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notbeal
09-24-2005, 08:00 AM
According to road and track the a3 does .71g on the skidpad; whereas car and driver pegs it at .82g. Anyone know the real number or why these numbers could be so different?

rbt
09-29-2005, 12:22 AM
different test surfaces on different days can yield varying skidpad results, even with the exact same car/tire combo.

It could also very well be the tires/suspension options on the test cars the 2 magazines used. did the two magazines list the tire model on the car? e.g. one with summer performance tires/Sport Package, and the other with M+S tires/non-Sport