Had a great journey home from work today (going to have to work late more often - far better cars on the road up for some fun!)
Anyway, my daily 35 mile commute takes into the Peak District. So a mix of tight bumpy lanes and smooth fast A roads. Perfect for the S3.
I caught a slower vehicle and had to wait for an overtaking oppourtunity, suddenly 2 sets of Xenons and a pair of LED running lights were behind. I spotted one was an S2000, the other an Aston. I overtake the slower car and actually pulled a couple of car lengths on the S2000 initially, before he was matching my pace, Aston poised behind him clearly being held up by us both!
Next road i turned onto is a very tight, bumpy road which is great but often had my M3 twitching. Its very rare a car follows me down here but to my delight, the S2000 did - Aston went a different way
So, sleeves rolled up, music off, time to concentrate. S3 had no problems increasing the gap to at least one corner. Again, a test in overtaking a slower vehicle had the S3 pulling a few car lengths and maintaining this. Up the bumpy hills it was clear the traction was winning this one. I slowed down for th enext village a flashed my indicators as i turned off - and got a sporting flash of the lights in return. Not too annoyed with me then!
Next up, i catch a bobbing large rear spoiler unmistalably an STI ~(07 plate). I closed the gap alittle to see if he bit and luckily he did. This was alittle different. Out of the corners he was pulling a car length or so until i was on full boost and holding the gap. Corner speeds the same though his looked like it was the more composed and his turn in was very impressive. In hind sight, i should have been dropping to second for those corners as i was staying in third and watching him pull a gap until i was on boost. Both cars had alot more to give but for a not too hard blast it was interesting to see the differences.
All good and what i enjoy the most. Shame they are so few and far between these days