quattro digest, Vol 1 #4151 - Too much advertising

Larry C Leung l.leung at juno.com
Sun Nov 3 03:21:14 EST 2002

That's cute. To add to the fray, the latest issue of
Grassroots Motorsports did a comparo of FWD,
RWD, and AWD cars of similar size, HP and
SCCA Solo2 Stock performance catagory.

THe cars, Acura RSX-S, BMW 330is, Subie WRX.

The tests, multiple drivers, dry and wet. On an autocross
course (BTW, if you are into Autocross, they test
street and DOT-R radials in the same issue).

The results, though the margins were small:

Subie #1, quicker dry, quicker wet, MOST consistent,
driver to driver, and run to run.
Acura #2, nearly as quick, almost as consistent, biggest
drawback, can't accelerate until wheels pointed straight
BMW #3, slightly slower when comparing fastest to
fastest, noticably slower when comparing average in
both wet and dry catagories. Consistent runs, in either
case, ALL over the place.

Okay, not a direct Audi vs. BMW comparo, but, it's a
close objective Q vs Bimmer comparo.


> From: "John Larson" <j.d.larson at verizon.net>
> To: <brett at cloud9.net>, <quattro at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: FW:Too much advertising??
> Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 11:28:41 -0800
> Perhaps Phil could retell the story about the guy standing beside
> his rolled
> BMW that tried to follow a Q through a corner, standing there,
> shaking his
> head,  saying something like "But it's a BMW!"
> At 1:15 PM -0500 11/1/02, Jerald S. Beer wrote:
> >      I know our car are getting better known, but.............
> >
> >http://bimmer.roadfly.org/bmw/forums/e36m3/forum.php?postid=1295286
> Alright- this is war :-)
> Folks, we gotta get pics of broken down bmw's.
> I'll happily host the images, send 'em on down :-)
> B

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