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Old 02-17-2004, 04:35 PM   #61
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Originally posted by dan81
Asides from the guy in the SVT not knowing how to drive there are a few other factors to consider.

- the Elantra weighs ~2635 lbs , more than 100 less than an SVT

- SVT has 6 gears = more shifts (more lost time if the guy can't drive properly)

Okay number of shifts but what are u planning to race a half mile? for every hundred pounds u loose how many ponies? Its impossible, either the SVT was a fake or he just plain old sucked or he just wanted to inflate the elantra's ego so he can squash it the next time
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Something's not right. I have a ZX3 and and SVT and they don't compare performance wise. I will tell you one thing though, the SVTF is not a drag racing car. It's just not made for that, thats why alot of guys burn out they're clutch/flywhees on those cars cus all they do is launch them. I like taking the SVTF on the freeway. Thats where all the power really is. Maybe your elantra is a "factory freak". Hey it happens.....
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Old 02-25-2004, 06:38 PM   #63
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A few months ago I drove my buddies wifes elantra GT and yeah, the thing WAS pretty fast. Suprised me. Again likeyou guys said, I dunno about SVT pep...put its no slouch.
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QUOTE: P.S. - race him past 70 and then see who wins. Something tells me Hyundai wouldn't allow an Elantra to be capable of reaching speeds near 140.

How about rodney king. I'll bet his speeding ticket suprised the hell out of the makers of Hyundai too.
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