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AlexGrantUK

Member Since 15 Nov 2007
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In Topic: Polo GT-G40

Yesterday, 09:09 PM

I may have commented on this thread before and said this exact same thing but I have followed this build since 2004 and it was the reason for me buying a GT in 2005! I still want another one and respect for keeping this project man!


Thanks! I'm always chuffed to hear I've inspired people to build stuff - never the intention obviously but nice to hear!

Haha don't we all!

These houses with a 4 car garage are few and far between!


We've already got car issues. Nice problem to have I guess, but we've always got my car and my wife's, plus at least one or two test cars at the house. I don't need more, haha!

In Topic: Polo GT-G40

22 April 2017 - 12:14 AM

Fair play Alex, still looking good!

Props for saying it's "done" too

Perfect package

 

Thanks! Yeah, it's a nice feeling to get it where I want it to be.

 

It's quick - and feels faster than it is, which is what you want - it corners and stops properly, because it's light can do a track day without scrubbing all the tread off a set of tyres, it's quiet and comfortable enough for me to use for work (just as well, as that's a useful opportunity to get it out of the garage) and nothing rubs or scuffs. I've spent a long time getting the balance right, I'm keen not to tip the apple cart now. It's a great weekend car.

 

The trouble is, I do want a new project. A second project, I'm not selling this one. But everything I want is silly money at the moment.


In Topic: Polo GT-G40

21 April 2017 - 11:16 PM

After a quiet winter, what better a way to blow out all of the cobwebs than a track day?

 

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I spent Thursday at Castle Combe, at a bring-your-own-car track day for motoring journalists, and man it's made me remember why I love this stupid little car. The weather wasn't ideal for the first few laps - on a fast track with hardly any run-off, that's an interesting way to learn the layout - but it dried up late morning and I got some hot laps in that afternoon which were amazing. 

 

Interesting seeing how it fared since I downgraded the spec slightly too. Oil temperatures weren't too scary without the oil cooler - 95°C was the highest I saw - the clutch (now a standard one) didn't struggle, and I prefer the slight bit of roll I get on the front end with the soft springs. If anything, it seems to have made it grip better than it did before, you can really throw it into a corner and it just pulls itself out of the other side.

 

Mine wasn't the only G40 there, either: 

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Must use this car more often...


In Topic: Polo GT-G40

14 August 2016 - 02:33 PM

Funny thing, reaching the point where it's done. Nothing changed in terms of spec, just putting miles on it.

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Sneaky appearance in PVW this month though:
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