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He told me he had thought Astonís were slow

Had some fun when a McLaren came up from behind. Afterwards he looked at me dumbfounded saying everything he had read said Astonís were slow.

 
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"Slow" is a relative term, I guess.

Compared to most cars, ours are certainly not slow.

But in an environment where variables are as controlled as they can be (example, on track with drivers of similar ability), our Astons are indeed slow compared to pretty much any McLaren. Or, for that matter, most other marques of similar stature/price range, and a lot of cheaper marques, too.

Looks like you were having some fun in the vid. I don't think he was having as much as you. His corner speeds, including corner exit, suggest someone a lot more timid than you, or perhaps not familiar with the road. I don't know what mods you have, but even if you are supercharged to 100-150 hp over stock, he should be able to out corner and definitely out accelerate you.

Reminds me of when I had my V8V and the first Nissan GTR's came out. At a trackday, I could not believe how well I fared against one, and this was on the horrible OEM RE050 rubber. My conclusion was that the GTR driver had to be taking it easy, because those cars were/are in a different performance league than an OEM V8V.
 
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Originally Posted by DetomasoGTS74 View Post
Had some fun when a McLaren came up from behind. Afterwards he looked at me dumbfounded saying everything he had read said Astonís were slow.

https://youtu.be/y2kvPyojy80
After having a friend who was a former pro driver and watching him driving around in a Chevy Cobalt, I came to realize that the car doesn't matter, it's the driver who's fast.
 
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I had a Porsche driving instructor go for a drive in my Vantage. First time ever in an AM. He was more than impressed with the whole package and never realized they were that good.
 
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Reminds me of a tee shirt that I got from one of the track clubs I run with that says on the back "Anyone can drive a fast car but only some can drive a car fast"
 
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Originally Posted by DetomasoGTS74 View Post
Had some fun when a McLaren came up from behind. Afterwards he looked at me dumbfounded saying everything he had read said Aston’s were slow.

https://youtu.be/y2kvPyojy80
what mods have you done? That thing sounds glorious and quite a bit different from mine

do you have a location you put your microphone? or is that just the dash cam's mic
 
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what mods have you done? That thing sounds glorious and quite a bit different from mine

do you have a location you put your microphone? or is that just the dash cam's mic
She is a little 4.3 that I bought 10 years ago. Since then I have done the following: AM power pack, AM sport pack, QS super sport exhaust, velocity AP 200 cell cats, velocity AP headers, velocity AP dual plate clutch and lightweight flywheel, red pants air box deletes with K&N filters, half day custom tune by Chris (wizard at velocity AP), Nitron coilovers-corner balanced and dropped close to an inch, HRE P101 one piece forged wheels, lithium ion (40lbs saved) and have 2 cobra Nogaros on order (should be another 65lbs out). N420 CF rear diffuser, RSC CF front splitter, AM clear rear lights, Redpants corner markers. She will be over 200lbs lighter and went from 380 at the fly to 380 at the wheels on a humid high 90's Texas day prior to pulling out more weight and Chris's last tune. I am hopeful to hit the 400RWHP mark in good conditions. Last step is 2 piece rotors as my brakes are the weak spot.

Car lights up traction now coming out of turns and will set off traction control in a straight line if I get on it in second. Not bad for a lil 4.3 naturally aspirated. Oh, the best part is the **** eating grin I had the entire drive and when I got home. It amazing to me that a car I have owned for a decade can still make me feel special, giddy, and like a kid again. I will never sell her!

Its the BlackVue with mic by rear view mirror. Rear video sucks as the window writing is right in front of it. From the front it's incredible. Great camera!
 
 
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