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Richard
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German hire car lottery

Post by Richard » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:38 pm

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I think I won

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Re: German hire car lottery

Post by speedingfine » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:44 pm

Excellent use of insurance money 👍😎

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Re: German hire car lottery

Post by RobYob » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:26 pm

8-) That'd be 2 braking points per lap? :lol:

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Post by nuttinnew » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:22 pm

:lol: 8-)

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Re: German hire car lottery

Post by NotoriousREV » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:22 pm

Ah, the Suzuki Notso.
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

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Re: German hire car lottery

Post by Richard » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:11 pm

They are indeed no so swift

What is was though, was lots of fun

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Rent4Ring get Swifts, strip them out, add a cage, some better suspension, some A048 sticky tires and biggerer brakes.

It’s definitely a fun experience. With no interior it’s obviously louder. The tires were super sticky when warm. The brakes really, really, really worked. Also the car is left and drive - changing gears with my right hand took some getting used to, I was finding myself instinctively moving my left hand into the door card occasionally when needing to change gear.

Rental costs €179 for the car, a tank of fuel and your first lap. After that it’s €79 a lap. You pay when you bring the car back. It’s not cheap, but lap tickets on the weekend are €30 anyway, so €49 for the car, fuel, tires and brakes doesn’t seem too bad really.

For the same sort of money I could have hired something like a road spec R.S. Clio from RSR, which no doubt would have been faster in a straight line, but wouldn’t IMO have been such a fun experience.

100% would recommend.

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Both these green cars are basically the same

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Re: German hire car lottery

Post by Richard » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:12 pm

If you’re wondering where all the BMW 1Ms went, turns out, they’re all at the Nürburgring. As are most of the Nissan GTRs
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Re: German hire car lottery

Post by ShockDiamonds » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:18 pm

8-)

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Re: German hire car lottery

Post by scotta » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:43 am

looks like great fun. The swift is probably a decent car to learn it in. Ive seen one of them in action round KH.

Those are AD08R tyres btw... ;)

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Post by NotoriousREV » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:45 am

Now that’s a holiday 😎
Mo’ money, mo’ tard.

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Re: German hire car lottery

Post by Richard » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:02 am

scotta wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:43 am

Those are AD08R tyres btw... ;)
Cheers

I didn’t look, other than to notice they were Yokohama, then did a very lazy google

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Re: German hire car lottery

Post by Richard » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:09 am

NotoriousREV wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:45 am
Now that’s a holiday 😎
A fun long-weekend, for sure. Pick a weekend when the track is open all day Saturday and Sunday. A few nights in a friendly hotel. A bit of track driving. Loads of interesting cars to see up close in the car park and then on track too. Like minded people to chat to, if that’s your thing (absolutely not mine). Beautiful countryside views. German food. German beer.

Stopped in Bruges in the way home for stew and frites to brake up the journey, which in a diesel Countryman isn’t exactly thrilling...

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Post by JLv3.0 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:04 pm

NotoriousREV wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:45 am
Now that’s a holiday 😎
No traces of large-scale catering detected 8-)

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Re: German hire car lottery

Post by dinny_g » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:45 pm

:lol:
JLv3.0 wrote:
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I say this rarely Dave, but listen to Dinny because he's right.

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