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      09-27-2006, 10:05 PM   #16
shiv@vishnu
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Originally Posted by anidjare
Anyone know what this translates into at the crank. I'm pretty sure Automobile magazine estimated a 20% loss to the wheels based on a comparison with the 330i they dynoed. If thats right, we are already looking at 400+hp
I really don't like playing the crank hp game. Because in doing so, we make too many assumptions. But if I had to take a somewhat conservative guess, I'd say the car has 375bhp. Others with more.. ahem... optimistic wheel-to-crank conversion methods can easily come up with 400bhp. But I wouldn't want to challenge any Porsche 996tt just yet

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