Are you 99passatgls (Joes) brother? Do you ahve his car? Cause if you do you will kill him, as long as you kept the mods he had.Z28Driver said:there are too many variables in this but I'd wage to guess the Acura would accelerate faster while the Passat would go faster thats my 2 cents
Well if he an Auto then yea, but with 5 speed its not just about putting the foot to the floor. Dropping the clutch right, right rpms, minimal wheel spin, in most cases (especially in 1.8t) flooring will not give you the fastest acceleration. Also shifting gears at certain point and the speed that you do that matters alot also...... :suspicio: :roll: Figured you would know that :crazy:stealthx32 said:Er, iirc, Joe's brother had an Eclipse?
And honestly, how much skill does it take to put your foot to the floor? :roll:
Yeah, but every car is different. I'd say that two reasonably skilled drivers driving the same Passat would yield a time within .2 seconds of each other in the 1/4 mile. I'd attribute the varying times more to modification and tire selection than to driver skill. The only major driver skill oriented thing that I see is how you get off the line. Bog the start (especially in the 1.8 ) and you've lost a couple fractions of a second. After that, if you don't have enough common sense to shift before you run out of revs, then you shouldn't be driving anyways. We're talkin' about 150-200 hp family sedans here (albeit FWD sedans ), not purpose built dragsters.Macabre said:You can see that just from the range of time slips that have been posted here over the years.
lol. Reasonably skilled means being able to shift from first, to second, to third... There's no need to modulate ANYTHING except the clutch for your launch, and after that...stamp on the clutch, stamp on the gasss, w00 w00!Macabre said: