Originally Posted by hype86
This guy i know says his 2002 civic ex with sohc vtec, has headers, intake, and his engine bored out. He's runnin 145 hp, he says he does 0-60 in 3.5 secs and a 1/4 in 15 @ 85 mph? It didnt sound right to me but can someone tell me if that's possible w/ his car?
Well let's put it this way. In the new Car and Driver in a four car comparison there were three FWD cars putting out 170-175bhp. They all ran the 1/4 in 15.6-15.9 seconds. You do the math.
As for the 3.5 0-60 that is just plain ludicrous. Like I told you in an earlier post there are plenty of people out there just waiting to blow smoke up your ass. For reference the new AMG E55 only (only?) runs a 4.3 0-60 (C&D, 5/2003).
Just as a side note, if he were to take his car to a dragstrip he could prove the 1/4 mile time. How exactly is he coming up with the 0-60 time? I suppose he owns his own test equipment too. Also if he can do 0-60 in 3.5, why does it take him an additional 11.5 seconds to reach 85mph? Ask those little gems and I bet he'll back off real quick.