Randy Chase said:Guys, please chill.
Most magazine 0-60 times end up being unofficial and quoted by those trying to make a point. Real 0-60 times are dependant on surface conditions in order to do a proper 7000rpm launch.
Completely agree!1FASTMX5 said:We are chilled I just wanted to point out that, for some reason, asking about 0-60 times is often frowned upon here and Miata.net. This car has been dissected to ridiculous levels in so many different areas, so why is this any worse. We all know there are alot of variables to any racing times. Be it 0-60, particular tracks, road courses, etc. That really doesn't stop people from using them as some kinda base line for general performance. Even a hack driver like myself goes faster in my Turbo Miata then when it wasn't. It's not just for bragging rights, not any more then stating it's horse power ratings (isn't that subject too many variable conditions too). It's just a reference point to like any other. Yes driver skills are important but a faster car is still a faster car. Unless of course you want to race me in a Kia while I take a Modena.
Your statements are illogical. A slow driver in a fast car is faster than he is in a slow car. A fast driver in a slow car is slower than he is in a fast car.meat said:The driver is the most important "mod" for a car.
A faster car is not always the faster car - depends on the driver.
I agreed. In fact, I argue that you need NO driver skill to drag, the only skill is to be able to press the gas paddle as hard as you can when the light turns green, and the SMG will do the rest.If someone wants to know the 0-60 times of the Elise, he has every right to ask, and you have NO basis to bring driving skills into such a discussion. Performance CAPABILITY for a car is independent of driver skill.