In Reply to: Re: Whats the fastest time 0 -60 posted by Yiorgos on August 03, 2000 at 03:27:36:
take away the turbo and the engine in the Scoob isnt anything special! plug a turbo on to an m3 and it would be much quicker - but that would be unfair comparison as we`d have a 300 cc advantage too.
in fact, turbo charge an e30 320iS (2litre S14 engine) and you`d be knocking on the door of at least a minimum of 250 bhp (the 320iS came with 192 bhp).
I would give up:
if you're going to compare a modified M3, and want to be fair, you would have to compare it to a modified impreza, right?
put down the facts:
Scooby has AWD (good of the stand, especially with high output engine) and TURBO! Turbo means > power until your engine breaks apart!
M3 has 300cc more and RWD (better for higher speeds because lower drivetrain losses & traction is not an issue anymore)
Now, a mildly modified scooby will easily have 300Bhp & bags of torque (turbo). With an M3 to get 300Bhp will have to kiss drivebility goodbye!
Remember Impreza is a race bred car as well, and 10 years newer as well > 'x' world Rally Championships!
carefull . . .
OK to brighten things a little, M3 definitely is a more satisfying car to drive. Both because RWD and it's naturally aspirated engine, but faster NO.
love your car > avoid embarashing it
PS: obvioulsy someone can claim: 'why not use forced induction in the M3?'
OK I give up!!