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Offline Snoopy

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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #180 on: 28 February 2021, 17:09 »
Yes, manual box, 300ps, lighter than standard car- now that would be a collector’s piece.
Not something with “45” written all over it to remind you what you paid for it.
Even if they didn't make it lighter but gave a Manual box option, 320PS from R, a few suspension  handling and steering tweeks would have done. Rather than just a sticker job, so sad to see  :sad:
« Last Edit: 28 February 2021, 17:23 by Snoopy »
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #181 on: 28 February 2021, 17:48 »
At least you get the akra with it. Not sure I’d want more than 300bhp through the front wheels.
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #182 on: 03 March 2021, 07:15 »
Ed45 is up on the German website. Dcc isn’t standard but hoped it would be more than expected.
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #183 on: 03 March 2021, 09:14 »
At least you get the akra with it. Not sure I’d want more than 300bhp through the front wheels.

The TCR has near 300 BHP and can state pretty conclusively tramping is not an issue unless really floor it in the wet - my 13 plate GTD used to tramp ridiculously till its first change of rubber but the TCR on P Zero is excellent off the line and having driven an R for 3 years there is no drop off in assurance when pushing down the same roads as the LSD is a great piece of tech.

I am not saying there is no compromise, of course there is when there is extremes at play but for pretty normal to spirited driving the power isolated to the front wheels can even be seen as an add as its by nature livelier.

Have just seen the 45 images and though still meh on the interior, love the Grey Colour, love them wheels and that spoiler also, and for me it fits the 45 anniversary remit as it will stand out and easily sits over the standard ClubSport with the naff door graphic and woeful standard wheels
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Offline HA54SYM`

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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #184 on: 22 March 2021, 10:43 »
Available on coast2coast now, priced at £39,965  :shocked:

Or cash £35,898 PCP deposit £34,648

Looks like all options same as per normal Clubsport, not even DCC included.

So £2750 more than a normal Clubsport, with black roof and mirrors, 19's, speed limit delete and GTi / 45 badges and the Akra, or £1,925 for an equivalent Clubsport on 19's at list.

Worth it or not?
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #185 on: 22 March 2021, 11:07 »
The black spoiler is probably ugly as sin but aside from that I’d say 100% worth it taking into account the Akra. Not that the standard Clubsport exhaust is exactly lacking in the presence stakes as it’s quite large!
Could you get it in Moonstone and keep it under the tax threshold still? If so I think it would be a good purchase.
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #186 on: 22 March 2021, 11:32 »
Tax threshold is 40,500 ish isn't it? so it could be possible in moonstone.
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #187 on: 22 March 2021, 11:59 »
Tax threshold is 40,500 ish isn't it? so it could be possible in moonstone.

Its 40k but thats PLUS the first year tax.... want to say thats actually about 800 quid now. Or you can just look at the car price minus first years tax.
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #188 on: 22 March 2021, 17:18 »
So you could get DCC as your only option and keep it below the threshold??
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Re: Looks like Edition 45 might be on the way
« Reply #189 on: 22 March 2021, 17:34 »
Its £540 for first year road tax, so you can go up to a total list price of 40540.... so whatever option you can find for 574.99 will go under the radar  :grin:

Assuming of course that their RRP price is including the tax to start with.

Otherwise, no you can't :)
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