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    Quote Originally Posted by guzziman View Post
    Best video ever!!!

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    It's certainly a great video! However it's actually a bit misplaced on a Subaru site (this is odd to explain).

    It's a case of the man, not the machine.

    Higgins is a local with extensive experience, including training by Timo Makkinen. He owns a school of his own.

    The Subaru was largely irrelevant. It was Higgins; in fact, I can't help but wonder how much better he'd have done in a more evolved car. I suspect Higgins did an outstanding time not because of the Subaru, but maybe even despite the Subaru.
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    What would you like to see him do it in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by livid_wrx View Post
    What would you like to see him do it in?
    Out of interest, I'd like to see someone better Tony Pond's 100+MPH average speed lap that he did in a Rover Vitesse, using that same 1990 model Rover Vitesse (or at least a similar car, fully restored). One issue is that compounds have come so far since then and they can't safely run 25-year-old compounds even if they could find the several sets needed. Put in perspective that lap is absolutely ground-breaking (in my view, 100+ mph in 1990 is "quicker" than 115+ mph in 2015, even though that's not mathematically correct).

    For modern cars below, say, 2,0L displacement I'd be interested in seeing him use an Alfa, maybe a Mitsubishi, and maybe a Ford.
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    I agree with everything you just said. A Countach or a Diablo doing 170mph is much more satisfying to see than an Aventador. It's expected for the Aventador, it was ground breaking for the other two.

    Just like it's so much more satisfying to see a Ford Cosworth or a Audi Quattro tear up a mountain pass than it is to see an Polo R.

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    You know I was just looking at a Diablo pic yesterday and thinking that's the last Lamborghini that interested me. Off topic. Anyway, great lap by the great Higgins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guzziman View Post
    impressive to say the least... dang...
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