On Fri, 14 Oct 2005 10:00:10 -0400, John R Cambron
:>> On Tue, 11 Oct 2005 20:55:55 +0200, Michael Heiming
:>> :>> me/2
:>> :>> :>
:>> :>> :>> how do i get my car to go faster then 110
:>> :>> :>> if my car top speed is 140
:>> :>> :>If you have a Focus your top speed is nowhere close to 140 assuming we
:>> :>> :>talking about MPH. You'd need about 200hp at the wheels to see 140 mph
:>> :>> :>Focus....
:>> :>> Not completely true. :-) The SVT Focus is good for 135-140 MPH per
:>> :>> SVT. Mine has seen 125+ MPH on the track before running out of
:>> :>> straightaway. That's with 170 HP at the engine and around 145-150 HP
:>> :>> on the ground.
:>> :>Did test this only twice and got about 132mph according to GPS
:>> :>out of my 2l Zetec, or 7mph more then the registration says. The
:>> :>SVT should do of course better. You need an halfway empty and dry
:>> :>highway, then you can watch the fuel gauge fall.;( One has to
:>> :>keep much care, others just don't expect a Focus this fast,
:>> :>presumingly because the 2l engine is sold quite rare over here.
:>> It's just the opposite on this side of the pond. Every US Focus has
:>> had either the 2.0 SPI, 2.0 Zetec, 2.0 Duratec or 2.3 Duratec.
:>> As for top speed, as I noted in another message, the SVTF is
:>> aerodynamically speed limited to around 135-140 MPH in factory stock
:>> form. This info is from SVT. I'm sure they're a bit conservative in
:>> their numbers. I suspect that under the right conditions it wouldn't
:>> be too difficult to peg the 160 MPH speedo. I know of modified SVTFs
:>> that have done it easily.
:>The question I have for everybody here. Has any one ever put
:>their Focus on a chassis dynamometer to see what it really can
I did earlier this year. I don't have the dyno sheet printout handy
but I remember that peak HP was around 160 and peak TQ was somewhere
in the 140's. This is on a SVTF with the ONLY "performance" mods
being a FocusSport Cool-Flo intake, a FocusCentral 65mm throttle body,
and a SCT XCalibrator 2 tuned by Randy at FocusSport.
The spec sheet on the SVTF shows 170 HP and 145 TQ max at the flywheel
so those numbers above for HP and TQ at the wheels isn't too bad. :-)