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Re: vr6 and the competition(v8)

> >What about the 5 speed.  It was imported for 1 year (which >one, by the 
> >way?), but I 've never heard much about it.  Was it any better >than the 
> >auto performance wise?
> The 5 speed V8 was available only in 1991. The performance numbers were much
> better for the 5 speed ( zero to 60 in less than seven seconds).  As for
> availabiltiy in the U.S., I have heard that there are as few as 50 and as
> many as 200 that were imported.  
> If anyone has that info I would be interested.

Too bad the new A8 doesn't come with real manual. It would nice for 
people who's looking for that extra performance.