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Old 6th March 2006, 10:51   #181
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The Accent is faster. It has more PTW calculate it buddy. Both produce 100BHP but the Accent weighing much less is faster theorotically and practically too.
hey busa, power figures do not accurately describe how fast a car is - it depends on how that power is transferred to the wheels - thats where the accent loses out ..
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The March 2006 TG shows the figures and the Accent has more then 10bhp/ton advantage and thats why it is faster. I see no reason why the Fiesta would be faster?
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The March 2006 TG shows the figures and the Accent has more then 10bhp/ton advantage and thats why it is faster. I see no reason why the Fiesta would be faster?
Could you qoute the 0-100 figures from there - I havent read that issue myself.

Also, please include figures for the VTEC as well

- after having driven the accent, I think it is quite sluggish compared to the competition, and even the ikon can beat the socks off it - leave aside the likes of fiesta ... and i daresay many would agree on that
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The Accent is faster. It has more PTW calculate it buddy. Both produce 100BHP but the Accent weighing much less is faster theorotically and practically too.



Well does it? So the baleno makes only 90 bhp? Indias performance sedan

No the accent is not faster. Its that inefficient pentium 4 processor with 3.8GHZ which cannot outdo a 2.13 pentium M. Its not about PTW ratios but the power that is actually sent to the wheels. Accent loses out here.

yes baleno is not the india's performance sedan anymore.
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Yes Vtec it is. 1.6 Accent is faster then the Fiesta.
That Top Gear data I think is incorrect......I haven't seen those numbers either in Overdrive or ACI

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But wont the extra weight of the Fiesta be a put of?

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Its a bird, its a plane ... - no, its a V-TEC
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But wont the extra weight of the Fiesta be a put of?
It seems it isnt - why dont you drive one yourself and let us know.

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If thats what you prefer - I would stick to VTEC, thank you.
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well..i just drove a friend's accent..and i would still firmly say the vtec's pickup seems faster anyday and plus the 'feel' factor lol
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Delhi-Chandigarh will be way better than NH24.......take a break, go up to the hills
Or better and easier still just go on the Noida-Greater Noida expressway early in the morning and max it out. I have managed to achieve about 190km/h on my OHC VTEC!
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Or better and easier still just go on the Noida-Greater Noida expressway early in the morning and max it out. I have managed to achieve about 190km/h on my OHC VTEC!
Buddy, go easy on that expressway, its been a perfect recipe for many a disaster! Most take place early mornings and late nights, check out the last one I heard about on the G'Noida x'way -
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buckle...-disaster.html
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v.tec there is no comparision between Vtec and Accent Pickup. THe Vtecs faster, simply because of its aeros and it weighs similar to the Accent.
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v.tec there is no comparision between Vtec and Accent Pickup. THe Vtecs faster, simply because of its aeros and it weighs similar to the Accent.

correction again.

Accent weighs much heavier than the NHC Vtec. The weight is not the same. THe lightest 1.6 is the GTX tornado which weighs in at 1037kgs. Vtec weighs at 975kgs. add to that the refined and efficient engine.

THe main reason y NHC is not upto mark is the made for city aerodynamics and the higher weight.
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correction again.

Accent weighs much heavier than the NHC Vtec. The weight is not the same. THe lightest 1.6 is the GTX tornado which weighs in at 1037kgs. Vtec weighs at 975kgs. add to that the refined and efficient engine.

THe main reason y NHC is not upto mark is the made for city aerodynamics and the higher weight.
You know i am comapring the NHC Vtec and the Accent. The NHC weighs around 1060kgs and the Accent weighs 1040kgs. So thats whay i mean and not the OHC VTEC.. PLEASE
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You know i am comapring the NHC Vtec and the Accent. The NHC weighs around 1060kgs and the Accent weighs 1040kgs. So thats whay i mean and not the OHC VTEC.. PLEASE
I didnt want to annoy you man. But you shouldda been clear about that. yes the new vtec is faster than the accent,ikon, baleno and lancer

I am not sure about its performance comparo with fiesta.
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I am not sure about its performance comparo with fiesta.
BSM did one performance comparison in their feb issue.
In short (as per them),
NHC VTEC was way faster. Fiesta Sxi was way more fun-to-drive.
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