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S2000, Bye Bye From a Light

They are doing a lot of final road construction before winter in my area, and I was at the red light (it's a long light) while a bluish silver S2000 pulls up beside me. Up ahead, the city is working so they have the road merged into one lane, so whoever gets there first "is the man." :sneaky: Light turned green, I hear him rev a little, but I know he wants to be ahead of an old "Grandpa car" with FWD, I put the hammer down and took off like he was standing still. (didn't want to go down too hard because it's nothing to squeel these old tires) NO CONTEST! Thank goodness for 2 valve little torquey engines like the 4.9 in a relatively "trim" 3640 lbs. These two nice looking ladies (pedistrians) in their 30's were at the corner and would only look in my general direction when the little Honda pulled up. Well, they sure looked at how slow the Honda appeared because I could see them looking in my rear view mirror immediately after. :sneaky:

Sure, he could have revved it to 7k and possibly taken me? But he didn't, did he. :devil:

Oh ya, it felt GOOD! :halo: :cloud9:
 

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awesome! i bet it felt SOOOO good beating a "4 wheeled motorcycle" in a car just like mine! and its good that u know if he would have revved it to 7k, he would have handed your ass to you.
 

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I~LUV~Caddys8792 said:
awesome! i bet it felt SOOOO good beating a "4 wheeled motorcycle" in a car just like mine! and its good that u know if he would have revved it to 7k, he would have handed your ass to you.
Ya, my Dentist friend has had an S2000 for a few years now, and they are NOTHING down low! He literally has to rev the crap out of it to get any power out of it, but then, that's the fun part too with that car.

Seriously though, the 4.9 just feels so strong I almost feel confident that I could have taken him no matter what he revved to, but then it's a lot lighter than 3600 pounds, etc.

How many miles on your 4.9? I bet it felt faster than your Roadmaster....
 

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Ralph 'a' racin'? :shocked2:

Yeah, they're a little slow off the line, but they can rev to obscene limits and that's where they'll get you. But from stoplight to stoplight, the advantage should go to the 4.9 liter.

Also, should the driver not know how to make use of those RPM's, they aren't going to be as fast as adverstised, and last I checked, an S2000 isn't the easiest car to shift at those RPM's.
 

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Ralph 'a' racin'? :shocked2:
LOL, I do it a little more than I let on. How could I resist!! :devil: Maybe I need to carry a checkered flag and stick it out the window a couple times in this situation. :D

Ya, my friend is always missing gears, etc. I bet more than half of S2000 drivers haven't perfected shifting yet..the S2000 probably outperforms the capabilities of most drivers...
 

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Yeah check this out.



Yeah, who revs to that everyday?? Powerful, but not practical. I dunno what the point of this motor was.
 

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my 4.9 has 109k miles on it. my roadmaster had 138k when i bought it. And the Roadmaster always felt faster. The cars down low are about the same, but above 60, the LT1 takes over. The 4.9 feels like 9/10's the LT1. Actually if i remember correctly, the Roadmaster had a better hp to weight ratio, but the deville has a better torque to weight ratio.
 

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A buddy of mine ran his 2002 S2000 in stock trim and ran a 13.9. Now that he has the turbo, intake, exhaust, header, nitrous, and some Nitto 555R rubber on it he's running low 11's. Not to bust on ya Ralph but that guy couldn't drive to save his life. But either way a kills a kill
 

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A buddy of mine ran his 2002 S2000 in stock trim and ran a 13.9. Now that he has the turbo, intake, exhaust, header, nitrous, and some Nitto 555R rubber on it he's running low 11's. Not to bust on ya Ralph but that guy couldn't drive to save his life. But either way a kills a kill
How does eh like his rice? :p
 

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How does eh like his rice? :p
Well when I met him I think I embarrassed him. Because I was leaving the mall one night and he was driving behind me but I didn't know him at the time and I was driving my Mark VIII and at the time he only had his carbon fiber hood, intake, and exhaust and we raced about 6 times and he didn't beat me once in my stock Mark VIII. So we BS'd for awhile after that and we've been friends ever since
 

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Hehe...I know a few people with S2000's...none of them can drive the car worth a damn to save their life. It takes alot of skill and experience to shift a car above 7500rpm, not miss a gear, and maintain control of it, and very few S2000 owners possess this level of driving ability. It's just like people who buy Ferrari's, but can't properly use the gated shift, and end up missing gears, and shifting poorly. My buddy drove me and some other friends to get lunch the other day in his '01 Integra GSR. He's got an CAI, new intake manifold, exhaust header, exhaust piping, blah blah ..ect. He gets on the highway and brings the car up to 8000rpm before shifting. It hit "VTEC" at around 6000rpm and made a alot more noise, but didn't really go any faster. He also had to let the clutch out extremely fast to grab the gear at that rpm. Apparently, this was the first time he has done that, where his aftermarket headunit hasn't fallen out of his dash onto his lap from slamming the car into gear. I thought that was funny as hell.
 
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