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Discussion in 'Motors' started by denby, 8 Jun 2006.

  1. denby


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    what would be the result if volvo c70 GST 2.4 and a CTR in a straight race..

    i know the CTR would beat if off the line but.
  2. olv


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    the volvo would get mullered
  3. -westy-


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    the Volvo would get its pants pulled down.
  4. denby


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    i dont mean the new one im talking about the old one which can do 0-60 in 7.2 according to my stopwatch
  5. ajgoodfellow


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    What are the 0-100 times of each respective car?

    In a straight line drag race with evenly matched drivers it's basically just the acceleration figures that matter (assuming both have decent tyres with plently of tread, etc)
  6. denby


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    i think the volvo would win eventually as its limited to 155 and CTR top speed is 148 if im not mistaken
  7. Berger


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    Might be a corner before it reaches that speed though.
  8. [TW]Fox

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    1) Your stopwatch is useless, margin of error far too high. 2.4CGT official figure is 7.6 seconds. It also does 143 max not 155.

    2) It is a big lardy Volvo Coupe. The Civic Type R is a small, tight hot hatch.

    3) Given equal drivers, you would lose.
  9. willd58


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    Id say the volvo would loose, loose by alot.
  10. [SKR]Phoenix

    Wise Guy

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    Which do you own?
  11. paradigm


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    I know fox said that the CTR was a tight hot hatch. That doesn't instantly mean the volvo is loose though :p
  12. denby


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    If it was the 2.3 T5 it would be close, but in this i think it would be the CTR