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Originally Posted by RarlyL8 View Post
When you compare apples to apples, a stock 1990's 280HP 3.6 to a stock late 1980s 280HP 930, the N/A 3.6L has a performance edge due to the torque curve and lack of turbo lag. Now add a 400 pound wieght advantage and a 915 vs 930 4spd and the difference is huge.

Trouble is most folks have never driven a stock 930. Rare as hens teeth around here. The modern mods make turbo lag disappear and torque and HP increases are huge. Once those types of mods are done the 930 becomes a formidable contender to any taker. The 3.6L on the other hand is done. Gaining tiny amounts of power becomes a wallet emptying excersize in diminishing returns.

I beg to differ on that issue. While N/A engines instant torque delivery indeed is an asset when pulling from a corner, in a straight line, while rolling, 930's substantially meatier torque curve (400Nm where it counts) will make 300hp turbocharged car pull from 300hp N/A car due to higher swept area under power curve in typical rev range.

What I'm trying to say is that 930 has 400Nm already at medium revs, and is delivering a lot of power before peak revs. Granted, 4-gears are making it somewhat harder to explore this advantage but as long as turbo is on boil, there are few N/A engines that will deliver same amount of torque.
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