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OK! I knew the G.T.I. was good..BUT THIS!!!

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OK...was cruising up to bath via the M5 last week from exeter!...when i noticed a lovely Aston Martin DB9 which had been trailing me since the centre of town. The road opened up and by god this Aston moved!...As it zooomed past a friend and i noticed that lo and behold little Noel Edmunds was perched (with pillows no doubt) at the steering wheel of this lovelely aston! Exited..i put the pedal to the metal too whislt shouting "DB9 vs VW G.T.I. Deal or No Deal?!!"...in fourth gear, my dear baby replied with a glorious miltek growl and was up Noel's chuff in the blink of an eye!DEAL!!...We saw him look in his rear view thinking dung.gif "what the!?!?!?"...Now both cruising about 110- 120 mph..Noel put his foot down further, i anticipated this and was already foot flat! GOD was he surprised...

I've never taken her to her limit, but at 140 mph she was only at 5,000 revs...eventually Mr.Edmunds exited the M5 at bristol ( probably to film the show)and gave me a flash of apreciation notworthy.gif

I can't wait to get her chipped.. 123576-assfeck.gif

It's true what they say...THIS CAR DEMANDS RESPECT! the_finger.gif

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And also to post slightly credible stories grin.gif

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Dont get me wrong...the Aston is a bloody quick car and it did have us!But it was the fact that we could keep up after being fed dust!..plus Noel Edmunds was drivng! ECLIPSe.gif

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Maybe he couldnt reach through to the full range of the pedal's travel? wink.gif

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Brilliant, Mollox!!

Obviously the GTI is generally no match for a DB9, especially on a M'way, but I understand what allgolfdup is saying: The GTI has superb acceleration and performs surprisingly well throughout her range - The rest is down to the driver and so you can never really say that one car can beat another on the basis of one informal test (not that you were saying such things).

Btw, you going to Brighton Meet this coming Sunday? Would be cool to meet you some day.

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I know exactly what you mean. Remember I have a remapped S3 so I'm well used to the torque-rich on-boost abilities of such cars, just more so wink.gifgrin.gif

However, there is a limit and the Aston wasn't trying: pure and simple!

The other thing is just how close 1 or 2 seconds to 60 can look like on the road. Very few cars are just going to drive clean away from another (see me vs the F40 for a clear demonstration of an exception to this rule though!!). I've felt that I've been "hanging on" to some very fast cars at times but introduce a stopwatch and the differences are plain to see I'm afraid.

Brighton is looking a bit tricky, I'll only be 20 mins away but if I'm playing host I can't really leave. I will have to see how it goes. If its feasible I'll jump in the car and head down 169144-ok.gif

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Brighton is looking a bit tricky, I'll only be 20 mins away but if I'm playing host I can't really leave. I will have to see how it goes. If its feasible I'll jump in the car and head down 169144-ok.gif

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....Then we could all gatecrash yours then! Just what you need - A whole bunch of TSN car freaks for Sunday lunch. I'm told you are a good cook though grin.gif

I'll be there for 12noon but must leave at 3.00pm (it's a good 2 hour drive for me if the roads are clear). I'll doubtless catch you another time if not this one 169144-ok.gif. I really like that A35-M27-A27 with all its fast roundabouts.

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There is some bobbins posted on this forum. There really is.

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I bet poor old Noel was wishing he'd have opted for a Golf instead.

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... and behold little Noel Edmunds was perched (with pillows no doubt) at the steering wheel of this lovelely aston! ... Now both cruising about 110- 120 mph..Noel put his foot down further,

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Assuming Noel ain't jailed for speeding in the next week, was wondering what lovely wooly jumper he was sporting in his AM?

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I really can't believe that someone could be so deluded to think that a GTI could keep up with an Aston ZZZ.gif

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I really can't believe that someone could be so deluded to think that a GTI could keep up with an Aston ZZZ.gif

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Must have been one hell of a tail-wind behind the GTI .. ! yelrotflmao.gif

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Of course if it was a red GTI it would be faster, as TSN has proved many times over that red is quicker .. LOL jump.gif

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You know that Enzo that crashed and snapped in half at 162 mph?

Well sekret.gif it was racing me and losing when it happened. It was Nora Batty at the wheel too, I recognised Compo's flatcap dangling from the rearview so I know it was definitely her. I reached over and called her a frumpy old bat and she screamed back "Race you for your car, you little blighter" and before you know it we were off. I could hear the V12 scream but as soon as the turbo came on tap there really was no contest. She must have been about 5 car lengths behind when she lost it turning into a bend that the S3 just took in its stride.

AWESOME! 169144-ok.gif

She won't do that again...

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Made me laugh! 169144-ok.gif

Y'all have me all wrong!I'm not saying the G.T.Iis direct competition for a flippin DB9!..All im congratulating my lovely car for..is the fact that it didn't go down without a fight!..wher most other hatchbacks wouldhave thrown in the towel!Granted he might not have been trying..but i like to think that he was surprised..i was! 1.gif

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she's pearl black,riding 18" high,knows where she's going and lets me rest my arm on her lap whilst holding my cd's!

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Rusty Lee, Floella Benjamin, Shirley Bassey!!! Give up, who is it?

Only joking mate. 169144-ok.gif

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Without wanting to sound disrespectful the DB9 would have pi*sed all over you had he wanted to.

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Not with Noel Edmunds driving! ECLIPSe.gif

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grin.gif not sure why everyone's taking the micky out of Noel Edmonds driving - he's had a more successful racing career than probably everyone here yelrotflmao.gif

In the 70's during the early part of his broadcasting career he was actually signed to drive for Team Ford/Castrol and competed with some success in rallying and on track, then in the late 70's went into offshore powerboating 169144-ok.gif

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Hmm didn't know that - okay then, erm, that beard.... fekr.gif

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Which just goes to show that you should never judge just by appearances....Guess who?

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