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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Top Gear - Mitsubishi Evo 8 Vs Lamborghini Murcielago

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I wouldn't bet the farm on that one. Those guys (Top Gear) are about as believable as O.J.
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I wouldn't bet the farm on that one. Those guys (Top Gear) are about as believable as O.J.
Seemed like a believable race to me. Why would the guy in the Lambroghini hold back? He spun out trying to stay ahead of the Evo.

And what's with the 400 hp, 0 to 60 in 3+ seconds, I thought the Evos were 300 hp and 5 second 0 to 60. Are the ones sent to America de-tuned?
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yea the evo is ok but also look up the subaru t25 on youtube
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Seemed like a believable race to me. Why would the guy in the Lambroghini hold back? He spun out trying to stay ahead of the Evo.

And what's with the 400 hp, 0 to 60 in 3+ seconds, I thought the Evos were 300 hp and 5 second 0 to 60. Are the ones sent to America de-tuned?
I'm not saying it isn't possible, just that it would be more believable if it wasn't "Top Gear" doing the testing. They like to "stretch" the truth a lot.

That's a special EVO, the FOQ or FQ400. It's a tuner version that's only sold in the UK. Hence the reason for my skepticism, the tuner company on this car is in the UK as well.
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They could have a specially "tuned" fq-400 or something for that race. Added more boost or something.
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I believe it... when I had my Evo I used to hang with Porsches, Z06s, etc etc in turns on offramps... but then once we hit the straights it was all over.
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My neighbor has an Evo. Ugly as sin but the thing is bad to the bone.
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The FQ400 has a HUGE turbo that takes forever to spool up. There is more to this than what we saw here. Afterwards he takes it up against a cheap slow car and gets beat in a 30mph roll race starting in top gear (if memory serves me correctly), and they run out of runway before the turbo even gets spooling enough to add a significant amount of power to overtake the other car. It's a hell of a car, but just so long as you can keep the revs up.
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yeah, my evo was pretty sick as well, i know it could run with those cars, but like octo said it was laggy...
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