I just thrashed the new GT86...

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I just thrashed the new GT86...

Postby Major_Tom » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:58 pm

..on the way back from Harrogate with my old man. Not bad. All top end though, it's weird, needs more more useable grunt then it would be much better. Such a massive power band... from 900 -7500 rpm I think. Too wide really..quite sedate at low revs and when it produces properly good torque you're nearly out of the useable range. I'd move it to 2500 or 3000 - 7500.. bet you could cram in loads more power that way from mid range up.

But then I get about 15mpg from my Capri that's tuned like that so it's all a tradeoff.. we were getting 35mpg in the GT86. Ahhh.. I remember those lazy days...
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Re: I just thrashed the new GT86...

Postby Major_Tom » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:17 pm

35 average from Harrogate to Cambridge that is! Was too busy looking at the road when thrashing it to look.
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Re: I just thrashed the new GT86...

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:32 pm

It was only a month ago that you drove the car for the first time, now you're already thrashing it! :D

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Re: I just thrashed the new GT86...

Postby Arya2.0S » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:43 pm

I'd rather have the old AE86.

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Re: I just thrashed the new GT86...

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:17 pm

Arya2.0S wrote:I'd rather have the old AE86.

There's a rare unmolested example on Ebay at the moment, but at £30K it's more expensive than a new GT86.....

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