[urq] Commercial &?

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 14:40:21 EDT 2004

So the original still beet the new bunch?  I'll have to see if I can
find that test anywhere because my '83 would barely do 0-60 in 9
seconds.  I realize that's not the only criteria however. 
Interesting.  Top Gear is a tv program right?  I wonder if they have a
website.  I'll check.


On Sat, 24 Jul 2004 13:48:53 -0400, Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net> wrote:
> At 10:18 AM -0600 7/24/04, Ed Kellock wrote:
> >  20 years ago, I'd
> >be agog, but alas, VW was far too late in fleshing out the GTI line.
> >Sadly (not!) I was already thoroughly engaged in things Audi by the
> >time they really impressed me again with a GTI.
> Top Gear did a quarter-mile comparison between all the current
> european "hot hatches"- with a twist.  The lineup included the
> original VW Rabbit GTI.
> It licked the -entire- field, including the new GTI.  How pathetic is that?
> Of course, then Renault went slightly mad and released the
> mid-engined Clio V6(I don't care that it's French, I don't care that
> it's RWD, I -want one-, it looks like a new 5 Turbo)...then Alfa
> Romeo went completely bonkers (well, okay, not AR but Autodelta) and
> stuffed 325hp into the 147 by boring out the V6 to 3.7l.
> Brett
> --
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