TG goes in search of Aussie muscle
In honour of the weekend's Bathurst 1000, we go in search of proper Australian firepower...
Posted: 14 Oct 2013
I enquire as to what getting 50 per cent more power than a Veyron feels like when driving half the wheels. "Well," says Craig, looking thoughtful. "Wheelspin is a bit of an issue. First and second are pretty much a waste of time, as is third, come to think of it... but after that, it really gets going." The car is so wayward that Craig has actually converted the independent rear suspension back into solid axle ("So that I know which way it's going to go when it breaks traction") and moved the fuel cell and fuel pumps into the boot. The rear track has been widened - not that you'd know at first glance - and the interior is pretty much standard. Of course, when he starts it up, it sounds like a cross between a V8 and a jet engine, but, again, nothing that would cause you to run for cover. We do an extremely naughty side-by-side burnout, and the GTS produces just as much smoke and fury, just as easily.