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Re: quattro-digest V4 #1141

Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 08:44:24 -0700
From: Fringe Ryder <fringe@ai.net>
Subject: Quattro vs Volvo V70 AWD

Fringe Ryder  writes:

> Torsen is, of course, mechanical and therefore in theory smoother, but I
> don't notice any difference although I prefer the more lively feeling of
> the Audi responsiveness.  (We have both, but the Audi has a stick and a
> bigger engine, so a direct comparison is hard.)

in theory.  in the upper realms of turbo power, the torsen shows some very odd behaviour.  try a tight 180 degree turn where you can break loose tire traction under engine power.  there's a bit of pitching back and forth as the torsen sends torque first to the front axle,
then back to the rear, then front.  not particularly smooth.