British journalist and YouTube sensation Chris Harris teamed up with CAR track tester Deon Joubert for our annual Performance Shootout 2013.
Here they drive and discuss the legendary locally-developed Opel Kadettt 2,0 GSI 16V S, aka “The Superboss” and its rival, BMW’s 325iS – both of which captured the imaginations of aficionados and fans of Group N circuit racing in the early Nineties.
They drive the racing versions of both cars and the video includes NEVER SEEN BEFORE AMATEUR FOOTAGE of a pitlane disagreement between BMW and Opel protagonists, the late Tony Viana and Mike Briggs, which dates back to 1991. Then Chris and Deon take two well-kept examples of the limited-edition Superboss and 325iS to a twisty road to see how they compare with modern hot hatches and sporty coupes.
The Superboss certainly took Chris by surprise… so much so that Deon “cried for his mommy”.
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