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    focus st.......

    not as fast as they say on paper as I have just found out!!!!

    I was driving along an A road near teeside when some prat thought he would show me how fast his st was (by picking on my coupe T), so obviously I pulled out in to the outside lane right behind him and waited for the car in front of him to pull over and when he did we both nailed it from about 70 mph, as I was gettin up the revs in 4th I was sitting on his back bumper and he moved over so I kept my foot down and to my supprise I slowly strated to get along side him then hit 5th and started to pull slightly more on him, got to nearly 140 and I was slightly in front at this point there was a couple of cars in front so we both slowed down.

    I was expecting it to slightly beat the coupe so at this point I'm not to impressed by them and to say they think they are near the astra vxr is a joke, our youngens vxr is much faster than my coupe!
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    Couldn't have been giving it all or yours must be modded. The ST is faster, not by much in a straight line. Show it some twisties and the astra will be left trailing though.
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    my astra has a miltek and a pre-cat replacer pipe and was rolling roaded at 216 but surely that shouldn't be enough to sneak past.

    he WAS giving it all! why would you race someone with less that full throttle on a staright road just to get beat!
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    every1 says the ST is rapido etc, ave been out in 1, passenger tho an its not that far off the CTR tbh an astra turbo in my opinion can hurt the CTRs feelings as i have experienced before.

    i found this on another site ab8 the ST an the owner used to have a CTR this is his words...."rapid,they not VERY rapid,pretty much same as ma old type r civic til 120 then the xtra cylinder and half litre and the turbo pays off,b better wen i get it 2 stage 1 tune"

    so if the ST is like the CTR upto a certain speed then maybe the astra turbo can keep with it or wotever...just my thoughts

    P.s i aint very good at tryin to explain things over the net lol so if any1 dont understand me then am sorry

    oh an i bloody HATE THE FOCUS ST...had to get that in there

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    the FST is a Tool mate i have been out in one a few times and they would kill a std VXR if you ask me around the bends its a lot easyer to drive fast
    that engine also will remap as its the same one they used in cop T5's

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannysport18
    the FST is a Tool mate i have been out in one a few times and they would kill a std VXR if you ask me around the bends its a lot easyer to drive fast
    that engine also will remap as its the same one they used in cop T5's
    but if u can control the VXRs handling around the bends then it can keep with a ST an then as soon as outta a bend the VXR is offski...as demo'd by that tiff dude lol

    anyway who wants an easy car, a VXR is a more of a challenge

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    the vxr blitzed the ST's time round the Nurburg ring so dont know how people can say round the twisties the ST is better

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    Quote Originally Posted by tees2.2
    but if u can control the VXRs handling around the bends then it can keep with a ST an then as soon as outta a bend the VXR is offski...as demo'd by that tiff dude lol

    anyway who wants an easy car, a VXR is a more of a challenge
    the vxr was meant to be a challenge thats why they built it to be fast!

    i know for a fact which would win out of a vxr or st and it wouldn't be the ford, my brother has a vxr and i know how fast that thing is first hand and after racing a st in the coupe i know it wont stand a chance against the vxr
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    It prob had about 400miles on the clock and was as tight as a virgin!

    Why does everyone think manufacturers figures are wrong and their car is quicker than "so called faster cars" ... std vs std?

    How'd u know he was really pushing it?
    How'd u know it wasnt driving to a garage with a blown turbo?
    How'd u know if he was the worlds worst/slowest driver?
    How'd u know if it had delivery miles one it

    Honestly like ...
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    Been waiting to use this one
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