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Obviously a lot to do with the drivers but I would have thought they'd do better.

Any ideas? I don't know much about it so laugh at me if it's obvious!
 

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TO HEAVY may have had the big power but when you compete against a lupo with a tuned 1.8 turbo lump it aint going to do you any favours.
 

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It got a great lap time at the Nurburgring and by the Stig on Top Gear though...?

Is the R32 standard and the others cars heavily modded?
 

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Don't they have to add up to a power/Weight ratio? and the R is near enough there? as the others have less power but less weight to throw into the corners?!
 

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I think (but may be wrong) that 240bhp is max power.

Not a lot for a 1500kg car, but plenty for one weighing 900kg.

I may be wrong though.
 

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I thought this year you had to run original style engines for the chassis, so no 18T transplants? The Scirrocco that jaba prepped for Rob Carvell ran a 16v on carbs didn't it?

There are different classes for power to weight or at least max power I believe too. Dunno why the r32 did not do better, maybe a similar powered 18t 2wd was just quicker on the track due to less trans losses?
 

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Matt you are correct when you say the maximum power output is 240bhp. As you say ample for a car weighing as much as the R32 does, but when it's competing against cars that weigh around 1000kg and have almost as much power, it loses its edge!

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I now that the lupo was pushing out nigh on 200bhp with under a ton in weight, so I am not sure how much weight the r32 would have shed.

Checking the regs there is something in there about making the power to weight ratios similar but I can only imagine the lighter cars would come out better due to less wear on tyres fuel etc.
 

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cos they're lardy arsed and rubbish[:D]

Even Tabs 414 would beat them.
 

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Come on Henry we've not had some good R32 baiting on here for ages.

It probably didn't help that they had to stop for fuel every couple of laps either.
 

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Yep, Agree with Wilko. Way too heavy.

They were never any good on the road, never mind a track!

They only come in to there own on a motorway !
 

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I'm sure when at Donington earlier this year there was a Bora 1.8T?? you could hear it whilsting away clear as day, and it wasn't no diesel!
 

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..and yet again the 1.8T brigade all pile in and have their two penneth forgetting that as standard, their cars are about as interesting as a washing machine and forgetting also that an R32 with a few quid spent on it is faster.

..and that they can only put down their 3435545bhp in Arizona like conditions on a track coated in non slip...
 

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Quote: posted by sutherlandm on 01/12/2004 18:50:13

..and yet again the 1.8T brigade all pile in and have their two penneth forgetting that as standard, their cars are about as interesting as a washing machine and forgetting also that an R32 with a few quid spent on it is faster.

..and that they can only put down their 3435545bhp in Arizona like conditions on a track coated in non slip...

Don't take it so serious Matt!!

BTW, its common knowledge that a remapped 1.8T is quicker than an R32[:D]
 
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