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Old 12-11-2012, 09:49 PM   #1007
DDScooby
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Originally Posted by DoomsdayFAN View Post
What is it like driving a 400+ whp AWD Suby? Like, for example, lets say you're in a stock Ford Focus and you press the gas pedal down three inches.... you're going to get a nice but slow and steady increase in speed. Now, if you press on a 400+ whp AWD Suby gas pedal that same amount in first or second gear, is it going to be a smooth and controlable gain, or will that same pressure on the pedal make the car lunge like a rocket, thus making it extremely difficult to drive in traffic of any kind?

In other words, how gingerly do you have to milk the pedal when the car is that powerful?
A 400whp subaru is more than likely going to have a fairly large sized turbo on it. So unless the driver has the car in, say, third or fourth gear at 3500-4k on the tac, then yeah it's gonna rocket off when the gas pedal is mashed to the floor. But it's a turbo, not a on/off switch like a supercharger might be. So it's going to have to spool up first, but it's going to be a hard spool and start pressing the driver into the seat. A gradual increase on the throttle will be a gradual increase in speed. ...generally speaking.
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