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Cars > Challenges > “Sporty” Vs “Phoon”

 

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Albany, Ohio
United States

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Linden, Michigan
United States

 

1999 Ford Escort ZX2

“Sporty”

1992 GMC Typhoon

“Phoon”

 
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Photo of: 1992 GMC Typhoon

No longer owned

 

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About “Sporty”

1999 Ford Escort ZX2

My Dad bought this car when he wreck his truck in the snow about 5 years ago. We got his truck fixed and the car just sat around only drove a little bit until I could drive it, about two years later. Has about 60,000 miles on it.

About “Phoon”

One of only 3 Typhoons painted Raspberry. I am currently attempting to bring it back to it's former self. I'm not a huge fan of the color on it's own, but I am a huge fan of the rarity of this vehicle.

 

Specs for “Sporty”

28 mpg city
33 mpg highway
130 horsepower
Manual 5-speed
2.0-liter twin-cam 16-valve Zetec four-cylinder engine

Specs for “Phoon”

280 HP, 350 Ft-Lbs turbo 4.3L, AWD.

According to Car and Driver;
ACCELERATION Seconds
Zero to
30 mph ...................................................1.7
40 mph .................................................. 2.6
50 mph .................................................. 3.8
60 mph .................................................. 5.3
70 mph .................................................. 7.2
80 mph .................................................. 9.4
90 mph .................................................. 12.0
100 mph ................................................ 16.2
110 mph ................................................ 23.2
120 mph ................................................ 40.0

Street start,
5-60 mph .................. 6.0
Top-gear passing time,
30-50 mph ................ 2.9
50-70 mph ................ 4.1

Standing 1/4-mile .......................... 14.1 sec @ 95mph

Top speed ................................................... 124 mph

HANDLING
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad ......................... 0.79 g
Understeer .................... minimal

COAST-DOWN MEASUREMENTS
Road horsepower @
30 mph ...................... 9 hp
50 mph .................... 23 hp
70 mph .................... 47 hp

FUEL ECONOMY
EPA city driving ............................................ 15 mpg
EPA highway driving ...................................... 19 mpg
C/D observed fuel economy ............................ 14 mpg

INTERIOR SOUND LEVEL
Idle ............................................................... 53 dBA
Full-throttle acceleration ................................. 76 dBA
70-mph cruising ............................................. 74 dBA
70-mph coasting ............................................ 74 dBA

BRAKING
70-0 mph @ impending lockup ........................... 186 ft
Fade ........................................ none

 

Factory Options for “Sporty”

dual airbags
side impact protection
cruise control
moon roof
Solar Tint windows
6 disc cd changer
Anti-lock brakes

Factory Options for “Phoon”

None that I am aware of, other then the test color paintjob.

 

Mods for “Sporty”

American Racing Wheels

Mods for “Phoon”

None. It is as stock as you will find a Typhoon. I think the original plug wires are even still on it.

 

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Points for Sporty Total Votes Points for Phoon
30 14 40

 

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