Thread: M3 vs 335i
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      05-28-2007, 07:25 PM   #24
sdiver68
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Originally Posted by ward View Post
yeah, there's lots of turbo cars in pro racing...... maybe the turbodiesel audi's in the ALMS but not much else.

and planes pretty much use jet engines now

bike engines are so much smaller than car engines, that's the main reason they can rev so much higher, redline is determined by the max speed of the piston, and when the stroke is shorter, you can rev higher.

you can't compare bike engines to car engines unless your car displaces 1 liter or less (geo metro)
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Since you apparently need a history lesson, here's a few links:

http://www.f1express.com/70faq.shtml#r31

http://www.f1-grandprix.com/history5.html (turbos since banned because they are too powerful)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_956 (most succesful road racer of all time)