GT-P AUTO test drive- lack of reel RUSH!
Thismorning i took out an auto GT-P. i have driven a manual GT before but not an auto GT-P until now. firstly i have to say that the auto is fantastic....but i honestly cant see why you would get one with a car like this. the manual GT i drove was fantastic...did all the right things...was a real street racer. the auto is perfect for cruising....but i have to say that driving my turbo is more fun! (not just because i put my own money down for the turbo either!!)
in auto form the GT-P didnt feel at all as quick as my turbo...(until it got over about 110km/h). so i have to say that the auto was a bit dissapointing.
Motor magazene rated the turbo Aus's best Muscle Car....because it FEELS like its going harder than anything else, it gives you the rush. well i have to say the auto in the GT-P today gave me no rush! it sounded great and still went like a cut cat....but just didnt do much for me. The manual GT-(p) is so much more fun to drive that the auto its not funny!
i also noticed that it lacked a fair bit of go from about 2700-3500 revs when compared with the rest of the rev range.
other than that, the brakes were AWESOME!! my hair is still all push forward from the negative Gs!
i know this was an auto, but the manual GT felt ALOT quicker.....is it the 'box....or is it true that the standard GT is alot quicker that the GT-P regardless of the gearbox? in magazenes i have not seen a GT-P get under about 6.2 0-100 (or crack the 14 sec 1/4).
all in all ide save $4K and get a standard GT with brembos...(manual ofcourse!)
just my thoughts guys.(wish i had a BA GT!)