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Mitsubishi Mirage Has a More Responsive Engine Than Porsche Cayman: Car and Driver

The ubiquitous 0 to 60 test has become a standard Measurement of the performance loss of a vehicle among industry professionals and car meet enthusiasts, but this unique measurement does not apply to paint the complete picture of a car’s character. On the go and even on the go Racetrack It is more likely that the 5 to 60 mph results or the rolling start results of a car will reveal more about a car’s actual performance. In a recent study Car and driver compared the vehicles’ 0-60 mph speeds and 5-60 mph times to determine which cars had the smallest difference between the two results and therefore the most responsive powertrains, and vice versa.

Although it holds the crown of slowest new car sold today, the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 In fact, he completed the 5-to-60 mph test a tenth of a second faster than the 0-to-60 mph run. The 2018 Honda Odyssey were equivalent to the Mirage’s Delta, making them the two most responsive powertrains available Car and driver has tested. The actual time it took each car to reach 60 mph varied greatly: the Mirage achieved a 0-to-60 time of 12.8 seconds and a 5-to-60 time of 12.7 seconds, while the Odyssey a 0-to-60 time of 6.7 seconds and a 5-to-60 time of 6.6 seconds.

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The cars with the least responsive powertrains aren’t the offenders you’d expect. The car with the least responsive powertrain is the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman T with a two-second difference between its 0-to-60 time of 4.4 seconds and its 5-to-60 time of 6.4 seconds. Then comes the year 2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe with a 1.8 second delta between the 0-to-60 time of 4.2 seconds and the 5-to-60 time of 6 seconds. Car and driver said,

It’s no surprise that the least responsive powertrains are all turbocharged. The worst performer was the Porsche 718 Cayman T, which has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine with high boost pressure. The manual 2020 model we tested made the 60-mph climb in 4.4 seconds, but was a full two seconds behind in the 5-to-60-mph run. Other sluggish engines included a 2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe and a 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar P250 SE, both of which had a 1.8-second difference between 60 and 5-60 mph speeds hour.

A leisurely response is certainly not limited to slow vehicles. A four-door 2021 Ford Bronco Outer Banks took 8.2 seconds to accelerate from 5 to 60 mph, 1.7 seconds shy of 60 mph. But a 2024 Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT experienced the same delta: It took 4.5 seconds in the 5-60 mph test, while the sprint to 60 mph took just 2.8 seconds.

Not all Turbocharged cars However, he performed poorly in the rolling starting runs. There were ten turbocharged models where the difference between the two test results was less than three tenths of a second. However, all of the cars that showed the smallest difference between tests were naturally aspirated engines, which came out ahead Car and driver This suggests that modern turbo engines still do not offer the same linear power curve as their predecessors naturally sucked in counterparts.

Just like the recognition that the weight the world has placed on 0-60 times only takes into account a single aspect of a car’s performance differences, the rolling 5-to-60 start results focus on a single metric and are not valid a complete picture. Comparing both measurements highlights an interesting point, but these results don’t tell us much about the vehicles tested, other than their performance in these two tests. Still, I’m shocked at the huge difference between the Porsche 718 and this Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT. The 718 is about 45 percent slower in the roll test than in the 0-to-60 run, and the Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT is over 60 percent slower in the roll race. Given Porsche’s pedigree and reputation, I wasn’t expecting such a big difference in performance, but again, Porsche has always been about more than just straight-line speed.

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