RMS Rolling Road Day at Gsport Cars

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RMS partnered with site sponsor, Gsport Cars, to avail of their rolling road and undertake a day of power runs for forum members. The machine on hand at the GSport premises was 2WD, but this did not limit the great selection of cars that turned up to chase figures. In fact, it was reassuring to see so many of them petrol! The performance car isn’t dead yet!

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The BMW M4, resplendent with Akrapovič exhaust and carbon styling was the obvious head turner. But looking a little deeper we had a stunning Honda Accord Euro-R, a freshly painted Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 and a couple of hillclimb cars in the form of a Cooper S and a turbocharged Mazda MX-5. I love seeing such a variety on display and of course getting pinned to the redline a few times on the rollers! The owner of Gsport Cars, Gavin, was a great host and Mrs GSportcars even provided a great lunch. All in all a great day; whilst not everyone can leave happy, I think most members were pleased with their BHP results.

Many thanks to forum member, Gobsheene, who produced this an excellent short video of the day.

As for the results, in no particular order we had:

Gobsheene – Skoda Octavia vRS TFSI – 217bhp
shannon1305 – Ford Focus ST – 280bhp
G N K – Seat Leon FR – 246bhp
WSM – BMW M4 – 444bhp
AliStewart15 – Honda CRX – 157bhp
Gerry – VW Mk4 Bolf Wagon – 180bhp
hippyross – Vauxhall 1.4 Corsa – 120bhp
MarkM – Renault 172 Clio – 176bhp
sw20ag – Toyota MR2 – 163bhp
mrtim – Mini Cooper S – 213bhp
Connorb – Mazda MX5 Turbo – 221bhp
maxpower_ireland – MG ZR – 173bhp
Andy044 – Lexus V8 Soarer – 205bhp (approx)
Derekm – Lotus Exige S – 285bhp
shads – Fiat Coupe 20VT – 228bhp
DC2 Davy – Honda Accord Euro R – 232bhp
hooper – Nissan Skyline R33 GTST – 285bhp
Colin – MG ZT V6 estate – 173bhp
PM_10 – Honda Civic Type-R – 217bhp
pablo – Porsche 911 Carrera 2 – 321bhp


About Author

Paul has been part of the team on RMS since early 2002. A big fan of car audio and electronics (when they work). Pilots a 996 911.

RMS Forum Comments

MarkM replied at 16:03, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
Thanks to Paul and Gavin, well organised event :) We went to the Nutts corner sprint afterwards, day full of cars, love it :)
shannon1305 replied at 16:18, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
Agree with @MarkM Well organised and a nice setup cheers Paul and Gavin. I had to head off and buy shoes around 1 Nice to see the torque figures on the car.
gsportcars replied at 17:05, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
Paul has to take the credit for the organisation. He made sure everything ran smoothly etc. Great to see a good variety of cars too. Thanks to everyone for attending!
Bronk replied at 17:08, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
Any results ?
pablo replied at 17:16, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
Ill get them posted asap.
hooper replied at 17:28, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
| Paul has to take the credit for the organisation. He made sure everything ran smoothly etc. Great to see a good variety of cars too. Thanks to everyone for attending!
Good event today and thanks to all involved. Nice setup gsportcars and well run today Paul. Lots of low cars and high revs, just as it should be! Pleased with my liners output, not bad for a bog standard 22 year old I thought!! Sorry for leaving so sharp earlier, my wee lad fell outa the jeep in Asda carpark thankfully he not too bad now tho!! Thanks again, great day today.
pablo replied at 17:59, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
results in no particular order: @Gobsheene - octavia vrs - 217bhp @shannon1305 - focus st - 280bhp @G N K - Leon FR - 246bhp @WSM - M4 - 444bhp @AliStewart15 - CRX - 157bhp @Gerry - Mk4 Bolf Wagon - 180bhp @hippyross - 1.4 Corsa - 120bhp @MarkM - 172 Clio - 176bhp @sw20ag - MR2 - 163bhp @mrtim - mini cooper S - 213bhp @Connorb - MX5 Turbo - 221bhp @maxpower_ireland - MG ZR - 173bhp @Andy044 - V8 Soarer - 205bhp (approx) @Derekm - Exige S - 285bhp @shads - fiat coupe 20VT - 228bhp @DC2 Davy - accord euro R - 232bhp @hooper - R33 GTST (standard cough cough) - 285bhp @Colin - MG V6 pedo bus - 173bhp @PM_10 - Civic Type-R - 217bhp @pablo - 911 Carrera 2 - 321bhp was happy with my run, bang on standard power. Big thanks to Gavin and the lads for getting the cars through!!
G N K replied at 18:03, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
Nice one @pablo thnaks again for a great day, gutted i missed the pedo bus and the 27bhp type R lmao...
marcusplowman replied at 18:05, Sat 11 Apr, 2015
Great wee day thanks guys for all the organising :) Headed over to letstance for a look around with @WSM and @Derekm while the sun was shining
Stu Beck replied at 18:13, Sat 11 Apr, 2015