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Old 10-18-2007, 03:51 AM   #21
James Teaky
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> That's what tracks are for. I have no problem exercising my RS6.
> But, it is true that unless you live in Germany, the full potential of
> the vehicle is never met.


Though I can understand why people would think otherwise - driving in
Germany is no more fun than in the UK - it can actually be less fun. At
least where I live (around Cologne) the motorways are always clogged up and
even if they are not they tend to have a speed limit. Ok - now and again you
get lucky and you can go fast in a straight line - but that just means I
know how fast my car can go flat out - not particularly clever or exciting
though.

However - really nice driving usually happens on bendy roads anyway and for
that the UK is soooo much better. In germany nearly everywhere off the
motorway has speed limits of 30 or 50 kph - unless its completely straight
in which case you might be allowed to go 70 or 100 (thats max 62mph).
Whereas in the UK if you drive around in Sussex for example you will find no
end of VERY bendy roads which can be pretty challenging at times and you are
allowed to go 50mph on nearly all of them! It feels alot faster than
anything you would be allowed to do in Germany on the same type of road (in
Germany there would be warning signs all along the road and (30)
everywhere)!

On the whole driving within the leagal limit in the UK feels alot quicker
than it does in Germany.

JT

P.S. Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.



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Old 10-18-2007, 08:15 AM   #22
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On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:51:13 +0200, "James Teaky"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
>use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.


Exactly! My RS6 gets it exercise on a closed circuit.

Dave


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Old 10-18-2007, 08:15 AM   #23
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On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:51:13 +0200, "James Teaky"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
>use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.


Exactly! My RS6 gets it exercise on a closed circuit.

Dave


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Old 10-18-2007, 08:15 AM   #24
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On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:51:13 +0200, "James Teaky"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
>use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.


Exactly! My RS6 gets it exercise on a closed circuit.

Dave


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Old 10-18-2007, 08:15 AM   #25
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On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:51:13 +0200, "James Teaky"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
>use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.


Exactly! My RS6 gets it exercise on a closed circuit.

Dave


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Old 10-18-2007, 12:27 PM   #26
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"Dave LaCourse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:51:13 +0200, "James Teaky"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
>>use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.

>
> Exactly! My RS6 gets it exercise on a closed circuit.
>
> Dave
>
>


we aint all that lucky Dave................

after 40 years driving I got my first ticket this year doing 38 in a 30
limit.............cop was parked on double yellows while tracking and
booking..............talk about one rule for us one for them.


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Old 10-18-2007, 12:27 PM   #27
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"Dave LaCourse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:51:13 +0200, "James Teaky"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
>>use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.

>
> Exactly! My RS6 gets it exercise on a closed circuit.
>
> Dave
>
>


we aint all that lucky Dave................

after 40 years driving I got my first ticket this year doing 38 in a 30
limit.............cop was parked on double yellows while tracking and
booking..............talk about one rule for us one for them.


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Old 10-18-2007, 12:27 PM   #28
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"Dave LaCourse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:51:13 +0200, "James Teaky"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
>>use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.

>
> Exactly! My RS6 gets it exercise on a closed circuit.
>
> Dave
>
>


we aint all that lucky Dave................

after 40 years driving I got my first ticket this year doing 38 in a 30
limit.............cop was parked on double yellows while tracking and
booking..............talk about one rule for us one for them.


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Old 10-18-2007, 12:27 PM   #29
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"Dave LaCourse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:51:13 +0200, "James Teaky"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
>>use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.

>
> Exactly! My RS6 gets it exercise on a closed circuit.
>
> Dave
>
>


we aint all that lucky Dave................

after 40 years driving I got my first ticket this year doing 38 in a 30
limit.............cop was parked on double yellows while tracking and
booking..............talk about one rule for us one for them.


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Old 10-22-2007, 06:38 PM   #30
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Hey Dave:

Just test-drove an 03 RS6 last Friday. The dealer let me have it for the
afternoon. I have been looking for a good RS6 or S8 for about two years now.

Couldn't arrange a test track, but I was impressed with what the car could
do on an open freeway. Easily got over 140, then had to back off for
traffic. What is the RS6's top speed? Is it limited electronically to 155?
The Brembos are fantastic!

Does the RS6 have the timing chain in the back of the engine like the RS4,
or timing belt in the front like the S8? I can't remember what model year
Audi made that change. My mechanic says the cost of maintenance on this car
will be astronomical. What has been your experience?


I got to crawl all over the R8 American LeMans pace car at the Houston Grand
Prix last March, but didn't get to drive it....I'm jealous!


--
Stephen Clark
89 Audi 100
Houston, Texas USA


"Dave LaCourse" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 09:51:13 +0200, "James Teaky"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Anyone who wants to release the full potential of their car needs to
>>use a race track anyway - you can't turn into tesco's with a powerslide.

>
> Exactly! My RS6 gets it exercise on a closed circuit.
>
> Dave
>
>



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