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  RenaultSport clio 182 mk2
Are there any major performance differences between a standard 182 and a trophy?

I ask cos the misses is looking to change her standard 182 to save a bit of cash but im tempted to take it on and trade my ageing Audi 1.8T and get her something a bit more economical, I'm a bit peeved as I was all set to get a Civic Type-R, will i be disapointed if i go for the standard 182? I know its fast and hard but does the trophy have an even harder ride?
 
Trophy is much faster. Will gradually pull away in each gear, will be a good few car lenths ahead on a striaght run.

On a track there would be an even bigger gap! Racing them, the Trophy driver would be able to finish, get out, have a w**k and the normal 182 may have finished.
 
  Clio 172 mk2
Revels106 said:
Trophy is much faster. Will gradually pull away in each gear, will be a good few car lenths ahead on a striaght run.

On a track there would be an even bigger gap! Racing them, the Trophy driver would be able to finish, get out, have a w*nk and the normal 182 may have finished.

lol:D
 
  Black S2 106 Rallye LHD
There was a heated thread about this recently...

My thoughts are that Trophys will be a bit better, but then they are quite a but more expensive.
 
  Pink & Blue 182, JDM DC2
Revels106 said:
Trophy is much faster. Will gradually pull away in each gear, will be a good few car lenths ahead on a striaght run.

On a track there would be an even bigger gap! Racing them, the Trophy driver would be able to finish, get out, have a w*nk and the normal 182 may have finished.

LOL I love Revels.
 
  Clio 172 mk2
darren_rallye said:
There was a heated thread about this recently...

My thoughts are that Trophys will be a bit better, but then they are quite a but more expensive.

That's got a lot to do with the limited production run though...not the fact that they are so much faster:D
 

Nik

ClioSport Admin
  Clio Trophy #355
bigfish said:
I'm a bit peeved as I was all set to get a Civic Type-R, will i be disapointed if i go for the standard 182? I know its fast and hard but does the trophy have an even harder ride?

Yep, the trophy does have a very firm ride. It's not too harsh as the dampers do an excellent job, but its deliberately set up to be quite firm, more so than the standard 182. I don't think you'd be disappointed with the standard 182, there's not that much difference, but the Trophy is superb.
 
  Black S2 106 Rallye LHD
Neil G said:
That's got a lot to do with the limited production run though...not the fact that they are so much faster:D

Yeh, and the fact that they are much newer too.

£ per performance I'd always go for a ph-quick; less than £5k in some cases, and you're hardly going to be falling behind on track/private roads. ;)
 
  BMW 535D
i wouldn't say that the trophy was noticeably faster in a straight line than the 182, the one i raced hardly pulled anything on me in the m'way
 
  A red missile
Revels106 said:
Trophy is much faster. Will gradually pull away in each gear, will be a good few car lenths ahead on a striaght run.

On a track there would be an even bigger gap! Racing them, the Trophy driver would be able to finish, get out, have a w*nk and the normal 182 may have finished.

Whats the matter? wouldn't mummy let you have one :rolleyes:
 
bigfish said:
Are there any major performance differences between a standard 182 and a trophy?

Yep. Think of it like a 360 and a 360 Challenge Stradale, or if you're not living in a fuc king dream world think of it as a car and the same car with more expensive suspension and front seats, different wheels and a silly big spoiler so you can't open the boot properly. Or if you're lucky enough to own one think of it as the most fun you can have in a cheap 2005 car.
 
Does the 182 in question have the Cup suspension? I haven't driven a non-cupped 182, but I'd imagine the setup is noticably softer (20%?). This could be a factor in the ride quality difference you would feel between the 182 & Trophy i.e. more of a difference if the 182 doesn't have the Cup suspension.

Personally I would opt for a Trophy if I was buying just now, but I wouldn't think my abilities could extract much more from the Trophy. It'd probably be more rewarding to drive close to my own limits though :)
 
  Nissan 350Z
Roy Munson said:
Does the 182 in question have the Cup suspension? I haven't driven a non-cupped 182, but I'd imagine the setup is noticably softer (20%?). This could be a factor in the ride quality difference you would feel between the 182 & Trophy i.e. more of a difference if the 182 doesn't have the Cup suspension.

I've never driven a cup packed one but mine doesnt have the cup packs and i will say that if the cup packed ones are 20% harder, then it must have an extremely harsh ride!
 
  F/F Titanium 182
If i was you mate i'd go ahead with my first plan and buy a CTR, the Honda is a far more polished and well build product.
 

Fletcher

ClioSport Club Member
Davey_182 said:
If i was you mate i'd go ahead with my first plan and buy a CTR, the Honda is a far more polished and well build product.

I wasn't that impressed with the one i drove, but you are right in saying they a far better build product.
 
  Honda Civic Type R
Davey_182 said:
If i was you mate i'd go ahead with my first plan and buy a CTR, the Honda is a far more polished and well build product.

good shout. although a trophy is more exclusive. btw are you talking current or new ctr
 


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