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Re: vr6 and the competition(v8)

According to Audi (through a dealer in my area) 1991 was only year you could
get V8 5-speed; 54 were brought into U.S.  As for better performance I can
personally vouch for that since I have a 5-spd (and drove many V8 automatics
before finding the 5-spd); considerably quicker off the line than auto and
much more lively through gears.....SLM

>>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.
>Randall Markarian
>90 V8 Quattro