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Re: Engine Swap or Volvo?
On Mon, 8 Apr 1996, Lee M. Levitt wrote:
> Really? The 850R has a 240 horse motor. That's pretty good for box stock.
> Wonder what they're getting in BTCC racing - maybe 350...500?
Rod and Truck just did a comparison test of the 850r, Bimmer 328, and the
Mercedes C280 sport. Of the 3, the Volvo is the lightest and the most
powerful, by 47 hp (the other 2 claim 193, to avoid the tax hike). Its
also the slowest. Hmmm...that slush must be sucking a lot of power.
> Torque steer? Virtuall none.
They complained about torque steer too. BUT, they were comparing it with
2 RWD cars, not other FWD's, so maybe the torque steer was exagerated
in light of the other 2.