It was! Lovely V8 rumble at low speeds, turning into a howl when you floored the accelerator, accompanied by a very rapid increase in speed. Handled pretty well too, although I was always conscious of the fact that it was a big heavy car; the rather slow turn-in was more than compensated for by having enough power to more than kill any tendency it may have had to understeer.Dave, that would have been very good I suspect :thumbs:
A large part of the issue is that their petrol is nowhere near as refined as ours. Standard RON in the US is about 87, and if I remember rightly, Super is about 93RON (my Brera would turn it's nose up to all of that cack!).I got a V6 Mitsubishi Eclipse a few years back when on holiday in the US - it was absolutely gutless.
I don't know what they do to their engines over there, but I'll be aiming for a V8 minimum next time I go!
What do you do that makes it necessary to be given 2 V6 cars?!
Well ok, but at the pumps over there (I've been about 15 times) the standard unleaded usually says 87 (I think I've seen 85 too). So if that is 87 AKI Octane, that would be 87 / 0.95 = 91.5 'UK' RON whereas over here our standard unleaded is 95 RON.SoTheir fuel is the same as ours
RON Octane Rating x 0.95 = AKI Octane Rating
98 RON Octane x 0.95 = 93.1 AKI Octane (US measure)
100 RON Octane x 0.95 = 95 AKI Octane (US measure)
We did Vegas to LA. That same trip we drove to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon from Vegas. Great holiday and fantastic drive.Nothing wrong with Florida - perfectly suited to a holiday with kids! We'll be going this November.
No I can't remember what I saw where either. I've driven New Jersey, Hawaii, Florida, LA to Vegas... if I remember rightly I sometimes found higher Octane available in Joisey...