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Old 22nd September 2004, 14:08   #1
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I was watching this top gear video - parking lot getaway.

First came the Peugeot 306 GTi 6
BHP - 167
0-60MPH - 8.5 secs
It completed their parking lot track in 54.7 secs.

Second came the Westfield 1800
BHP - 115
0-60MPH - 6.5 secs
It completed their parking lot track in 52.9 secs.

Third came the..... wat????? Wagon R???? no way I can't believe it!.... but soon they said Vauxhall Agila!
BHP - 58
0-60MPH - 17.5 secs
and somehow this one looked very comfortable doing it.
It completed their parking lot track in 50.3 secs.

Last but no way the least was the BMW 540i
BHP - 286
0-60MPH - 6.2 secs
This had way too much power for this small twisty track
It completed their parking lot track in 51.3 secs.

So obviously the BMW was the choice for the getaway since it would be much faster once escaped from the parking lot.

But I am impressed that a Wagon R looking car can beat the BMW.. at some place at least.

Is the Agila is exactly Wagon R???

well, it looks so (except the headlights and bonnet edges) and the only actual difference is that its some 10-20cm wider!....
Ok, but its still wagon R ... I think this version of Wagon R was called wagon R wide. (there's another similar looking Wagon R version i.e. the Wagon R+)

My guess, Vauxhall is a GM company, and so is suzuki in europe (20% owned by GM)... hence we find the Wagon R in GMs list.



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Old 22nd September 2004, 14:16   #2
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The Wagon R is sold as the Opel/Vauxhall Agila in some of the markets.

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Quote[/b] ]My guess, Vauxhall is a GM company, and so is suzuki in europe (20% owned by GM)... hence we find the Wagon R in GMs list.
Same with the Optra. In the US its sold as a Suzuki Forenza.
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Old 22nd September 2004, 16:12   #3
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So obviously the BMW was the choice for the getaway since it would be much faster once escaped from the parking lot.
But did you see that handbrake turn by Tiff in the 5 Series? Absolute perfection man. That showcases his car control brilliantly.

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link for the video please someone!
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Old 22nd September 2004, 16:43   #5
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True... GTO... it was wonderful.
very smooth... and.. it went right into the perfect slot.

Rtech... I don't have the link... got it from one of the file sharing networks.
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link for the video please someone!
Well, i found it on racing flix but, you'll have to register to download it.

car park getaway video

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Quote[/b] (v12 @ Sep. 22 2004,12:46)]The Wagon R is sold as the Opel/Vauxhall Agila in some of the markets.

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Quote[/b] ]My guess, Vauxhall is a GM company, and so is suzuki in europe (20% owned by GM)... hence we find the Wagon R in GMs list.
Same with the Optra. In the US its sold as a Suzuki Forenza.
Hey V12 even i read this sumwhere, but if iam not wrong then the Optra actually is a Daewoo Nubira right ??

@GTO : yeah man pls give the url for that vdo
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Old 26th September 2004, 23:46   #8
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ok guys... if anyone is interested.... in downloading.. from me?
problem is.... yau can pull a max of 2kbps (thats the total speed) i.e. 2 people DownLoad .. both will get 1kbps LOL

2nd... its a 38mb file

So i'd suggest... someone who can further share should download.

should take 4-6 hrs.
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Quote[/b] ]but if iam not wrong then the Optra actually is a Daewoo Nubira right ??
Right. Daewoo Nubira = Suzuki Forenza = Chevrolet Optra =Buick Excelle.
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