1999 Pontiac GTP Launches & 0-60
Playing on the highway with the GTP
Limit Pushing - BMW M3 0-60 Test (Without Launch Control)
Without launch control. SMG set and traction control off. The E46 M3: The third generation of the m3 is the E46 M3. This model was made from 2000-2006. This generation was available in a convertible and coupe only. One of the most renowned options of this generation was the SMG (sequential manual gearbox). This option set in S6 mode) can sift as fast as a formula one car (.08 seconds) which is faster then a Ferrari (.15 sec). In order to time this orgasm of a shift right, BMW installed a shift light on the upper rpms of the tach. This aids the driver in shifting at the highest rpm yet seen in an m3, 8000RPM. Once you hit this reading, the whole right side lights up counterclockwise to the 8000rpm mark. At this point, you pull back on the shifter or paddle on the steering wheel to basically "pop" the car into the next gear. The SMG also has many drivers assist features such as gradient assistance (so the car doesn't roll into the car behind you on a hill) and a fan favorite, the Launch Control. Launch Control was an "easter egg" from BMW and allows the driver to reach optimal 0-60 speeds by dropping the clutch at 2500-3000 rpm. And then there's the basic manual 6 speed transmission. The 0-60 time for the M3 SMG is 4.5, while the 0-60 on the regular 6 speed it 4.8. The top speed is limited at 155 (on American models). Der E46 M3: Die dritte Generation des m3 ist der E46 M3. Dieses Modell wurde von 2000-2006 gemacht. Diese Generation war in einem Kabriolett und Coupé nur verfügbar. Eine der meisten berühmten Optionen dieser Generation war der SMG (folgendes manuelles Getriebe). Dieser Auswahl-Satz in der S6 Weise) kann so schnell wie eine Formel ein Auto sieben (.08 Sekunden), der dann ein Ferrari (.15 sec) schneller ist. Um zur Zeit dieser Orgasmus eines Verschiebungsrechts BMW ein Verschiebungslicht auf den oberen rpms des Tachometers installierte. Das hilft dem Dr
Limit Pushing - 2000 Ford Mustang V6 0-60 Test
-High Flow Intake -Without Muffler The Ford Mustang: The Ford Mustang was initially based on the second generation Ford Falcon, a compact car. The Mustang came to be the first of the "pony car" sports class. The creation of the Mustang led to a race for positions on the pony car class. GM's response came in the form of the Chevrolet Camaro, AMC's was the Javelin, and Chrysler's reinvention of Plymouth Barracuda. The Mustang was also the inspiration for the Toyota Celica coupé. The 1965 Mustang was introduced to the public in 1964 at the New York World's Fair. It is Ford's third oldest nameplate currently in production next to the F-Series pickup truck line. The Mustang prototype was a two-seat, mid-mounted engine roadster, and was equipped with a V4 engine. The two-seat design was abandon due to the low sales in with the 2-seat 1955 Thunderbird. A Fastback 2+2 model replaced the trunk space for increased interior space. The original Mustang made its first movie appearance in the James Bond film Goldfinger in September 1964. At a price of $2,368 Original sales forecasts projected less than 100,000 units for the first year. This mark was easily surpassed and 418,000 would eventually be sold during the model year. In its first eighteen months, more than one million Mustangs were built. The second generation Mustang came in the 1970s during the creation of stringent pollution laws and the 1973 OPEC oil embargo. These changes greatly affected the pony car generation and definitely the new Mustang. The Mustang was adopted to the new condition with a redesign based on the Ford Pinto subcompact. The new model was badged the "Mustang II" and introduced right before the first Energy Crisis in 1973. This version was smaller than the original and heavier due to the addition of new U.S. emission and safety equipment necessary to meet regulations. The car was available in coupe and hatchback versions. Engine changes included the intro of the 1975 5.0 L, the 1976 Cobra II, and the 1978 King Cobra. The third generation Mustang was based on the larger Fox platform developed for the 1978 Ford Fairmont and Mercury Zephyr. The available trim levels now included L, GL, GLX, LX, GT, turbo GT, SVO, Cobra, and Cobra R. The new Mustang variant was designed to be fuel conscious and based on the Mazda MX-6. After a backlash from Mustang enthusiasts on the proposed idea, the 1987 Mustang would receive a major facelift and the MX-6 variant became the Ford Probe. The fourth generation of the Mustang came about in 1994. It was based on an updated version of the rear-wheel drive Fox platform with a 3.8 OHV V6 rated at 145 bhp and a 4.6 L SOHC V8 rated at 215 bhp but was later increased to 225 bhp. In 1999, the Mustang was redesigned with Ford's New Edge styling theme. The Mustang's engines were carried over for the 1999 model, but benefitted from a new split-port induction system and a new head design. These changes resulted in 190 bhp V6 engine and a 260 bhp V8. The fifth generation Mustang was based on an all-new D2C platform for the 2005 model year which echoed the fastback Mustangs of the late 1960s. The base model is powered by a 210 hp 4.0 L SOHC V6 while the GT was powered by a 4.6 L SOHC 3-valve V8 with variable camshaft timing (VCT) producing 300 hp. In 2010, Ford unveiled a redesigned Mustang prior to the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The 2010 Mustang remains on the D2C platform and mostly retains the previous-year's drivetrain options. The Mustang received a thoroughly revised exterior, with only the roof panel being retained, that is sculpted for a leaner, more muscular appearance and better aerodynamic performance with the coefficient of drag being reduced by 4% on V6 models and 7% on GT models. For the 2011 Mustang, Ford revised the current Mustang engines. The new V6 is a smaller 3.7L 305 hp aluminum block engine weighing 40 lb lighter than the previous version. The 4.6L 24V V8 was replaced by a new 5.0L 32V V8 which produces 412 hp. The 2011 Shelby GT500's 5.4L block is now made out of aluminum and makes 550 hp while weighing 102 lb lighter than the previous engine.
Limit Pushing - Infiniti G35x 0-60 Test
Infiniti G35x 0-60 Test The Infiniti G35: In the early 2000's, Infinity was in trouble and needed something to save the brand. The G35 along with a line of other dynamic cars would help to keep the company around. The third generation of Infiniti's G series was introduced in 2003 as the G35. The new was based on the same platform as the Nissan 350Z and the Infinity FX where the car's engine was placed closer towards the middle of the car. The engine of choice would be the more than stellar 3.5 liter 260 and 280 hp VQ35DE engine. The combination of the G35's 50/50 weight distribution and VQ35DE engine made this car an exciting buy. An AWD model of the G35 was introduced in 2004 by the name of the G35x and utilized Nissan's high tech ATTESA E-TS AWD system.