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Re: Speed costs money - NOT! ?

On Thu, 25 Jul 1996, Barton P. Chambers wrote:

> > > > run 0 -60 in 5.3 and 0-100 in 12.2. 
> Good observation.  And as much as Yer Kindly ol' Unka Bart hates to rain on
> anyone's parade, he'd still ever so politely observe that the difference
> between taking a car that starts out in the 15s and getting it down into 14's 
> (or, even the 13s); and getting the same car down to 12.2 will require you to 
> spend a *touch* more than $1000.
Unka Bart,

Still with tongue unforked, I would have to agree wholeheartedly.  The 
seconds get geometrically more expensive the faster you get.  However, I 
think that you have a very small misunderstanding of the original post, 
Unka Bart.  I believe that the author was claiming 0 - 60mph in 5.3 
seconds, and 0 - 100mph in 12.2 seconds.  I didn't interpret that as a 
quarter mile time.

Later, ---------------------------------------------------------- 
Graydon D. Stuckey 	'85 Mazda RX7 GS, no toys 
graydon@apollo.gmi.edu 	'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, has toys
Flint, Michigan USA	'89 Thunderbird SC, lotsa toys