Had a wee race with what looked like a bog standard Escort last night. Had the road been long enough he would have had to pull over and let me get past him, but up until about 120 he managed to stay in front, that was about his max I was sure.
He annoyingly kept in the fast lane. A roundabout was approaching and then he suddenly moved into the left lane and turned off.
If you are the driver of a red 172 who we zoomed past, then yes you where right if thinking that a Clio V6 was having great trouble keeping up with a plain old Escort.