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The general feeling at GoodCarBadCar Towers leads to suggesting that the good folks at evo Towers in some Shire of England that the number of timed lapt performed in production cars around the Bedford Autodrome’s West Circuit must increase. Far more telling than 0-60 stats provided by magazines around the world, laptimes show the true performance capability of a vehicle. Take the GTI and RenaultSport below, for example: not only is the little Renault quicker than the Golf; it’s more than two seconds quicker than its predecessor, the Clio 197. Laptimes deliver this type of info. 0-60 numbers tell a short story. Check out previous evo laptime reports right here.
Renault Clio 200: 0-60mph in 6.6 seconds
Aston Martin V12 Vantage: 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds

Audi R8 V10: 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds
Porsche 911 GT3: 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds
Renault Clio 200: 1:32.0
Volkswagen Golf GTI MK6: 1:32.4