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Re: FW: New Audi ad
Motor Trend featured this on last weekend's cable-TV show
(broadcast on TNN on Saturdays). They did a LOT of wheel
spinning with this thing. They probably handed the keys back
to the manufacture's rep with the belts showing on the tires.
I think it's pretty comparable to the BMW 540i, which they
thrashed on a previous episode. I think I still have that
episode on tape, I had set the VCR 'cause I was out of town.
Hussey, Dan wrote:
> The new GS 400 is the ultimate!
> It has been totally refined and an all-alluminum 300hp V8 and variable
> valve timing, formula one sounding exhaust and tiptronic shifting (on
> the wheel).....Not to be construed with the rest of the (yawn) boring
> The amount of technology in that car is simply amazing! It is truly and
> engineering marvel. I consider it in the late 90's what the Audi
> 5000CSTQ was in 1986. Truly at the pinnacle of automotive technology.
> This one is a true driving car and can handle on rails as well.
> Traction may be a problem with that much hp and rear wheel drive (even
> with that mediocre traction control system), but on dry land, that car
> would just destory a quattro! That car is fast, although still a bit
> cushy feeling IMHO. I guess I'm young and used to a little of the
> "shake, rattle, and roll"...body roll that is! ;)
> My dad got to ride in the GS 400 pace car at Laguna Seca this year for
> the Cart race out there, and he said that he was VERY impressed with the
> way that handled at high speeds, and the driver was really putting it
> through it's paces.
> (maybee someday I'll be able to afford a USED GS400)
> > ----------
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org[SMTP:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, July 09, 1998 10:17 PM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: New Audi ad
> > >From: Brett Dikeman <email@example.com>
> > >A friend's father is considering a new lexus; I made sure he'll get a
> > new
> > >Audi broschure by adding him to their mailing list via the web
> > site...maybe
> > >he'll also get a spirited drive in Boomer...even better yet, arrange
> > a
> > >little test drive for him in an S6...he'll have so much fun he'll
> > forget
> > >all about his bloated toyota twin :)
> > don't underestimate the lexus. we have both a new a6q and an even
> > newer
> > lexus gs300. lexus' computer controlled traction and skid control
> > may not be able to compete with the quattro, but the extra 25-30 hp
> > and
> > 400lb less weight do make a difference. the lexus feels nimble and
> > powerful and accellerates effortlessly, while the a6q seems in
> > comparison
> > sluggish and underpowered. the gs 300 also has a road grip that is
> > every
> > bit as good as a6q.
> > gs 400 is even better. it's more powerful than any car in its price
> > class
> > and handles great. but i couldn't drive it because the steering was
> > too
> > stiff for my carpal tunnel syndrome.
> > now, if the a6q had another 40-50 hp, then it'd be without any
> > competition.
> > --
> > Oleg Kiselev oleg at veritas dot com
> > VERITAS Software
> > (650)335-8586
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