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
It's not until Craig takes me for a quick ride that I realise quite how daft this much horsepower in a purely rear-wheel-drive car really is, and how civilised, easy and foolproof something like the GTS has become. The GTS is a proper car - RWD, manual and a supercharged V8 - you still have to drive it. Craig's TRYHRD, on the other hand, is cheerfully lethal, and it almost has a mind of its own. A deranged, dark mind. The weird thing is Craig treats it like a diesel Golf. "You just have to get used to the boost, really," he calmly announces as the turbos spool up the minutest of margins and the Commodore snaps left, "because it kind of... spins its wheels." Craig changes to second. Boost. Car snaps left. Third. Boost. Left - you get the idea. We are going fast. I am more scared than I like to admit.