Originally Posted by DoomsdayFAN
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?
Good question. Since most high HP subarus have large turbos, it would depend on what gear/rpm. For instance your on the hiway cruising and push the pedal down "three inches", it will accel quicker then the focus for sure...but the lag from the big turbo would not give you an instant and unmanagble power increase. If u slammed it and were in the correct gear (passing someone for instance) where the turnbo was spooled then this is when you would get the rush quickly. Example: you may be crusising at 2000rpm on the hiway, punch it in 5 gear, but with your gearing and low rpm it will take a while to get that neck breaking push. On the flip side your in 3 waiting to pass some shmuck on the on ramp..find an opening and floor it- you will hit your sweet spot (3500rpm for say a big gt30r turbo) and BOOM your off!
long story short..it is not unmanagble. I have driven high hp 1700lb volkswagens, HUGE hp supras and 330whp sti's (mine)..none of which are unmanagble unless your a dummy