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Originally Posted by delta1066 View Post
Actually... its not.

I used to live right on the A21 many years ago. There were emergency services flying up and down it almost every night as there used to be at least 3 accidents a week.

It isn't a safe road. Trust me, I've seen and heard enough blues and twos down it over the years. Please be careful on that road. On the few rare occasions I drive alone it I get very nervous. I was on a bus once years ago on the A21.. lorry came the other way and smashed its wing mirror into the bus. The driver was a right state.

Back to the topic at hand...

I still don't see how my saff has a slower than average 0-60 time yet still seems to out power everything else on the road around here. How is this possible?

Hmmm, I know the length of the A21 like the back of my hand. Who needs the Nurburgring? I can't believe you really get nervous driving it - nervous is the last thing you want to feel on any road

I know Flimwell had a reputation as a blackspot - which is why they paved over the dual carriageway - instead of putting up speed cameras

Which is not to say I speed - as an A road 60-70 on the speedo and you can make good progress. What annoys me is that you get a lot of 40mph heros that can turn a 30 minute drive into an hour long drive. There are very few overtaking spots on the A21. Now Flimwell is no longer an option you've got the new Lamberhurst bypass - hoorah! The only other safe spot is the mad mile. Hence everyone tries to overtake there. Again, because of trucks and 40milers you'll often turn into it behind 2-5 vehicles. If the oncoming lane is clear its thankyou and see you later

Overtaking isn't necessarily dangerous. I wonder if these people who drive a straight road at 40 in a 60 zone whether they should be on the road at all? Are they not the dangerous ones? As countless recent surveys have shown, speed doesn't kill, bad drivers do....

edit: soapbox - just one or two overtaking spots - extra lanes on hills for instance, that's all it takes ... Whoever was responsible for paving over the Flimwell dual carriageway should ... have a good long hard think about what they've done! :loser:

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Originally Posted by mickyboy10001 View Post
Sounds good to me if you leave them bmw's and merc's you know what bmw stands for bloody mobile wan#ers lol next time you see one burn them off for me, sefrane's seem to have a lot of torque witch helps I believe.
Its an incredible ride. They simply can't get past me until I hit the speed limit - which is when I stop accelerating. Thats the only time they can catch up with me (I refuse to speed as I can't afford points). Yes the safrane does have plenty of torque... looking through the docs the torque is constant too - that is, its always got the same amount of torque in almost all gears. Its the most effortless car I've driven.

I should also say when I timed it and it took 10 seconds that was actually on an uphill dual carriageway (forgot about that - never tried it on a flat road). Even uphill though it still rockets past everything else. Never known anything like it! Great fun....
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That will be where your strength is Delta, in the torque curve mid range.
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Originally Posted by Pat.w View Post
My old Kawasaki takes about 2.8 only using 1st gear
JC! you must have long arms Pat
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JC! you must have long arms Pat
and velco on the palms of my gloves

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