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I can see that maybe the Maxima is faster than the redline. Here's the numbers i found at Car&Driver Mag. Depends on what trim of Maxima. This one below seems to be the most potent, 6sp man tranny, DOHC V-6 (265hp and 255ft-lbs tq). The car is heavier, but depending on gearing and driver experience, it looks like it may be faster. Anyone see the need for a challenge to clear this up???

Base price: $27,660
Vehicle type: front-engine, front-drive; 4-door 5-passenger sedan
Interior volume, F/R/cargo (cu ft) 59/45/16
Wheelbase 111.2 in
Length/width/height 193.5/71.7/58.3 in
Turning circle 40.0 ft
Curb weight 3450 lb
EPA city/hwy mpg 20/29
Fuel-tank capacity/range 20.0 gal/400 mi
Passive restraints driver and passenger front, side, and curtain airbags; rear curtain airbags


POWERTRAIN
3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V-6, 265 hp, 255 lb-ft; 6-sp man

SUSPENSION
F ind, struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
R ind, multilink, coil springs, anti-roll bar

BRAKES
F/R vented disc/disc
ABS standard
 

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EddieB said:
I have a meathead friend that says his stock Maxima is faster in the 1/4 mile than a RL.
no it isnt according to the info i just finished reading.
the 260 hp v6 model in 6 speed runs the 1/4 in 15.1 not going to beat a redline
 

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Tell him to put his money where his mouth is. Make SURE his car is stock. If it is, bet him $50 you'll win.

Make sure you drive flawlessly though. They are quick but we can take them.
 

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John said:
no it isnt according to the info i just finished reading.
the 260 hp v6 model in 6 speed runs the 1/4 in 15.1 not going to beat a redline
They will got mid 14's with a decent driver. It will be a close race.
 

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I'm seeing times that range from the high 14's (14.7) to the low 15's. I think you'd be side by side. How many of them actually have the manual though? I have a guy at the office here with a brand new one, he said it was a pretty crazy increase for the 6-spd manual, at least when he bought his. He's a car guy too, told me that there was no way in hell he was paying for the 6-spd. He's got the money too, that's for sure, just said it was a terrible value!
 

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I blew one away at a 40 mph roll, see my post in the kill section.
 

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EddieB said:
I have a meathead friend that says his stock Maxima is faster in the 1/4 mile than a RL.

i will race him in 2001 impala its only fair becuz its modded a little its not a rl but close enough its all chevy :D .
 

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Bottom line, if people are claiming to take newer GTP's then they should be taking the Maxima's. The brand new ones are 270 horsepower too now, correct?
 

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04 maximas

I have raced the autos and the 6 speeds.The auto I wasted bad.The 6 speeds it was closer but still pulled it out.The guy in the 6 speed maxima was in shock.
 

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Motortrend has the maxima at 14.8. The 3.5 altima is a tenth or two quicker.
A stock GTP 04 and newer run 15.0 to 15.2. Do not underestimate the 97-03 gtp
I am selling my 98 gtp coupe that I modded with about $700.00-it ran 13.9. Last
winter I bought A new pcm for it which made a noticable difference. What I am getting at is be careful, my gtp will smoke my redline in a heartbeat for about a grand in mods.
 

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BUMPERTOBUMPER said:
Motortrend has the maxima at 14.8. The 3.5 altima is a tenth or two quicker.
A stock GTP 04 and newer run 15.0 to 15.2. Do not underestimate the 97-03 gtp
I am selling my 98 gtp coupe that I modded with about $700.00-it ran 13.9. Last
winter I bought A new pcm for it which made a noticable difference. What I am getting at is be careful, my gtp will smoke my redline in a heartbeat for about a grand in mods.
Here we go with the 'if he had $____ in mods, he'd smoke you'. Well, I saw a Redline with some 'mods' run 215mph on the salt flats, so what does that say? Nothing. Stock to stock. MAXIMA vs. Redline.
 

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i when i was running 15s flat there was a maxima i would always race at the track, intake exhaust he would run 14.2s all day
 
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