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They got a 4.9 0-60 in the AWD! That means if they were testing the 2WD one they probably would have been in the area of 4.7, maybe even 4.6. This is definitely closer to my own experience at the drag strip where I ran 13.4 1/4 mile. I think I can even bring that down with better reaction time to the lights and also by starting in manual mode. I notice in manual mode the engine comes on a lot more quickly when you punch the throttle than when even in auto sport mode. Alas, may need to wait for new tires because I already notice they aren't as sticky as when they were new.
 

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The driver said Jeff from Infiniti along for the ride said the car has 455 ft-lbs of torque.
That seems like maybe should have been 355?

Jeff kind of looks like the Infiniti enforcer sent along to make sure the host gives a good review. >:D
 

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They got a 4.9 0-60 in the AWD! That means if they were testing the 2WD one they probably would have been in the area of 4.7, maybe even 4.6. This is definitely closer to my own experience at the drag strip where I ran 13.4 1/4 mile. I think I can even bring that down with better reaction time to the lights and also by starting in manual mode. I notice in manual mode the engine comes on a lot more quickly when you punch the throttle than when even in auto sport mode. Alas, may need to wait for new tires because I already notice they aren't as sticky as when they were new.
I think the one he is driving is the one with performance package. I think they come with better and wider tires. That would help a lot on the performance I think. Also, if I am not mistaken and heard it from somewhere, there is an update for the sport mode transmission also. I think it makes sense if it could get 4.9 on AWD and it is possible to get 4.7 on RWD ;)
Just curiosity, is performance package out already? I don't see it on any website but recent reviews showed that.

Hunter, isn't it better with the auto sport mode since the hybrid engine will give a better acceleration at the beginning?
 

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Over the last month, I drove a Toyota Yaris for 1600 miles, I drove a Ford Fusion for 200 miles, and a I drove a Dodge Avenger for 200 miles.

The steering in the Q50, while not directly comparable to any of those cars on virtually any level, still, blows them all away.
LOL, so a 50k car is "barely" better than a 15k car. Makes sense!
 

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Over the last month, I drove a Toyota Yaris for 1600 miles, I drove a Ford Fusion for 200 miles, and a I drove a Dodge Avenger for 200 miles.

The steering in the Q50, while not directly comparable to any of those cars on virtually any level, still, blows them all away.
LOL, so a 50k car is "barely" better than a 15k car. Makes sense!


Where do you see the word "barely in anything SimpsonTide wrote?
Where are you extrapolating your non sense from?

 

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Where do you see the word "barely in anything SimpsonTide wrote?
Where are you extrapolating your non sense from?

I believe he's stupidly trolling.
 

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vbx, let me be clear, I'm the only mod (or person in general) that's been on your side (so to speak). You would have been kicked out of here months ago due to the barrage of complaints I've received, but since I'm such a nice guy and I think a little shaking of the hornet's nest can be good for the forum, I've constantly decided to let things slide.

Being a smartass notwithstanding, I think the point I'm making was clear. For example, the $26k Ford Fusion Ecoboost that I drove probably had the best steering and overall quality in general compared to the Yaris (which is still surprisingly nimble and quick) and the Avenger (which is pretty awful in every way). We all know how the critics have had a lot of mixed feelings about the steer by wire system. What I'm trying to point out is that from my end and from a segment comparison, I can definitely say this system undoubtedly belongs in this performance class, it belongs to a car in its price range, and it belongs in the category of higher performance cars, providing some of the best steering dynamics of any car out there. Therefore, I'm absolutely justifying the obvious in that the steering of the Q50 is not only better than the typical family sedan but by simple extrapolation (which is why I said "blew them all away"), many other cars in between or possibly even cars within segments above the Q50 based on my experience.
 

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I think the one he is driving is the one with performance package. I think they come with better and wider tires. That would help a lot on the performance I think. Also, if I am not mistaken and heard it from somewhere, there is an update for the sport mode transmission also. I think it makes sense if it could get 4.9 on AWD and it is possible to get 4.7 on RWD ;)
Just curiosity, is performance package out already? I don't see it on any website but recent reviews showed that.

Hunter, isn't it better with the auto sport mode since the hybrid engine will give a better acceleration at the beginning?
I can't say for sure, but my guess would be having the gas engine come on in conjunction with the electric going to full rotation would make for a better initial launch. When the car was new, the tires were quite sticky and I'd get maybe one chirp or two at a full throttle launch. I never took the time to mess with manual mode because I've pretty much assumed most cars these days will perform just as well as trying to manually shift as they will letting the computer do it for you. Manual mode to me was more like something just to play with rather than especially enhance performance. It was a recent discovery that the engine comes on more readily from a stop when in manual mode. I also recently discovered that manual mode is a completely effective way to keep the car from falling into EV mode when driving in sub-60 mph traffic. The instant I activate it the engine comes on and immediately goes to charging up the battery. I want to see if I can get a better 0-60 or quarter mile time from the engine coming on the instant I hit the gas versus letting the electric motor get closer to its threshold before kicking on, but I notice the tires don't have the same grip that they did 10,000 miles ago. I just got them rotated today, so maybe now perhaps they will be better. I'll check, but I may need to wait for it being time to replace to compare apples to apples. I do, however, feel like the car launches faster in manual mode. I'll continue to play with it.
 

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vbx,

Just for you. ;)

 

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2WD Hybrid really needs those 265's that are supposed to be coming when they release the performance package. :crying:
Yea, those would be nice, although, coming from a G37S coupe where the tires couldn't be rotated, it's not a bad change of pace.
 

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Forget 265 on the rear. Do what Gbert15 do, 275 :)
I wish I can drive his car for a day and see how it like. Yeah, the 245 on the rear is really holding the Q50 back. They should have done the 265 from the beginning especially for the sport model. One reason the IS350 F Sport handle so well is they use 265 on the rear. Oh well, at least we have the performance package to look forward to. If the price is right, I might go for it.


2WD Hybrid really needs those 265's that are supposed to be coming when they release the performance package. :crying:
 
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Do they make run flats in 265 or 275?
 
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