IN­TER­EST­ING FACTS

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In our 1964 road test, the testers man­aged to shave a full sec­ond off the 0-100 km/h time by plac­ing the lever in low range. This pre­vented the gear­box from shift­ing to sec­ond at about 80 km/h. Sim­i­larly, for the quar­ter-mile sprint, they man­u­ally shifted to high range at 100 km/h when the en­gine speed was 4 500 r/min. We still try man­ual shift­ing th­ese days, but very sel­dom man­age to beat the com­puter set­tings.

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