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Re: Weight a minute

> Objective  tests sir only, the 90 non q faired better than the 90q.  The 325IX
> was better than the 90q in:  0-60, 0-20snow, dry braking, snow braking, snow
> lat accel, dry slalom handling, snow handling, and hillclimb.  No subjective
> necessary.  The ONLY place the 90q beat the 325IX was dry lat accel.  R&T 5/88

Where they on the same tires?  Maybe the BMW had better tires for the 
conditions.  Did you think about that one?
> So I give the better chassis to the BMW.  Better quattro design, naw.  But
> certainly the numbers indicate that the attempt worked, one could even argue,
> combined with the chassis dynamics and ALL the compromises, BETTER. 

Higher skid pad numbers do not automatically mean better chassis.  
Look at Corvette in mid 80's pulling over .9g's.  Better chassis?
Do you even know how you can tell a better chassis?  
Torsional stiffness?  Do you have the numbers for that?

> After driving both, I don't think the 90q to the 325IX was a fair comparo.
> Why?  Apples to oranges in subjective and objective feel.

Yet you compare Mazda RX7 to Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR4.
Are you for real?
> Maybe, given the recent rwd successes, BMW looks at quattro as too many
> compromises.  A good decision?  Sure seems to be from every aspect except
> dashboard trim.  That is a compromise I suppose.

They were not that successful during 1997 season.  Cry babies had to 
go and complain to FIA.  Well who's compromising now?

Martin Pajak

1982 Coupe TURBO (473,150 km)
1984 4000s quattro (soon to be a rally car)
1986 4000s quattro (326,000 km) 
1982 Coupe (154,000) parts car

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