[A4] new / used a4
Brian J White
brian at bjwhite.net
Sat Jul 8 11:11:29 EDT 2006
No one is saying weight ISN'T an issue. But DocWyte is saying that
the B5 S4 will lap the Allroad in a 20 minute track session, and it
just ain't happening. The weight difference between an S4 and
Allroad is not enough to turn one into an ill-handling pig and one
into a sublime track machine.
My race car weighs 2304 lbs with me in it. It will outdo either
Allroad or S4 on the track.
But then again, we really weren't talking about the Allroad being a
track-day machine now were we? My only comments were that it's not
an ill-handling car just because it's a bit heavier than the B5
A4/S4. This same guy said the S6 Avant is also a poor handling car
solely because of weight and that's just plain wrong.
All things being equal, light weight makes wonderful handling track
cars. But advanced engineering can do wonders on mitigating that
weight and making a car handle very well, a concept he doesn't seem
to want to understand.
I think most people here would agree with that statement.
>Okay, I've heard enough of this. Weight is a huge issue. See this Top Gear
>video of a old/new challenge, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGEg0H1oJsA.
>The video is the extreme, but I've had Audi enthusiasts marvel at how my
>little 80hp MG can keep up with the higher hp, much heavier Audis in the
>twisty bits of SE Ohio during one of the Ohio Rally Tours.
>Just my .02
>'98 A4, some stuff
>'03 A6 Avant
>Couple of old MG's
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