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Focus ST v Civic Type R FN2
Hi guys thought I would share the joys of my weekend drive back from A DAY DRIVING ON AN AIRSTRIP. Driving along happily and come across an orange Focus ST - quite new looked nice (love the colour) anyway he moves across to let me passed both of us had a clear road ahead and he hammers it I realise what he is going to do so from 6th dropped into 4th and of we went, his nose edged slightly ahead but alas he had to change gear and mine well with the hondata ECU kept going all the way then hit 5th and this guys is still hammering it and so am I, in the end the front of his car was a few inches ahead but he could not get away alas WE RAN OUT OF ROAD.
It just goes to show, especially to all those who compare the 2 cars and always moan about the lack of performance of the Civic type R that they need to learn how to drive the car (without sounding disrespectful). Its taken me a short while but now the car has done 20k miles and the engine is free flowing, revs/howls like a hungry wolf and I understand the car, knowing when to let loose and how to ensure the car doesnt let you down. The car is stock with the exception of the Hondata ECU and it was a great investment especially for mid range torque!!!
for all those thinking the guy in the ST didnt know how to drive I very much doubt especially how he took of to start with, nevertheless the type R did us justice
Last edited by jag943; 29th September 2008 at 11:46.