Test driven the 147 GTA
Time to test drive the 147 GTA. As I was in a meeting with Stef, Justin, Rev and Adrian earlier, I have promised to let you guys know after I ahve test driven the 147 GTA.
From those of you who thinks that the car have a lot of power: Your are absolutely right! For those of you who are thinking 'Is it all that different from the nornal 147' : Mixed feeling.
The reason I say that is because the car the car ahve the same interior! Just different seats, and there are not full race car feeling seat. Those seat can make you fall asleep in it! However, they do provide good support. Well, just a little better than the original 147 seat....
The car height is lowered... but just a bit again. From driving position, i can hardly feel the difference in height.
Those are the bit that i think the GTA gives me a familiar feeling.
Be warned, the familiar 147 has finished at this point, the mind smacking facts are as follows:
On the day I test drive the GTA, there are 4 people including myself in the acr. I will say approx 330 kg between teh four of us. And as those who own a 147 will know. 330 kg is no small number for 147 at all. However, for the GTA, I can hardly feel anything.
For those who was wondering how the car sounds like! I will ahve to say Stef will bl**dly love it, and Justin will be bl**dly dispointed. THe car is very quiet from the inside. Just a little bit different from the factory 147. However, it sounds loud enough from the outside.
The front suspension is quite hard for a factory acr. but the back dumpers are soft. So the back passanger will be easier.
The bit i like the most is the gearbox! it's brillant! The rank of the gearbox is very wide and power is delivered very earlier. Just that You will have to do teh first gear change ealier than you expect. For the float for the first gear is short otherthan that. You will love it.
Now's the bad news. After a went back to the dealer. They told me that the colour i want: while and blue is not available in Australia!!!!! Damn!!!!!
And the dealer also says taht he will expect Australia will only have around 100 147 GTA like the 156 GTA.... and no more.....
Other than that. If white and blue is not your colour! Go for it!!!!