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      12-05-2008, 10:36 PM   #255

Drives: E92 M3 and Elise
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Originally Posted by swamp2 View Post
The reason you should care about hp/l is not for the performance it gives you in your car but because it is a challenge of extremely difficult engineering. It is simply doing more with less which is univerally valued in just about any endevour.
I've never been a big fan of making a problem artificially difficult by placing made up restrictions on how I was going to solve it.

I could talk about the challenge of typing this email with only my big toe, but why? If making the displacement one L larger gives better results in terms of hp/lbs, powerband, or specific fuel consumption, then not doing that is a mistake.
Manual gearboxes, the rotary dial of cars.