Hello everyone im new on here so please dont ridicule me to bad if im posting this in the wrong section. So I have purchased a beautiful r53 in march and it is a surprising little car. Now this is my questions how much faster is the r56 or supposed to be? I know my mini has been played with with aftermarket goodies as it has alta intake, msd ignition coil, I think 15% pulley, and catback. Does anyone know how much faster I should be against a turbo model? I played with 1 on the highway with 3 people In my car and I over took the turbo model with ease. And I was shocked the guy driving the r56 even asked how I beat him so bad and if I was running nos. Is it possible that my car is that much faster? I know the turbo models put down great torque and are even lighter then mine. Im just baffled. I have played with cars in the 200+ side and I beat most of them jetta/bora, gti new model 2.0t, genisis 2.0t. Can my car be this fast and with out having a dyno done yet how much power should I be putting to the ground? Thanks for reading and replying
Thanks for reply it is an 04 however does seem to have most of the face lift items on it. But im not totally sure. You say that they are pretty close but roll on in 3rd I pulled ahead not real fast but enough that when I hit 4th he was already behind me and in 4 i stopped because it looked as if he gave up but told me he was in it the entire time. I should have mentioned the 2 other people in my car added 280lbs to my car. The gti I raced which had just intake and exhaust I beat by 4 cars and I had my wife with me and she weighs like 120lbs. Im just really amazed that if just adding these little parts give the car that much power. Also how much help would a tune be for me giving the fact that the last time I brought it to mini they reprogrammed the ecu and car has felt slower but is what ive been running all these cars on.
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