I have a sneaking suspicion that this thing, with an optimistic, clutch-abusing Car & Driver reviewer at the helm, will post 0-60 times in the 5.9s range.
15 years ago, the original 197HP Boxster which wieghed more and had a 5-speed transmission was going 0-60 in 6 seconds flat, with some magazines putting it at 6.2 seconds.
This car is lighter, is better geared, and has newer tires. I am hoping for ~5.9s. But we'll see. I would not be surprised at anything in the 5.9s-6.5s range.
Last edited by Art Vandelay; 03-07-2012 at 11:14 AM.
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That's a "mild mod"? A BBK? You DO realize that when Chris Harris drove one, he noticed brake fade very early on. A mild fix would be more aggressive pads, but not complete race pads OR a brake overhaul.
A gutted interior may seem milk, but it doesn't really count. Mild mods are like intake, header(s), exhaust, and a slightly stiffer suspension.
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Pulling into the garage...0-60?
Get off the computer and drive. 0-60 times are numbers.
OMG...LESS TORQUE!?!?!?! How dare they.Both cars have 200HP but one has 50lbs less torque.
You can breathe a sigh of relief. Because whether or not this car is a failure doesn't hinge on your opinion.My opinion - this car is just a big failure!