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John SimsHaving driven a 997 Turbo, in almost anyone's hands it would poo over a 400 bhp 944. And that is the rub, it will do it in anyone's hands, no matter how much of a Wheelsmith they are or aren't. Almost everything about it flatters the average driver. It has 4WD traction and the cleverest traction and dynamic controls you could imagine. Aside throwing it into a corner at a speed with which all the tyres just have to give up, it will go around that corner and accelerate out as if being chased by the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I actually found the whole experience a little depressing. I recon I can hustle a car along a bit on a track but couldn't see me keeping up in a 944 (no matter how much power) as the 997 was so good.
tscaptainHa! Where shall we do it?
blade7tscaptainHa! Where shall we do it?You want to come round and fit all the bits I have to build that 420/400 944 engine?
blade7.... I just think I'd get bored with it at anything less than really silly speeds.
trefDid you not get a go in Ben's 400+ bhp 944 as well?There are fast cars, there are cars that feel fast, and there are fun cars... And that could even be levelled just at 944s... There are no shortage of tales of well driven, well sorted 944 turbos keeping up with GT3s on the track... But that is mostly the best keeping up with the worst.
tscaptain Good heavens, no! I meant if you've got one we'll see if you can keep up Actually, bhp/ton there wouldn't be much in it but how much torque and what sort of curve do you think from a 400 BHP 944?
John Sims I can't comment on the 996 Turbo but the 4WD in the 997 is worth a great deal more than just getting off the line. If you have ever driven 4WD around the twisties you soon come to appreciate the shear tenacity with which it can put down power straight after the apex.
blade7I drove WUF briefly, and I felt it really needed a better turbo and a 3.0 block. That and perhaps better engine management and suspension could have made it a more competitive car.
PSHblade7I drove WUF briefly, and I felt it really needed a better turbo and a 3.0 block. That and perhaps better engine management and suspension could have made it a more competitive car.I never drove Rick's car although drove in convoy with it a number or times, but I do recall it had some issues...not sure if he was one of the 'Lynx' guys ( he may have been Motec)which I believe was a total disaster... I do recall the people at Silverstone working late into the night trying to get Rick's car to run better for the Dyno day the following morning. It's been 'Vitesse' all the way for me, it's been totally reliable since fitted IIRC some 15 years ago now, including it's upgrade 3 years ago to the MAP version. If you use Vitesse and have given John full details of the mods on your car I guarantee you that the car will run straight out of the box. I know some call it 'old school' but sometimes the old proven ways are the best. BTW, Rick had the LR super 72 turbo so it certainly wasn't the turbo at fault, nor the capacity... Pete
944Turbo Pretty sure Rick was running Wolf 3D, I think sourced through Lindsey, as was his turbo as you said, I think they are not the best option for turbo's though you will probably disagree! I don't recall anyone running a link system in the UKTony
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