We spent the last few days in the Highlands and Islands of Bonny Scotland, these piccies/ video were taken on the Isle of Skye, these roads are meant for the Spider. I’m quite a new owner and so this is my first real trip (2k miles), thoughts:
- It’s an OK motorway/ highway car, it goes along quite nicely at 75/80mph, good fuel consumption and pretty comfortable. Road and wind noise are a little intrusive, but as I said, OK. The seats are pretty comfortable (5 hour stint), no oil consumed and the car didn’t ’miss a beat’;
- There’s not much space, the boot/ trunk just about takes two weeks of clothes, if you are prepared to ‘pack light’. Inside the car, ‘thingymagig’ room is next to zero, there isn’t anywhere to put anything and it soon starts to look like a 4 year old has been playing in it;
- But on these twisty single tracks, everything comes alive, this car is such fun. Firstly the power, mine is stock apart from the GFB+ and a V1 intake, there is plenty of poke for overtaking and more than enough to get the car out of shape. The stock tyres and suspension set up are brilliant, the car is very ‘pointy/ squirty’, great turn in and it drifts beautifully, it is so progressive and responsive to throttle inputs (and it’s a turbo...), once you turn in, you squeeze the throttle and the thing just squats down and powers out of anything. Just a word about the standard tyres, the Bridgestones are a great match for this car, it’s nonsense to call them ‘rubbish’ and so on, for general stuff like we do, perfect. Honestly, I wouldn’t want anymore power or grip, if I did I’d buy a Boxster;
- Top down is great fun, that exhaust note is mesmerising, windows up, heater on you can bomb along in any weather really, even rain at times;
- I have had loads of positive comments and people looking at the car, they have no clue what it is.