Originally Posted by Hans
The sheer size of the car makes it look slower than it is.
Which is why many naive people think they are faster than us.
The first SSEi I ever drove was Todd'* (Rogue). It was so quick and smooooth, and it was not a 12 sec car at that time (headers, plugs, wires, maybe a pulley). I test drove a 2003 GTP in '05, but never mashed the gas though since I didn't think that certain salesman would have liked it. It was too expensive though, otherwise I may have gotten it.
I surprised myself with my current 94 punching it from a stop for the first time. I couldn't believe how quickly it launched.