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FW: V8 5 Speed the best Quattro ever made


I believe (don't quote me on this) that the Audi V8 and the '91 200TQ
20V share the exact same body (minus the hood, bumpers and tailights)
and have the same amount of rigidity in it.  The engine and drivtrain
are the only real differences.  This is the way I understand it, but if
I am wrong, please clue me in.  They both feel very similar (yes, much
more solid than my measly 5KTQ) although the 200 feels a bit more


> ----------
> From: 	Arun Rao[SMTP:rao@pixar.com]
> Sent: 	Wednesday, July 08, 1998 10:35 AM
> To: 	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: 	Re: V8 5 Speed the best Quattro ever made
> MSV96@aol.com wrote:
> > Seems the only "bad things" I have heard (about the V8 5spd
> > q) are from 91 200q owners...hmmm.
> > Could it be latant V8 envy? ;-)
> In my case? Absolutely!  I went up Pikes Peak in Ingo Rautenberg's V8
> lastyear,
> and was totally impressed. Far more rigid than my car, better build
> quality,
> and wonderful engine sounds. (His car had 170K+ on the clock at the
> time, and
> mine
> had 60K or so!)
> IMHO, it's the only Audi I've been in that ranks with Mercedes
> in build quality. (Now I've really gone and done it, haven't I?)
> -Arun
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> Arun Rao
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