I am NOT trying to start a war here !.
While I was pondering over which car to buy, I did my homework and alot of places gave the Willy a 0-60 time of 6.9-7.2 secs. When test driving them, before I actually purchased my Willy 2, I drove lots of valvers and found them not to be as rapid on acceleration. Which brings me to this, a quote from Top gears review of the Williams:
Looking at our 0-60mph time of 7.7 seconds you may not think that’s any more rapid than an ordinary 16v with 13bhp less. But looking at Top Gear’s own, previously unpublished performance figures on a Clio 16v with equally low mileage, the Williams is just over a second quicker to 60mph.
Does this actually mean that a willy is 6.7 capable or a valver is 8.7 0-60 capable ?. Of course I am refering to a standard car, nothing like Nicks beastie that caught up to me with ease when my foot was on the floor at a previous southend Cliosport meet.
Tell me people ?. This is in no way an attempted DIS at valvers as all perfomance clios have my utmost repect. Its merely just to ask what you all think ?.
The full review is here:
The bit that made me proud was this:
In short, the Clio Williams is the finest hot hatch ever