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I LOL'd when I opened my new issue of Road &Track (September).



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slower and heavier then I would have expected for a new car. I just looked up the curb weight of a stock SVT google said 2780lbs. Aren't thy moving backwards in quest for economy?
 

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slower and heavier then I would have expected for a new car. I just looked up the curb weight of a stock SVT google said 2780lbs. Aren't thy moving backwards in quest for economy?
The SVT may have been a little lighter (139lbs less than a new SE), but its EPA rating is only 18 city/26 highway... compared to 26/36 for the 5-speed SE that weighs almost the same and has almost as much horsepower and.more torque (146 lb-ft, not 516).

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I saw the 3115 lbs in your the picture of the specs above, no idea which model it was. imagine the MPG and performence of a lighter loaded car.
 

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I saw the 3115 lbs in your the picture of the specs above, no idea which model it was. imagine the MPG and performence of a lighter loaded car.
The reason I compared the SVT to the SE 5-speed is because it gets the WORST EPA mileage rating of the new lineup... the Titanium, whose specs are in the picture, gets better mileage than the SE 5-speed.

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These numbers seem off... I've personally logged a 0-60 time of 7.6 seconds in my SE hatch and have seen as low as 7.3 seconds shown in reviews. No clue about a quarter mile time yet, but assuming I can get as good or better shifts out of her (7.6 was in sport mode) as I did doing my 0-60 I see no reason I can't break 16 seconds.
Also, their observed mileage seems decent, but it could be better... My newest tank is giving me a 33.1mpg average with about 85% city and 15% highway driving. And this is without really babying it in-city.
I have yet to test the supposedly 118mph limied speed, but I also haven't been anywhere I felt safe going more than 90 yet...

But back to the original reason for this post... I WANT THAT KIND OF TORQUE! and if it finds this monster torque faster than it finds the actual 145 it has I could kill just about anything with a 4 or 6 cylinder (and probably a lot of the V8's) around here if it didn't instantly vaporize the tires... Lol!
 

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These numbers seem off... I've personally logged a 0-60 time of 7.6 seconds in my SE hatch and have seen as low as 7.3 seconds shown in reviews. No clue about a quarter mile time yet, but assuming I can get as good or better shifts out of her (7.6 was in sport mode) as I did doing my 0-60 I see no reason I can't break 16 seconds.
Also, their observed mileage seems decent, but it could be better... My newest tank is giving me a 33.1mpg average with about 85% city and 15% highway driving. And this is without really babying it in-city.
I have yet to test the supposedly 118mph limied speed, but I also haven't been anywhere I felt safe going more than 90 yet...
The Titanium may be slower due to the higher curb weight and bigger wheels.

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The Titanium may be slower due to the higher curb weight and bigger wheels.

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Its not all that much heavier. That low low C&D time was done with a manual, so they got the launch and shifts perfectly. Im sure if you practiced with the powershift youd get similar times. It really comes down to how they drove the car.

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How did they even manage that misprint? It's not even close. Did they input the numbers for a turbo diesel truck?? Geez with that much torque the drivetrain would pull itself free from the car and keep on going. [hihi]
 

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mini super duty?
 
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