We’re driving the Flatt Eco wagon. An economical wagon. Is it an actual economic, easy to drive family wagon, or did we get rick rolled by Bridgell Motor Company and this thing is in fact a sleeper that can reach light speed faster then sugar free gummy bears can move through my intestinal tract? Only one way to find out…
Lap #1 (03:05.043)
Off we go and there’s a tiny tiny bit of wheelspin off the start. Just enough to make you feel alive, and for your wife to ask you if you’ve taken your anti psychotic drugs today. Just enough to once again feel like a young wannabe racer in his ricer Honda Civic. Oh and Bridgell wasn’t joking. This is an eco wagon. It’s super tame and easy to corner. There’s less sign of rear end slippage then there is Eskimos in Nicaragua. Basically none! Also must compliment the auto gearbox. It seems quite reactive to my right foot.
Lap #2 (02:58.933)
Now, me and the car aren’t the best of friends. The car’s automatic gearbox is quite the smartass. I want you to hold this gear, I tell it. “And I want to screw Pamela Anderson in a private jet while high on coke but I can’t have that now, can I?”, the gearbox tells me. It doesn’t let me have the revs, since it can’t have Pamela and a private jet. But that’s perfectly okay since this is an eco car. But I actually wish Bridgell had sent us a manual version to mess about with. Now that I more or less got a feel for the car, I can do better lap times.
Lap #3 (02:58.843)
I would say the oversteer is very easy to control but it’s a bit too much here and there. The car tried to pick a fight with the racing circuit fence and lost so back to the start line, kiss the car’s ouchies and retry. Now, I dare to say that literally anyone, yes, even you that’s reading this, can toss this car around a racing circuit and not crash. A hamster with no legs could drive this thing. It’s so freaking tame and easy to drive. A lobotomized opossum can with zero problems race this thing.
Best lap: 02:58.843 (Lap #3)
- Extremely easy to drive.
- Extremely easy to learn.
- Stays stable in corners and high speed.
- Has rather decent cornering. 50mp/h+ in medium bends.
- You can violate the accelerator as much as you’d like and you won’t die.
- I wish it had a manual gearbox.
Final verdict: This thing is incredibly easy to drive and learn. Anyone can toss this around a racetrack. Even your unborn child while it’s still a developing fetus. An extremely driveable car. APDT Approved!