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Which 106's could beat a 306 DTurbo?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Jimbo Mahoney, 5 Feb 2006.

  1. Jimbo Mahoney

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    OK, first disclaimer - I do not believe the 306 DTurbo is the fastest car in the known universe :D

    Anyway, I was approaching a stopped 106 at a set of lights (leading uphill into a national speed limit (60 mph) road. I had no intention of racing, but intended to accelerate a bit harder than normal to overtake him.

    As i pulled up alongside (in my 1994 DTurbo, totally standard), I noticed it had been debadged, had non-standard alloys and a non-standard exhaust. I hoped it was going to be a 1.4 or something...

    We ended up racing and he beat me quite comforably, but not ridiculously so.

    Just wondering what it would have been?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Batf1nk

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    I'd have thought, off the top of my head. Gti, 1.4 & 1.6 XSi and the 1.3 / 1.6 Rallye.

    Though i may be wrong.
     
  3. MarkLP

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  4. BaJ

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    GTI
    Rallye
    XSI

    1.1 Zest :p
     
  5. PMKeates

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    Nothing short of the Bugatti Veyron can beat a 306 DTurbo, and that's only if it has a rolling start. The Thrust SSC has been known, on occasion, to beat the 306 DTurbo on the 1/4 of a light year run.
     
  6. Phil W

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    The 1.1's aint all that slow to 50-60mph
     
  7. neil-ste

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    Series 1:

    1.4 xsi
    1.6 xsi
    1.3 rallye

    Series 2:

    1.6 16v GTi
    1.6 xs
    1.6 rallye
     
  8. NickXX

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    Yeah, but the DTurbo beats both of those hands down on fuel economy. They don't stand a chance tbh.
     
  9. geiger

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    You can bet he was taking that little car right to redline hehe
     
  10. wolvotim

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    106’s weigh about as much as a pack of fags so it aint gona take a particularly large engine to see off a 306 turboD
     
  11. Phil W

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    I dare say he was, but if they are the 4 speeds, they can do 70-75mph in second with ease
     
  12. Ultra_Extreme

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    off the mark a lot will beat the dturbo, i mean 306's (other than the GTI6-rallye) have a standard 0-60 of >10s. mainly due to their 1200kg girth. Had you raced to 100 though he may not even have got there! Truth is it was most likely a stock 1.6 model. Most small 1.6 engined cars will beat my 1.8 306 and equally i would expect they'd beat the 2l XSi version too.
     
  13. Jimbo Mahoney

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    Yeh, it was standing start 0 - 60.

    :(

    LOL @ some of the posts. :D
     
  14. 50/50

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    Kimbo u **** look in2 the screw-mod which will turn ** Dturbo in2 a true hot hatch, ensuring ** car is never beat again. Trust a screw-modded Dturbos can give M3s a hard time!!1
     
  15. MagicBoy

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    Yeah, but the OP did say it was std, so no screw mod... :D

    The 0-60 on the 306DT is about 12s, so any petrol 106 with more than a 1.1 could beat it. From the top of my head it'd have to be a 1.4, an XSi, a Rallye or a GTI.
     
  16. Enfield

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    Yes they are. About 13-14 seconds!
     
  17. Stonedofmoo

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    I got 9.98 out of my housemates on a G-Metre. They arent slow up to about 70. It see's off a lot of cars you might consider as hot hatches. Unfortunately after that the useful power is all gone by 80mph due to the useless rev range.
     
  18. MagicBoy

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    Yeah, you could have a point. My 306DT would quite happily keeps up with a mate's Escort GTi. I think Pug quote figures like VW using 2 burly blokes and a boot full of luggage.
     
  19. Ev0

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    to do 10mph?
     
  20. clv101

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    I'd say 12 sec (or even 9.98) to 60 is pretty slow tbh.