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Re: Ronin (and other good driving movies)
Thanks for the info Shayne.
I cant wait to go for a ride once you get it fixed up. Next time
I'm up there for the weekend I'll give you a ring and we can go visit your
baby so I can see how the Resto is going.
BTW, I suspect those numbers are VERY conservative because my old Buick
had a 401 with 300hp and 430lb/ft of torque and it wasn't all that fast.
It did 0-60 in 8.0 but I guess 4,200 lbs was a bit for it to tug around.
Top Speed was only 120 for two reasons. It was shaped like a HUGE Brick.
65' Riviera if anyone ever has seen one. Same car as was in the Movie
"Road House" with Patrick Swazee. The Car he bought and drove.
Anyhow, its shaped like a brick and it reaches max torque at like
2,000 rpm and max hp at like 4,200 rpm. Well at 115 its doint about 4,200
rpm so it doesn't want to go any faster.
I suspect a (possibly) slightly ligher Mercedes with (slightly)
better aerodynamics and a motor that can be happy at 5k rpm would be able
to do mid 7 0-60s with a top speed in the 130-140 range with the same
Does that make sense to anyone. If I had been able to keep power
to 5k I could of done 130 with the Bad Aerodynamics. It pulled like a
Frieght Train all the way to 110 then hit a wall and crawled to 115, maybe
120 if I had a long strip and a tail wind.
1984 4000s quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
1985 4000 quattro / Silver / Fixing it Up.
1987 4000cs quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
*****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!
On Fri, 26 Feb 1999, Romeo Shayne Pavlic' wrote:
> I am also into MB as well as Audi. I have two old one myself. The
> particluar motor was rated at 250 and 285 HP depending on the country you
> bought it in with the torque around 360 and 390 depending on the country.
> These number my friends are considered VERY conservative. Real world
> numbers are thought to be more around the lines of 300 hp and a tick above
> 400 torque. I have an uncle who drove one and he said above 70 the car was
> as fast as a Shelby Cobra, a car he has also driven.
> They are true beasts.
> Even my 4.5 liter motor in my MB has enough energy to smoke the tires when I
> decide to do it.
> >From: Todd Phenneger <email@example.com>
> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >Cc: Aleksander Mierzwa <email@example.com>, Quattro List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Subject: Re: Ronin (and other good driving movies)
> >Date: Thu, Feb 25, 1999, 17:26
> >Do you by any chance know how many HP that massive V8 Mercedes puts out?
> >Sounds like their version of a Chevelle 454 or a Hemi Cuda...
> > Fun
> > Todd Phenneger
> > 1984 4000s quattro / modified/ awaiting Turbo Transplant.
> > 1985 4000 quattro / Silver / Fixing it Up.
> > 1987 4000cs quattro / Saphire Metallic Blue/ Girlfriend's
> > 1996 A6q / Volcano / Dads Car
> > *****1985 5kt / PARTING OUT!
> >On Thu, 25 Feb 1999 email@example.com wrote:
> >> BTW, that "old Mercedes" was, as I first suspected, a 6.9! 417 cu in of SOHC
> >> German V8! That reverse burnout where we are first introduced to this beast
> >> on-screen is no special effect. Look at what Frankenheimer managed to
> >> obliterate: the three big guns of German sedans- M5, S8, and 6.9.
> >> I liked this symmetry and wondered if it was intentional. Each was the fastest
> >> sedan available when new...
> >> Regards,
> >> Rob