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Originally Posted by 911st View Post
If we are planning on living with the stock 930 wide gears, what is the best strategy or going to give us the highest average HP between gears and make us fast on the track.

A big mid range with a 6500 red line or mid to high range HP with a 7000-7200 red line?

Have not thought this one out. I know big HP is a ball but usually that means higher rpm red line and at some point close gears.
To me, that is an easy choice. Except for anything other than a track with huge straights, having good low end punch and a strong midrange always works best... especially on cars with "long" gears.

I own an Audi that has incredible upper mid and top end power... and even with a close ratio 6 speed, I'm still waiting for boost to hit coming out of the tight stuff... and it is much harder to keep the car in the right gear.

Any day of the week (for track use), I would choose my Audi with 2 little turbos that hit at 2500rpm, but makes about 100 less peak hp.

In my opinion, you have to be one hell of a driver that is very good with left foot breaking while keeping your right foot in the throttle (to maintain boost) to make a high strung turbo car fast on the track. Look into Hans Stuck's history driving Audis. It took them a while to learn how to drive them fast. It can be done, but it isn't easy.

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