Whats the specs on these ugly motors ?
BHP, TORQUE, WEIGHT
In the quiet of dawn on an empty motorway, went up against one in my wifes GSI.
0-60 I pulled ahead.
60-90 he was staying with me.
At 100mph he started gaining back the loss.
115 we were level.
120 he moved ahead, and inched away.
At 125 i gave up, wasnt catching, and didnt wanna blow engine.
Also saw Mr Plod in my minds eye removing licence from wallet for 24 months lol.
Do these have it all in the "upper mid range and top end", because thats how it seemed to go in practise.
The GSI is a relatively bog standard 20XE apart from basic exhaust and airbox mods, although heavily lightened, so i was pitting around 148lb/ft or whatever, against whatever he had.
I expect his was still the lighter car, which tells me the Clio Sport aint all that impressive whatever the specs. I know they are good powerful engines, but he had to struggle. Maybe he hadnt run it in fully, i dont know.
He might have won the day at 120mph, but getting there was still mine unless he wasnt really trying of course