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    Smile How to: 2015 WRX 0-60 4.8 sec

    This is an excerpt taken from Car and Driver....

    "From the March 2014 Issue of Car and Driver
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    Even the cruelest parking valets are unlikely to rev a car’s engine to redline and dump its clutch. But that’s just what a Subaru engineer suggested we do when we asked him how to get the best acceleration times out of the 2015 WRX.

    In human terms, this sort of launch is equivalent to jumping out of a moving car and hoping to suddenly start running like Usain Bolt.


    “Rev the engine high enough to get wheelspin when the clutch engages, and shift out of first around 5200 rpm,” advised the engineer. With the four-wheel-drive traction of the WRX in mind, we wondered aloud, “You sure the clutch and gearbox will survive that launch?”

    “Oh, yes,” he grinned.

    And so, here’s how we hit 60 mph in 4.8 seconds: We held the engine at the 6700-rpm redline, jumped off the clutch, shifted out of first at about 5300 rpm, and held on to second until the car hit the redline in second at 61 mph. To get down to a repeatable 4.8-second time, we subjected the WRX to this mechanical mayhem 14 times. To its credit, it didn’t utter a peep of discontent. The clutch didn't slip, no driveshafts turned into fusilli, and the six-speed ’box shifted and responded exactly as it did when we started. Will you try this with your new WRX? We doubt it. And if instead you just ease off the line, your times will likely be somewhere closer to our 6.3-second rolling-start 5-to-60-mph figure.

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    Its good to know that these vehicles can handle that kind abuse! It makes me feel better about mine considering I baby my WRX and dont plan to launch it like that ever! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15WRXNoob View Post
    Its good to know that these vehicles can handle that kind abuse! It makes me feel better about mine considering I baby my WRX and dont plan to launch it like that ever! lol
    I just wonder how many people are going to launch with a more gentle release and burn their clutch out prematurely. I have myself on the short-list

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    Thats one of the reasons I don't plan on launching my car. I'm new to spirited driving and I feel like I wouldn't have the balls to dump the clutch at those high RPMs. Id be to worried about breaking something that I cannot afford to fix.

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    I think that if folks abuse their WRX on a regular basis in this way, they bought the wrong car! It was built for twisties, not straight line performance.
    Drive like hell, you will get there faster!

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