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      09-17-2010, 12:14 PM   #97
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Originally Posted by caymandiver75 View Post
There is no reason the IS-F should have lost this event and the win should have gone to the IS-F with the extra torque.
Uhhh no! M3 is high-revving and it produces tons more torque thanks to torque multiplication and 8400 rpm redline through gears once it is in the very high revs. The M-DCT M3 has very very short first 5 gears. You should read up on high revving philosophy to understand how it works.

high torque = (high rpm + high horsepower)

For a race like this, horsepower is the king. Once at redline only horsepower and high rpm torque is used. Torque can only get you faster out of a hole. Despite the early jump Tanner got in the IS-F, by about 1/4 mile, the M3 was passing it. I don't see anything wrong with that.
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Last edited by 330CIZHP; 09-17-2010 at 12:23 PM.