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Is the 2015 kia forte koup sx automatic faster then the 2015 volkswagen golf gti automatic with performance package ? on cars.com under where it says cars features and specks it says the manufacturer 0 to 60 times for the 2015 forte koup sx automatic 0 to 60 is 6.6 seconds and for the 2015 golf gti automatic with performance package is 7.0 seconds
 

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I would think a VW GTI would get us bone stock.
 

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Never trust magazines or websites. I say go out and run one and see!
When you race do you tourqe break ? When you hit the gas and hold the break untill you hit 3000 rpm then release the break and take off, thats how car and driver got from 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds in the 2015 volkswagen golf gti automatic with performance package,
 

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Nope our cars won't brake boost. Once it sees your trying to build boost when applying the brakes it will cut power. It's a safety feature so we don't damage our transmission or drivetrain. If you have a boost gauge you can get it to hold right before it builds boost.
 
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Nope our cars won't brake boost. Once it sees your trying to build boost when applying the brakes it will cut power. It's a safety feature so we don't damage our transmission or drivetrain. If you have a boost gauge you can get it to hold right before it builds boost.
Whats the best way to take off in our cars ? Is there any tricks to get from 0 to 60 faster
 

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Whats the best way to take off in our cars ? Is there any tricks to get from 0 to 60 faster
A tune lol. You just have to be good with reaction. Practice makes perfect!
 
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A tune lol. You just have to be good with reaction. Practice makes perfect!
Its amazing how much car technology improved since the 90's. Did you know our cars produce almost as much horse power as the 1993 ford mustang 5.0 v8 and the ford mustang lx 5.0 was the car to get in the 90's and it only made 205 horse power
 

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Whats the best way to take off in our cars ? Is there any tricks to get from 0 to 60 faster
Well you can always turn off traction and Stability control. I found out about that on here last week and man it makes a huge difference.
 
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Whats the best way to take off in our cars ? Is there any tricks to get from 0 to 60 faster
Fastest 0-60 pull I have done while stock was 6.2. With the A/T using traction control doesn't kick in like it does on the M/T (poor M/T is almost like a kill switch). If you know what side stepping a clutch is do the same but with the brake pedal and the right foot (I normally have about 1/2" of shoe on the brake and the other side of the foot already touching the gas pedal) with just a quick push and twist you will still hold the brake for a split second and will flash rpms and start spooling the turbo before the ECU cuts power your foot will be off the brake (this is more for 0-60 times than 1/4 mile). Learn the car and practice practice practice, find a road that is out of the way or nobody goes down and just keep learning a style to launch the car that suits you. After that it is learning when to shift some like to almost redline then shift but that isn't always faster. Having a dyno done to find where your HP and torque peak are and use that zone for shifting and being we have such a tight 1st - 4th it is easy to stay in the sweet spot.
 
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The traction control with me always kicks on lol. I just shut it down when I first start the car so if I need the power it is there. I usually have my left foot on the brake and right foot ready on the throttle. When I know I am almost ready to launch I will give it a little throttle to wake up the turbo so right when I take off it launches hard. With my tune it won't give me full Tq till around 2300rpm which is really nice because I don't get the spin like I did stock and I actually launch faster that way. It gives me a few feet of roll on the tires before it actually takes off instead of just spinning right away. When I shift I do it right at 6k rpm because that's where my boost starts to fall off and I can keep it in the power band.
 

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Ok so car and driver has the 0-60 for the 15 gti at 5.8sec.
Not that this is accurate but it is another source.

Personally I have raced only 2 gti's and only one was newer. I have to admit the older one had nothing left because I stomped him but the newer one bet me by a ways. Maybe 4 car lengths.

It's hard to admit but they are faster than we are... for now
 

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I ran one with my stock tune and I held around 2 cars behind. The guy was a M/T and seemed like he couldn't shift. He gave me props though but if you try the DSG ones they are gone! That transmission shifts so fast it's crazy
 

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This may be a little off topic but I am really glad they are trying the DCT in the VT before the Forte. Work out the bugs over there then bring us the good stuff. Curious if or when we get the DCT what other changes will come with it.
 

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This may be a little off topic but I am really glad they are trying the DCT in the VT before the Forte. Work out the bugs over there then bring us the good stuff. Curious if or when we get the DCT what other changes will come with it.
I am curious also. If they do it like VW has they will have something really good. Only thing is I won't trade mine for it. Maybe just get another forte and give my wife this one! LOL

I have been very pleased with how this transmission is and it makes my suv's transmission look pathetic.
 

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I am curious also. If they do it like VW has they will have something really good. Only thing is I won't trade mine for it. Maybe just get another forte and give my wife this one! LOL

I have been very pleased with how this transmission is and it makes my suv's transmission look pathetic.
This trans is pretty good just wished it could hold more power, the shifting is very surprising especially in manual mode. Any stock A/T that breaks tires loose 2nd and 3rd is ok in my book lol
 
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This trans is pretty good just wished it could hold more power, the shifting is very surprising especially in manual mode. Any stock A/T that breaks tires loose 2nd and 3rd is ok in my book lol
Dang you can break tires loose going into 3rd? I have yet to be successful. Tell me your secret now! Lol
 

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I used to be able to spin 1st through 2nd and chirp 3rd. Now I just pull like a mofo right off the line lol
 

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Ok so car and driver has the 0-60 for the 15 gti at 5.8sec.
Not that this is accurate but it is another source.

Personally I have raced only 2 gti's and only one was newer. I have to admit the older one had nothing left because I stomped him but the newer one bet me by a ways. Maybe 4 car lengths.

It's hard to admit but they are faster than we are... for now
Car and driver got the 2015 vw golf gti automatic with performance package doing 0 to 60 in 5.6 seconds
 
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