2011 Barcelona Motorshow - SeatCupra.net road trip and liveblog

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  1. dholdi

    dholdi Senior Member

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    This is rekindling my interest in road trips, you will have to stop, I've too much to do this year :(
    We stopped at Le Mans on the way to La Rochelle a few years back.
    Didnt manage to get pics on the circuit tho, just a few around the main stands.
    Mark, you sure that ferry was doin 67 mph ?
     
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  2. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!

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    No idea, I just re-tweeted m0rk's post. Last time I was on a ferry was more than 20 years ago.

    Brittany Ferries claim 180mins (3 hour) crossing from Pompey to Cherbourg.

    EDIT.

    Based on the distance its about 90-100 miles as the crow flies, so bear in mind getting out of port and into port etc, full chat sustained for 2.5hours over that distance could be around 40mph, but it depends how long its at full chat for, it might only be at full speed for part of the journey, so could well have a higher top speed than I'm able to calculate due to not knowing where it can be at full speed and where it can't :D
     
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  3. dholdi

    dholdi Senior Member

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    About 90 miles at a guess.
    We did Poole to Cherborg but that was on a normal ferry and took about 5 hours.
    Only been on a Seacat once and that was Dover to Boulogne, does feel quick when you are overtaking all the normal ones that have left before you :D
    I'd guess at around 30 knots.
     
  4. m0rk

    m0rk sarcasm comes free

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    It varied a little, but the GPS speedo on my phone picked it up at 67 at one point (and around that for a while) but did settle at just over 40mph.

    It was mighty quick though
     
  5. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!

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    Morning folks, Twitter update :)

    The guys set off from their overnight stop-over just over an hour ago now.

    They have just ascended the Puy de Dome and have tweeted this great piccy. Look forward to seeing proper camera shots later. :)

    Click here for location

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  6. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    Stunning views
     
  7. ZBOYD

    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!

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    Latest update.

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    Possibly a little too much info, but they are sharing it anyway. :D

    "No idea where we are. Geo tagged though. Stopped for coffee and Scott needs a piss"

    Location CLICK HERE, not far to go before they reach Milau.
     
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    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    How you finding the performance of the Deisel?
     
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    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!

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    Speaking to both of them last night, I think they are favourably impressed with the FR derv.

    Fairly spritely performance and great economy.
     
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    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!

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    Millau :D

    Twitter update.

    Millau Bridge! Awesome view and perfect roads. Video of the bridge to come.

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  11. LEE69

    LEE69 Stage 2 Revo'd

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    MPG should get better with age anyway

    Nice view again.
     
  12. dholdi

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    Always wanted to go to the Milau Bridge ever since seeing a program on Discovery about its construction.
    An incredible feat of engineering. The architect was British iirc.
     
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    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!

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    Latest update. Bug wash!!

    m0rk doing a quick wash to see out the screen! :coolthumb

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    Current Progress - CLICK FOR LOCATION
     
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    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!

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    Only another couple of hours now to Barcelona :D
     
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    ZBOYD Looking up at the stars!

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    Lunch break. :)

    Twitter update:

    Very warm in the sun, 47 Litres put in recently and 150mile remaining on that tank. 600 mile range!

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    Latest update:

    Narbonne on the road to Barcelona. Just 148 miles to go. :)

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    LOCATION CLICK HERE
     
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    Another Twitter update:

    About 15 miles from the Spanish border. Pyrenees are in sight, but won't show up on an iPhone pic. In roadworks :rolleyes:

    LOCATION CLICK HERE
     
  18. LEE69

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    Making good time
    Loving the updates, almost like I'm there :D
     
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    amazing so jealous would love to do something like that , maybe a bullrun for scn is an idea
     
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