Originally Posted by PontiacFan27
Small motors tend to have significantly lower torque than horsepower, so no the 0-60 would be the worst of the power band.
Those motors are going to stink throughout the powerband, at any speed, especially at higher speeds.
0-60, or more like 0-35, is their best run from the experiences I've had.
I am driving an '02 honda accord 4 cyl for the season and it is very jumpy in low gear... and that's about it.
Accelerating at highway speeds is a nightmare.
For example, my car has an estimated faster or equally as fast 0-60 as my dad's sl500, but there is no doubt in my mind (since I drive both cars on occasion) that the sl would blow it away at high speeds. 60-80.. 50-70...doesn't matter.
I have my friends '99 miata outside. I'll go give it a run just to see if this holds true or not.