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0 to 60, and quarter mile times

i have read many reviews by members stating that their drive experience with the rl lead the to believe the rl is a slow or sluggish car then once thought. some people even mentioned times of mid 7 seconds for the 0 to 60.

at car and driver and motortrend estimates. i see times of 0 to 60 for 6 seconds and 6.4.


which is true? and can a car really just feel slow but actually be alot faster. i want to see track times so badly.
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Motorweek got one of the new RLs to test and review on its weekly program. The show was on about two weeks ago.

Motorweek posted a 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds (clocked).
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oh ok. the other times i saw from motortrend and car and driver were Estimates. i guess 6.5 is fast for the RL. thats not sluggish at all.
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The RL I test drove felt a little sluggish.....might be due to the car not being broken in yet.
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car and driver came up with new numbers:

C/D TEST RESULTS
ACCELERATION Seconds
Zero to 30 mph 2.4
40 mph: 3.5
50 mph: 5.1
60 mph: 6.7
70 mph: 8.6
80 mph: 11.3
90 mph: 14.1
100 mph: 17.1
110 mph: 21.8
120 mph: 29.3
130 mph: 40.2
Street start, 5-60 mph: 7.8
Top-gear acceleration, 30-50 mph: 4.4
50-70 mph: 5.4
Standing 1/4-mile: 15.2 sec @ 94 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 134 mph

source from dec 2004 issue of car and driver: http://caranddriver.com/article.asp?...&page_number=1

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car and driver came up with new numbers:

C/D TEST RESULTS
ACCELERATION Seconds
Zero to 30 mph 2.4
40 mph: 3.5
50 mph: 5.1
60 mph: 6.7
70 mph: 8.6
80 mph: 11.3
90 mph: 14.1
100 mph: 17.1
110 mph: 21.8
120 mph: 29.3
130 mph: 40.2
Street start, 5-60 mph: 7.8
Top-gear acceleration, 30-50 mph: 4.4
50-70 mph: 5.4
Standing 1/4-mile: 15.2 sec @ 94 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 134 mph
I have a partial problem with one set of numbers here, 7.8 sec in the 5-60 mph, 1.1 sec slower than 0-60 mph, I mean, the car is already moving at 5 mph..

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i was thinking the 5 to 60mph was a typo by car and driver.
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My RL felt slower off the mark than my TL-S did. However, I now believe that this was due entirely to the smoothness and quietness of the car. I'm often amazed at the speed I achieve between the freeway on-ramp traffic lights and actually merging onto the freeway. I don't know what the actual distance between the two is, but I do know that the RL gets there faster than the TL-S did!
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6.5 is not slow.. well not that slow.. just as fast as a TL-P. BUt if you look at what the previous RL was putting down then its a big improvement for the RL
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i was thinking the 5 to 60mph was a typo by car and driver.
Its called a street start, which is indicative of low end power since you can't rev the engine to redline like when your starting from 0. Racers know and the RL will be rarely raced so this slow time means nothing.
The times are swifter than the last RL which is what it should be compared too. The car weighs 4000lbs and still has a V-6 with only 260lbs torque. I think the 0-60 in 6.7 is quite good for this car.

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I have a partial problem with one set of numbers here, 7.8 sec in the 5-60 mph, 1.1 sec slower than 0-60 mph, I mean, the car is already moving at 5 mph..

oh well
it might also be that the car might not downshift to first (or not downshift to first very fast). When I drove it I was just having fun not thinking about things like that.

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6.5 is not slow.. well not that slow.. just as fast as a TL-P. BUt if you look at what the previous RL was putting down then its a big improvement for the RL
I don't know the times off the top of my head, but it might be a bit too much to expect a stock TL-P to do 0-60 in 6.5sec... if i am not mistaken an auto TL-S does it in about mid 6?


but, regardless... 6.5 is fantastic for the car considering everything it has against it... it's on the heavyside and a bit lacking in torque, but compared to the old RL, that did it in about 8, it is a giant leap... but that is besides the point... Acura knows that most people with RL's won't be racing. The Lexus LS430 does 0-60 in low to mid 6's, but when was the last time you saw one gunning it at every stoplight?

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It is all hype

I think the both acceleration and braking of the new RL are biggest disappointment of all, and that is why I decided to pass RL.
On top of that the new SHAWD is not that impressive anyway. I mean R32 Skyline has ATTESA ET-S since 1989, and that is 15 years ago. So, ATTESA ET-S has been track tested for 15 years and it is going to be 16 years. How many years has SHWAD been track tested? 0 year.
I feel the pain of those people who were so excited about the new RL, and I know they will cry when M35 and M45 come to the market next year. I know I will cry for them.
I wonder what will happen if we twin-turbo RL, and replace current useless brakes with Brembo brakes used on Porsche. And, I think we have a winner, and that is where new RL falls short ......... a lot.

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I think the both acceleration and bracking of the new RL are biggest disappointment of all, and that is why I decided to pass RL.
On top of that the new SHAWD is not that impressive anyway. I mean R32 Skyline has ATTESA ET-S since 1989, and that is 15 years ago. Also, Skyline has kicked every car that Skyline against ON THE TRACK. Show me any model form honda can compete with Skyline. The answer is none. The only honda model that comes close to the performance of the Skylins is NSX, yet it is RWD, not AWD.
I feel the pain of those people who were so excited about the new RL, and I know they will cry when M35 and M45 come to the market next year. I know I will cry for them.
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although philosophically, comparing the RL's ontrack performance to a Skyline is a little unfair... surprisingly, a prototype RL that was tested at Nürburgring "consistently bested the (Skyline)GT-R" in lap times. so although it may not feel like it, the SH-awd is a significant accomplishment... especially in that this technology is found in a 4-door luxury car.

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I heard about that and I do not think that was true as stock R34 GTR is twin-turboed and it weighs 3672 lbs. It has 5.2s for 0-62mph and I believe it has 13.5s for 0-130mph, and that is why Skyline is call the Fastest Mass Production Car in the World. Come on, you think RL has any chance against R34 GT-R on any track.
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