In Reply to: Go to www.clublexus.com, I have been there... posted by KJK on January 10, 2000 at 18:25:48:
Hey KKelly, long time no speak. Thanks for sticking around Club Lexus, by the way. Those guys need a slap every now and then. But I digress...
...the claim of 25% loss at the flywheel is actually very accurate. In fact, this is an improvement over the older Lexus models. My 1993 GS300 has a 30% loss at the flywheel. I've heard from other older Lexus owners (LS400, and SC400) that they were also losing around 30%. Lexus has improved their drivetrain slightly with the newer models (hence, the 25% loss), but they still have a vast amount of room for improvement.
I agree that Muhamed's (sp?) claims seem a bit ludicrous, but I am happy to see that people are beginning to get as enthusiastic about Lexus vehicles as people like Jim C. and Dinan are about Bimmers.
: defending BMW's on my own for quite some time. Most guys are pretty cool but there are a few "Lexus or death" types. Muhhamed, whose name I always mispell, is a tuner of GS's and is quite aggressive about his claims. He just posted a Dyno claiming 450hp at the crank for a 7+pound supercharged Gs400. Could be true but it is based on a 25% drivetrain loss, which seems kind of high to me. Do you guys think a GS400 with 300 ft lbs at the rearwheels could take an M5 by 7 car lengths to 140. I don't think so.
: 91 M5