Date: Sun, 09 May 1999 12:32:21 GMT
From: Tony <shiminopsamAMhome.com>
Subject: Re: Car & Driver Test of the Viggen


Right on the money John. 0-60 is primarily for drag racing off of a red light (or Saturday night in the south!). Meaningful statistics (and that's what SAAB is all about) are 40-70, 50-80. I hope SAAB stays true to its sound European engineering philosophy. -- Remove "NOSPAM" from address for direct e-mail ####### # #### # # # # # # # ## # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # ## # # #### # # # John Yuen wrote: > > I think you are reaching the limit on the frontwheel drive car. remember > that they have to limit the torque in 1st and 2nd gear on the Viggen. I > wonder if they did a 50-70mph or a 60-80mph test, there you should find > dramatic improvements. How often do you do a 0-60 burnout anyway? > > Regards > John Yuen > > "P.T. Goodman" wrote: > > > Haven't read the whole article yet. But C&D tested the Viggen at 6.5 sec > > to 60 mph. Recognizong that there is more to a Car's performance than a > > 060 mph time, I still have to ask "where's the beef". For $38,000, I'd > > have expected more. > > > > Hell, put a sport exhaust ond wider throttle body on my 900 Turbo and I > > can probably get that 0-60 time. With only 400 coming to the states, it > > probably doesn't make much difference. > > > > Disappointed, > > Pete

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