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urq vs 200's???

In message <199612150158.UAA24094@hammurabi.nh.ultra.net> human writes:

> I don't understand how a great big Audi 5000 quattro four door could
> possibly out perform a spry little coupe quattro two door, given that you
> basically have the same pile o'stuff under the hood or available for
> tweaking?   What am I missing (a lot, I'm sure, like knowing anything
> whereof I speak)?

Bit of a mystery to me, too, and to Roger.  The 200TQ is much more aerodynamic 
than the ur-quattro, of course - the latter shares many parameters with a 
simple housebrick.  But that doesn't really count for much at speeds much below 
general Autobahn levels.  I've had 145mph (indicated) out of my MB.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club