Känd som det absolut värsta du kunde äga i Japan då det begav sig. Den första Skyline som kom med överladdning från fabrik, ett kraftpaket på 193 hk och all typ av modern teknik som fanns tillgänglig då. Rönte enorma framgångar i Japanska “Super Silhouette” serien som kan liknas Grupp B för japansk racing.
– Jag köpte den huxflux efter dagligt rekande av marknaden. Magkänslan sa “Wow!” och budet jag lade var lyckosamt nog det högsta. Bilen hamnade i det privata garaget och varit en stor succé sett till uppmärksamheten den fått.
This was the car to own in Japan at the time. The first Skyline with factory turbo charging, a power pack of 193 ps and all the types of modern technology that was currently available. Stupendously successful in the flame-spitting Japanese “Super Silhouette” series.
22 years after it came out, I finally get to own one. I have looked, I have dreamt and now it’s here. Having learnt the hard way, you can’t just buy any car, you have to buy the right car.
Until October 2011, this car was owned by a little old lady and when she passed away, her husband sold it to a guy at their local Peugeot dealer. He drove it 700 kilometres and now it’s mine. Let me be clear: I am the third owner of this completely original Peugeot 205 GTI Le Mans. Less than 100 000 kms are on the odometer. Now I just have to tend to some minor cosmetic dings and it’ll be in tip top shape.
The engine is a 1,9 litre 122 hp marvel of fun and the chassis is incredibly responsive and communicative. No power steering or ABS makes for incredible handling and the lift off oversteer is just magical! The crappy Korean tyres help make the driving even more fun. Less grip = bigger smile.
This is the second best car I have driven 2012. It is just glorious. Each time I get behind the wheel is pure joy. What a chassis, what steering and those brakes! No wonder this has the fwd. record around the Green Hell. Get one. You’ll like they way it feels, I guarantee it.
That’s what it’s all about, the new Focus ST – tight, winding roads. This is a brilliant car, great handling, great steering, great suspension. And the rear axle likes to play along too. For that money, it’s a bargain. If you can get over its looks.
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The Cartorialist is a subjective look at cars with judgement passed by The Cartorialist, usually following form over function and desirability over sensibility.
I present you with cars I encounter on the street and give an opinion and trivia on these. I will also make the occasional detour to special showrooms for a look at what you could be driving instead of that boring car you are stuck with now.
The Cartorialist is not just about supercars, classics and weird automobiles but about cars in general, about what is around us on a daily basis and how an ordinary car can be appreciated when put in the right context.