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Old 01-07-2022, 12:53 PM   #1192
VarmintCong
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Originally Posted by SCRAPPYDO View Post
what does that even mean. Has acceleration become the single most important measure of a sports car? When?

All of those cars are quicker than my 50 year old datsun. But I would rather drive it than any of them as to how it feels and drives. Pure numbers do not make for a great car. The GTR was a numbers generating machine, yet nobody loved that car. People were in awe of it and people talked about it, but never really loved it. Rather like the NSX. Further, the LFA was not the fastest thing made, but its character and charm and build quality have elevated it to a legend.
Amen. And the obsession with horsepower and 0-60 has stolen awesome normally aspirated motors from us, like how BMW replaced the sweet 3.0L inline six with boring 4 cylinder turbos. People say it's mpg but that 3.0L when combined with the 8 speed ZF got just as good real world gas mileage as the turbo 4.
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