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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
While driving a late model Verada 3.5 Ei it has got me thinking what GP discussed about the Falcon and Jackie Stewarts input about throttle response being smooth.
Everytime i drive the Verada i use to think through teh feeling of the car that it really really went in the sense that it would do 0-100km in 8 seconds as opposed to the claimed times of mid 10's. When driving it does feel really really snappy i think they tuned the car like that to get that perception. Touch the throttle and it jumps and revs. Me thinks Mitsubishi stuck soft rear springs so the car pulls you back under acceleration. No wonder people say that the latest VRX Magna really really flys. Although they are pretty quick.
But after a little drag with a newish Lancer i learnt a lesson.
I dragged him off the lights up to 80km/h and i had the foot to the floor and he kept right next to me couldn't even feel the car start to gain ground.
The AU by contrast feels alittle slow off the line, but really hammers. I think this is the input of Jackie Stewart about the smooth throttle response.
Has anyone else had that experience.
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