Well, I got the car at 11am this morning and the smile hasn't left my face yet [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Its great. It s yellow with black leather, may sound a bit minging, but everyone who has seen it thinks the colour is fantastic. My only reservation about the colour would be that it attracts way too much attention. Everyone looks, which is pretty cool, but then you get the odd verbal abuse for no reason [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
Had the top down at lunch time, had a cruise round Nottingham. Took it on the ring road and gave it a caning [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]WOW it is soooo fast, not that much faster than the S3 to 60 (a few tenths) but after that, well f*ck me its good. 6000rpm, and it kicks the crap out of you [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img], you want to change up at 7ish, but keep it floored to 8 and half and its great.
The torque is better than I expected, and I actually found myself in 6th gear at 55 mph, and its was pulling quite nicely. I know there has been a change in the 2002/3 model, torque wise, being available lower down the rev range.
The hood is fantastic, it goes up and down very quickly and is easy to do. No bloody space for anything, so I will spec a CD Changer I think.
This is only the first day, I and I have 6 to go [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/groovy.gif[/img], so I will update you all. I am driving to Leeds tomorrow and to Hemel Hempstead on Friday, so some nice journeys to stretch its legs.
Tried a standing start, dropped clutch at 6k and it wasn't good [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] No wheel spin, just clutch slip then a terrible burning smell [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img], don't think I will try that again in a hurry.