Sorry guys, the time zones play havoc with responding timeously.
The car has just had a complete engine rebuild and therefore it couldn't be revved too high. The (outgoing) owner spooled up the turbos once and sitting in the passenger seat I heard a fantastic whoosh.
The most remarkable thing about the car (apart from its mad appearance) was that it was remarkably civilised. At idle it sounds like a less extreme version of the 355 engine note and nothing like the 308/328.
I was most surprised by the clutch action which was far lighter than my 308. It has just had a new clutch fitted though...
This was the first time I had been able to look at a GTO up close and in spending two hours with the car I noticed several details that are not apparent in pictures or scale models such as the little duct just behind the rear quarter windows.
We took several pictures of the GTO alongside the F40 albeit with my friend's camera - as soon as I get the pics I will post them.
I have now been around the track in F40 and F50 and been for a ride in a GTO. I have only sat in an Enzo though!!!
To see where the car is going, check out the website www.fmm.co.za
. It is a private collection.