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      03-22-2007, 09:28 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by Greeney View Post
The TQ number is awefully low isnt it? Lower than a 335 from the conversions you guys are giving me.
There was a similar discussion when the S85 V10 engine specs were released but we have seen the M5 / M6 performance.

Power is power... It is about delivering torque to the wheels and the M3 V8 engine has a flatter torque curve than the M5 V10....

The key to the M3 will be weight and a 7 speed close ratio gearbox.... A 7 speed gearbox would be best matched with this V8 M3 engine given its "low" torque and high revs....

See this thread....trying to kick off similar technical discussions
"Aerodynamics are for people who cannot build engines"......Enzo Ferrari