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Caught this just before it started. Don't know about part 1... Was a few weeks ago and I didn't see it..
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Holden Monaro power lap - Top Gear - BBC
Amid the euphoria of England's rugby world cup win, The Stig gets behind
the wheel of the Australian Holden Monaro. Can the 160mph supercar restore
some Aussie pride and emerge victorious on the power lap board?
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Holden Versus Ford at Lardner Park
The guys from Motorfest lined up a VR holden and a AU Falcon to see which
would last the longest with their fanbelts cut and half the oil drained. I
tipped that the Ford would outlast the Holden but I never imagined that it
would go for 30mins. Obviously no-one wants to see the full video, but I've
come up with a shorter version showing some of the highlights. The VR
lastes 2mins 47secs, while the AU Falcon went for 30min until they got
bored aand took the stick off the accelerator where it stalled. It's
rumoured that someone actually strated the AU up again later in the night.
274kmph (171mph) Monaro Autobahn Run
OK - so after the 144mph run last week that saw the car only get up into
5th gear and no more I took the car out for another run when the roads were
a little quieter...
First Autobahn section - i.e. catching up to Silver AMG merc which flew
past at beginning of clip - 225kmph (141mph) done in 4th gear with plenty
left to go.
Onto next Autobahn - first stint up until blue mondeo - 147mph (235mph) in
start of 5th before lifting off to slow down.
Then once he's moved over it's near redline in 4th and then up into 5th
again - 3min41sec marker - Redline approaching in 5th doing 274kmph
(171mph), change up to 6th and shortly after let off the power again due to
cars in distance that I know I'll be catching up with in no time.
The annoying rattle - I thought it was down to the mount being on the
passenger seat previously which had no weight on it, so I moved it this
time, yet it's still there. The strange thing is that I don't hear the
rattling noise when driving so the mic on the camera must be fairly
sensitive - I would throw music over the top but there would be no fun in
that, as half the enjoyment of driving a big V8 is listening to the sound
coming from the engine itself!
Hopefully this will show a little better to those who aren't too familiar
with the Monaro just what it's capable of doing... ;)