Now wait a minute. Think about what you just said. You didn't feel the lag was too bad when YOU drove the car, but some journalist says it is, so now that's the most nagging need? Don't let these journalists sway your opinion away from your actual experience.Based solely on this, the Spider's most nagging need is turbo lag reduction. I didn't feel it was that bad when I drove. Probably more noticeable when driven back-to-back with the Miata.
Fair enough!I didn't say my opinion was "based solely on this", and I think I did an adequate job of expressing that what I experienced did not coincide with the reviewer's findings.
While I think the Mazda is the more attractive car of the pair, I do not dislike the new Spider's looks and find it faithful to the original (which in my opinion has aged very well).
I believe that the Abarth (only in 'Sport' mode) will have full boost by 2500 RPM; but not until 3200 RPM for the Classica and Lusso which have no mode selection. The Abarth in standard/eco mode has full boost at 3200 RPM also.The truth is, the 124 has full boost by 2500rpm.
I should have defined some terms. You are talking about peak boost, which is a function of the ECU program and has nothing to do with lag. I was talking about boost in relation to lag and boost threshold. The car has full boost at 2500rpm, meaning it's not limited by exhaust flow, it will put out the full amount commanded by the ECU, which may be a little below the peak value because the manufacturer wants to soften the push a little.I believe that the Abarth (only in 'Sport' mode) will have full boost by 2500 RPM; but not until 3200 RPM for the Classica and Lusso which have no mode selection. The Abarth in standard/eco mode has full boost at 3200 RPM also.