[ba] Re: [s-cars] 80tq: 20v Project Update, 415whp, 12.25, etc

Chris Maresca ckm at crust.net
Mon Nov 15 19:02:09 EST 2004

On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 QSHIPQ at aol.com wrote:

> Torque rules the street, not HP.  The very reason anyone thinking that
> 500ATWHP will take a 996tt with it's measely 420HP will find reality
> sucks (415lb/ft for 2500rpm of the rpm band).  My ideal (along with a
> bunch of other old schoolers)  is to see a 1/4mile run, but
> unfortunately those abusing miss piggy this way, find it baselines
> only weight disadvantage vs clutch.

Amen.  That's why my future daily driver will have approx 550 lb. ft. of
torque.  No, it's not an Audi, it's doubtfull that any Audi ever made
could have that much torque in a streetable form...

And all the old-schoolers I know always look to the 1/4 mile run.


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