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Re: Sorry again... (archive)

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Posted by Brad Franklin on May 12, 1999 at 07:36:39:

In Reply to: Sorry again... posted by ChasM3 on May 11, 1999 at 19:38:36:

: Brad, I won't argue 2nd gen numbers with you though I believe some TII are quicker than you think...but I will agree none are in the performance league of the your M3 or mine.... BUT you are not right on the 5.5 0-60 for a 3rd gen. Any 93+ is at least .2 quicker than that. BTW, you may add to your above stats one undocumented difference...the stock 93 is slightly quicker than a 94 or 95 due to higher boost on secondary....10PSI vs 8PSI at ~4500RPM.

I think I've confused you...the 5.5 seconds I quoted was for a 97 M3 (there's no such thing as a 97 RX-7 in the states). Sorry. I mentioned the 2nd gen turbo's can do low 6 second 0-60's when launched properly..and that was a *generous* estimation. There is NO WAY that 3000 lbs car generating only 200 hp will get under 6 seconds 0-60 with stock gearing and street tires. Period. Those cars are really known for doing HIGH 6's or low 7's in the 0-60 unless you get a really good launch. Go dig up an old Road & Track or Car & Driver, or just go ask some 2nd gen turbo II owners. Heck just look at a new Honda Prelude VTEC, it weighs sleightly less than the 200 hp 2nd gen RX-7, produces the same hp, and does high 6 0-60's.


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