Speed crazed Audi owner

Brad Wilson bradw at pobox.com
Wed Sep 6 16:41:49 EDT 2000

Mike Arman wrote:

> Now here's the deal, guys - what we REALLY need is our good old 5 cyl Audi
> engine with about five liters (300 cu in) displacement. Let's stop this
> fooling around with little engines all tricked up to make horsepower.

Hey, I like my turbos! You live 6500 feet up in the sky, losing 20-25% of
your power on a daily basis, and tell me that blowers are bad. :) I kinda
like having one of the faster stock cars available (once you take altitude
into account, of course) on the road...

> Tranquilizers for the passengers.

I'm with you here (so is my wife). :)

> Something to wipe the insane grin off the driver's face.

You don't think that's the function of tickets?

> Note that there is NOTHING here the factory couldn't do, and without
> spending a huge amount of money!

I have to tell you... my 5.7L V8 (Firebird, making ~ 310bhp) got 30 mpg on
the highway in 6th gear at sea level. Here, 20. The A6 is getting about
28-29 in 6th on leisurely jaunts down the xway (let's say about 85mph).
There's something to be said for small engines when gas costs $1.75 (no
whining from the other side of the pond, please <grin>).

> There's NO reason Audi couldn't do this - they already send different
> engine/transmission packages to different countries.

Well, Audi more or less does this. It's called the 4.2L V8. :)

Best regards,

2000 A6 2.7 biturbo quattro

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