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Originally Posted by 911st View Post
And as to the Torque v HP, all motors make torque and horsepower so one can not build one motor to make Torque and build a different one to make Horsepower.
The fastest cars are the ones with the most area under the torque curve, the late John Lingenfelter lived by this rule.

If you look at 3 turbo cars like a Mitsubishi Evo, Subaru WRX STI, and a BMW 335xi, they all sit around 300HP, but the BMW has a torque curve that is literally flat from 1500-5000 RPM (artificially so). In turn, it's faster 0-60 and 1/4 mile than both the other cars. What's more interesting, is recently they have dropped the twin turbos, and gone with a single twin-scroll turbo and still accomplished the same thing. Some early tests even have the single spooling up sooner than the twins, and pulling to the same redline.

That would be perfect combo for a 4-speed tranmission, and a model to strive for, but way too much technology to retrofit to a flat 6.

Keith, you owe it to yourself to test drive a BMW 335i or 335xi, impressive torque!
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