While that may be true, there is no real ultimate handling test that's universal. Sure you can autocross, but only 50-100 people in the world know what times are good for that autocross... you can quote skidpad #'s and avg slalom speeds, but when it comes right down to it, handling is preferential. Some like a large very forgiving powerslide, (ala Supra), or a tight but mind numbing concentration-requiring Mid engine RWD setup (NSX, Esprit) or the AWD rally setup, (Scooby's)... once again, its up to the driver in that situation. Handling is 80% driver.Originally posted by CodeBoy:
There's alot more to consider than how fast it can go from 0-60. Like how hard you can corner when you get there.
I'll just let that one sit there...Performance doesn't always mean fast...
...I want something that is fast, corners fast, feels fast and smells fast and thats the IS dude!!
Comptech is a subsidary of Acura. Acura Dealerships will install Comptech parts, and the warranty will remain intact. Comptech is based in Compton, California. They're developing a SC for the S2000, (actually finishing that up) and moving onto a Supercharger for Honda J-blocks, (Accord V6, TL, CL). As of April (last time I emailed them) they said around 9 month's for the SC. A CL Type-S with Comptech Headers and Comptech Exhaust will push 290 hp. (Read: Same as the NSX) They also sell springs, swaybars, and a few other worthwhile performance parts.Originally posted by hybridkid:
Honda has a problem with having mugen parts available like toyota has trd, mazda has mazdaspeed, and nissan has nismo...All of the latter mention have parts ready to ship while us Honda/Acura boys have to worry about voiding our warranty...
Originally posted by F=ma:
Then again Blaze, your 260hp car is $28,000, and your 215hp car costs $33,000.
I know about all the other factors, but Blaze just had to point out this fact all by itself, so I thought I had the privilege to do so as well.
Well, just for reference 3.2TL has 225 hp, 4 doors and 100lb heavier than IS300. M&T got recently 6.7 sec 0-60 for 00'TL. Last year R&T got 7.2 for 99'TL with 4sp. The slowest time I saw for 3.2TL was from C&D - 7.4 sec. Assuming -0.5 from 0-60 for 00TL with 5sp compare with 99TL (as acura climes) we have the same 6.7 sec from R&T for 00'TL as M&T got.Originally posted by Johnny Blaze:
Oh, and one more thing, you're comparing 0-60 times? The CL type-S has 260hp, compared to the IS's 215hp. Thats 45hp difference, and the times are not that far off. 1.5 isn't blowing it away, but its not close. 260hp vs 215hp? Not fair comparison. Like i said before, I hate ignorant ppl.
[This message has been edited by Johnny Blaze (edited July 08, 2000).]