I've started a debate without meaning to! Guys, I would love nothing more than peace and harmony between the diesel and integrale community
The reason I referenced TDi's is because they're normally the ones hassling me. I don't have an issue with diesels per se
- we have a Golf Mk V GT TDi in the household and it's quite pleasant to drive and is indeed quite torquey.
My main point was being hassled when in an older
car - and the people doing it are normally in newer cars. Newer cars are normally company cars, and company cars are normally TDi's. End of, from my perspective. So no, I'm not
having a pop at diesels!
Turning to whether the Integrale is going to be troubled by a TDi, yes, there might
be something out there that will do it, and I will tip my cap to the driver when they do - it's not that important to me either Fraser; just a bit of fun!
The Grale, before the strip, was running 260bhp+ but there are some unbelievable power outputs out there on the cars that people tune. Auto Integrale have a 450bhp
Integrale demonstrator, for example. It's completely road legal and a customer could do the same if they wished with the kit from AI.
The other thing the Grale has is how it gets the power down - you can unleash a significant amount of shunt almost anytime, anyplace. As was said, it's brutal. Not just a little quick - going from A to B it's awesome. Yes there are quicker things out there, but you'd rather hope so after 15 years of development really!
PS: Apologies to Nomad and Fraser, whom I seem to constantly annoy and no doubt have again