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Old 01-26-2003, 10:56 PM   #1
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Just came back from some trials with my new cone filter addition.

I cruised a few miles out of town down the two lane highway to a well known straight stretch and laid down some rubber in preparation for the 0-60 mph tests.
Pulled off 3 quick runs using my trusty stopwatch. No traffic in either direction.
After my last run, I looked in the rear view and noticed a car approaching fast. He must have noticed the smoke and was ready to battle.

After the straight the road goes into a combination of some twisties and small straights.
As the car drew closer I noticed it was really trying to set up for a pass. Not going to happen
The speed limit here is 80 kph. I looked at my speedo and it only indicated 70 so I sped up to 90. LOL I forgot I changed over from KPH to MPH for the test. That didn't matter though because he was starting to gain on me. As we got into the corners I held on tight and kept on driving hard then matting it on the straights. He stayed behind far enough that I could just make out the make of the car. It was rice. An RX-7. He was trying hard because he was taking the corners wide and I saw him fishtail once.
Did I say I hate rice.
He never did catch me.
I'm not sure if this qualifies as a kill but it sure felt good.

I am into withdrawel since I garaged my Firebird for the winter and just can't stay away from playing when the weather dries out for a day.

Did I say I love Pontiac'*.
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What year RX-7 was it?

Not to knock your bonne or anything but the last gen turbo RX-7 that was exported to the US has a 255 HP rotary, weighed under 3000 lbs and had perfect 50/50 weight distribution.

It must have been an older RX-7 that was probably non-turbo. They only had around 150 hp or so and weighed about the same.

http://www.nutsandvolts.com/rx7/specs.asp
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RX-7'* are HIGHLY respectible in my book. Very well made car and engine. I envy Mazda for that car...don't bash it too much.

Its not rice. It'* nice.
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The new RX-8 will kick loads of ***.

255 hp from a NA 1.3 liter motor.

Just need to take one of those and stick it in a 3rd gen RX-7 chassis.
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Ya, the RX-7 is the only Asian car that I respect. The rotary engines are so small, and produce so much power.

Good kill!
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to bad ther is not a rotary engion for are car with the same dimentions
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Yeah nice kill and I don't want to rag on you but the 3rd gen RX-7 is beautiful. The comment above about the RX-7 is the only nice rice, ouch man i have to disagree, the Supra and the Skyline also rank quite high in my books,
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The old skylines are ugly though. But they are damn fast.
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High HP but low torque and the tend to break very fast .
They are quick around 6k rpm and up . I like the 240sx and th Supra'* . I just wish the had more torque.
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it must of been a 1st or 2nd Gen RX-7 the 1st Gens had 135 HP.. 0-60 at 9.5sec and the 2nd Gen NON TURBO had 160 HP 0-60 in 7.9 Seconds ..... 3rd Gen TURBOS are frickin beasts
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