Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 12:07:59 -0800
From: Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-5 V Volvo S80

BarnBurner© wrote: > > Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet> wrote: > > > wrote: > >> > >> Whilst we are on the subject of comparing these and other cars here are the UK > >> prices of some of the cars we have mentioned. All prices are from last weeks > >> edition of Auto Express. > >> 1) S80 2.9 SE - 30,780 > >> 2) S80 T6 - 36,230 0-60 7.2sec 155mph > > > > > >Is that for real? 7.2 seconds to 60 mph? Doesn't the T6 > >have like 270hp? My '89 SHO is .7 seconds faster to sixty > >with a piddly 220hp! Welp, not only is the S80 ugly (what > >happened to the front end???) but it's slow too. 270hp > >should get you to sixty a hell of a lot faster. > > You need to factor in that the thing weighs around 4,000 lbs, considerably heavier than most cars. Weight means nothing to me. If the car designers built a heavy car, that's their problem. The thing is, the SHO is a 3300 lb car powered by a 3.0l V6. The S80 is a ~4000 lb car powered by a ~3.0l TURBOCHARGED I6. The S80 should be a LOT faster - not only does it have 52 more hp, but I'm sure it beats the SHO's 192 lb ft. of torque by a healthy margin. The other thing is, who builds cars that heavy anymore??? The Lincoln Towncar doesn't weigh that much... How big is the car? -Justin

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