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Originally Posted by bpowell555 View Post
That and multi-car overtaking manouvers. The mad mile outside Hastings on the A21 is good for this, in both directions
Actually... its not.

I used to live right on the A21 many years ago. There were emergency services flying up and down it almost every night as there used to be at least 3 accidents a week.

It isn't a safe road. Trust me, I've seen and heard enough blues and twos down it over the years. Please be careful on that road. On the few rare occasions I drive alone it I get very nervous. I was on a bus once years ago on the A21.. lorry came the other way and smashed its wing mirror into the bus. The driver was a right state.

Back to the topic at hand...

I still don't see how my saff has a slower than average 0-60 time yet still seems to out power everything else on the road around here. How is this possible?
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0-60 time only tells half the story,the gearing and power delivery mean much more in the real world.

I wouldn't say the Saff isn't particularly a quick car though,and you don't know how hard the other drivers around you are trying.The official 0-60 time of a car is set by nailing the car and getting the perfect traction,which not everyone is going to do every time.

Apparently my Delta is rated as 7.5 seconds 0-60,but it feels a hell of a lot faster than that,but then your holding on to the steering wheel with grim death trying to control the torque steer.

I would say anything under 7 seconds is a true 'quick car',but as I said it depends on the characteristics of the engine,gearbox and driver.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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you havent come across a freind of mine then, whenever hes sober enough to drive, he hits the red line in every gear before changing up, and i dont think your saff will be able to keep up with a mini cooper s

well it would probably give his a run for money, hes $hagged the engine, and i think hes warped the head

i cant see how he survives on an oil rig for 2 weeks at a time

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torque, torque, torque.

Lag, I bet your Delta makes you smile like a cat!
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Originally Posted by daft_plonk View Post
you havent come across a freind of mine then, whenever hes sober enough to drive, he hits the red line in every gear before changing up,
That reminds me of a friend of mine, he had an early RX7 which had a little bell that rang as you hit the red line. After a few months the ring became slower and lower cause that was his signal to change up. I don't think Mazda intended that bell to signal every gear change

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