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Old 09-18-2003, 09:42 AM   #1
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Thumbs up SVTF can take.....

Considering you know how to drive and properly shift when it comes to street racing, what cars can a stock SVT Focus keep up with/take in a 1/4 mile?

I've read some articles that say most Jetta's, Honda SI, RSX type-s, Mini cooper-s, Lancer's all get beat by SVTF's? Is this True?

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Old 09-18-2003, 10:06 AM   #2
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Jetta's - driver's
Honda SI - driver's
RSX type-s - driver's race,
Mini cooper-s - driver's
Lancer's (cheap one) -yes
Lancer's (EVO) - ...NO
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Yea you wouldn't be able to keep up with the Lancer EVO, that has 270 H.P. turbocharged, 0-60 in around 5.8 seconds. You could try but you would embarass yourself LOL.
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Old 09-18-2003, 12:32 PM   #4
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I wouldn't race an RSX Type S either unless the driver is your grandma. But the Si you will smoke, I can keep up with them pretty good, they pull away just a little bit on the upshift and I have an ATX.

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Old 09-21-2003, 05:08 PM   #5
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Trans Am - no, wouldn't recommend trying
3000 gt VR-4/stealth R/T - no, don't try
3000 gt/stealth non turbo - yes
BMW 3 series - yes
BMW M3 - no
BMW 7 series - no
WRX - no
Prelude non SH - yes
Civic excluding R (if stock, good lucking finding one) - yes
Eclipse non turbo - yes, slaughter
Eclipse/Talon turbo - no (worth trying)
Camaro Z28 - smile & enjoy your handling & braking capabilities
Ford GT - no, take a picture
Mustang GT - probably not
Probe GT/GTS - yes
Lincoln Mark 8 - no, don't try
Celica GT - yes
Celica GTS - yes
MR2 non turbo - yes
MR2 turbo - no
VW 1.8T anything - yes
VW GTI R32 - no (these will be here this winter)
Miata pre 2002 - yes
Miata 2002 on - Hang with yes, beat no
Protege Mazdaspeed - hang with yes, beat no
Protege (all other) - yes
RX7 - no
Sentra SER & Spec V - hang with yes, beat no
Porsche (all) - no
Ferrarri (all) - no
Lamborghini (all) - no
Choose your battles wisely. Some guy in a T/A wanted to race me last night. Check out Car-Videos.com.

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Old 09-21-2003, 08:24 PM   #6
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I know you may be more interested in beating someone at the stoplight, but consider taking your mean machine to the autocross and whooping up instead.

Seeing how the SVT Focus can outmaneuver the Corvette Z06, BMW M3, and Subaru WRX in the 60 ft slalom, you're bound to acquire more bragging rights in the parking lot dodging cones than at the dragstrip.

http://www.scca.org/amateur/solo2/index.html

Have fun!

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P.S.--despite poor low-end grunt and 0-60 times, overall, my new SVT Focus puts my traded-in nearly-stock 2001 Mustang GT to SHAME.
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Grandma in a 76 LTD...nope...
Man I'm in some kinda goofy mood tonight or what....
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Geekspeed is right. This car is a performance machine. A domestic sports car owner might disagree because it isn't very fast in a straight line but that's not what it is made for. Its a cornering machine.
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Old 09-21-2003, 09:19 PM   #9
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Okay you wont spank a gti 1.8t or vr6 sorry to say cause they are just plain faster (both drivers equal) overall the svt is a better car but the volkswagen rule most stock (and the 1.8t juat get faster and faster for less than most car it is wrong to say they are kills it will always come down to a drivers race.... oh and the mazda speeds are cows they are the same power as the svt but weigh more and have a really bad turbo system that is in the need of an upgrade badly.


But you have to realize what i said before 90 percent of all races depend on the driver, i have spanked a boxster on the highway in a ford explorer, in that same explorer i have beaten older sI's (EK), v6 mustangs, older celicas and a few other cars.

I also have a friend that has owned some cars that theoretically should whoop his @$$, he has a eg civic with a b16 swap, that isnt tuned and doesnt have exhaust or an intake, and he has beaten a jetta 1.8t with a 50 shot, a few integras and some other cars.

Then there are things you really shouldnt try out of just the fact that it isnt bad to lose but it feels extremely bad to get spanked like a red headed step child .... for instance my brothers' friend with a turbo stang got tried by a 4 cylinder accord with a rice body kit ..... needless to say the accord got left about four exits behind him ...... what you have to always realize is if you dont know how to drive and know you car well you will never beat anyone unless they drive as bad as you....... so if you can drive well an svt can take an evo they are two seconds apart on the quarter mile a misssed shift and a bad start would mean death for the evo and they are very hard to launch right.


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Old 09-21-2003, 09:32 PM   #10
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Oh yeah , it is nice to have a naturally faster car though.
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