[200q20v] New toy :-)
dak at rochester.rr.com
Sun May 20 11:49:45 EDT 2001
Congrats on the new toy! (er, car..)
Per the M3 comment, my boss got a new one less than a month ago and I
had the chance to drive it. It is a fast and tight car. Very fun to
drive! I'd prefer the 4wd to the rwd + traction control. It put the
brakes on (literally) a couple of time to stop the rear from sliding.
Really need those front wheels pulling you also!
(before someone corrects me, I'm pretty sure they use a combination of
throttle modulation and brake modulation to achieve the traction control).
So, when is Audi going to turn up the boost? A little more boost, a
little more displacement, bingo faster than an M3 again... Can the V6 be
punched out to 3 liters?
On another topic, can the V6 fit in the TT? Is that a transverse engine
position? could borrow the VR6 and put a turbo on it....
Arun Rao wrote:
> Fellow Audi maniacs,
> To celebrate my mid-life crisis (I turn 40 in July), my lovely wife saw
> it fit to make me the proud owner of a 2000 S4 -- 26k on the clock,
> bright, screaming Imola Yellow.
> Still plan to keep my '91 200Q, which is due back from the shop on
> Monday -- hopefully with its transmission woes cured.
> I'm preaching to the choir here, I'm sure -- but this car is absolutely
> *astounding*! In flat-out acceleration, my 200Q would probably give it
> a run for the money, but this car is very much more sophisticated: I
> finally know what it means to "corner on rails", and the engine
> redefines low-end torque. You can tool around in *sixth* at 35 mph, for
> crying out aloud! Accelerates like a jet fighter -- my cheek muscles are
> tired from grinning continuously since Friday morning.
> The onyx interior is terrific: the instrument panel lighting is
> particularly good. Still haven't completely figured out the climate
> control and other gizmos. HID headlights -- there's one thing in which
> it improves a little on the 200Q :-|
> Engine sounds are pretty subtle, but beautiful. From reading about it,
> the M3 is probably more visceral in that regard. (The new one will eat
> the S4 for lunch, it sounds like).
> Anyway, I'm thrilled. I do get the feeling that cops in the next county
> are watching me, though!
> 2000 S4
> 1991 200Q
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