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Ive got a N-reg 1.4RT with K&N, stainless steel backbox and run some 10k boost through it and reckon its around 10 secs. It can keep up with VTRs which is supposed to be 9 secs. The Renault engines arent bad really to say a 1.4 can keep up with a 1.6! What I do love doing is beating Mondeo drivers who think there 16v Mondeo is da bomb!
mines just turning, 80k yeah happy b-day to my clio. i was gonnat try 10k boost but didnt know if it was any good, mine was getting a bit noisy, and it was wel past its 6000 mile service so i went to my work (halfords) and bought all the stuff i need for an oil change and there we go its running smooth and a bit quieter.
In my experience, youll find that road conditions and then driver skill are the main conditioning factors when it comes to 0-60 runs. So youll find quite a lot of variation between times - even with the "same" car.
Also, I know the RT is a quick little motor - but 10 seconds is actually a time that most 2.0 medium cars do the 0-60 run in ("9.9" etc is a good as!!). Id be surprised if many 16v/Willy/172 owners get a better time than 8 seconds 0-60 on normal crappy roads if an average driver.
Moreover: if someone is 1 second 0-60 quicker than you (say 10 secs versus 11) - then thats enough to be about three car lengths ahead at 60ish. Thats why Id be careful about saying that a zorst/filter etc make much difference. Thats also why a car that does the run in 7 seconds will look like it totally anhialated the one that does it in 10.
So far weve got 9.8 to 13 secs as times for the RT - thats a hell of a lot of difference!!
never had the 0-60 proparly tested but it is crap! (may be cos i need a new clutch) but id recon id be around 11.5+.
At north weald i was running 18.1 but that was my first time and with practice and some sun shine i could easily knock a second off that time.
Got the bird to time me on the stopwatch on a nice straight round my area. 10.87 to 60 on the clock, which aint bad considering i have no engine mods apart from an exhaust, and the car has 90k on the clock! My mum has a mk3 and ive been drivin hers a bit, and it doesnt seem a patch on mine! bizzare!
Just had the engine serviced and tuned though I suppose.
Oh yer forgot to mention the secret ingredient! Shell Optimax, well worth the extra few pence!
Just had a nice 8 mile race with a new Passat. lol! 1.9TDI which are actually fast as fook cos my dads got the same engine in his Golf and it flies. 10.2 to 60 in the Passat (just checked). He was v slowly pulling away on the straights but I hammered him on the corners and roundabouts (obviously), then finally took him on a hill (just) Started to sh*t it doing 95 in a 30 zone though, but no one was about at 1am!