A girl I'm good friends with at work is most likely going to end up trading in her current 95' V6 Nissan Maxima (which she somehow thinks is a sports car), for a 2006 V6 Hyundai Tiburon. Now, at the moment she claims she could beat me if we raced sometime in her nissan. Not by a lot she says, but she would. But to add insult to injury, she claims there is "no way a 4cyl can beat a 6cyl, even if you did supercharge your little car." Umm.. right. After reading up on the v6 tiburon, and having read a thread about this very thing in the racing forum, I really don't think I'd loose.
But then she quickly added that I haven't been driving a manual tranny long enough to know how to race at all, and therefore no matter how much quicker my car may be, I would in no way beat her b/c she has better stick-shifting skills.
Well, I can't say I'm really good at driving a standard. I don't stall/grind/wind up the engine, or do anything retarded, ever. I just shift normally. And I don't jerk the car at all between shifts. So um, I don't know if I have racing skills, but I'm not a bad standard-driver IMO.
That aside, I just wanted to cry on the inside b/c she definitely stomped on my hopes and dreams of beating her v6. lol. What do you guys think, honestly? I think that right now I can take her maxima. I don't want to though b/c I have zero traction on dry pavement with my 16" snow tires. If I had my 18" perellis back on, I'd take her down. As far as the tiburon, I think stock vs stock, she'd probably have me by a car length or two. But I think she's dead wrong if I had a supercharger. I've seen the whp #'s, there is no way, unless I miss-shifted, that she'd win.
Ok, I'm done venting. It's 4am, and I have to go to work tomorrow. But hopefully you guys will give me some valuable input. Thanks for reading my rant.