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Unintended Acceleration (was Re: 82 Coupe GT)

When I got an '86 5000 CS turbo w/ automatic, I got a tape with it that
the previous owner had been sent from Audi.  It tried to disprove the
problem.  They used a famous race car driver (I think it was Emerson
Fitipaldi).  They showed braking distances from 60-0 with and without
the accelerator depressed fully.  The difference turned out to be about
10 feet or less.  I'll have to watch the tape again (if I can find it!)

The deal is that the car can still stop handily even if the engine is
at full throttle.  Can you say Driver Error!!  Anyway, I am happy with
my current (and past) Audis.


David A. Kavanagh       kavanagh@ssd.kodak.com                  AMIGA!
The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great,       '67 human
and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely  '79 VW Scirocco
in order that the human mind shall never be lacking         '81 VW Scirocco
in refreshment. - Johannes Kepler                           '87 Audi 5000CSTQ