Uh Deadpool-san, no need to come unglued or anything....it's just data.Originally posted by DEADPOOL
Uh ya buddy, maybe you should read that article to realize just how different those cars are in comparison to what we get in the states .
The spec c is making i believe 325hp with a completely reworked engine and suspension etc etc etc. And the M3 is a lighter weight version etc with i believe the same basic engine.
Also to the guy the stg2-3 rex how much power were you putting to the ground?
From a roll the STI is making less whp then the M3. The STI has about 255 and the M3 has roughly 280-285whp. I believe its possible to slightly pull depending on driver but in no way are you going to put car lengths on one from a roll. The top end power of the M3 is amazing and not easily beaten.
So, I did read the article and can tell you that it says that the STi is different from a regular STi with improved suspension tuning (not the topic of discussion here) and 35 more HP...from a twin scroll turbo, etc. Sounds like it's basically a tuned version of the 2 liter version of the US STi motor. The M3 is a couple of hundred pounds lighter than a regular one and has another 20 or so hp.
You seem intent on making the case that the M3 is omnipotent irrespective of what the facts say. Why, I don't know. What I do know is that an STi and an M3 are about even through the gears (per every test any of us has seen) but that the STi has a much broader powerband. The data in the Evo article make that painfully clear.
While you can argue that the cars tested were not US-spec vehicles, the fact of the matter is that they aren't a whole lot different. None of the data published in this test is significantly at odds from that published in US mag tests of the US Sti or the US M3. The major difference here is that they published a lot more data than what the US mags publish. I think the roll on performance in each gear at varying speeds is an excellent indicator of the real-world performance of each car...much more so than just quarter mile times.
But, I guess one would have to conclude that "the ultimate driving machine" may be less than ultimate if you accepted this data....so it just can't be.