Anything that is more "Fun" than a Trophy?

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This is a bit of an open ended question which came to mind as I went on a drive with some friends recently. I have owned and driven a lot of cars and the Trophy always seems to be something I used as a baseline/reference for fun. What cars do you fellow Trophy owners find more fun than the Trophy? The only car I can think of is a Lotus Elise/Exige.
 
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This is a bit of an open ended question which came to mind as I went on a drive with some friends recently. I have owned and driven a lot of cars and the Trophy always seems to be something I used as a baseline/reference for fun. What cars do you fellow Trophy owners find more fun than the Trophy? The only car I can think of is a Lotus Elise/Exige.

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Ahh yes I do like a good Caterham, one with a ITB 3SGE BEAMs would be a dream! I guess to specify, something that is usable/practical like the Clio would be ideal.
 
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The GT4 can be a lot of fun, even more so than the Trophy. However, the GT4 is also a lot more sensitive to road and weather conditions in which case the Trophy often is the better - and more fun - car to drive.

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The GT4 can be a lot of fun, even more so than the Trophy. However, the GT4 is also a lot more sensitive to road and weather conditions in which case the Trophy often is the better - and more fun - car to drive.

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No where near a GT4 today Andy but in the Mid 90s this thing was a beast - Cup adjustable suspension - Super chipped - 17 inch Cup alloys on P-Zero's - When rolling it was very quick and cornered like a Big Go-Cart.


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No where near a GT4 today Andy but in the Mid 90s this thing was a beast - Cup adjustable suspension - Super chipped - 17 inch Cup alloys on P-Zero's - When rolling it was very quick and cornered like a Big Go-Cart.

Lovely, Nick - the Porsche 944 was quite the head turner (and still is when you see a nice one today!)
 
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I dont know if this qualifies as most people might consider it a bit more extreme than a Trophy but are there any Elise owners on here?

I have always wanted to try one but it's never happened (like a lot of cars unfortunately).

I would imagine something like a 172 Cup is a little bit more hardcore than a Trophy as well.

I have driven cars like my brothers EK9 and FD2 Type-R's when he had them many years ago.Both brilliant cars but each have their own little flaws as most cars tend to.
 

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One of the most scary cars I’ve driven is a Mapped VX220 Turbo in the dark and pissing it down - The lights are poor and the wiper are shit and all the car wanted to do was throw me of the road - I nearly ended up in my local KFC once and I don’t mean the drive through.

There really are some great cars that drive so differently which I’ve been lucky to drive really hard over the years - Cars really are amazing things and even though I’ve now grown up they still put a smile on your face.

1985 911 Turbo ( very scary ) 1986 BMW M5 ( No grip in the rain again on the MTX tyres ) Subaru P1 ( did make you feel like it wanted to under steer compared to a Standard Turbo or RB5) Sierra 3dr Cosworth / 190E Cosworth - Brooklands Capri Turbo Technics - 928s4 manual - 80s/90s stuff was the bst time in my view due to less driver aids and not as many bollards.

Today my friend came to see me who was a really good car trader but now deals in watches ( Even Tom Hartley Senior said the same words to his son Carl when we bumped into him at the Goodwood auctions a few years back ) however he has a like new 2003 Merc SL500 14k in Bright Red (Number Plate PWY 1 ) which I got washed off for him today - you don’t have to spend a fortune sometimes to get stunning car that people appreciate.
 

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Likewise I have owned and driven many fast, classic cars etc but the Trophy is the best fun car ive had in years.
Bonkers fun for me was at castle combe in my mates Hayabusa turbo Radical.
 

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Ariel Atom sequential at Bedford Aerodrome Andy - like driving a old 911 with all the weight over the back wheels ( Slow in fast out ) - Really Great fun.
Likewise I have owned and driven many fast, classic cars etc but the Trophy is the best fun car ive had in years.
Bonkers fun for me was at castle combe in my mates Hayabusa turbo Radical.
 
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I dont know if this qualifies as most people might consider it a bit more extreme than a Trophy but are there any Elise owners on here?

I have always wanted to try one but it's never happened (like a lot of cars unfortunately).

I would imagine something like a 172 Cup is a little bit more hardcore than a Trophy as well.

I have driven cars like my brothers EK9 and FD2 Type-R's when he had them many years ago.Both brilliant cars but each have their own little flaws as most cars tend to.


My best mate has a 06 Elise 111S sitting on Nitron suspension and AD08R with which I've been lucky to take on track days and use on extended loans when I fly back to Aus for a visit. They are an amazing car but definitely on the more extreme end as a road car. On the open road it is fantastic, on a busy city road you spend a lot of time being nervous about other drivers as you sit below their window line.
 
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One of the most scary cars I’ve driven is a Mapped VX220 Turbo in the dark and pissing it down - The lights are poor and the wiper are shit and all the car wanted to do was throw me of the road - I nearly ended up in my local KFC once and I don’t mean the drive through.

There really are some great cars that drive so differently which I’ve been lucky to drive really hard over the years - Cars really are amazing things and even though I’ve now grown up they still put a smile on your face.

1985 911 Turbo ( very scary ) 1986 BMW M5 ( No grip in the rain again on the MTX tyres ) Subaru P1 ( did make you feel like it wanted to under steer compared to a Standard Turbo or RB5) Sierra 3dr Cosworth / 190E Cosworth - Brooklands Capri Turbo Technics - 928s4 manual - 80s/90s stuff was the bst time in my view due to less driver aids and not as many bollards.

Today my friend came to see me who was a really good car trader but now deals in watches ( Even Tom Hartley Senior said the same words to his son Carl when we bumped into him at the Goodwood auctions a few years back ) however he has a like new 2003 Merc SL500 14k in Bright Red (Number Plate PWY 1 ) which I got washed off for him today - you don’t have to spend a fortune sometimes to get stunning car that people appreciate.

Agree on the sentiment regarding subaru's as I had a 02 V7 Sti, that thing felt like understeer heaven until you could load it up enough to neutral steer around a corner.

90s/early 00s cars are my go to. Crazy how little the 00s Merc SL go for nowadays.
 

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