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RE: Engine Swap or Volvo?
It was slowest in acceleration from 0 to 40 and 60, but gained it back
at 80 (I think - the ranking is right, but the mph numbers may be
incorrect). The Volvo inline 5 turbo is rev happy.
- peter, email@example.com, redmond, wa
94 acura legend gs
80 mazda 626
>Sent: Monday, April 08, 1996 2:12 PM
>To: Lee M. Levitt
>Subject: 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
>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
>2 RWD cars, not other FWD's, so maybe the torque steer was exagerated
>in light of the other 2.