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1. The car was lackluster performer,hard on engines,heavy,with oversteer and mediocre looks
2. Especially in this form,so called livery,it’s carrying enough promo-sticker’s to sink its front nose
3. Its engine sounds exactly like a Renault and not like true race car
4. Most discouraging it’s racing on a public road,a perfect road for families on their way and bicycliest working off calories .I’ve said before and stick to it~~ this is a lousy way to send a positive mature message to the youth of today regarding appropiatness . I love the cars,the history but find myself feeling anger every time you and Jay Leno use public roads for filming . Its going to backfire one day,when you find yourselves in courts for being litigated for ‘abusive demonstration’ if there was such a term . Personally I achieve nothing from watching a lackluster guy in lackluster car breaking the law while risking the life of some marvelous person coming up the road out for a wonderful day..
1) The R5 Turbo and its Maxi iteration were a hoot and a holler to drive both in race and road versions capable of handing more complex AWD mega monsters their heads in competition on the right roads and conditions . Suffice it to say you know not of what you speak
2) The livery critique we are in complete agreement on : as well as the fact that the owner chose to ruin a perfectly good original R5
Turbo in order to poorly recreate the pretense of a Maxi
3) The motor sounds exactly as it should for an R5 Turbo though it does not have quite the bark a Maxi’s engine would have
4) We’re all guilty of going overboard on one roads in our exotics and sports cars and in fact I’ve done the same on our CO roads back in the day in an R5 Turbo . Not that that makes it right mind you . But get a grip . Everybody speeds . As no doubt do you regardless of what you drive
5) If you wanted to voice a legitimate complaint what you should be criticizing is the brevity of the video and the abject lack of information on either the car or the driver both here as well as on the ‘background ‘ page
Since I feel a huge gratitude to the Petrol production/management for all the fine hours of enjoyment I’ve obtained from both their film & discussion presentations,I wasn’t taking pops at the film itself. It too was humdrum,yet its so rare ThePetCrew serve up anything but master-pieces .. & a shame more fans aren’t checking out the ‘story’ side of each event plus the bonus documents . What rips me a new dump shaft is the issue of public road use,inappropriately. On a CHP monitored, ‘rented’,safe road course I’ve little objection,aside from the issue of the poor example given to the young. Thousands of inocent are ripped from their families arms every year,around the world.Any thing that comes close to giving ‘glory’,admiration,adoration,envy etc. is crap and does a deserves to the future . Boiling down to selfishness,and disregard for the health/well being of others just out for a drive,walk,bike ride etc.
I didn’t share that the only new,off the showroom car purchase I’ve ever made was for a dark blue R5. Immediately I slipped a header elbow in displacing the cat,placed a leather wrapped black spoked (inexpensive Momo type steering wheel on, took an inch off the height of the shift-shaft ,enjoyed the car full time for some years. With a throw back sunroof,dark blue factory paint,and a stubby roof top (center-front) fm antenna .. it provided a kick every drive . A toy car,the most fun type !
I was just speaking of this car yesterday to my co-workers. It is ironic that it shows in Petrolicious today. BaD ASs little machines. Great video it looks like the driver is on his way to work in his “always wanted one of these cars”. Very in the moment. Great job. Happy Tuesday Petrolicious.