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now lotus... Re: AUDI & Mercedes

On Wed, 25 Oct 1995, Bob D'Amato wrote:

> Hmmm.... I think me and my turbo esprit would argue that one. It doesnt 
> have a lot of cc's, but not a whole lot will touch it!

obviously a turbo raises the bmep and torque of a given amount of
displacement.  but he also mentioned driveability... does the
esprit have the bypass valve to preserve boost when you lift off
or does every gearchange entail a long unpleasant wait for boost
to rebuild?  i recall that lotus made many incremental refinements
to their turbo implementation.

i am not a fan of the old school on-off turbo, because it makes things
unnecessarily complicated while cornering.. but then i never claimed to
have even a fraction of hans stuck's ability either...