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This is a discussion on STi vs Mazdaspeed 6 within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by bulldog8 even with that weight difference the 06 speed 6 does 0-60 in 1.5 seconds slower than ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldog8 View Post
    even with that weight difference the 06 speed 6 does 0-60 in 1.5 seconds slower than my stock STi. That has to be more than the few hundred lb and hp difference.

    there has got to be something else to this or does weight make that much difference. Could it have something to do with the weight distribution of the car?

    At this 1.5 sec difference from 0-60 my STi should be 650lbs lighter with the 26hp difference.
    There's more to it than that. Crank hp means relatively little and the MS6 has more drivetrain launch than the wrx. Not to mention, the MS6 has a FWD bias not allowing it to get the 60' number of the STI.

    You're reading way too much into this... It is more simple than you think. MS6 has a FWD bias, it has less hp, it weighs more, and it has a very poor TMIC design. It is a slower car.

    MS3 would be a better challenger.
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    thanks, that makes a lot more sense. I knew it was going to be more than just the weight and this explains it!

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    2004 STi v 2007 MS 6

    Weight: 3263 v 3589
    (STi w/ 326 lbs advantage)

    HP: 300 @ 6000 rpm v 274 @ 5500
    (STi w/ 26 hp)

    TQ: 300 @ 4000 rpm v 280 @ 3000
    (STi w/ 20 lbs/ft)

    Motor: 2.5L v 2.3L
    (STi w/ .2L not much value here as a 2.0L could do similar numbers)

    0-60: 4.8 sec v 6.1 sec
    (STi w/ 1.3 sec)

    Overall, it just seems as though Mazda, with some extra effort, could have done just as well with the MS 6 as Subaru did with the STi. For bang for your buck though, I think the MS 6 has the STi beat though. I'd still rather have the STi though...
    Last edited by JMack; 05-05-2008 at 09:31 AM.

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