I know this car as been talked about a lot here lately, but I felt the need to bring this up, because many people are saying that the car is going to run high 14's and be no better than a RSX-S or something.
Well in the new Road and track, and MotorTrend they each tested the car. Each of them commented on how nice the torque curve is the power is always on tap. I also found that the times they each got were incredibly impressive and should tell a few people here that although its ugly, FWD, heavy, and has bad torque steer, this car still has a nice interior and you must have respect for the power and the fact that fully loaded with leather, 6MT, 18" wheels, etc.. its only $25k and thats before all the rebates mitsu. hands out
MotorTrend = 14.2 @ 101mph
Road and Track = 14.4 @ 101mph
All negatives aside, you have to have respect for those times from an eclipse. That is nearly a full second faster than its 4banger turbo model that used to be so popular and more than a second and a half faster than the V6 Gen.3 eclipse.