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Re: Something Must Be Wrong! (Dusted by a BMW)

On Wed, 16 Jul 1997, Dupree, Robert A. wrote:

>  Last night coming home from downtown, this little 325IX flew by me and   
> then stopped at the light.  Well feeling a little cocky myself I pulled   
> rev'ing it.  He wasn't so I didn't.  The end result was that using a   
> regular take-off and then letting the engine spool up, I got completely   
> dusted by this thing.  Granted neither of us got much past 50 mph and we   

You _have_ to drop the clutch at high revs to keep from boggin down.   I 
use 5500 rpm as a minumum.   My engine usually drops to about 4500 rpm, 
so it mostly stays in the power band, and takes off pretty hard.   I also 
get a little front wheel spin.   I recorded a 6.0 0-60 once though back 
in the spring when it was still kinda cool out.

Now the SuperCoupe, that's a different story - I dusted a Grand National 
at lunch today all the way through 4th gear!   :-)   You could say, I had 
him for lunch.  <VBG>

Graydon D. Stuckey 
'89 Thunderbird SuperCoupe
'86 Audi 5000 CS Quattro
'86 Mazda RX7 GXL 2+2
'85 Mazda RX7 GS