The slow 0-60 for the Fiesta is mostly due to traction limits and gearing. When you launch, even if you can somehow hook up with good tires and no spin, the entire rev range of 1st gear is over in literally 1 second and you have to shift.
It isn't built to be a drag car at all, and I think people that buy it to race from light to light are going to be disappointing with it.
Once you get to speed, really any speed, it is pretty amazing. Most people I have let drive my car actually start laughing out loud when they stomp the gas in 2nd or 3rd because it pulls unexpectedly hard. It has a wicked chassis, superb OE brakes, and physics defying handling for a FWD.
I even heard Reijo say it was the best handling FWD car he has ever driven a number of times
I have noticed quite a few people selling theirs only a year or two in, so it isn't for everybody. GTSJeff is getting rid of his with very low mileage, I was going to ask him why whenever he actually gets it sold.
Originally posted by pheoxs
Also with the gearing IIRC I have to shift into 3rd right about 85-90km, so that adds more time to get up to 100.
Yeah, right around 100km/h somewhere you hit the rev limiter
Originally posted by jwslam
Not sure I would trust the insane amounts of pressure required, especially in a first gen model.
There'd be so much more integrity required in the components, most likely resulting in a heavier engine...
All I can think is the fuel pump will be prone to failure, and it is going to be obscenely expensive... like 5K+ just for the pump
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