I suppose getting up to speed is a relative saying. We definitely drove a whole bunch faster on Day 2 of the IMPA Test Days than we did on Day 1. How fast? Well, that’s the relative part. We spent quality time in a bunch of very different vehicles, with much different outcomes.
I suppose I should be the one to out myself before anyone else gets the chance. I’m the guy that managed to spin the Viper SRT10. In fact, I was the only one to spin the car! Was I pushing that much harder than anyone else, or am I just a tool? Who knows, but I’ll tell more details in another post.
We chose our testers carefully throughout the day, to provide you the reader with lots of fun video footage. Of course we didn’t catch my spin on camera, as Scott was out riding shotgun in the Challenger SRT8. What we did get was the Hyundai Genesis, JCW MINI, Challenger SRT8 and the mighty BMW M3. We spent some fun time with a one off, 220 hp, awd Suzuki SX4.
We managed to get the autocross course all to ourselves for a whole bunch of filming. While I wouldn’t say my times were pitifully slow (I was solidly in mid pack), I was way slower than our good friend Crash Corrigan who proved to be mighty quick for an old guy! In fact, Crash set FTD in a Mazda3 that was just a tick off the overall FTD set by Jake Fisher in a JCW MINI.
Speaking of Jake Fisher, the Consumer Reports folks brought Jake along to scare the living daylights out of the masses during a drifting demonstration. We’ve got some great in car footage of Jake beating the snot out of a poor Infiniti G. Great fun!
Over the coming weeks, we’ll have some great track reviews for you, all of which were shot in Hi Def.