I have a Rio 3 Eco-dynamics and it is very torquey. I am not a racer, nor do I use my car for racing but just for fun: I've left a lot of cars in my Rear View mirror including 1.6 Astras to Fiestas (after they flashed to race)Hope this Helps
Cross contry i can just about keep tabs on my sister in our clio 172 cup (with 200BHP), obviously i am a significantly more skilled wheel man than she is, but genuinly its a nippy little beast if you want to crack on. Smashes the fuel economy though...mid 30s!
The one i share with myisa 53 plate172 cup with the 202 moreago upgrade and i refreshed the dampers, and removed the A/Cwhen i got it. Runs P-zero Neros on the road And Avon semi slicks on 15" steelies on track days.
Otherwise looks standard so its a bit of a sleeper. I can happilly run rings aroud"Benjamin" in his daddys 911 on track days. It will be a sad day when i have to part with it, no idea what it will get replaced with, i like the idea of the £2500 RX8 like they have on piston heads, but driving down to the 'Ring would be costly!