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Re: 944t

On Tue, 21 Mar 1995, Eliot Lim wrote:

> On Tue, 21 Mar 1995, joff wrote:
> > On Mon, 20 Mar 1995, jason douglas wrote:
> > > 
> > > Another example of why BIG fours are a bad idea...
> > 
> > Lotus Esprit Turbo SE?
> there's nothing impressive about the lotus four banger other than bhp and
> bhp/liter.  lotus stuck to a 4 because they were too poor to put in
> anything else.  ditto saab until they were bought up by GM.   the 1950's
> triumph (?) farm tractor engine still lives on till this day.  ugh!
> the balance shaft saab 4 (which i have driven) is still no match in terms
> of sweetness to a good 6.  the porker big 4 may have some of the big
> vibes cancelled out, but it still make 4 banger sounds..
> eliot
Come on. A Lotus four is one of the most sophisticated engines in the 
world, and it makes a lovely zing zing noise. Same with the Saab: it may 
not be smooth compared to a six, but the noise of the turbo at idle, low 
speed and full chant is a delight, the waste gate chatter is just superb.