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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:32 pm 
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Pyro Tim wrote:
that's odd. The Boxster only went up to 266 bhp, and that was the very rare anniversary S, which can do 0-60 in 5.5 seconds. Most Boxsters can only do 0-60 in around 7 seconds, and that's with a good driver getting the best out of it. My oil burner does it in a smidge under 7 seconds with me at the wheel ;)



Odd

The slowest boxster ever built did 0-60 in 7.4. and that's the 2.5 Tiptronic. since that was only built for 2 years and has a rubbish gearbox, it's pretty unlikely you encounter them and smoke them on a regular basis

even the cooking 2.5 manual does 0-60 in 6.5, which is considerably more than a shade under 7.

What is your oil burner? I assume some kind of chipped VAG?

The 987 generation Boxsters were available with 300bhp. They're even quicker.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:34 pm 
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yes, a souped up VAG. Leon Cupra. Show me the average Boxster driver that redlines it and gets those times :roll:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:35 pm 
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Pyro Tim wrote:
yes, a souped up VAG. Leon Cupra. Show me the average Boxster driver that redlines it and gets those times :roll:



Show me the average Leon driver that does.

A Boxster driver as enthusiastic as you are will be long gone.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:37 pm 
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I've not redlined mine. Sure the car could go quicker, I don't claim to be a race driver. Speed limit is often only 30, and mine easily gets there quicker than them, then I stop accelerating, so if they go by then, that's up to them to brake the law ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:45 pm 
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I have a Leon Cupra too, they are actually 260-265bhp from the factory (2008-2013 model). Very good cars.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:48 pm 
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Here she is my son took the photo when we picked it up for the first time
I am the long haired `in touch with my feminine side ` chap behind the bald sales fella
a beautiful car with room for three big teenagers able to tow a horsebox and cruise across Europe
like popping to the shops.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:51 pm 
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Neil Im missing you
go one we have all shared .....what do you drive ..?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:55 pm 
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This is what we use for the Horsebox towing the kids call her Phoebe a series one v8 disco


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:03 pm 
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captaincosmic wrote:
Neil Im missing you

I'm very flattered, but it's a love that can never be.
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go one we have all shared .....what do you drive ..?

Miss Daisy.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:05 pm 
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Meh, I've thrashed the nuts off both (for my job), wouldn't mind a free 911.
Mainly cos the resale value is better.


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