This is a discussion on my 350z vs. STI within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; ...
I didn't think zs were that fast??? Never would know by the ****ty way people drive them around here. Like old people in a cadillac. Got that power but they don't use it.
Was that towards me? 350z's aren't anything special until they are boosted.Originally Posted by cavallino333
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Yeah thats true but its no slouch either. A WRX isn't anything special without mods, but its still a good car. I give credit where credit is due.Originally Posted by BoostJunkie21
Last edited by cavallino333; 09-02-2006 at 02:35 PM.
actually im not joking there bud and ive never raced my dad, im just stating through experience because i've driven them both hard. im not trying to be biased at all. think about it, youve got the 350z, rear wheel drive , 287hp, and it weighs about 3400 lbs and is completely n/a versus an allwheel drive 3100 lb , 240 hp, turbo charged wrx. i think the 300 lb difference plus the turbo would make it a drivers race. the z's increase in overall power and torque would definately help it later in the run, but a good driver in the rex could pull a win.Originally Posted by Juice33
Allright then using those numbers the Z would have 11.8lbs per hp. and most pre 06's (which have 287hp) engine weigh less than 3400, but I'll give you a break. Using the 240hp wrx (which is higher than most stock, but again Ill give you a break) that would be 12.9 lb per hp and thats being generous to the WRX. However thats still not taking into acount drag coefficients,drive train loss, handling blah blah etc etc etc. Which is why all this is a waste of time because bench racing blows.Originally Posted by AWDPirate
Last edited by cavallino333; 09-02-2006 at 03:12 PM.
Hmm yes, that seems about right. Except for the fact that this Z probably weighs a little more over 34 hund. lbs considering its a droptop. And plus youd be a fool to race in 112 degree heat anyways .Originally Posted by cavallino333
The gearing is different, supposedly they changed the ratios for the drop top to make it feel like the coupe to make up for the extra weight gainOriginally Posted by cavallino333
Dude your numbers are wrong to start out with, and without mentioning previously that you were talking about a vert, unless you are making your argument more friendly to you now,you were wrong. Everyone else was talking coupe vs. sedan I am pretty sure. And stock for stock the 350 Z driver would have to be not very good to lose. It is really simple to grasp a handle of the concept. I understand you have a turbo car and you think that N/A power is inferior, but the Z has the advantage against a WRX, everyone should agree with that, again in a coupe vs sedan race everything being stock.Originally Posted by AWDPirate
you would take it from the line I am sure but the linear power a n/a motor has plus instant responsiveness it would probably overtake you before 60mph. They are definitely not slouches but like I said most people I see driving them aren't the younger types that might play with you a little. All I get are rich guys in benzs and bmws or the ricer kids in hondas Anyways you really got to work to keep a turbo in it's optimum range sometimes and especially when it is warm outside it can cut into your performance. N/a doesn't have to worry about as much. But turbos are too much fun.
what happened to 350z vs STi ???
that was a dumb@$$ comment...at least 350z's got something when they're N/A. Evo's are nothing without a turboOriginally Posted by BoostJunkie21