lol...what have ya been smokin dude...
yes..its just you... why do people compare this new Tib design with something else? Like supra, mustang, celica, and now even the RSX?
People always compare hyundai designs to some other cars as if the designers copied. But in truth, they didn't. This car was developed 4 years ago, before even the RSX came out. Its just a coincidence that the design looks similar, in your eye at least.
Performance wise the Hyundai Tiburon V6 has not released any numbers. The Acura RSX-S is high 6's low 15's (0-60, 1/4).
Price wise, a fully loaded Tiburon is $2,000 cheaper then a base RSX-S (Cdn). Though you get more with the Tiburon. For example you actually get a spoiler, 17" rims and well currentally thats all I can think of. More space on a whole with the Tiburon I think.
Engine wise, you have more hp in the RSX-S but more torque in the Tiburon. What you will remember is this. Torque wins races, horsepower sells parts. The Tiburon is 168lbs more then the RSX-S.
Note also with a V6, it will take to mods much better then a I4 because of larger displacement.
Both have 6-speeds. Tiburon will probally have a higher top speed though.
Yeah my friend just got his rsx-s and i raced him and we were even in first and second but then thrid he just blew by me like i was standing still. It was pretty fun but i dont' know if he doesn't know how to drive or not cuz this is his first stick car but either way i would just stick with the tiburon just to see people's expressions when they get burned by a hyundai<img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>
The RSX produces all its power in the upper band. Tiburon is lighter and produces its power mostly at the lower band. Thats why you can take off on the RSX like nothing.
I took on an RSX-S in my Sonata. I found out a week or two it was really a Type-S cause I was waiting in the parking lot at the mall for my friend to use a bank machine and the guy who had the Type-S came up to me and asked what I got in my Sonata since well I'm the only Sonata in town with black tints, white and a "louder then normal engine and exhaust for a family sedan" I think he put it.
So I told him and well I guess he was pissed off for losing the first time, now he was all happy cause I needed N20 to beat him. I told him that I'll be looking for him in my 2003 Tibuorn this summer and he shut up and walked away.
The thing is. Sure I have torque to equal out the weight difference off the line. So basically in our race we were even, even though my Sonata runs 0-100 in 9's and he runs in the high 6's. Thing is I'm running on my i/h/e till about 40 km/h then the switch is flicked and my version "of VTEC" kicks in and I can hang with him. I actually had more power to pull away from him slowly though.
I definately think that if I didn't have NOS he would have blown me away when VTEC kicked in. I guess in a sense it would be a race quite like racing a turbo. Once its spooled up, the race is over.
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Engine wise, you have more hp in the RSX-S but more torque in the Tiburon. What you will remember is this. Torque wins races, horsepower sells parts. The Tiburon is 168lbs more then the RSX-S. <hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>
Although that's generally the truth, weight becomes an issue here. Take for ex. the Ford Probe GT vs. the Honda Civic Si. Both cars have a factory rated 160hp (actually the Probe has 164 but whatever), but the Civic produces an anemic 111lb/ft of torque vs. the Probe's whooping 160lb/ft, and the Civic doesn't even make it's torqie till some 7000rpm!! So what does that spell, well in any race froma dead stop, the Prob will always pull on the Si, HOWEVER, get them going and it changes a bit. On the highway for example, drop both cars from say 70mph or so, watch the Si slowly but surley pull on the Probe (seen this first hand), why? Light weight + top end hp = lots of leg stretching power.
I see the new Tib putting about half a car or so on an RSX from a stop, with the RSX catching/passing by 3rd.
True... but power still is, what power is! The 200SX SE-R vs. Civic Si is a perfect example. Both cars weigh about the same, the SR20DE in the SE-R is rated at 140hp and 132lbs of torque, the B16A2 in the Si rated at 160hp and 111lbs of torque. Who wins? Well, I've raced not one but 2 of my own club members with their SE-R's with bolt-ons, what happens? We're usually even throigh 1st and 2nd (or they'll be half a car ahead) and by 3rd i'm creeping by them <img src=/images/forums/snitz/smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0> Torque is a wonderul thing, but once you're up and running, you need to upper end power to keep you ahead. RSX walkes the Tib by the top of 3rd. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>
Spike that is a seperate topic and desearves a seperate post.
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<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left><img src="http://www.transfans.com/logospin.gif"><b>No I do not have a 2000 Tib anymore. My X now has a 2000 Tib. No I am not mad cause she has the payments too.</b><img src=/images/forums/snitz/wink.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>
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