i can only go by straight line speed and im running 240hp and 290ft torque and ive caught up and passed one and scoobys and ST and many other supposed fast cars. I dont think my mini corners aswell though on run flats.
Not every Scooby or ST driver is interested in racing you though.
I've driven the R32, albeit only briefly... however I'd say it was faster than the JCW, which is unsurprising really, given the extra grunt. That's not to say the MINI couldn't give the Golf a run for its money, because it probably could... just depends on the sort of roads, and who was driving.
I considered the R32 prior to buying my current JCW, but plenty of things stacked up against the VW... rude staff at the dealership, more expensive to run, tax, insure, etc, etc. and the list goes on.
No denying that it's a nice car... just a shame they aren't gonna stick the R32 engine in the Scirocco.
my mini has more power and torque than an st and its lighter and i know my mini is quicker as my wife has the st and even when we swap she then beats me. My brother has a scooby and he cant keep up in a straigit line either. Both the golf and the scooby are quicker for the first 20 yards or so but after that i take them.
its a cooper s anyway not a JCW. so imagine the type of power you could get from a jcw with a little bit of tinkering. I have a p torque re map and a full turbo back milltek and a itg Filter. For me it was a cheaper option doing that than buying a jcw. I must say that it absolutly flies. i had a mapped vxr before this and this is much better. Power to weight is pretty good for a car thats why its quicker than a lot me cars on my private driveway.ay.
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