Source: Automotive News
quote: This causes weight redistribution during suspension travel, particularly bad during cornering at high speeds. Makes cornering sloppy.
quote: IRS improves handling significantly, so much so that I'd call it a safety item. Seat belts and airbags also increase cost. Should we ditch them to bring down the MSRP?
quote: realize that they can buy an EVO with four doors, can rally it, take corners around a track, easily run 9's at the strip dependably with a few mods,
quote: What does it take to build a 9 second street car? Just an array of Buschur Racing parts such as the Buschur Racing Stages 1-4, BR BF 272 Camshafts, BR Stage 3 Head, BR Stage 3 2.0 Shortblock, AEM EMS, Tilton Clutch, Apexi EXV S1 Coilover suspension, HTA3586 Turbocharger w/ BR custom built front facing manifold and a Buschur Racing Double Pumper Fuel System. Those are the main components that drive this street terror.
quote: You consider that a lot of mods??? You know how expensive it is to get power like that out of an NA?
quote: I am questioning your expertise when you said an aftermarket ECU cannot be street legal...
quote: And most 9 sec cars (if not all) do not run cats, you should see this guys fast EVOs, and don't even get into the 20+ year old Toyota Supras...
quote: Yeah IRS is great for handling but more expensive and sacrifices things on the drag strip.
quote: I'm thinking if the GT did this well, a Boss 302 would smoke it. IRS or no.
quote: Oh Porsche is guilty of the same kind of thing too.
quote: Have you considered that if the cars you mentioned had a solid axle instead of independent rear, that their straight-line acceleration numbers would improve?
quote: That pic is not a Mustang
quote: with the exception of the Drag Pak models which benefit from the solid rear axle.
quote: I'd be OK if they offered a solid rear option.
quote: They keep making them bigger and bigger, with engines that lack the torque for off the line acceleration, and bad cornering.
quote: I'm thinking either the Subaru Imprezza WRX