2003 Honda Accord, 0-60 in 6.53 seconds with 5-speed auto...Altima has some competition :-)

NFS4

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Damn, just looking at my latest issue of Motor Trend. If the Sedan is that fast with a 5-speed auto, imagine the 2-door with a 6-speed manual:Q
 

OS

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Originally posted by: NFS4
Damn, just looking at my latest issue of Motor Trend. If the Sedan is that fast with a 5-speed auto, imagine the 2-door with a 6-speed manual:Q


holy sh*t :Q:Q:D:D

That almost matches the altima's stick times.

For the nissan boys, I think c&d tested a sedan V6 auto altima and it got 7 flat for the same run. :p

 

LAUST

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Whats the Torque on the motor, also whats the gear ratio's?? before everyone gets up in a bind Auto's can be faster in 0-60 E.T. just usually slower in MPH
 

NFS4

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Originally posted by: LAUST
Whats the Torque on the motor, also whats the gear ratio's?? before everyone gets up in a bind Auto's can be faster in 0-60 E.T. just usually slower in MPH

240 HP @ 6250 RPM
212 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM

0-60, 6.53 secs
1/4 mile, 14.98 secs @ 94.95 MPH

No gear ratios, but:

Axle/final-drive ratios, 4.43:1 / 2.30:1


FOR COMPARISON

Altima 3.5SE manual

0-60, 6.3 secs
1/4 mile, 14.7 secs @ 96.8 MPH

Altima 3.5 SE auto
0-60, 6.6 secs
1/4 mile, 15.0 secs @ 93.8 MPH
 

js1973

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I absolutely love the push for performance trend in the automotive world these days.
 

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edmunds didn't think it was that fun to drive.
 

Imported

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I'll wait for the coupe.. ;) Looks alot better IMHO. Then again.. I want an EVO VII.. :(
 

Ryan

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Maybe edmunds was paid off.....

That is pretty kick ass, though! :)
 

SuperTool

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That's pretty impressive actually. I wanna see someone replicate that on a production model sans braketorquing.
Also, I would be concerned about the 5 speed auto given Acura CL's record with these trannies. Not sure if it's same unit.
I do think that Nissan is long overdue for a 5 speed auto in FWD. The G35 has one in RWD, just need to make it fit transversely. The current Nissan 4 speed is not particularly smooth.
Actually I hope Nissan Murano CVT will be available instead of the Auto in the near future. Then I would skip the stickshift.
Anyways, even if true, Nissan has so much upside on the VQ35DE, they will have no problem keeping the performance crown, knowing how the Z has 290 HP out of the same engine. I think Honda will have a very hard time squeezing those numbers out of a 3L without forced induction.
It's good that Alty has competition though, because it will force Nissan to improve the interior and tune the engine for higher performance.
 

d33pt

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Originally posted by: LAUST
Whats the Torque on the motor, also whats the gear ratio's?? before everyone gets up in a bind Auto's can be faster in 0-60 E.T. just usually slower in MPH

how can 0-60 be slower in MPH? 60mph is 60mph... you are thinking of the 1/4mile
 

rootaxs

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Hmm, wasn't Motortrend the same people who managed to get 5.9s to 60mph on the Altima? MT seems to be well known on having awesome numbers on their tests which not a lot of people can manage to duplicate.
 

NFS4

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Originally posted by: rootaxs
Hmm, wasn't Motortrend the same people who managed to get 5.9s to 60mph on the Altima? MT seems to be well known on having awesome numbers on their tests which not a lot of people can manage to duplicate.

Nope, that was Autoweek.

Motor Trend got 6.28 seconds with their Altima.
 

NFS4

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WHOAH!! I just read the Coupe sidebar and they say that it is 100 lbs lighter than the Sedan and will likely dip into the 5's :Q:Q:Q
 

jlee

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Originally posted by: d33pt
Originally posted by: LAUST
Whats the Torque on the motor, also whats the gear ratio's?? before everyone gets up in a bind Auto's can be faster in 0-60 E.T. just usually slower in MPH

how can 0-60 be slower in MPH? 60mph is 60mph... you are thinking of the 1/4mile

I think he was referring to a faster 0-60, but slower top speed.

 

LikeLinus

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It's a honda though? LOL. Sorry, i just wouldn't be caught dead in a soccer mom mobile. I've got better taste than that.
 

Ryan

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Originally posted by: LikeLinus01
It's a honda though? LOL. Sorry, i just wouldn't be caught dead in a soccer mom mobile. I've got better taste than that.

What are you smoking?
 

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Originally posted by: LikeLinus01
It's a honda though? LOL. Sorry, i just wouldn't be caught dead in a soccer mom mobile. I've got better taste than that.

right.. real men drive humvees. anything less is a soccermoms car. real men don't use the carpool lane either:p u need all that room to ur self.