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Old 12-02-2004, 07:52 PM   #5
02_Forester
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Join Date: Oct 2001
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'06 Volvo V70R
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"The 3751-pound Baja Turbo is less quick, owing to its greater weight and our test car's four-speed automatic. Still, at 7.3 seconds, it's quicker by two full seconds to 60 mph than a standard Baja equipped with a five-speed manual. Further, the Baja Turbo would be quicker than any of its competitors. If, that is, it had any competitors.

Subaru expects to offer a five-speed manual transmission in a decontented Baja Turbo (with cloth seats), but as we went to press, the company wasn't quite sure about that. If it is offered and we test it, it will be quicker. And as with any four-door car/quasi-pickup, top speed is critically important. The Turbo will circle the racetrack at 130 mph, leaving a Baja with the naturally aspirated four wheezing away at an insufficient 119 mph."


So it was the automatic that went 7.3 0-60. So the manual could realistically be 6.5 sec. and break into the high 14s in the 1/4 mile.
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