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Originally Posted by Bill Verburg View Post
964 & 993 road test performance data is summarized Here
Bill,

I understand these are a compilation of different magazine tests of the time and that there are numerous factors that come to play. However, can any of these numbers really be the truth. There are variations and exaggerations that I don't think could be achieved by some of these cars even if they were treated in a brutal fashion with a full drop of the clutch from very high rpms.

Car & Driver IMO had always reported ridiculous numbers that most factories wished their cars would perform at but know they are not capable of. I would love to find the RSA that C&D claimed did a 4.6s 0-60 time and although I would love to believe my turbo is capable of 4.0 seconds flat in stock form but I think I would be needing a new clutch and tranny after 4 or 5 launches like that. With the mods it is far easier to obtain but still not what these cars were meant to do.

I find Auto car and top gear #'s to be the most realistic with Car & Driver in a world of it's own.
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