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Speedy Squirrel Speedy Squirrel is offline
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For N/A motors, its mandatory for maximum power. Take a look at the area of the individual throttle body bores and imagine one throttle plate with the same area. It would be the size of a saucer plate, so the restriction is definitely less, which means more power

For racing turbo's it is pretty much the same story, but it is hard to get a nice, progressive throttle with that much throttle area being exposed every time you blip the throttle. Doable, but it takes some effort.

The Pat Williams car is nice, but they definitely exploit the rules. The governing body has no idea how much weight to add when you show up with a 2.0L engine that is boosted hard, but hey that's what racing is about too.
Old 11-17-2009, 02:46 PM
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