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There is an interesting road test comparison in this weeks Autocar. You can guess which car came out on top!

Paul

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There has been a thread about this on SELOC. Apparently Jo has been invited for a test drive at Brands, so maybe we will hear her view.

I still think it looks like a chavved up go-kart!


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I spent more 'critical' time with one at the MPH show, still don't think it's pretty in any respect. Eww...

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I don't like the looks either and apart from somebody with more money than sense who would pay 80 grand for one.

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Ooohh that sounds as though they are taking it seriously.

Shame - was looking forward to an informed review of the go-cart.

Perhaps they heard about your moment at the Bomb-hole and had second thoughts :D


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I intend to be there with the Lloyd's Motorsport Club, so if I get a drive will let you know my thoughts.

Paul

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Any luck folks? I'm really interested to hear your opinions if you got a few laps in?


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Talking of the 2Eleven vs XBow... I was at Brands Hatch on Friday and Scotty was literally running circles around the XBow! The same one was there today racing (in a very boring 7 car grid!) and it got lapped by a radical within 5 laps of a 15 minute race, not good for KTM!


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It was awesome, just the tiniest dab of the brakes for Paddock and they were lapping at around 50 seconds! The XBow looked like a Mondeo in comparison!


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Talking of the 2Eleven vs XBow... I was at Brands Hatch on Friday and Scotty was literally running circles around the XBow! The same one was there today racing (in a very boring 7 car grid!) and it got lapped by a radical within 5 laps of a 15 minute race, not good for KTM!

Bibs you forgot to say he was a local, had the full aero pack, on slicks and I was 2 up :lol:

I have heard he got a very good deal from KTM and they are even paying for his racing this year.

Was a good day, loved brands, great track roll on May. :lol:


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Hi All, well done Scotty, sounds like you put him into context fairly effectively. Looking at the race results from MST on their site he was running 51 second laps of the Indy which is pretty poor for a car on slicks. My little 180 PS 1600cc road legal race Elan used to run 58 second laps on 185 section Yoko A032's and discs which doubled up as drinks coasters. Will someone please get out there and race their 2-Eleven against a X-Bow for real?? :lol:

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Pick me.

Its now coming into the "off season" in NZ..daylight saving finishes next week :lol:

Maybe I should consider getting my 2-11 back to the UK for some local fun there. You can read into this that Im sick of being beaten by Junos and Radicals.

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Well guys, I must be the only person who actually likes the x-bow. I guess it must be the architect in me. Anyway, I did test drive the x-box at Silverstone some time back & would have bought one if prices were the same as a 2-11. For a minimal outlay you can vastly increase the power of the Audi engine & drop & improve the suspension no end.

I did buy a 2-11, but the x-bow is a fabulous, but expensive car. It is beautifully built, way better than a 2-11, and to my eye at least is more cutting edge. As for on track abilities, I guess it would be mostly down to the driver...

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I really like the looks of the x-bow. and to be fair it seems a lot of car for the money. I would hate to think what they have really cost to build.


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Well guys, I must be the only person who actually likes the x-bow. I guess it must be the architect in me. Anyway, I did test drive the x-box at Silverstone some time back & would have bought one if prices were the same as a 2-11. For a minimal outlay you can vastly increase the power of the Audi engine & drop & improve the suspension no end.

I did buy a 2-11, but the x-bow is a fabulous, but expensive car. It is beautifully built, way better than a 2-11, and to my eye at least is more cutting edge. As for on track abilities, I guess it would be mostly down to the driver...

Sounds like you won't be keeping your 2-11 long ! Of course a driver is only as good as the car he has to pilot too.

Paul

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Sounds like you won't be keeping your 2-11 long ! Of course a driver is only as good as the car he has to pilot too.

Paul

That's probably true; I have 10 cars at the moment. I don't usually keep my road going main car for more than 7-9 months. But I was hoping to keep my 2-eleven for at least two summers. I've just given the go ahead to get my Orange Vauxhall VX220 (Yes, I know it looks like an old chamfered brick, but, I love it as much as my 2-11, No bull! & it's more of a challenge to drive, more involving & sounds better too...!) It will be upgraded from its current 250hp to around 380+ with a new Harrop S/C and will be stripped to around 730kg.

Also, my 2ubular 3" system for my 2-11 is arrives next week with a full Pro alloy charge cooler system + Sinclaire remap to follow shortly. My excuse.....You only live once! As for the X-bow, I don't think it's that expensive, but it was too much an unknown for me at the time.

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Any one interested in a Xbow should take a look at mine, its the now in the spec that the car deserves.

Ran at Brands test last weekend, and without too much setup time was running low 52s on Toyo R888s

However now decided to sell it and bought a 211.

Reason being the limited opportunities to race it here in UK, I had originally hoped they would sell enough cars to get a one make championship going eventually, but its classed as an open wheel car like a Caterham, so very limited .

Anyway hope to have the new 211 out at Brands for the A1GP weekend.

The KTM has just gone onto pistonheads: http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/949021.htm

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