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Old 02-02-2004, 03:56 PM   #1
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Hyundai vs SVT

I drive a 1999 Hyundai Elantra with 60k miles with no mods accept a set of NGK wires and Denso Irridium plugs and my friend drives a silver SVT Focus with 12k miles with nothing done but a K&N filter in the stock air box. We raced 3 times in a row and i beat him every time with an extra person in the car. We both went all out i dumped clutch at around 4500-5000 rpms, he dumped around the same i dont know for sure what numbers but thats what it sounded like. Can any one tell me what the hell is going on? My friend might just really suck at driving but he dumped high, shifted at redline, and we only raced to around 70mph. What do you guys think. How do you guys drag you focuses? P.S. this is a true story


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Old 02-02-2004, 04:04 PM   #2
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I am going to compare the Elantra to a Corolla, their numbers look the same. I doubt your wires/plugs add 40-50 hp to be comparable to the SVT. So either he is a horrible driver, or he was playing with you.
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Tell your friend to get on this forum so we can have a chat with him. Also post some pictures of your car and the SVT.
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Old 02-02-2004, 04:06 PM   #4
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The hyundai has a 2.0 liter tiwn cam 140 horse. I dont know man he was trying like hell, so hard he actually messed up his shifter linkage.[IMG]C:\Documents and Settings\Scott Dorgan\Desktop\photo_016[1][/IMG]
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Old 02-02-2004, 04:27 PM   #5
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He cant be a good driver. A 15 year old girl could beat a car with 30 less horsepower. Werid?
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There has to be some other factors involved. An SVT and an Elantra (website says 130ish HP, but doesn't matter) driven by the same person, the SVT will beat it every time. Accroding to a buys guide for compact cars on carsdirect (did a quick google search) the Elantra gets 8.4 seconds 0-60 with a manual tranny. According to multiple sites, the SVT gets 7.5 seconsd 0-60.

8.4 is not faster than 7.5. Numbers don't lie.

So either-
1. He can't drive
2. He was playing with you
3. His car has serious problems
4. You have some other modifications to your car

So which one is it?
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I doubt it. Your car is in no way near the performance level of the SVT. And dumping it at 5 grand isnt the best approach unless your purposely trying to just spin the tires. The only way I could see this story being true is if he dumped it from redline and shifted at 3 grand through every gear.
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Old 02-02-2004, 04:51 PM   #8
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I cant figure out the pictures thing here they are though at this site, my car doesnt run an 8.4 that must be the auto matic version, i run low 7s to 60 with a friend and a stop watch so add whatever you want
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I cant figure out the pictures thing here they are though at this site, my car doesnt run an 8.4 that must be the auto matic version, i run low 7s to 60
And how did you come about these numbers?
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Well i was running 91 octane, im sure the tests were running crap since the owners manual recomends crap and i through away the garbage auto light shit plugs that came with the car it was a stop watch so it prolly was more like 7.5 with possible speddo issues, and human error, but with the same human error my friend with to focus got the same times, also it was dahm cold when i race which can make a difference.
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