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Autocar magazine Christmas 'Road Test'
« on: December 13, 2018, 03:05:47 PM »

Being a car nut (as well as a railway, boat and aeroplane nut....) I always buy the Christmas issue of Autocar Magazine because of their sometimes outlandish road tests in that issue. In recent years they've tested the Flying Scotsman locomotive, a Challenger tank and an RAF Tornado fighter etc. etc.

This year's test will be of special interest here as they've done an RNLI Shannon Class lifeboat.  :-))

Highlight figures include 1282 bhp from the engines, a 0-37 mph acceleration time of 35.5 secs, a 37-0 mph braking time of 9.5 secs and a 2740 litre fuel tank!

The dual control consoles, one upper and one lower, would look more in place in an Airbus A380 airliner, the Shannon even having a single lever steering control at the lower level!  ;)


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Re: Autocar magazine Christmas 'Road Test'
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 03:12:19 PM »

Gone for a look :-))
Ta for headsup 8)
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Re: Autocar magazine Christmas 'Road Test'
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 05:44:34 PM »

Just bought it - looks like an excellent article. Lots of detail and some useful pictures for modellers too. Thanks for the heads up!
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