!
Never been in one before so i didnt know what to expect. Well all i can say is if this things driven properly 172s dont stand a chance! A serious kick in the back at 6000rpm when the vtec (or whatever its called) cuts in is quite amazing! The sound of the racing cams opening up is quite astonishing. Got to 140mph very quickly and then went onto 150mph with still few thousand revs to go.
A very firm ride and seemed very stable. Pic below doing 140mph. after that i let him concentrate without me sticking camera in his face at 145mph!
The trip down to see a mate who works at the local renault garage was rather fun to say the least.
When we got there i decided to take out a cup for a little blast which was on the forecourt. And well..................what can i say..........not quite the same as the CTR. Yes still fun and had some poke but defonately didnt have the same madness and excitement as the CTR. Took the cup flat out in 2nd round the roundabout and did seem very controllable and did go where i pointed it.
However..........i feel dissapointed that renault havent made the 172 and cup as hardcore as its predecessors (R5GTT,16v,willy). I havent been out in the V6 yet so cant comment on it, but it looks like renault have moved there mad engine designers soley on the V6......and even that isnt so special on the track.