[DMCForum] Re: Questions on Houstons engine
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[DMCForum] Re: Questions on Houstons engine



Isn't the key word in your post "turbo"? Houston's engine is NOT
forced induction.

Plus I hate to point out the obvious, but while an Audi can be called
many things, "sports car" isn't one of them.

Torque is the name of the game though, isn't it. Without it, you don't
tow anything. My Ford truck with "only" 170 HP pulled a 5,000 lbs
Lincoln over South Mountain (Maryland I-70, ask Mike C or Rich A about
it) with some effort, but still cresting in 2nd gear.

Have you noticed all the truck ads on TV tout torque, not HP?
Horsepower doesn't mean a thing. It's a playground term for white boys
to toss around in the Autozone parking lot.

BTW: what's the GTW of that unit body Audi? May need to take it easy
before you rip the poor thing in half...

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Andrew <aos+yahoo@xxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Apr 2004, content22207 wrote:
>
> > A high torque engine operating in a fairly narrow power band may post
> > low HP numbers, but is actually more powerful than a low torque, high
> > rev'ing engine with higher HP numbers. That's one reason you never
see a
> > sports car towing a boat trailer.
>
> Bill is obviously not familiar with Audi turbo engines.  :-)
>
> > Note also that such an engine is useless until it rev's up to its
power
> > band -- if you can't get there, you have nothing. Standing still, that
> > 300 HP sports car hooked to a boat trailer would either stall, or burn
> > up its clutch/clutch discs, trying to move.
>
> mmm-hmmm... I've got a 450 horsepower, 580 lb-ft twin turbo Audi
that tows
> a 2000 lb trailer just fine, thanks.
>
> Just giving you a hard time, Bill...  :)
>
> -andrew



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