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Cincydawg

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #112 on: April 29, 2020, 09:51:47 AM »
1976 Lambo Countach LP400 0-60 6.8 seconds and quarter mile in 14.4.

2018 Honda Accord 5.6 and 14.2 seconds with the 2.0 L turbo.

1976 Honda Accord CVCC times are 13.8 and 20.0 seconds., that is 13.8 seconds to get to 60 mph.


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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #113 on: April 29, 2020, 09:54:29 AM »
https://www.zeroto60times.com/vehicle-make/ford-0-60-mph-times/

The fastest Probe is listed at 7.0 seconds 0-60, 1993, and a quarter in 15.5, which shows it was a but slow at higher speeds.
Interesting... So you're saying my memory from >20 years ago about numbers I found on the primordial interwebs may not be accurate? How dare you! :96:

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #114 on: April 29, 2020, 09:57:31 AM »
Meh, all our memories are fables often as not.  This site I cite is "useful" as a compendium of car mag test results of the time.

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #115 on: April 29, 2020, 10:14:29 AM »
1976 Lambo Countach LP400 0-60 6.8 seconds and quarter mile in 14.4.

2018 Honda Accord 5.6 and 14.2 seconds with the 2.0 L turbo.

1976 Honda Accord CVCC times are 13.8 and 20.0 seconds., that is 13.8 seconds to get to 60 mph.



So, it was probably about TWICE as fast as my 1981 Dodge Omni! :)



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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #116 on: April 29, 2020, 10:16:39 AM »
1986 Dodge Omni GLH Turbo was reasonably quick, 8.0 and 16.0 seconds.

The regular Omni is not on the list.


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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #117 on: April 29, 2020, 10:31:36 AM »
1986 Dodge Omni GLH Turbo was reasonably quick, 8.0 and 16.0 seconds.

The regular Omni is not on the list.


Mine was neither a GLH nor a Turbo.  If you found a Plymouth Horizon of similar years (and not turbo) that would be the same.

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #118 on: April 29, 2020, 10:37:04 AM »
1987 Horizon 0-60 10.0 seconds flat, not bad really.

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #119 on: April 29, 2020, 10:42:30 AM »
I'd read that the Probe, when new, was running 0-60 in 6.7s. Not bad for a late 80s 4cyl model. It had a turbo so it actually had quite a bit of low-end torque for what it was. I'm sure in the 10 years since it was built some of that performance had eroded though, so I'm not sure it could do 6.7 anymore.

The Saturn I believe I read did 0-60 somewhere around 7.1s. Again, for a little econobox sedan in the late 90s, not too bad.

But hey, if it's got wheels, you can race it, right?
There was thinking within Ford that what would become the Probe would be the new Mustang (which was the Fox-body mediocrity at the time).  But FWD and no possibility of a V8 were the killers.  That might be a great car, but it was not what Mustang fans would accept as a Mustang.
I liked the Probe.  I thought that that second body-style in particular was a very attractive car, and the performance was good for that era.
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #120 on: April 29, 2020, 10:45:39 AM »
1976 Lambo Countach LP400 0-60 6.8 seconds and quarter mile in 14.4.

2018 Honda Accord 5.6 and 14.2 seconds with the 2.0 L turbo.

1976 Honda Accord CVCC times are 13.8 and 20.0 seconds., that is 13.8 seconds to get to 60 mph.
Wow--that's crazy!
As I think I posted upthread, we live in a golden age of automotive performance.  And that's all-round performance--acceleration, top speed, braking, and handling.  And comfort, safetu. and reliability too.
The downside is that we cannot fix them ourselves.
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #121 on: April 29, 2020, 11:00:39 AM »
1987 Horizon 0-60 10.0 seconds flat, not bad really.
Mine was a 1981, which I believe was the first model year.  It was a giant POS and I'd be shocked if it ever make 0-60 in 10 seconds.  On mine, it seemed to be bout a half-hour endeavor.

Its worst problem (of the many) was that it suffered from severe vapor lock issues.  In the heat of the summer, that was pretty miserable. 

But it was free to me, and I was happy to have something, rather than nothing.

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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #122 on: April 29, 2020, 11:14:50 AM »
For about a minute, I had a turbo 1987 Plymouth Sundance.
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #123 on: April 29, 2020, 11:22:27 AM »
For about 4 years, I had a turbo-charged 1986 Chrysler Laser XT.  I loved that car.  It seemed quick at the time, but more importantly it looked cool and chicks dug it.  If CD looks up the stats now, it's probably a total dog! :)





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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #124 on: April 29, 2020, 11:29:12 AM »
For about 4 years, I had a turbo-charged 1986 Chrysler Laser XT.  I loved that car.  It seemed quick at the time, but more importantly it looked cool and chicks dug it.  If CD looks up the stats now, it's probably a total dog! :)



I thought the Sundance was fast too. I think it was a 4 door, but again, I had it for a minute before I bought a 1987 Mustang. That thing was a POS.

Traded that for a 1987 944 Turbo, which I really liked.
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Re: Sporty Cars
« Reply #125 on: April 29, 2020, 11:33:53 AM »
After a drunk driver totaled my Laser by smashing into me full-speed from behind while I was completely stopped at a red light, I took the insurance money and bought my Mustang convertiable.

It wasn't a 5-liter, it was a 6-cylinder but had the luxury package and the GLX designation.  It wasn't fast, but it was a convertible, and I loved that car too.  Like the one below, but without the 5.0 badge.




 

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