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  1. I stand by my original statement that without the...

    I stand by my original statement that without the intercooler exit ducts, it's not likely turbocharged. :cool:
  2. I understand your point that back then exotic...

    I understand your point that back then exotic meant rare, but I think it's pretty amazing that these days you can stroll in to your Subaru/BMW/Audi/Nissan/Chevy/Ford dealership and purchase a normal,...
  3. For the price, compared to the old...

    For the price, compared to the old Camaro/Firebird, they're pretty far behind. I know which one I'd rather drive on the street or take to a road course, though.
  4. No turbos, then, as so many...

    No turbos, then, as so many *cough*bull$#@!*cough* automotive websites have claimed?
  5. Corvettes have never been great at drag racing,...

    Corvettes have never been great at drag racing, and most of the quick drag 'vettes have used automatic transmissions. I think that 60' time is pretty impressive. On my best day I could only get...
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    981: That's strange. The link should go to 2:08, where...

    That's strange. The link should go to 2:08, where Andreas talks about the engine change.

    I'm not sure exactly what they are working with. My current knowledge of Porsche ends with the 997/987...
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    981: Which is why I linked to the relevant part. After...

    Which is why I linked to the relevant part. After watching it again he said they needed to change the intake and even machine the engine casing to make it fit. ::shrug::
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    981: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detai...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=lGVWojMMeg4#t=128

    Unless you think Andreas is outright lying... The 911 does have more vertical room in the engine compartment than the...
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    981: I don't necessarily think this is the case. As it...

    I don't necessarily think this is the case. As it is, they had to modify the Carrera S engine to fit, and the transmissions between the 911 and Cayman series are quite a bit different because the...
  10. Looks like they're using MHI manifolds, though....

    Looks like they're using MHI manifolds, though. :D

    40340

    I'm gonna guess Borg Warner internals? The germans tend to like B-W.
  11. Keep in mind the R8 4.2 is really a competitor to...

    Keep in mind the R8 4.2 is really a competitor to the 997 C4(S). It came out in 2006, just as the insane German horsepower wars were starting. I wouldn't expect it to be competitive to any current...
  12. Cylinders that run hot often do so because they...

    Cylinders that run hot often do so because they are running lean, as is the case with the LSx engines. It is possible that #5 runs hot due to a coolant circulation design issue, or perhaps a hot...
  13. You'd have to do some seriously expensive...

    You'd have to do some seriously expensive instrumented tests to figure out exactly what's going on, but having one lean cylinder due to intake/exhaust design isn't uncommon. The LSx engines run lean...
  14. C7: If they're claiming 333 hp from the TFSI...

    If they're claiming 333 hp from the TFSI supercharged v6, that means they "comprehensively revised" the engine by installing the version that the S4 has used since 2009.
  15. And I recall reading an editorial last year in...

    And I recall reading an editorial last year in some automotive publication explaining why the Veyron SS would likely never be beaten in top speed. Just goes to show that automotive journalists don't...
  16. Right, but the Turbo is more of a daily usable GT...

    Right, but the Turbo is more of a daily usable GT car with a rear-engined architecture. The Huracan is a mid-engine, entry level supercar. While they're in the same price range, they aren't really in...
  17. :awesome: I can understand wanting to have all...

    :awesome:

    I can understand wanting to have all groups share one SUV platform to reduce costs in what is a large volume seller. I do not understand forcing Lamborghini to use a Porsche platform for...
  18. Typical VAG mismanagement. Or they're trying to...

    Typical VAG mismanagement. Or they're trying to buy out someone else.
  19. The SRT8 392 is actually 200 lbs. lighter than...

    The SRT8 392 is actually 200 lbs. lighter than you're quoting. Not sure where you got those numbers. Figure the Hellcat will be maybe 100 lbs. heavier from the supercharger and all that. The 392's...
  20. 981: I don't believe it. There are no indications of...

    I don't believe it. There are no indications of any way to feed intercoolers, or any additional cooling ducts to the engine bay. If the 3.8 turbo is the engine Porsche is using, it's not in that car.
  21. Keep in mind that the GT500 is probably about 500...

    Keep in mind that the GT500 is probably about 500 lbs. lighter than the Challenger. I'm not a Dodge fan, but of the big three retro styled muscle cars, I think the Challenger looks the best, sounds...
  22. The ratio of fiber to plastic, type of plastic,...

    The ratio of fiber to plastic, type of plastic, etc. has a huge influence on how the material behaves. Materials science has come a long way.
  23. Twin turbo plus MGU-H would be an expensive,...

    Twin turbo plus MGU-H would be an expensive, complex system, although I think one electric hybrid turbo with the right control strategy would eliminate any concerns of soft throttle response.
  24. It feels much more solid. The chassis is very...

    It feels much more solid. The chassis is very stiff and the steering is quick. It's a really fun car to drive.

    Subaru did opt to plumb a noise generator (a la BRZ) into the STi intake. It sounds...
  25. The new WRX/STi has a significantly better...

    The new WRX/STi has a significantly better interior than the previous generation. It's still no Porsche.
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