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      10-29-2009, 04:00 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Digital.James View Post
I dont believe any of these times. Who knows whats been done to the cars? Most of these seem like "hot" cars

Id like to see a magazine do some independent tests, where they walk into a dealership, buy a random car off the lot and then run it. I can only dream..
When magazine test the weight of each car tested then you will get that result because up to a point power to weight is the thing that determines a car's acceleration. Bruce will back this up and I bet Swamp and some of the others will too.

AWD will out perform up to a certain speed but usually it works itself out as the speed increases. Though how that AWD system works is the real trick, if it disengages shortly after the launch, only coming into play in corners then it can produce results slightly better than expected but it will only be slight. When you look at the Panamera Turbo and GTR both appear to be kicking out a bit more than quoted if their tested weight is correct to factory spec.