A taste of the wild side

Weekend Herald - - ME & MY CAR -

a quite in­no­cent ques­tion. I had a fair idea the back would kick out, but I hadn’t al­lowed for turbo lag. A rookie er­ror.

Nat­u­rally when the time came, we did more than just break a bit of trac­tion.

Af­ter no ini­tial bite came a big lump of power, all in one hit. Be­fore I knew it I had chased the Mus­tang all the way across the road side­ways be­fore man­ag­ing to catch it on the edge of the grass.

You feel a right mup­pet at the time, but the race track is far and away the best place to make these kinds of high- speed mis­takes.

Ford’s hop­ing that its Per­for­mance Track Day Ex­pe­ri­ence can help more of its cus­tomers ex­pe­ri­ence the full po­ten­tial of their ma­chines.

My view is a much sim­pler one; let’s pro­duce bet­ter driv­ers, and let’s utilise these big rib­bons of tar­mac more and more of­ten. I’M GO­ING TO PUT MY FOOT FLAT AND SEE WHAT HAP­PENS, I TELL HIM. A GUILTY RE­SPONSE TO WHAT WAS A QUITE IN­NO­CENT QUES­TION

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