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Old 26 Nov 2003, 03:24 am
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Default 5 speed 0-60

does any one know the 0-60 and 1/4 mile times for a 5 speed gt?
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Old 02 Dec 2003, 05:38 am
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I think I read in Road and Track the 0-60 was 7.2 for the GT.
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Old 15 Aug 2004, 02:49 pm
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The Road and Track times were for an automatic. I'm still itching to find 0-60 and 1/4 mile times for the manual transmission.

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Old 15 Aug 2004, 03:31 pm
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C&D has the 05 GT Convertible 5-Speed at 15.4s @ 92 mph. Since the GT wagons are 185lbs. lighter, (and you can, if you want, remove the rear seats & spare for additional weight reduction) you can expect the GT's to do a 1/4 mile in 15.2 secs (requires some launching skillz).
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I thought there were some members here running high 14s, low 15s with seats out and car in autostick. I figured 5-speeds would be at least low 15s if driven right.
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Old 15 Aug 2004, 11:04 pm
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MotorWeek Online ROAD TEST

2003 Chrysler PT Turbo (Program #2210)

Engine 2.4 liter, twin cam 16-valve I-4

Horsepower 215

Torque 245 lb feet

0-60 mph 6.7 seconds

1/4 mile 15.3 seconds @ 92 mph

60-0 mph 125 feet


In the summer of 2000, Chrysler's anxiously awaited PT Cruiser began rolling off the assembly line and on to showroom floors. Since then, sales of the retro 5-door have been brisk, as Chrysler has kept the PT buzz going with chopped and channeled auto show concepts and ever more creative trim. But what the PT Cruiser needs for long term success is power to match its street rod looks. Well, the PT Turbo has arrived.

And after being titillated by rumors, followed by sightings of the turbocharged GT Cruiser Concept that graced the auto show circuit several years ago, we say it's about time! And the arrival of the new 2003 Chrysler PT Turbo now brings the total number of available and soon to be available members of the PT Cruiser family up to five. As the PT Turbo joins the current Flame, the Woodie, and the Dream Cruiser Series 1 models, as well as the recently announced PT Cruiser Convertible. And, at the recent Paris Auto Show, Chrysler gave us a hint at the direction that the second generation PT Cruiser might be headed when they unveiled this chopped top California Cruiser concept.

But enough about the future. With a short two weeks of PT Turbo cruisin' in front of us, our first order of business was to hustle the PT Turbo to the track to check out its departure, from the starting line, that is. And we weren't disappointed. Our AutoStick automatic PT Turbo hit 60 in a brisk 6.7 seconds, and then spanked the quarter mile in 15.3 seconds at 92 MPH! That bettered the original PT's rather leisurely 0-60 by 2 , seconds, with a 1 , second quicker quarter mile. Equally impressive is the lack of turbo lag on launch. Just nail the throttle and the PT Turbo leaps off the line with a smooth and linear increase in power as it pulls to the redline. In fact, 90 percent of the peak torque is available from 2300 to 5000 rpm.

Traction control is included on the PT Turbo's standard equipment list, and we were pleased to find that it allowed a fair amount of wheel spin before engaging, unlike many systems that clamp down on any attempt at forward progress almost immediately when the wheels break free.

Providing the PT Turbo's punch is a High Output 2.4 liter, twin cam 16-valve I-4 that, with the turbo boost, puts out 215 horsepower and 245 pound-feet of torque. Pretty sweet numbers for this little PT. But there's more good news. This isn't just a standard PT engine with a turbo bolted on. In the interest of reliability, the engine block assembly, cylinder head, and crankshaft have been redesigned to handle the engine's higher output. Pistons are cooled with racing-style oilers, and the oil lubrication and water cooling systems of the turbo were designed for maximum durability. A performance tuned exhaust system is also part of the turbo package. A heavy-duty Getrag 5-speed manual transmission is the standard offering, while the 4-speed AutoStick automatic, like our tester's, is optional. This is the first time the manual-mode AutoStick has been available on the PT.

The PT Turbo maintains the use of the MacPherson strut front, twist beam rear axle with Watt's linkage suspension that's found on other PTs in the line. But, while the PT Turbo's setup has been ''performance-tuned'' with stiffer springs and softer shocks, it's still no autocross monster. Understeer and body roll are abundant, and with minimal feedback from the rack and pinion steering, you never really feel connected to the road. That said, the handling is very consistent. No matter how lightly or aggressively you enter a corner, the PT Turbo responds in the same predictable manner.

And predictable is also a good w
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Thanks Gary, I know about that article. If you go to my PT Cruiser photo web page (see the link in my signature http://www.pbase.com/robinjoe/pt_cruiser ) you'll see that I refer to that article along with several other articles people might be interested in.

The PT is really a very imnpressive car. Especially the GT. A friend rented one last week, and it was rented as a large car. Which is funny since the car is shorter than a Nissan Sentra. But with 121.5 CF of interior volume, I guess it qualifies.

She had a standard (non-turbo) model, but she still loved it.

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Old 16 Aug 2004, 08:01 am
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This is old news but...

Using my fastest 1/4 mile time of 14.40 @ 96 MPH:

That equates to 0-60 MPH at 5.82 seconds. I had the following mods when I made that run: Stage 1, Mopar BOV, Spring Trick, No rear seats/spare, Power-shifting.

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Old 16 Aug 2004, 01:38 pm
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Please forgive these stupid questions.

I think I know what a Stage 1 is: A new control chip and injectors right? And I think it's under $400.

And I think the Mopar BOV is a valve that relieves pressure ahead of the turbine right? This doesn't add any perfgormance though does it?

Power shifting is when you don't fully depress the clutch when shifting?

I have no idea what a Spring trick is though.

Thoses are awesome times for what seem to be relatively modest mods.

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This is old news but...

Using my fastest 1/4 mile time of 14.40 @ 96 MPH:

That equates to 0-60 MPH at 5.82 seconds. I had the following mods when I made that run: Stage 1, Mopar BOV, Spring Trick, No rear seats/spare, Power-shifting.

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Powershifting is when you don't take your foot off the gas at all, while shifting a manual.

Most people agree that a BOV doesn't help performances, but some like that ricey sound.

I'm not familair with the spring trick. Is it seasonal?
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