Couldn't say, I'd need a 9-5 tuner to answer that. But common sense says that a more highly tuned car will be more wear out it's components more quickly. Certainly with Saabs, it seems to be transmissions which break under the increased strain.and would it be reliable?[/b]
Interesting that Eric, I wouldn't have guessed that the RS6 would be so heavy! Thinking about it now, I remember that the new S4 was criticised by some car mags for being too heavy, it was considerably heavier than the current M3 IIRC.Originally posted by Eric (9-3 Hirsch):
[qb]I think I can give you a hint on Saab 9-5 Aero performance with 350+ hp. A few months ago, Hirsch entered a 9-5 Aero tuned to about 355 hp in the Tuner GP at Hockenheim. It wound up running faster laps than two RS6's that were modded to the tune of about 550 hp.
True that a RS6 will win the stoplight grand prix, it is too heavy to be effective at much else. It is a very capable car for alot of things but its very heavy weight does not help very much. [/qb][/b]
In one of the very old Top Gear mags I have, they said side step the clutch @ 7000rpm.with the Audi HQ that they should take it up to 5000rpm and sidestep the clutch [/b]
Perhaps I should ship my old Audi 500 off to Turbo Technics, then, and see what they can do with the 5cyl lump. Talk about a wolf in sheep's clothingOriginally posted by aeropilot:
[qb]And of course there is the noise.......
That 'ol 5cyl 20v Audi turbo does make a wonderful sound, especially when pushing more than 300 gee-gees.......don't forget these engines could produce a reliable and tractable 600hp in the quattro sport group B rally/rallycross cars.... [/qb][/b]