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For all the people that don't get Car & Driver.

This takes me quite a while to write up, so enjoy.

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3 New v8 Sedans for the market. Coming Soon.
New Chrysler 300M w/ optional 5.7 -liter hemi option
Cadillac CTS V-series with LS1 v8 making at least 350hp
Lexus IS430 Yep you read that right. IS with 4.3-liter 300+hp v8
(rumors Lexus will supercharge this car which will yeild 400+HP

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New hot hatch.

VW Golf R32
3.2L v6
AWD
237hp @ 6250
236lb-ft @ 2800
6500 redline
6-speed
0-60 - 6.6 secs
3350lbs

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Dodge Viper SRT-10
Front Engine - Rear Drive
Price - $85,109

ENGINE
V-10, aluminum block & heads
505 cu in, 8285cc
9.6:1 compression ratio
500HP @ 5600 rpm
525 lb-ft @ 4200
Redline 6000 rpm

DRIVETRAIN
6-speed manual
3.07 gears
1st 57 mph
2nd 86 mph
3rd 117 mph
4th 152 mph
5th 190 mph
6th 190 mph

DIMENSIONS
Weight 3408 lb <--Amazing
weight distribution 50/50 - Nice.
Fuel 18.5 gallons <--- Kinda small?

BRAKES
14.0 x 1.3 Front
14.0 x 1.3 Rear

WHEELS
18x10 F w/ 275/35
19x13 R w/ 345/30 <--- wtf. :)

PERFORMANCE

0-30 1.7
0-60 3.9
0-90 7.1
0-100 8.5
0-140 17.6
0-150 22.4
1/4 Mile 12.1 @ 121
Top Speed 190
70-0 153ft - No Fade
Skidpad 1.00 g
Fuel 11 Cty / 20 hwy


Comparison:

03 Cobra
0-30 1.9
0-60 4.5
0-90 8.7
0-100 10.4
0-140 23.9
0-150 30.5
1/4 Mile 12.9 @ 111
Top Speed 155
70-0 182ft - No Fade
Skidpad .90 g
Fuel 16 Cty / 23 hwy

Comparison:

Ford Focus SE<--- Slowest car out of the 8 4dr's under $16,000 tested
0-30 3.2
0-60 9.6
0-90 23.9
1/4 Mile 17.3 @ 80
Top Speed 106
70-0 199ft - No Fade
Skidpad .79 g
Fuel 25 Cty / 34 hwy


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Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG
Front Engine - Rear Drive
Price - $122,800

ENGINE
V-8, aluminum block & heads. Supercharged 12psi
332 cu in, 5439cc
9.0:1 compression ratio
493HP @ 6100 rpm
516 lb-ft @ 2650 rpm
Redline 6500 rpm

DRIVETRAIN
5-speed Automatic
2.82 gears
1st 47 mph
2nd 78 mph
3rd 121 mph
4th 156 mph
5th 156 mph


DIMENSIONS
Weight 4411 lb <-- eek.
weight distribution 51/49
Fuel 24.0 gallons

BRAKES
14.2 x 1.3 Front
13.0 x 0.9 Rear

WHEELS
18x8.5 F w/ 255/40
18x9.5 R w/ 285/35

PERFORMANCE

0-30 1.8
0-60 4.5
0-90 9.0
0-100 10.9
0-140 22.4
1/4 Mile 13.0 @ 110
Top Speed 156
70-0 175ft - No Fade
Skidpad .91 g
Fuel 16 Cty / 20 hwy

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Maserati Coupe Cambiocorsa
Front Engine - Rear Drive
Price - $93,298

ENGINE
V-8, aluminum block & heads.
259 cu in, 4245cc
11.1:1 compression ratio
385HP @ 7000 rpm
333 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Redline 7500 rpm

DRIVETRAIN
6-speed Manual *Sequential*
3.73 gears
1st 45 mph
2nd 68 mph
3rd 91 mph
4th 116 mph
5th 143 mph
6th 173 mph


DIMENSIONS
Weight 3793 lb
weight distribution 53/47 -
Fuel 23.2 gallons

BRAKES
13.0 x 1.3 Front
12.2 x 1.1 Rear

WHEELS
18x8.0 F w/ 235/40
18x9.5 R w/ 265/35

PERFORMANCE

0-30 1.9
0-60 4.7
0-90 9.0
0-100 11.2
0-140 23.0
1/4 Mile 13.2 @ 110
Top Speed 173
70-0 163ft - No Fade
Skidpad .88 g
Fuel 14 Cty / 17 hwy

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Dinan S2-M5 BMW
Front Engine - Rear Drive
Price - $109,472

ENGINE
V-8, aluminum block & heads.
302 cu in, 4941cc
470HP @ 6900 rpm
419 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
6-speed Manual
Weight 3995 lb
PERFORMANCE
0-60 4.1
0-100 10.0
0-150 25.1
1/4 Mile 12.7 @ 113
Top Speed 191
70-0 163ft - No Fade
Skidpad .87 g
Fuel 14 Cty

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Mercedes Benz E500
Front Engine - Rear Drive
Price - $63,602

ENGINE
V-8, aluminum block & heads
303 cu in, 4966cc
10.0:1 compression ratio
302HP @ 5600 rpm
339 lb-ft @ 2700 rpm
Redline 6000 rpm

DRIVETRAIN
5-speed Automatic
2.82 gears
1st 46 mph
2nd 74 mph
3rd 115 mph
4th 130 mph
5th 130 mph

DIMENSIONS
Weight 3969 lb
weight distribution 52/48
Fuel 20.6 gallons

BRAKES
13.0 x 1.3 Front
11.8 x 0.9 Rear

WHEELS
17x8.5 F w/ 245/45
17x8.5 R w/ 245/45

PERFORMANCE

0-30 2.1
0-60 5.8
0-90 11.9
0-100 14.5
1/4 Mile 14.3 @ 99
Top Speed 130
70-0 181ft - No Fade
Skidpad .81 g
Fuel 19 Cty / 23 hwy
 

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Ryan Autry said:
Lexus IS430 Yep you read that right. IS with 4.3-liter 300+hp v8 (rumors Lexus will supercharge this car which will yeild 400+HP
i want an is300 so BAD, how much will the new IS430? :confused: if i got that i wouldnt even mod it at all - it prob comes with sick rims already :)
 

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Re: Re: Car & Driver Nov. 02 *** '03 Viper Tested*** Results Inside

PurpleHaze said:
i want an is300 so BAD, how much will the new IS430? :confused: if i got that i wouldnt even mod it at all - it prob comes with sick rims already :)
saw this in the Sport compact car, they swapped a LS430 motor into it and supercharged it, not sure if its going into production though
 
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