[V8] 5-speed article
quattro + 5 or 8 = fun
thequattroking at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 1 13:26:52 EDT 2005
I have personally hit over 150 mph in the car with stock tire size at about
2700 feet elevation. I have hit 172 mph (measured by gps) at the same
elevation going down a hill of 6 or 7 % grade.
Bay Area, CA
Eastern WA State
PARTING: 1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
PARTING: 1986 Audi 4000 CS quattro
> I wonder about that top speed -
> I had a picture from someone on this list who was at 152MPH when he snapped
> I have had mine at 143MPH on mid-grade gas at 7000 feet elevation, and two
> people + junk inside.
> It was still (slowly) climbing but I ran out of road. There was no hint of a
> At sea level and with good gas it would have to go faster.
>> Fellow V8'ers,
>> I finally located the elusive 5-speed V8Q article I've been wanting. Car and
>> Driver June 1991. Got it off ebay.
>> Anyhow, here are some of the #'s from the article.
>> Curb weight : 3898
>> 0-30: 2.1
>> 0-60: 6.6
>> 0-100: 18.8
>> 5-60: 7.2
>> 1/4 mile: 15.0 @ 92 mph
>> Top speed: 145mph
>> 0-60 for the auto 1991 V8 is stated in the article as 9.3 sec
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