I know there's been some discussion on here about how to identy the 170bhp GTs, whihc seems to come down to:
- Can't go by the Cloverleaf badges
- Sport Button is a guarantee of 170
...but even then, I've seen people posting that they have the sport button on a car that claims to only be 150. And as soon as I've had a look around Autotrader, I've found this
, which claims to have a sports button but only be 150 (also says "Possibly has the Q2 Limited Slip Diff but cant 100% confirm"!?). I presume the little red fella by the handbrake in this pic
from that ad is the sport button, so we know that part is correct?
Is there any other more definitive way of knowing the power output? Registration based searches don't seem to say - can you get it for definite from the VIN? Or if I see a car in the flesh, is there anything visible under the bonnet that would tell me (same for the Q2, actually, given vague stuff like the above!)?
The other question is wheterh there was another 170 version, other than the Cloverleaf Q2? The gerneal consensus seems to be no, and that agrees with Parkers
, but I've seen other mentions of a "Special Edition", whihc could partly explain the advertisedr one I linked to. Anybody know of such a beast?