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Old 01-17-2013, 12:33 AM   #325
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Originally Posted by SoapBox View Post
No, that is not what the article said. You claimed to have read it?

They ran hot laps with all cars over the course of 2 days, with the same drivers. They ran hot laps day 1 in the ST, but didn't get a chance to run a hot lap day 2 with the ST.

The drivers were the same on day 1 and day 2, and while the majority of cars set a faster day 2 time compared to their day 1 time, not all of them did.

They noted the slow lap time on the hotlaps they did run had much to do with the car cutting boost.

I figured I would at least copy the article word for word and allow everyone to make their own conclusion and just not my words for it.

This car should be quicker. What held back the Focus ST, ultimately, was not any performance or design limitation, but a key less ignition system that allowed one of us to drive off with the key left on the roof. The fob fell off and ended its life in several small pieces, so the St missed the second day of lapping when we often log the quickest lap times. The perpetrator has been....
(my camera phone sucks so I'm going to just spew mindless antics that prove i didn't read the article) So basically they said he was sent off to drive a Taurus that had a window broken... They mentioned that the Electronic LSD went had issues on the track and ended up spinning the inside tire after a while and they thought the car would do better with a real LSD. The talked about how the car only has 20 seconds of peek boost and that it spent... (this is where i can read from my phone).

Most of the time with lower mid range power that results in slower acceleration than its peak output. ratings suggest. Taken all together, we believe the ST's ultimate potential is at least a few seconds quicker, Maybe next year...
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