My apologies for the silence. Been too busy driving. Would love to have said “too busy driving fast”, but that would be lying. Not that I’m not tempted. Since getting my car precisely 3 days ago, I’ve done 400kms. I’m attempting to run-in the car as quickly as I can. Getting a little impatient running it in gently, self-limiting maximum revs to 3,000rpm per gear. That translates to around 105km/h top speed.
The most annoying thing is that the Satria R3 begs you to drive it hard and fast, whichever comes first. It’s such a confident drive and eager to just blast away at every gear change. I can attest to its handling prowess. It grips the road likes an eagle holds its prey in its claws. It is THAT good. Kudos R3. You petrolheads have really got the ride + handling department of the SR3 sorted out. I find myself looking for twisty roads because that’s where the SR3 truly excels. The inner roads which leads from Jalan Mahameru to Pusat Bandar Damansara is a nice twisty route to ‘feel’ the car. You can’t drive too fast here, but the succession of sometimes blind corners is quite a thrill.
It quite reminds me of the time in England where I drove a spanking new rented 2.0 litre Nissan Primera. The B-roads were a thrill. Really nice. Roads were twisty and the scenery just fabulous. 🙂 Miss flying through those corners.
Oh, I missed the iPod U2 launch event at Zouk today. 🙁 Quite disappointed to miss it. Bet everyone had fun. Drats.
400kms and counting…