The Stig's T5

The Stig (Ben Collins) drives a modified T5 4motion was reported in today's Sydney Morning Herald (Drive.com.au)
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> hdvwoc <plander@optusnet.com.au> wrote:
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> The Stig (Ben Collins) drives a modified T5 4motion was reported in
> today's Sydney Morning Herald (Drive.com.au)
Phill,what a good article.
I wonder if the Stig has driven a T25?,and how he would compare it with the likes mentioned.

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, plander@... wrote:
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> > hdvwoc <plander@...> wrote:
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> > The Stig (Ben Collins) drives a modified T5 4motion was reported in
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Ben, I don't think he could handle the pure power of the 2.1L wbx, maybe 1.6 tdi but not the mighty MV.

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From: Ben <bencroft96@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: The Stig's T5
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Received: Friday, 11 March, 2011, 10:29 PM

 
Phill,what a good article.
I wonder if the Stig has driven a T25?,and how he would compare it with the likes mentioned.

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Greg,I would volunter my bus if he wanted to do a stint on the skid pan.(as long as I could be shotgun,and those other three wont there).
BenC.

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, greg esposito <gregespo73@...> wrote:
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> Ben, I don't think he could handle the pure power of the 2.1L wbx, maybe 1.6 tdi but not the mighty MV.
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> From: Ben <bencroft96@...>
> Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: The Stig's T5
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> Received: Friday, 11 March, 2011, 10:29 PM
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> Phill,what a good article.
> I wonder if the Stig has driven a T25?,and how he would compare it with the likes mentioned.
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> --- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, plander@ wrote:
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> > > hdvwoc <plander@> wrote:
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> > > The Stig (Ben Collins) drives a modified T5 4motion was reported in
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Agree -Thanks Phil for bringing our attention to a fascinating article particularly his opinion that if he had been driving an X5 he could have been a bit of a Stig in the Mud.  I thought X5's  were reasonably capable if you were willing to put $100,000 + at risk and could find tyres suitable for both on and off road use. Also what X5 has a rock n roll bed and a gas stove?
Haven't I seen 1 of the Top Gear team destroying a T3 camper &/or trying to float one on the program which should have left them with a stigmata.
Roger
Melbourne.

--- On Fri, 11/3/11, Ben <bencroft96@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Ben <bencroft96@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: The Stig's T5
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Received: Friday, 11 March, 2011, 7:29 PM

 
Phill,what a good article.
I wonder if the Stig has driven a T25?,and how he would compare it with the likes mentioned.

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> > The Stig (Ben Collins) drives a modified T5 4motion was reported in
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Yes Roger. On one show they each had to create an amphibious vehicle. I think the little Top Gear guy chose a T25, with round headlights I think and rigged up a propeller to the engine somehow. It sank eventually but not before there was a lot of bull!!!!

Cheers, Peter from Port