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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by bobtooke, May 24, 2006.

  1. Power_Junkie
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    [May 29, 2006]
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    Is your Imprezza a diesel version then Power_junkie?
    How can you tell what 150bhp of diesel feels like compared to a hi-performance petrol car?

    Of course you can tell the difference between a 2000kg car with 100lbft and a 500kg car with 300lbft but judging bhp with differing fuels and weights is an impossibility without a dyno!

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    As I said, I will be putting it on the RR, I Also have driven many different cars so have a good idea of power both Diesel and Petrol, there is no way as standard my A3 is near 170bhp let alone 350ftlb.
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    [May 29, 2006]
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    Is your Imprezza a diesel version then Power_junkie?
    How can you tell what 150bhp of diesel feels like compared to a hi-performance petrol car?

    Of course you can tell the difference between a 2000kg car with 100lbft and a 500kg car with 300lbft but judging bhp with differing fuels and weights is an impossibility without a dyno!

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    As I said, I will be putting it on the RR, I Also have driven many different cars so have a good idea of power both Diesel and Petrol, there is no way as standard my A3 is near 170bhp let alone 350ftlb.

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    I'm with you.

    I've driven and owned dozens of cars and there is just no way on earth my 2.0tdi puts out anything near 170+bhp.

    Mine isn't a bad one either,as I have had a few occasions to try mine against other 2.0tdi's.

    I also struggled to out-accelerate a Toyota Yaris on the motorway this weekend. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    It had a 'T4' badge,so it was around 88PS. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif
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    [May 29, 2006]
    Similar story to me Bowfer, I struggled to out accelerate a ferrari 430 this weekend,
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    [May 29, 2006]
    The bloke in the Yaris was quite funny actually.
    Older bloke,resplendent with wild hair and white beard.
    Like Santa,on is day off.
    He was driving that Yaris like a flippin' demon !
    Not a straight-line hero either.He had this thing screeching round slip roads and roundabouts,with a big grin on his face.
    We exchanged thumbs-up when he pull of the motorway,around the borders.

    His missus probably thinks he's bought himself a 'nice sensible car' too !

    Little does she know he drives it like he hates it !

    Respect !
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    [May 30, 2006]

    I give up in despair...

    Those last three or four posts say it all really.
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    [May 30, 2006]
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    I give up in despair...


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    I'd give up on that RR if I were you. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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  7. tinka
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    [May 31, 2006]
    dont let it stop you putting 176bhp on your sig though.
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    [May 31, 2006]
    Easy on the torque theories please, as you are in danger of sounding a little naive.
    IMO there is no way on earth my 2.0TDi produces 170bhp. I'd say more like 125bhp at the wheels?
    BTW why does anyone actually bother with crank figures - surely its power at the wheels that actually matters?
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  9. tinka
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    [May 31, 2006]
    132 bhp @ the wheels,after the remap,for mine,with 3000 miles on the clock.
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    [Jun 2, 2006]
    Well done Tinka! First relevant power quote so far!
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