2010 Mazdaspeed3: Stopping Power
February 11, 2010
Our longterm 2010 Mazdaspeed3 sports some impressively short stopping distances (30 - 0 in 28 feet, 60 - 0 in 115), and this morning's commute provided me the "opportunity" to exercise this capability.
A jogger apparently decided that the laws of physics ceased to apply to her this day as she sprang out directly in front of the bright red hatchback while it was traveling at 35 mph. And not at a crosswalk, I might add, which most certainly would have projected a impenetrable force field around her.
This thing reaches a halt right quick, and to that I credit its sticky summer tires and firm, responsive middle pedal. Ms Jogalot should be thanking her lucky stars I wasn't driving an SUV.
Coffee? Yeah, not really needed this morning.
Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor