Smile when driving the Typhoon
Well this is what i did last night. Couldn't get the smile off my face with a crow bar. We (as in around 350Kg of us, 150 of it from me) took a Typhoon for a burl to see what it could do. When that turbo kicked in, OMG, it took off like a rocket launch at NASA.
We found the clutch to be quite good. It was certainly a different clutch setup to a lot of other cars, but easy to pickup after a few minutes of driving. The new 6 speed gear box gave the typhoon a smother, more reliable gear change. I haven't driven manual for years and i found i easy enough even when under load. Not driving a manual for so long however did show in my gear changes as apposed to the other guys who drive a manual car on a regular basis.
This is one of those cars that you can drive around like a granny and she's happy. Then at the drop of the accelerator, woshga, she's the full blown FPV that it should be. The pulling power of this thing was absolutely unbelievable. I shit my dacks the first time we gave it a bit. I was sitting in the front seat, then suddenly my head was hitting the rear windscreen. I was scarred the front seat bolts might give way i would crush the guy sitting behind me.
I have read so many negative threads and some with just cause too, but until you get behind the wheel of the Typhoon, only then will you realise its greatness. For the V8 boys to be impressed says something to me. I will buy one of these cars if it's the last thing i do for two reasons. one to keep that smile on my face and two so i can upset all my holden V8 buddies. The jaw dropping will make it to the priceless archives to read something like this:
1 holden V8 driver munchin his big pink fairy flos
1 ford typhoon driver inhaling donuts by the dozen
they post up at the line waiting for the green
The holden driver hands over his fairy flos to his boyfriend
The ford driver searches the depths of the passenger seat floor for more donuts
the lights go green
the holden driver floors it
the ford driver looks up not finding anymore donuts and realising he missed the lights and eases on the accelerator
the holden driver smiles as he thinks he's won after the ford forgot to go
the ford driver screems past the holden at half throttle while trying to stop yawning
The holden drivers jaw drops, his face destroyed as his days of raining death are over. Game Over! he thinks to himself.
The ford driver takes a photo with his long range zoom lense of the holden drivers face. Another photo to add to this serial killers wall.
The holden driver goes home to cry to mummy
The ford driver posts death all over the internet once again.
The Typhoon is here people. Prepare yourself for it!