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Re: 91 V8Q

Eliot Lim wrote:

> i seem to remember 278 bhp and 295 lbft vs. 240 bhp and 245 or 250 lbft
> but that's the best that my memory serves. 

	Y'know, those are mighty big numbers: I've never driven
	a V8, but this car must haul serious a**! Essentially
	the same body and drive-train as my 200Q, but with lots
	more hp and torque.

	So ... why didn't this car sell better than it did? Or,
	why did Audi choose to drop the engine altogether? 
	I mean, they've been flogging the I-5 for nearly 
	two decades now.

	Mind you, I *love* the turbo I-5 -- nothing like
	the sound of that engine in full song -- but the V8
	does sound like one hell of a car.


Arun Rao
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