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Old 03-24-2008, 07:34 PM   #16
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You wouold think so, however this would make the GT-R the first car in the history of the world to simply "match testers" numbers on any road for any driver

I mean - just pull up to a standstill on any road... and hit the gas. ANyhwo, without super-computer help and slick engineered auto-toys, few people can shift their way to 60mph in 3.5s on a regular street.
As involving as a SL63, maybe even less dramatic given the 4WD system.
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:19 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by RC45 View Post
You wouold think so, however this would make the GT-R the first car in the history of the world to simply "match testers" numbers on any road for any driver

I mean - just pull up to a standstill on any road... and hit the gas. ANyhwo, without super-computer help and slick engineered auto-toys, few people can shift their way to 60mph in 3.5s on a regular street.
until you get into silly power numbers (above 700rwhp) the Ford GT is not far from idiot proof to launch sub 4 seconds to 60 mph.... of course, it helps that it hits 63 in 1st gear
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:50 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by nthfinity View Post
until you get into silly power numbers (above 700rwhp) the Ford GT is not far from idiot proof to launch sub 4 seconds to 60 mph.... of course, it helps that it hits 63 in 1st gear
I am sure on paper this is true, but I think many "regular folks" will be surprised how hard it is to shift your way to sub-4s on the street.

I would love to see the results of average high-HP drivers as they try to put magazine numbers down on random public streets
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:39 AM   #19
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All it takes is practice.. and money for tires.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:47 AM   #20
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All it takes is practice.. and money for tires.
and Clutch, and possible gearbox issues eventually... and possibly 1/2 shafts, and rear differentials, and driveshaft maybe .....
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:15 PM   #21
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These acceleration times are faster than the ones listed in the R&T article. In R&T the GTR took 8.6 whereas it somehow got .8 seconds quicker in this test. I think the term "test mule" or perhaps "warmed over test car" would explain the difference.
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