Thanks Rick for allowing me the pleasure of taking your brand new car (375km's) for a spirited run through the Stirling Ranges........woo,hooo!!
I suppose one word sums it all up.......Ohmygod****nawsomlyquick!!!, or to put it simply.......it goes!!
Agree Rick the Wheels writers are blowing figures out of their arse.
These cars are.......quick!!!!
sure you get the tad of lag in 1st but get her into 2nd and above 3000rpm and hang on.....torque heaven!!
I would class the torque feeling in this car as "Sophisticated Grunt" as adverse to the GT's "Brute Grunt". It does'nt force you back in your seat with the neck breaking snap, but more like a gentle but firm push in the chest.
The gearbox is nice, had to think a bit through the twisty bits to remember what gear I was in, did most of the driving in 4th, 3rd and occasionally 5th. 4th gear was great, keep the revs up and she just.......goes, torque all the way. Only critisism was the gate between 4th and 6th is very narrow.......know what I mean, but with a few days of familiarity and that problem would be gone.
Handling was pretty good, a tad light in the front, then having driven this stretch of road in the fox her heavier front end feels more 'solid' and noticably absent in the F6. But she stuck like shit to a blanket no problem, and the power out of the corners was nice.....torque.
Sadly she will never sound like GT but with a good system from Don she will sound heaps better.
All in all one fun, fast car to drive and I had a ball, personal preference lies with the Boss 290 and the 'bulge', but in the perfect world I agree with Simon, would love to own both, maybe a F6 ute and the GT family car!!
And yeah........did I mention the torque????