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Re: XFR - too fast to have fun [Re: Big_Muzzie] #1579635
09/07/2016 11:42
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Wow. That's the flattest torque curve I've ever seen.

I assume that's due to the supercharger providing linear grunt?


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Re: XFR - too fast to have fun [Re: Big_Muzzie] #1579642
09/07/2016 15:08
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Yeah. I guess it's probably limited to save the drive train? Looks it from the table top torque 'line'


Less torque, more thrust!!
Re: XFR - too fast to have fun [Re: Big_Muzzie] #1579744
10/07/2016 21:44
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I've changed my mind, I had a run out this morning, did 140 miles and averaged 70 mph.

The car is fantastic in every way, it's not too fast to have fun, it's too fast to have fun in a socially acceptable way. I set off out at 5.30 am and ran some wonderful Yorkshire roads, total bliss. Used half a tank and the car stunk to high heaven when I got home.

Bloody brilliant.


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Re: XFR - too fast to have fun [Re: Big_Muzzie] #1579768
11/07/2016 10:34
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Originally Posted By: Big_Muzzie
I've changed my mind, I had a run out this morning, did 140 miles and averaged 70 mph.

The car is fantastic in every way, it's not too fast to have fun, it's too fast to have fun in a socially acceptable way. I set off out at 5.30 am and ran some wonderful Yorkshire roads, total bliss. Used half a tank and the car stunk to high heaven when I got home.

Bloody brilliant.


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Re: XFR - too fast to have fun [Re: Big_Muzzie] #1630958
23/03/2019 23:15
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40 months in, 35k miles at 18.5mpg.

What can I say.

I'm used to the pace. A normal car is dull and boring. A 340d recently was a non event.

I also now have a 997 911 C2S. Slower than the jag but closer to the coupe...

For those who wish to know what it's really like to own a super car in a working week suit... (jag)
Its damn expensive, tyres, brakes, suspension.. I've never had a bill less than 2k for a service or repair. Consumables are eaten at a rate I never expected.

Porsche - reliable and brilliant but, no personality...

The worst part?


My coupe of 11 years is sat waiting to be recommissioned and I can't wait to drive her again.
Even over 500bhp and 3 years hasn't killed the passion.


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Re: XFR - too fast to have fun [Re: Big_Muzzie] #1631071
26/03/2019 13:39
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Great to read the update. I have a fairly fast car I use daily but I spend most of the time pootling around the city and only really get to explore it a couple of times a week for very short stints.

I am sure I'll get use to the power, something lots of people say, and it makes me wonder whether a weekend motor can help relive the fun?!

When are you looking to recommission the Coupe?

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