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Re: ****GreySilver Beast III**** // New Car 2021 - P'89 >

Post by GreySilver Beast » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:38 am

There is a Tesla Model S Race Prepared Car here in the UK plus I was at Mallory earlier in the year and someone there was taking their Model S around the track :thumleft:

A lot is happening within the next 18 months in the world of Electric Cars and Hybrids being sold in the UK so it's going to be very interesting within the coming months Image

I can't wait :arrow:

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Re: ****GreySilver Beast III**** // New Car 2021 - P'89 >

Post by Ranjan » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:49 am

I use a Tesla P100D in California as my daily and using it as a speed machine is a pain in the butt.

To use the Ludicrous mode the battery needs to be full and the ambient temp cannot be too high as the battery overheats quickly after just a few full-bore accelerations. The fun, and it is glorious fun, does not last long.

The best parts are the autonomous driving in the USA which is pure science fiction and the fact that I can move it in and out of my garage using my iphone; if I am bored I hang out on my deck with a drink and do this procedure for hours on end!

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Re: ****GreySilver Beast III**** // New Car 2021 - P'89 >

Post by njkmr » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:00 am

Interesting times ahead indeed ..!

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:32 pm

So the car is booked in at Elite Garages tomorrow morning from 8.30am as the Brake Discs and Pads urgently need replacing :shock: , I have no brakes apart from if I lightly brake and anticipate far enough head #-o #-o #-o #-o

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  2. Subaru/Toyota/Lexus OEM Pads (front) = 1
  3. Subaru/Toyota/Lexus OEM Pads (rear) = 2
  4. Hawk Performance HP Plus Pads (front) = 1
  5. EBC Yellowstuff (front & rear) = 3
  6. Michelin Primacy 87W 215/45R 17" = 4
  7. Michelin Pilot Sport 3 PS3 Tyres 87W 215/45R 17" = 4
  8. Kumho KU39 Tires 91W 215/45R 17" = 14
  9. Yokohama Advans AD08R 91W 225/45R/17's = 5
  10. 10,000mile Service = 10
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:00 am

That’s a relief, you won’t be pressganging any of us at Oulton then!
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:05 am

Nickmelon advised me to get them fitted as soon as possible and to get it done probably before Oulton Park :P
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:01 pm

I got Brakes on the GT86 now :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Total cost was £252.00 for 3.5hrs :shock: :twisted:

Consisted of New Brake Discs, Pads and Swap Wheels from front to back, plus the Wheel Hubs, Calipers, Bolts, Wheel Spacers and Inner Back of Wheels had to be cleaned up before all the New Stuff was put on the car :!: :!:

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  3. Subaru/Toyota/Lexus OEM Pads (rear set) = 2
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  5. EBC Yellowstuff (front set & rear set) = 4
  6. Michelin Primacy 87W 215/45R 17" = 4
  7. Michelin Pilot Sport 3 PS3 Tyres 87W 215/45R 17" = 4
  8. Kumho KU39 Tires 91W 215/45R 17" = 14
  9. Yokohama Advans AD08R 91W 225/45R/17's = 5
  10. 10,000mile Service = 10
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:46 pm

UPDATE


Toyota GT86 APS 42.3 mpg 102,841 miles 02/11/18 Decals 13

Toyota GT86 APS 39.6 mpg 102,848 miles 03/11/18 Decals 13

Toyota GT86 APS 35.8 mpg 102,939 miles 04/11/18 Decals 13

Toyota GT86 APS 43.8 mpg 103,139 miles 05/11/18 Decals 13

Toyota GT86 APS 42.3 mpg 103,456 miles 07/11/18 Decals 13

Toyota GT86 APS 41.9 mpg 103,787 miles 11/11/18 Decals 13

Toyota GT86 APS 33.0 mpg 103,830 miles 15/11/18 Decals 13

Toyota GT86 APS 39.9 mpg 103,955 miles 16/11/18 Decals 13

Toyota GT86 APS 40.1 mpg 104,158 miles 17/11/18 Decals 14
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:48 pm

Expressed an interest regarding the all New Toyota Camry 2.0 Hybrid that hits the UK Market halfway through next year :thumleft:

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Post by northerner69 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:52 pm

A friend of mine has the Lexus 300h and it's a nice place to be. Never driven it mind!

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:41 pm

I have driven the following Lexus Models with the 300h power output = IS 300h and GS 300h which all have 2.5lt 225bhp, but the New ES 300h will have 2.0lt 215bhp power output and this will also be in the New Camry Hybrid :thumleft:
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Post by Neilparry » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:27 am

So Nigel
Is this going to be the end of your trackday antics or are you going to run two cars.
I don’t think I’d want to take a new Lexus out on track.


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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:00 pm

No idea at the moment Neil :roll: , but I know on health grounds I will eventually have to give up track driving :(
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:31 pm

My car spending the day at Motorline Toyota Gatwick on Tuesday as suspect another Wheel Bearing has gone on the car :!: :!:

It's making high pitched whining sounds on de-acceleration going down hill, which is what happened last time when a Bearing went #-o

Not sure if this will still be covered by the Toyota Warranty or I will have to pay for the repair this time :(
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Post by kopite72 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:38 pm

Surprised they didn't do the two when she was in the last time Nige,it's good practice to have things like that done in pairs
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:18 am

Picked up a New Car this Morning :thumright:

Toyota CH-R 1.8lt Hybrid Design in Pure White Image

Comes with £1,500 option : Black Leather & JBL Sound System....


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Post by northerner69 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:21 pm

Bit differant to the GT86 :)

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Post by kopite72 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:12 pm

Nothing pure about you!!! :rofl: :p
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:48 pm

Been getting 84.4mpg in the CH-R so beat that Mark :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by boosted » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:51 pm

Is it me but looks like a storm troopers helmet?

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Post by 13Black » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:58 pm

Nigel has a penchant for helmets.... :angel:



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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:02 pm

I still got the CH-R as the GT86 is very poorly at the moment :(

Was supposed to have another Yaris today, until I pointed out that Motorline are missing a trick seeing as my car isn't far off 104k and will be coming up for replacement soon, so the Service Advisor changed the Loan Car Booking and gave me the CH-R instead =D>

I like a good Helmet :kinky:
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:25 am

So if I did buy a CH-R then it would be the Excel spec in this colour :twisted:

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:54 pm

Still got the CH-R as the GT86 is very poorly at the moment :(

Should have the car back tomorrow afternoon all being well :roll:
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Re: ****GreySilver Beast III**** // New Car - P'89 >

Post by Shagrington » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:45 am

GreySilver Beast wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:18 am
Picked up a New Car this Morning :thumright:
You could earn a little extra on the side selling ice creams from that - you just need a sign saying 'buy me and stop one' :rofl:
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