The life and times of a motoring and motor rallying journalist in Scotland
Friday, 27 June 2014
Rally - Less power
Further to an earlier report which claimed that Jim McRae's Vauxhall Firenza had more than 400bhp I am delighted to confirm that it has no more than 300bhp. I got this from James himself as he pushed the Firenza into Scrutineering at the Dumfries Ice Bowl this afternoon. But he did confirm that the final drive ratio has been changed to make it more tractable and allow him to use the torque more. So it must be true, he said so himself. Dead gallus though, pushing one-handed, the other in his pocket!