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16v being driven with red mist

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Seen that one before... must try harder is my opinion :lol:
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A poor man's 'Rendez-vous' I guess. If a BX made a better sound it wouldn't need a soundtrack. Actually, come to think of it a 16v doesn't sound too bad - certainly better than the cr*p music on this video :lol:

how fast was he going? Like, 220 kmph plus? What's that? 137, 138 mph. My old warmed up Fiat Uno turbo i.e.would've beat that :lol: :lol: :lol:

I agree. Must try harder :wink:
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Glad you agree :P
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130mph in a 1000kg tin box is quite fast enough IMO.
I certainly would not want to drive an UNO at high speed.

Many affordable modern cars with big engines or turbos will go faster, but for a 20 year old design 1.9 saloon car, that is still impressive.

The engine does sound good at full chat

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Sorry. I'm 45 and should be above this.

But.

I am ashamed to say, with the Radbourne Racing-tuned Uno I had ('biscuit tin' we used to call it) an indicated 145 mph was possible. But really, you had to be a) young (which I was), b) ignorant (ditto), c) on French roads on a Sunday in the early hours (which I was) and d) racing some f***ing French nut in a Renault 5 turbo who seemed determined to kill you (which, until I lost him on a difficult roundabout, I was)... Today. I wouldn't dare.

PS I hope the R5 turbo survived! :twisted:

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Hhmm, low on fuel, side light dash warning light u/s, and unless I'm mistaken, the ABS light on?
Indeed, the engine sounds F****** great without some third rate bullsh*t thrash rubbish playing.
While I enjoy the performance of my valver from time to time (it's usually driven with great care) I dont think I'll be lending this dude my motor!

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lol when ever the wife isnt in my car it gets driven hard as it was intended but alas when the wife is in its a bit like driving miss daisy (until some chav tries it on lol! whihc normally results in a raised voice and the grabbing of the door handle!!)

agreed that to drive the uno at siad spped does match the description philip posted loL! a good mate had a uno turbo! it was blisteringly quick but then it would normally stop and a bit woudl fall off! heheh!
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The gear stick knob kept coming off. :cry:
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It's always bad news when your knob falls off :shock: :( :D :D :roll:

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:lol:

Not something that seems to afflict BXs...
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Of course it ain't yours Kitch....you would never ever drive like that... :shock:
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Having been at that flat out speed in a Bx myself, plenty quick enough.

Liking the section in the clip with the Inspector Gadget theme :D

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Jezzie 16v wrote:must try harder is my opinion :lol:
It is easy to drive a car flat out on a motorway/highway, when i said "must try harder" i was refering to the lack of bends and technical peice's of road :!: After all thats the sort of enviroment the 16v is at home in :?


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Absolutely! 8)
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