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Old 12-03-2012, 03:14 PM   #94
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Originally Posted by roadtrip1098 View Post
The Hyundai makes good time on the track with high skidpad numbers, great straight line acceleration, styling isn't bad, ect. - Probably the same thing Ferrari Testarossa owners said when the e46 M3 came out.
Lets face it - no matter what you own right now for a car, eventually something will be faster. Given enough time, it will be faster and less expensive.
From your lips to God's ears. We have been living in a golden age of motoring for more than 20 years now, but those who believe that it will never end are too young (or too demented with age) to remember the 1970's and 1980's, when a combination of emission-control standards and CAFE standards reduced performance to nearly a standstill. It's easy to forget that the standard Corvette in 1980 had all of 160 bhp on tap, and took 9 seconds to go from naught to 60. This after the same car offered engines that boasted over 400 bhp (SAE gross) in 1968. Or that the 1963 E-type Jaguar went from naught to 60 in 6.5 seconds and had a top speed of 150 mph, while its 1970 counterpart took over 8 seconds to get to 60 and topped out at 119 mph (thanks to restrictive emissions controls). Just keep that in mind as new CAFE requirements are being floated and the greens are pushing for restrictions on CO2 emissions.
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