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Old 02-24-2014, 06:10 PM
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co worker wants to race? fusion 3.5l awd

So my co-worker bought this new to him 2011 ford fusion awd 3.5l sport...He has been talking about it a lot and keeps insisting that he has the fastest car in the parking lot. I told him I'll see him at test and tune in april...Now I am a pretty humble person, But I know that behind the owners BMW SUV, there isnt much potential (beside my ss) anyhow...

SO I guess I am asking if anyone owns one of these and what they think...I actually googled this car and found out a few things, with that V6 they have comparable power to a stock LNF 263 hp/249 tq. The issue that I have is that these fusions weigh 3800+ pounds. where the SS rolls in at 3280 I think? I am pretty confident that I would win untuned, but tuned, I know my car is a monster. I understand that he may come off the line hot, but after that I am not worried

Tuned our LNFs are 300 hp/ 320 tq if not higher...I just want to shut this guy up....He has been bashing the SS (in a friendly way) for a bit to others so I am looking forward to test and tune/cruise night
Oh and he dropped a little joke that 4 cylinder turbos are "pointless"
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:23 PM
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Is his turbo? If so, might be a good race off the line. If not, your turbo, putting torque across the curve has him by about a car or two.....IMO.

I haven't looked at the specs on his car, but if he has a 6 speed he'll probably have a little jump on you. In my experience, the 6 speeds over a 4 speed have about .25-.50 second benefit.
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The AWD might let him get you off the line, but I'd say by the 60 foot mark, you'll go sailing by.

Now if it was a new Taurus SHO with the 3.5L twin turbo Ecoboost engine, then you'd be hard pressed to eek out a win, drove a police package Taurus with that engine and they plain haul tail.
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Is his turbo? If so, might be a good race off the line. If not, your turbo, putting torque across the curve has him by about a car or two.....IMO.

I haven't looked at the specs on his car, but if he has a 6 speed he'll probably have a little jump on you. In my experience, the 6 speeds over a 4 speed have about .25-.50 second benefit.
No turbo...this is pre ecoboost era...just a 3.5l V6..I wouldn't say his car is slow by any means, but the SS is gonna be faster tuned for sure, except off the line and maybe to 30 or 40? but from a roll for example, he'd be toast



I agree 843de although for those big numbers the sho has, its definitley a pig...and listed 14.0 1/4 mile by car and driver
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you will win with or without tune
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Really you think he has a chance..........


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...61725948,d.cGU
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Really you think he has a chance..........


https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...61725948,d.cGU
Starting to think no way in hell

Also the SHO was brought up...stock against stock from a roll might be a close race?
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