Just noticed this thread form the main page,
Having not driven one of the IHI's only seen them go, but had a good few goes in nearly every evo made, I recon they would do really well or else pass the evo!
The fq360 MR or whatever it is is now the quickest standard evo you can buy. It is faster than the fq400 as they raised the torque so the 0-60mph is now under 4 seconds and mid range is alot more powerful, just generally a better drive than the fq400. Would have said that would be quicker than an ihi but the others well im sure some of the ihi crew can inform us!
I got creamed by an EVO VII when I was in the Blue Stg2 Ibiza.....but the IHI pisses all over the Stg2... so I reckon the IHI's could do it... but then again, IHI is quite an open power range... say from early 300's through to 360+...depending on mods, and internals etc...
to 60 i would of thought the evo would of beat it , as the evo is something like 4 seconds to 60 , fq340 - fq400 is quicker , if they are beating ferraris and lambos that is saying something , so i would of thought the ihi ibiza wouldnt of had a chance , as they spin upto 3rd gear , an the evo doesnt spin at all 4wd
i had a do with a evo8 fq340 who said it was running 365bhp as wasnt standard! on the way to donny in april... just sat on his bumper easily, but i duno about an actual fq360 or fq400 as i havent raced one!! just a tuned 340 and beat it with ease!!
I do believe Madmile and Custardcupra have had a fair few plays with them and never really found them that quick... the 400's are quiet laggy thats where the IHI Ibiza had the edge on the 400. The new 360MR's could be fun though let's hope there's some at the 'Ring
i had a awesome burn up with 2 evos in mikes car! a tom mac evo 6 with a fq 330 lump in it and a evo 10 or wat ever there on now! evo 10 didnt get a look in but the evo 6 gave me a run for my money untill we were doin silly speeds then it was just pulling away! even held him off round 2 round abouts!
by the way i miss ihi and i want it back mike!!!