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Okay I have a friend that just paid 8 grand for a turbo talon. He is really mouthy about it and it is kinda getting under my skin.+ It's front wheel drive 5 speed dohc turbo. The turbo is running at 16 psi. My question is, is there anyway my 96 3.5 trep can beat this thing? I told him I would run my trep against his talon and I was hoping to have some chance to beat it. What do you guys think. I really don't want to get smoked then get it rubbed in my face everyday at work.
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Sorry to say, but you're going to get smoked.

I'm guessing that he's pushing 160-170whp. The Intrepid 3.5l pushes 165whp.

The Talon is a lot lighter than the Intrepid. If he's decent with a 5 speed, he'll pull away early and keep the lead.

The only thing a V6 is good for is durability over a 4 cylinder. There's a lot less engine strain to go the same speed as a 4 cylinder.

Hope this helps.
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Even if he cant shift well, he will still hand your ass to you. BTW, I would say its more like 200whp. The manual trans is very efficent.

The only way you could beat him is with forced induction of some sort (including nitrous).
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Power to weight and the gearing is against you.
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Damn. one of my other friends at work has an 02 Rsx stock except for cold air intake. He beat the talon. So I was thinking maybe, but the talon smoked a v8 (auto) mustang so that is why I want to ask you guys before I raced him. Thanks.
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