Hey everyone it’s Code Byter here and I thought I would share my vital statistics in my latest post, I’m not talking about the size of my chest or how tall I am, no, l am in fact talking about the different cars I have been lucky enough to experience, to give you a sense of how serious I am about my driving.
I’ll get things started with the best car I have ever had the pleasure of driving and that is the one and only Nissan GT-R. I did a track day at Silverstone in the GT-R and it absolutely blew me away, it was the second time I’d had a track so I reckon I was a bit more comfortable than my first one, making me a little more confident and able to enjoy the experience that little bit more. It was also my first time at Silverstone which made it that little bit more special. It does 0.62 in 3 seconds which is quite frankly astonishing, I’d barely had my foot on the pedal and I was already terrified in a good way. Its top speed sits at 193 km/h and whilst I never got to that out of it, the 127 km/h I did manage was more than enough to satisfy my need for speed.
The second car I’ve drove worthy of mentioning is the McLaren MP4-12C which was the car I took for a spin on my first ever track day at Blyton Park. Again it was a superb experience but I was just getting used to it when my 3 laps where up and I felt that I hadn’t achieved my full potential that day. The MP4 12C isn’t quite as quick off the mark as the GT-R capable of 0-60 in 3.3 seconds, but that was more than enough acceleration for my first track experience.
Another personal favourite was the Toyota GT86 that I got to have a go in at the Goodwood Drift experience which was super fun and allowed you to drive a car in a way that you never have before, on a low grip surface to really put your handling skills to the test. I wasn’t exactly a natural at the drifting but I got the idea after a while and it is something I would definitely give another go as it did make a nice change to the way I usually drive.
I have also been lucky enough to do a rally day at Silverstone where you go out in a Subaru Impreza and do 10 laps. This was much better than when I went out in the fiesta on a similar rally day (see first post). Driving the Impreza gave me a whole new appreciation for rally driving as I’ve never really enjoyed it too much as a sport, but having a go at it myself made me realise just how skilled these drivers are. It was another great experience despite some pretty poor weather conditions, and another thing I’d have another go at in a heartbeat. In fact I’m looking at booking another rally experience now in a second hand Subaru WRX.
Another car I am proud to say I have driven is the Maserati Grancabrio which was in a bit of a different setting to the others. I have a friend who works at a used car dealers that specialises in prestigious sports cars and they had one of these in stock, next thing I know he’s outside my house in it and we spent the whole day taking turns driving it and I must say it was a head turner. The Maserati Grancabrio did for me what countless hours in front of a mirror applying hair gel and buying new clothes couldn’t in seconds, the amount of heads we turned was phenomenal.
We also did the same thing in a second hand Lotus Exige they were selling as they had to take it across country to deliver it to a different garage, once again I was taken along for the ride and got the chance to give it a little drive. The experience wasn’t quite as special as the Maserati Grancabrio but in this case it wasn’t really about the car, I have no doubt that the Lotus Exige was better to drive that the Maserati, but there was just something about cruising around in a high end drop top in the sunshine.