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poohbah

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Torque 1975
« on: February 13, 2019, 08:05:26 PM »
Loved this program as a kid.

Can you imagine anyone doing a test like this - off road - today for a modern road car? Wherrett does some good old fashioned bush-bashing.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5tGnL5Rllo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5tGnL5Rllo</a>
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Re: Torque 1975
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 08:55:50 PM »
The one where he rallies the daihatsu is great as well.

The various top gears have done their share of track testing for new cars, I found fifth gear the most informative, but I think the whole car review segment is a bit fatigued these days.

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Re: Torque 1975
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 10:23:29 AM »
As a follow up.....

Here is a test of a Valiant Charger circa 1974.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6yAozhmp6E

If you don't want to watch all 9 minutes (who does!) watch from 9.21 as he turns into the Brian Foley car park.

You will see a white Giulia SS sitting in the back (look to the right).

I wonder who has that car now? Seems to be white so could have been the car Cliff Bills owned down here in Melbourne.

Anyone know the story?

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Re: Torque 1975
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 04:18:18 PM »
Anyone seen the episode whete he visits Autodelta?

poohbah

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Re: Torque 1975
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2019, 07:38:56 AM »
Haven't seen autodelta, but you can YT a 1980 episode where he compares a Sud Sprint with a 280ZX. Liked the way it performed, but he gave the usual spray about driving position.
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Re: Torque 1975
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2019, 10:17:39 PM »
I had a 265 CI Charger 770 as my second car. People said they were much better than the V8s (not counting the 340 version). Love that fish scale dash!

I was blown into the weeds while in it on some twisties on the Pacific Highway by a 1750 GTV.

Yup... was fast in a straight line, but didn't really like to stop or go around corners...

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poohbah

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Re: Torque 1975
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2019, 11:18:38 PM »
Had a 265 Hemi VG Safari Wagon when I was a student. It was pretty quick but could get a bit loose round the back when you floored it.
Now:    2002 156 GTA
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Before: 1999 156 V6 Q-auto
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