A very satisfying moment.
There has been some recent discussion on 0-100 times ect. for the new BAs. Well heres some first hand experience.
I was stopped at a set of lights, on a two lane highway with a speed limit of 80. After the set of lights, there is about 300-400 metres before the left lane ends and u must merge right.
Now im sitting in the right hand lane, and up pulls a very nice looking new 200SX, with throbbing exhaust note. Unfortunatley the rather nice car was being driven by some dickhead with sideways sunvisor - who rolled down his window and was saying something about being a skippy or skip... or some crap like that.
Now i was in a pretty shitty mood that day - i had just finished work - and didnt like what this guy had to say so i thought id give him a drag and try and beat him before the lane ran out.
Now driving an BA XR6 (note the lack of a "T") I didnt like my chances, as on paper at least the 200sx has about half a second to a hundred (i think it does like 6.4secs to a hundred while the BA XR6 does 7.2). Also his car was modified (didnt know by how much, but the exhaust was obvious), while mine is stock. But i thought, id give it a go as im never one to back down from a challenge (especially when the red mist sets in).
Ok so light goes green i give the Xr some and she launches well with no wheel spin, as does the 200sx. Shifting into second his bonnet was level with my back tyre and he was trying hard - could here his car revving hard and his blow off valve was working furiously! Shifting into third he still hadnt gained on me and there was about 20 metres left of his lane - so he slams on his brakes and pulls in behind me - and the dick starts weaving behind me right on my arse!
Damn it felt good to rack one up for the XR, I didnt care that he was tailgaiting me, i was laughing too hard!! Now im sure that a 200sx is a faster car than my falcon, so im not sure why he couldnt beat me. With a bit of exhaust work, i think my little baby will be very worthy to mix it up at the traffic light grandprix.
oh well just a real world example i though id share on how driving skill and car control are more important that factory acceleration figures (XR8 baggers take note.)
2003 BA XR6, T5, Blueprint. Herrods exhaust, unifilter ,painted calipers.
0-100 in 6.55 secs.
Forever to live in the shadow of its big brother!
Also - Kawasaki ZZR, soon to be Kawasaki ZX6R.