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RE: Honda S2000

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 7:40 am
by Staffan
MCO-ATL, how's it going with your switch to the S2000?


RE: Honda S2000

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 7:50 am
by ryanb741
Also, it needs to be pointed out that having a US sportscar in Europe is a heavy burden compared to owning it in the US, unless you are wealthy. The high fuel prices, unavailability of parts etc mean that owning a Euro/Jap car is easier.

Anyway, as for BMW the only Beamer I would ever buy would be the M3, as the others are IMHO overpriced and underpowered for the price. I reckon the Audi A4 as an example is much better value than the comparable 3 series BMW. Same with Mercedes. But if I moved to the US I would go straight from the airport to the nearest Dodge or Chevrolet dealer, as a matter of the utmost urgency! All that cheap fuel! Heaven! Big grin

RE: Honda S2000

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 7:52 am
by LOT767-300ER
Ryan Im gladly pulling up The Skyline slalom numbers for you  Smile

Skyline R33 GTR

Slalom Speed: (65.2 mph)

Skyline R34 GTR

Slalom Speed: (68.1 mph) Nissan Test

Data:

http://www.fast-autos.net/nissan/skylineinfo.html
http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/features/0208scc_covercar/"

Enjoy Big grin

I intend to buy a 2000 SVT R in a couple years. Its a sweet car. Another good solid built machine.

"We know the Mustang can murder the M3, "

Mr. Racko and Mr. Staffan think otherwise which is funny because the stats are right here  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Hey Racko check this out!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Official Standard Slalom Times. In (mph) Standard R&T Times

1.Dodge Viper ACR 70.80 (73mph) Dodge
2.Ford SVT Cobra R 69.40
3.Ferrari 360 Modena 68.90
4.Porsche 911 Turbo 68.60
5.Chevrolet Corvette Z06 68.50
6.Shelby Series 1 Supercharged 66.00
7.BMW Z8 64.80

 Smokin cool

Furthermore for Ryan

2003 Dodge Viper

8.3L displacement
overhead valves (OHV)
V10 cylinder configuration
gas engine
20 valves
500 hp @ 5600 rpm
525 ft-lbs. @ 4600 rpm
premium unleaded fuel






RE: Honda S2000

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 7:54 am
by LOT767-300ER
" But if I moved to the US I would go straight from the airport to the nearest Dodge or Chevrolet dealer, as a matter of the utmost urgency! All that cheap fuel! Heaven! "

ROTFLMAO I have a spot in my RSU list for that one Big grin That was classic.

I know you want to test drive a brand new Viper or 'stang  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Staffan

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 12:20 pm
by Guest
Staffan, So far so good. I am going to look at some at a dealer this weekend. I'm looking to get a black one w/ the black interior so it should be pretty cool. I plan to purchase it after the first of the year.

MCO-ATL

RE: Honda S2000

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 12:33 pm
by NWA742
I sure hope you reconsider Dan.  Sad


-NWA742

RE: Honda S2000

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 12:48 pm
by BH346
Black car...hope you enjoy washing it every day. It probably gets really hot in there with the black interior as well. Had a Civic like that and it was a pain to have.

RE: Honda S2000

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 3:12 pm
by POSITIVE RATE
Here are the figures for stock standard Skyline GTR's...

R32 GT-R: 0-100km/h=4.73 secs
: 1/4 mile: 13.02 secs
:Torque:353 [email protected]
R33 GT-R: 0-100km/h=4.94 secs
: 1/4 mile:13.19 secs
:Torque: [email protected]
R34 GT-R V-SPEC: 0-100km/h=4.92 secs
: 1/4 mile: 13.13 secs
:Torque:392 [email protected]

By the way all these cars are 4WD and these performance figures are for a stock standard Skyline. With a little light tuning these cars can easily make it into the 11 sec 1/4 mile bracket. Furthermore all of these cars is capable of reaching 300km/h.

RE: Honda S2000

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 3:20 pm
by L-188

RICER ALERT!!! RICER ALERT!!! RICER ALERT!!!





The problems with ricers is that they get all their numbers by the RPM the engine turnes, not from the size of the motor. In many ways this makes them frauds.

That is why the classic muscle cars where soooo much better. They actually had the Cubic Inches (Not CC's) to back up their performance numbers.


RE: Honda S2000

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 4:47 pm
by POSITIVE RATE
Ryanb741 is right on the money regarding the kick-ass perfomance of the GTR. I was next to a R33 GTR on a main raod and i tell ya when one of those things launches it's gone in a matter of seconds. The GT-R is definitely in the same leauge as a Porsche 911 turbo.

RE: Honda S2000

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 5:35 pm
by mika
Although i have nothing against the S2000 or anything but TWAL1011, that stang' of yours is as sweet as can be! Damn what a fine pair of wheels! I would go for a stang' over the s2000 but that's only because american V8 power isn't all that common here in sweden and a common car is the last thing i wan't.

RE: Honda S2000

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 10:00 pm
by Greg
I think the S2000 is a respectable car for a kid.
But when rev it up to 8K to get it to move, it sounds like a lawn mower on steroids.
It's good looking..but it's just a Honda.

RE: Honda S2000

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2002 2:30 am
by LOT767-300ER
"By the way all these cars are 4WD and these performance figures are for a stock standard Skyline. With a little light tuning these cars can easily make it into the 11 sec 1/4 mile bracket. Furthermore all of these cars is capable of reaching 300km/h."

0-100km/h...here we use mph Big grin

Skyline in same league as Porsche...that makes Stangs beyond...well they are quicker lol  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Greg

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2002 11:29 am
by Guest
Gred, Whne you hit 9000 RPM it doesent sound like your everyday piece of shit Civic, or Mitsushitty Eclipse. It actually sounds pretty good

MCO-ATL

RE: Honda S2000

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 1:14 pm
by TWAL1011
Thanks for the compliment, Mika. I couldn't be happier with the car. It's not as quick as the '91 I had, but it's far more refined in ride, handling, and braking power. A nice little ride.