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      05-31-2006, 06:18 PM   #1
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Should I have been beaten by a Nissan 350z?

I was the first car at a light, in the right lane, and the Nissan was first in the left lane. I didn't even notice him at first. The light turned green and like I usually do, I took off pretty fast. That's when I noticed him trying to race. So I kept it up. We were neck and neck until we were over 100mph. At that point the road was curving and I backed down. I don't know much about that Nissan, but I was surprised it was so fast.
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      05-31-2006, 06:23 PM   #2
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It has like 300HP and almost the same amount of torque.
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      05-31-2006, 06:25 PM   #3
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I dont know the exact figures off the top of my head, but I would think a 350z is faster than a 330.
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      05-31-2006, 06:31 PM   #4
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Yes, No, Maybe so
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      05-31-2006, 06:39 PM   #5
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Cool. So I guess I don't feel so bad for staying with him, most of the way.
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it should be in the same performance ballpark


especially if it's the 300 hp 30th anniv version that's slower than the standard ones.

the "winner" in any street race is whoever's stupider
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      05-31-2006, 06:53 PM   #7
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yea the z should be faster i think 0-60 in the 5's
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      05-31-2006, 06:59 PM   #8
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yea the z should be faster i think 0-60 in the 5's
just barely though


350Z's are not fast
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The 350z is only the spokesmodel for nissan. Where have you been hiding? The 350z is faster than the 3 no matter how little or how much but faster. Yes the driver makes the difference but the numbers are there.
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350Z's are not fast
Any car normal production car running in the 5's is pretty fast by industry standards. Compare that to all of the other cars made.
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      05-31-2006, 07:12 PM   #11
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a 0-60 in the high 5's is certainly not fast for a "sports car"

high 5's aren't fast when you can buy cars that are almost 2 seconds quicker to 60 for not crazy amounts of money. (vette, 911......................)

If a reasonably priced car beats you to 60 by a larger margin than you beat an accord your car is not fast.
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      05-31-2006, 07:19 PM   #12
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http://www.caranddriver.com/shortroa...y-edition.html

5.7 for the std 350Z
5.8 for the 300hp version
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      05-31-2006, 07:24 PM   #13
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just barely though


350Z's are not fast

Neither are the 3 series. The 350 is a faster car, hands down!!!
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      05-31-2006, 07:27 PM   #14
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a 0-60 in the high 5's is certainly not fast for a "sports car"

high 5's aren't fast when you can buy cars that are almost 2 seconds quicker to 60 for not crazy amounts of money. (vette, 911......................)

If a reasonably priced car beats you to 60 by a larger margin than you beat an accord your car is not fast.
There are some on the list that is ok and the rest depending on your income is out of the league. High 5's are fast when you compare them to regular cars bought daily by the largest automakers. Everyday cars! I would think that the M3 or Z4 would be on this list but I don't see it. Wait the 350 is listed. Hmm...


Top 20 sportcars by Rsports.com
Acura NSX
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BMW M5
BMW M6
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Dodge Viper SRT-10
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Ford GT
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      05-31-2006, 07:36 PM   #15
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I think we are missing the point here.

This red light racer is just looking for good feed back on his defeat on the streets....common guys he got all the way up to 100mph and backed off cause there was a curve...show him some symphaty and stop talking about the other red light racer's car.
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      05-31-2006, 07:42 PM   #16
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Having owned a 2003 Pike Peak White 350Z I can concur that the Z will beat a 330i, but the Z is not a very fast car. Quick, yes, nimble, yes, nice looking, yes. But fast uhhhh, no. Now for the everyday the Z is just very impractical, one of the reasons I traded it in to get my wifes then 330i, now she has an M3. Funny enough I do miss the Z at times.
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oh sorry asiann,
I didn't know rsports.com thinks the 350Z is better than the M3 and Z4

nice list though with 4 cars you can't buy new anymore and 5 cars that aren't even available yet. Most credible lists have cars you can't buy new or cars you can't even drive yet on them.

we all know the 330 isn't fast either
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http://www.caranddriver.com/shortroa...y-edition.html

5.7 for the std 350Z
5.8 for the 300hp version
http://www.caranddriver.com/roadtest...30i-page2.html

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drivers race. But u have a 330Xi, is it auto? I pull on my moms 330Xi and I beat 350Z's Just barely buy like 2 feet lol... but if u are a 330xi auto he should be a bit tad faster maybe a half a car or so.
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There are some on the list that is ok and the rest depending on your income is out of the league. High 5's are fast when you compare them to regular cars bought daily by the largest automakers. Everyday cars! I would think that the M3 or Z4 would be on this list but I don't see it. Wait the 350 is listed. Hmm...


Top 20 sportcars by Rsports.com
Acura NSX
Audi RS 4
BMW M5
BMW M6
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Dodge Viper SRT-10
Ferrari Enzo
Ferrari F430
Ford GT
Ford Shelby GT500
Lamborghini Murcielago
Mazda RX-8
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR
Nissan 350Z
Pontiac Solstice GXP
Porsche 911 Turbo
Porsche Carrera GT
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
Subaru Impreza WRX STi
lol, those are the top 20 most looked up by users on rsportscars.
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drivers race. But u have a 330Xi, is it auto? I pull on my moms 330Xi and I beat 350Z's Just barely buy like 2 feet lol... but if u are a 330xi auto he should be a bit tad faster maybe a half a car or so.
No, dude. I drive a stick. It was neck and neck until the curve, then I let up. Now that I know more about the 350z, I think my 330xi did pretty good.
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drivers race. But u have a 330Xi, is it auto? I pull on my moms 330Xi and I beat 350Z's Just barely buy like 2 feet lol... but if u are a 330xi auto he should be a bit tad faster maybe a half a car or so.
Wait till the winter!
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