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So, is your car fast?

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jt racing

531 posts

79 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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BMW 740i. Can hold its own. Not epic quick off the line but never really found wanting otherwise.

v8will

3,010 posts

101 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Nope, my definition of fast was redefined after a passenger ride in a Hayabusa Westfield which in the grand scheme of things is probably only on the nippy side.

My old T5 Volvo was quite brisk though, punched well above its weight

Blib

31,040 posts

102 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Quick or fast?

My Hawk is very quick. But, not really fast. I consider my Maserati to be a fast car. My Fiat 500 Twin Air is neither.

Dave Hedgehog

7,907 posts

109 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Herman Toothrot said:
Weekend runabout / current track car fast enough ~200bhp/tonne. Proper track car 360bhp/tonne, thats fast. Daily rider 370bhp/tonne thats fast, weekend rider 685bhp/tonne - thats proper quick smile
thats just greedy

davepoth

25,734 posts

104 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Rover 75 1.8 NA. And the amusing thing is that it's still three full seconds quicker to sixty than my last car. smile
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thinfourth2

32,414 posts

109 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Its a K11 micra it does nothing quickly including rust

The landrovers don't do anything quick apart from rust

The unimog doesn't understand the name of fast but it has no concept of the word stuck

Baryonyx

13,547 posts

64 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Yes, it's definitely fast enough, my Audi A8 4.2 Quattro. I'm usually a turbo lover but the V8 engine is ideal for punch at any speeds. It has far more grunt than is really needed in the UK, but it's also usefully quick below that as it has bags of grip from the AWD system.

Is it as fast as say, my old MR2 Turbo? No, not that fast. But it's still pretty damn quick, especially one up, and it keeps pulling where my old turbo cars were running out of breath.

Number 5

2,648 posts

100 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Dave Hedgehog said:
Herman Toothrot said:
Weekend runabout / current track car fast enough ~200bhp/tonne. Proper track car 360bhp/tonne, thats fast. Daily rider 370bhp/tonne thats fast, weekend rider 685bhp/tonne - thats proper quick smile
thats just greedy
He's just showing off now isn't he

Herman Toothrot

6,329 posts

103 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Dave Hedgehog said:
thats just greedy
Yes the Mrs tells me the not functioning at the mo track car should go. We have a 147bhp/tonne dog barge as well.

swerni

26,013 posts

115 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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ViperDave said:
7m22s lap time of the N'ring. The car that is, me not so much.
Same as mine

Having said that mine is about 10% up on power from stock, so with me driving, I reckon it's good for a 15 minutes lap smile




ETA about 382 bhp per tonne

Edited by swerni on Wednesday 3rd October 21:07

walsh

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566 posts

64 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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diddly said:
Define "fast" i.e acceleration, 0-60 etc.etc. I have a Ford Mondeo Estate. I had it at max Leptons at J8,M25 when I met an unmarked Audi; should have known better being in Bandit country but yes,at that time my Dad taxi was "fast!!!" BTW he was an basolut gent by giving me his best glare then going after the mid-lane hoggers!! Phew!
That's kind of the point. Any self respecting petrolhead can work out, on paper, which of two cars should faster in a specific arena. I'm talking more about if you feel as though its fast.

Yodafone

243 posts

110 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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ViperDave said:
7m22s lap time of the N'ring. The car that is, me not so much.
ViperDave's

Occupation:
Climate change specialist with 2 Viper's pictured.

Made me chuckle biggrin

ben5732

761 posts

61 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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V70 t5 .... Not slow for its size

GroundEffect

9,245 posts

61 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Z4M.

245BHP/tonne ish.

Not slow.

TameRacingDriver

10,019 posts

177 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Good enough to be amusing. 350Z, 0-60 in 5.8s, 0-100 in 14.3s, top speed 155 MPH. I reckon its a sweet spot between not slow at all, but not too fast you can't use it.

David87

3,748 posts

117 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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It depends on what kind of stuff you've driven before, I suppose. To me, my Focus RS is quick (a 300bhp hot hatch couldn't ever really be considered anything less I don't think!), but it's not 'fast'. When I took a 12-year-old family friend out in it, though, he was utterly gobsmacked by its performance. His parents have a diesel Skôda Superb, so that's all he knew! When I went out in a 997.2 Turbo, I had the same reaction. hehe

Mr MXT

6,709 posts

188 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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The Primera? No.
The Westfield? Yes, quite!

007 VXR

64,129 posts

92 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Monaro VXR s/c with 690bhp Goes well smile But i would not say super fast.
IMHO

Nedzilla

2,371 posts

79 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Yes.

Dalto123

2,936 posts

68 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I'll go through the current family fleet smile

Audi A3 - I suppose no, its a 1.4, but it is quite nippy and good fun.
Porsche Boxster S - Oh yes! biggrin
Nissan Micra - Certainly not - but give it a tight, twisty country lane and the right gear it goes well enough.