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Taking My Classic 911 On Track For The First Time

A trip to the Silverstone Stowe circuit with Autofarm to see how it handles

I've owned this 911 for a few years now. I've taken it all over the shop including a trip to Sweden in the winter where I drove it on an ice lake but this is the first time i've taken it on track. The car is a backdated 911SC from a company called Autofarm to 911 S/ST spec. It's got upgraded suspension, brakes, engine, stiffening and a bunch of interior changes to make it better for everyday use. I was really pleasantly surprised how friendly the car was when it was aproaching the limit, not the death trap i've heard of. I think to really have the most fun I would probably put on some tyres with a bit more grip to help with the understeer or go the other way and reduce the tyre sizes all round to allow it to slide around a bit at lower speeds. All in all it was a really fun day and kept up with some faster lighter cars. Check out the video below to see how it went.

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First Road Impressions Of The Lotus Evora GT410 Sport

A few weeks ago Lotus invited me down to try out some of their cars. Unfortunately we were blessed with some pretty awful weather, however you've got to seize the chances you get and off I went with the Evora to see what it's all about. I have to say the road experience was a bit different to on track and I gelled with the Exige a bit better. That being said, it's still a brilliant car. The interior feels a bit dated when you compare it to other manufacturers but the driving experience is top notch. The manual gearbox combined with the supercharged v6 make this one of the most involving cars on sale at the moment. Check out my video below for the full story.