L vs Tiburon

Spritle

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Ran into a Tiburon (sp?) today. He was running kinda hot thru traffic so I proceeded to follow. Got to a light and asked if he wanted to run. He said he ran 13.9 and asked what I ran. Said I've never taken it to the track, although I have. We found a clear spot and he insisted on running from a dig. I spun my nuts off, but was able to pedal through it and beat him by 3 or 4 cars to 70mph and pulling. We turned around and did it from a roll. He gave me about a half car lead and the move. :shrug: Took him again pretty bad.

Question. Does Hyundai (sp?) make a "fast" Tiburon or was this guy on crack? It had a factory looking decal on the rear that said something like "ST" but not for sure because I didn't spend much time looking at the back of his ride.;-) He seemed pretty cool and his car wasn't all riced out. All in all seemed like a decent guy. Anyways, chalking another import kill up to the L.:thumbsup:
 

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Originally posted by Spritle


Question. Does Hyundai (sp?) make a "fast" Tiburon or was this guy on crack?

Only they'er Ralley versions with a 2.0L 4 cyl turbo pushing 299 HP with restrictor in the turbo housing to keep it at 299 HP. Also have AWD but thats just it its a full blown compitition version not for the street.
 

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There is no "fast" Tiburon currently in production. V6 stang and FBods hand them their ass all day. He must be modded to shit with a power adder to run 13.9. Nice kill
 

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my friend has an '03 Gtv6. i think i read that they run 16.0 or something on top end it pulls kinda hard, but other than that its not too impressive.
the earlier years ('02- beginnin) were all 4cyls and i know nothing of them.
JD
 

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Tiburon's are NOT fast. My girlfriend smokes them all the time in her Integra. I think a 170 Hp V6 is their top model engine for that car. Although, for $18K, they're not too bad. However, I think I'd rather have an SVT Focus.
 

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One of the magazines had a shootout with bunch of cars modded to hell and back, and there was a dual-engine, dual turbo Tiburon that shamed pretty much everything on the field in the straight line. They dyno'ed it at well over 600 HP, if I recall correctly. And being dual-engine (one turbo-charged engine for each pair of wheels), it was AWD. It ran 10.69. Not likely to see one of those on the road though. You can see the clip here:

Dual-engine Tiburon

Of course, that's nothing to Shep's street-driven, street-tire 8 sec 1/4 mile DSM. You will run across this one on the street, if you're lucky/unlucky enough. That's 0-122 in 5.8 sec with 0-60 time of about 1.8 sec. See the clip here .
 

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