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Old 20-11-2017, 06:53 PM   #301
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And being beaten by up to a second will be embarrassing.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this assuming an Australian delivered Mustang can replicate the low 12 second pass as per some reports? I haven't been following, but that in itself may be a challenge.

Given the comparison (2 door pony car vs large sedan) I don't really consider the Kia in a position to be embarrassed per se. It'd be like me comparing the Huracan to the C63S, one is clearly faster but it's not an embarrassing result for the other. I acknowledge there's a price difference but that doesn't change my thinking on this.

The only embarrassing point about the Kia so far would have to be its nanny gearbox tune, which I'd be surprised if not rectified within the next 12 months.
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Old 20-11-2017, 08:22 PM   #302
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last tuesday on my trip up to sydney i saw at least 5 car carriers full of stingers, to the un-car-educated people in the car with me they were all "wow what are those"
they do look good in the flesh

i'd still buy an SS commodore over one of these though, i would rather an XR8 but no chance buying one of those for a reasonable price these days
I've seen a glut of them on the road this last week between Western Sydney and North Ryde (at least 20 of them) ... so they are getting out there.
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Old 21-11-2017, 11:11 AM   #303
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Thorough review:

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this assuming an Australian delivered Mustang can replicate the low 12 second pass as per some reports? I haven't been following, but that in itself may be a challenge.

Given the comparison (2 door pony car vs large sedan) I don't really consider the Kia in a position to be embarrassed per se. It'd be like me comparing the Huracan to the C63S, one is clearly faster but it's not an embarrassing result for the other. I acknowledge there's a price difference but that doesn't change my thinking on this.

The only embarrassing point about the Kia so far would have to be its nanny gearbox tune, which I'd be surprised if not rectified within the next 12 months.
Reportedly the 2018 mustang will do 0-100 in under 4 seconds. That's a full second ahead in a very short space of time.
When a magazine compares these two head to head and writes headlines in bold then yes it is embarrasing .

It's not me comparing the cars but they are being directly compared by the media make no mistake. These cars can be directly compared on price unlike your example.
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Old 21-11-2017, 01:18 PM   #305
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Reportedly the 2018 mustang will do 0-100 in under 4 seconds. That's a full second ahead in a very short space of time.
When a magazine compares these two head to head and writes headlines in bold then yes it is embarrasing .

It's not me comparing the cars but they are being directly compared by the media make no mistake. These cars can be directly compared on price unlike your example.
I tend to think that they're substantially different cars regardless of the price. While the Mustang will likely be quicker across all caveman stats, let's be honest, you get a lot more car with the Stinger.
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Old 21-11-2017, 02:13 PM   #306
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I can't really comment, I've yet to drive or even see either of them.

These cars will be compared, like it or not, its just the way the Aussie car scene has evolved.
What I do know is there's half a generation between them, brand new Kia vs 2yr old mustang and next year that will be reversed. So i think they will leapfrog each other performance wise and we'll end up with a generation of millenials arguing over stinger and mustang in the local.

So far...
Rd 1 goes to stinger
Rd 2 looks very much like a mustang win.
Rd 3???

Bring it on I say.
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I can't really comment, I've yet to drive or even see either of them.

These cars will be compared, like it or not, its just the way the Aussie car scene has evolved.
What I do know is there's half a generation between them, brand new Kia vs 2yr old mustang and next year that will be reversed. So i think they will leapfrog each other performance wise and we'll end up with a generation of millenials arguing over stinger and mustang in the local.

So far...
Rd 1 goes to stinger
Rd 2 looks very much like a mustang win.
Rd 3???

Bring it on I say.
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Reportedly the 2018 mustang will do 0-100 in under 4 seconds. That's a full second ahead in a very short space of time.
When a magazine compares these two head to head and writes headlines in bold then yes it is embarrasing .

It's not me comparing the cars but they are being directly compared by the media make no mistake. These cars can be directly compared on price unlike your example.
Under 4 sec - geezus!!
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Old 21-11-2017, 06:36 PM   #309
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the new MB GLC63S (takes a breath) is 0-100 km/h in 3.8 sec. Thats a luxo barge SUV in under 4 sec

the world is a-changing.
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Under 4 sec - geezus!!
Yeah I know, I said the same thing when I heard lol.

3.9 is the number being touted.

Edit: that's the performance package which I believe is standard in Aus delivered cars and dragstrip mode on the 10 speed.
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See Post 109 in the attached link. This review is a bit long but at the 19min mark he does a 0-60mph track apps run in 4secs flat. This car was also minus the active exhaust and magna whatever-they-call-them dampers which apparently also comes with a host of GT350 suspension components.

Definitely the new 10-speed auto is a fast car. Be interesting to see what the motor-noters can get out of one.

http://www.mustang6g.com/forums/show...t=93365&page=8
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