Who wins 0-60? How about 0-100?
Most of the reviews I've seen put the 2006 QP Sport GT at 5.8seconds 0-60 for real-world acceleration. My personal experience would support a 0-60 time of about 6 seconds, due to the delay in the RPM acceleration at 2000RPM from a full stop and starting in 1st gear. Though perhaps turning the MSP off and using ultra-high performance summer tires would help a bit.the 2006 factory claim to 0-60 was 5.1 seconds. You understand that the automatic trans. will be slower than the F-1, it is clear that if the automatic QP is at 5.4 seconds the F-1 will be faster.
Autocar in the UK got 0-60 in 5.3 secs. The Duoselect is slightly faster than the Automatic, maybe due to transmission loses. Not experienced this delay at 2000rpm either? When the DS QP is in sport mode, you can redline the car, with sport mode switched off the car changes up for you at around 6500RPM even with MANUAL selected.Most of the reviews I've seen put the 2006 QP Sport GT at 5.8seconds 0-60 for real-world acceleration. My personal experience would support a 0-60 time of about 6 seconds, due to the delay in the RPM acceleration at 2000RPM from a full stop and starting in 1st gear. Though perhaps turning the MSP off and using ultra-high performance summer tires would help a bit.
+ wouldn't the automatic have much faster shift-times than the F1? and Maserati's programing of the auto allows it to rev redicuously high before it shifts (in sport mode, supposedly).
I'd agree that manufacturers claims tend to be just that, however sometimes they go the other way to not stand of the toes of the more expensive models/ranges. Alfa Romeo did a 147GTA and a 156GTA both with the same engine, however the larger and heavier and more expensive 156GTA was faster in all respects in the manufacturers figures, in real life tests it was the other way around.By all means the QP is a FAST sedan. And when accelerating from a rolling start it's straight scary. Also, I have no doubt it's faster, in all respects, compared to the A8 and 750i. I just think that most official 0-60s are either estimates/claims that get the * scrubbed off or are a 1 in 100 occasion. Besides, i think my GS MCV gets to 60 in like 4.7/4.9 seconds, how could the QP (with 4.2l v8) match that?
Glad to hear that my QP's f1 tranny is more than an ego-booster
you already have an 07 QP, so the answer is who cares.
if it were an S8 and B7, then it is worth questioning.
A8 and 750. Blah.
M- 17 replies answers your question of "who cares"come dry weather I shall conduct testing...