In Reply to: Re: Next time, ask him how much he paid. posted by Shawn Fogg on February 08, 2000 at 08:39:24:
: "I've gotten similar comments from fellow (2.3) Z3'ers against my 1.9."
: Yeah, I've gotten the same... just goes to show how clueless some people are. Once moving, I've always been able to keep up with stock 2.8ls pretty well.. at least up till near triple digits speeds then they tended to walk away from me.
Yeah - in the bigger fun part - managing the twisties - the difference between the 1.9 and the 2.8 can be managed by the driver. I think I could run a 1.9 with my 2.8 very well through tight corners. I agree that my 2.8 does give a better goose at around 80 -90 mph.
My only caveat is that with an unmodified 1.9 vs. an unmodified 2.8, the 2.8 can really torque hard out of the high speed turns when the road allows it.