remember we are comparing apples to oranges with a N/A car and a AWD FI car, but we cant help if these clowns are gluttons for punishment
well yeah personally anything slower than a 13 is basically slow in my book, but remeber to take it for what it is a high strung DOHC variable valve i-4 with less than 2000cc's so, low end torque does not exist here, you basically have to beat the shizzle out of it because its powerband is really 5k+ (and without that close gearbox it would be pathetically and utterly useless).My wife had a 97 CW Type R. Nice car but fast it was not. For years I had heard of how fast these things were. Well a 14.9 @ 96 MPH is not fast. And for highway speed, the car was okay. It was no rocket. With 195 HP Horsepower: 8000 rpm and Torque: of 130ft-lbs. @ 7500 rpm the car was very dificult to race in the highway. yes it did produce all of it's power at higher RPMS, but when racing cars that produced torque at lower rpm ranges it became quite difficult to run with them from a rolling start
Heh, its funny i have a freind that runs N.A.S.A challenge and SCCA road racing , and its funny to hear tales of a lowly 4th gen prelude walking all over itr guys on the track, " if you swapped in a H22, you wouldnt be as slow" its really hillarious, i think itr guys are a crossbreed between civic riceboys and M3/vette drivers, they have the cockyness but not the common sense to realize that displacement is their freind and thier place on the food chain.