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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Have any of you read the new Car mag, I think before these guys write an article on the new E7 they should get their facts right. They quoted the 0-60 of the E7 as 5.2 or 5.3 then said how this was faster than the E6. I guess they have never read any other performance mags before, as it quite clearly states 0-60 for the E6 GSR as 4.8. Apart from the fact that I would never hit that is beside the point
 
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I guess this proves a couple of things ...

1. 0-60 is not the best performance measure of all time because ...
2. 0-60 is very, very variable (e.g. BMW M Coupe is 4.3s, 4.9s or 5.2s depending on which mag you read)

Ian.
 
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When it comes to 0-60 times for Evos and the like, does anyone really believe any of the figures, or for that matter care?

You could get a VI to 60 in under 5 seconds, but you wouldn't want to do it often unless you like the smell of burnt clutch and the associated wallet-emptying.

You could also do a 0-60 and declare that an Evo VI takes 6.7s - doesn't make for stunning reading but it's probably closer to the way that many drive 'quickly'.

I don't care what mag X says comapred to mag Y, 0.2s isn't going to change anyone's life. I wish that we had more drag strips here in the UK, maybe then one of the few truely useful measures of straightline performance (the others being 30-70 through the gears and 50-70 in top) would be more widely used and recognised.

Say to most punters in the UK that you have a 11 second ET and they'll look at you with a blank expression, in the States or Australia things are a bit different
 
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It most certainly is, but I've only just (1830 tonite) got ICQ installed on my new setup and am wrestling with it's multiple menus to get it the way I like it so it's been a bit flaky this evening.

When did you try?
 
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Chunky wots an ICQhttp://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/embarassed1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle > ?

Sean
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
EVO_MAD

OK, I'll probably be on most of the evening anyway, I'll get these machines working right eventually!

I see a few Evos around, but they mostly look like they are driven by Yuppie-types in them for the badge. Either that or you see them being gingerly driven around Adsa car parks by fancy looking birds with a worried look on their faces http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/happy1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >

Sean

ICQ? Nothing to do with Evos [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/happy1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle > it's a realtime messaging system (I seek you - geddit? [img]http://www.ltregister.f9.co.uk/graphics/happy1.gif border|EQU| 0 align|EQU| absmiddle >). You can send messages instantly to folk you know that are online at the same time as you. [URL]http://www.icq.com/[/URL] for more.
 
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