Granturismo to f type-r

Andyk

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SVR will murder a GTS and it will take time toy get used to the ferocity of it. I had one for a weekend and loved it, only bit that got me was the way it tried to settle the car with it's advanced yaw control and active braking system at high speeds. Turn the traction off at any available opportunity. It's a car that will take time to inspire some confidence that is for sure.
Standard V8 F Type would as well Phil. Performance wish they are on a different level to the GT and it would probably take a pretty good driver to keep up with SVR in Stradale as well. Not that it’s all about Willy waving with these cars.
 

Felonious Crud

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The F-Type is a great looking car. Especially from the rear three quarter.
I think this every time I overtake one in my Strad. ;)
Good luck getting past anything other than a 4-pot.

Agreed, though, the rear 3/4 view is very nice. Quite different from our very own Benny.
 

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I had a few laps in a SVR round Thruxton. I was supposed to get the V6 supercharged but the instructor changed it to the SVR after he asked me what I drove at home.
Not enough time to really get a feel for it (for me anyway) but I thought it was an absolute hoot. Unsurprisingly very quick and nimble compared to the GT and I bet a real handful in the wet.
Had to keep getting out of the way for some chap called Needell thrashing the living daylights out of a fluorescent green BMW.
 

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With the AWD it is quite benign in the wet, as long as you’ve binned the standard P Zero grips. Wet or dry, with Michelin PS4s on, even a Strad would be wondering which way it went. In the fullness of time I’m hoping I can get upwards of 675bhp which would make it even more of a hoot.
 

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Some of us know Andy Walsh (racing driver and race instructor) and know that he can tame a wild beast like no other... Yet, he favours the 4wd version over the 2wd, after owning both.

Whilst it's a car that isn't on my list to buy, if I had to, I'd choose the 4wd.

Also, having heard Benny's car on few separate occasions, I'd suggest not messing with the exhaust too much. Make it breath, but don't make it too loud.
 

Andyk

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Some of us know Andy Walsh (racing driver and race instructor) and know that he can tame a wild beast like no other... Yet, he favours the 4wd version over the 2wd, after owning both.

Whilst it's a car that isn't on my list to buy, if I had to, I'd choose the 4wd.

Also, having heard Benny's car on few separate occasions, I'd suggest not messing with the exhaust too much. Make it breath, but don't make it too loud.
The 400 Sport I had for a few days was AWD. Not as bad as 4WD as it still had a rear bias to it. I believe in the early days a few owners ran out of talent and a number binned their convertibles so Jaguar added the AWD version for drivers who didn’t have superpower driving skills like us lot. :)
 

Andyk

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With the AWD it is quite benign in the wet, as long as you’ve binned the standard P Zero grips. Wet or dry, with Michelin PS4s on, even a Strad would be wondering which way it went. In the fullness of time I’m hoping I can get upwards of 675bhp which would make it even more of a hoot.
Have you got any pictures of your F you could sure buddy as I would love to see them. One car in would love to own before I peg it.
 

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Some of us know Andy Walsh (racing driver and race instructor) and know that he can tame a wild beast like no other... Yet, he favours the 4wd version over the 2wd, after owning both.

Whilst it's a car that isn't on my list to buy, if I had to, I'd choose the 4wd.

Also, having heard Benny's car on few separate occasions, I'd suggest not messing with the exhaust too much. Make it breath, but don't make it too loud.
What are you trying to say?! :D
 

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Always thought the F is a great looking car especially the Coupe, the only thing that lets is down is to most they all look similar and there is a massive difference between lower and upper end models, unless like Benny you stand out and shout about it to everyone ;)