Date: Sun, 09 Feb 2003 22:11:27 GMT From: Paul Halliday <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk> Subject: Re: BMWs keep trying to smoke me!
in article 20030209153820.22361.00000626nopsama.aol.com, UserKl2895 at userkl2895nopsamcom wrote on 09/02/2003 20:38: > Simon got it right - good advice > > if you're racing in a Saab turbo - too much revs before dropping the clutch > can > be disastrous. I've only ever burnt one clutch, and it was in my 87' 9000 T. > revved it wayy too much (4000rpm) and dropped it, the turbo kicked in as the > clutch engaged and all I smelt was burning clutch plate > > As for bmws tryna smoke u... well you'll have to live with it. a 97 saab > cabrio is not especially fast. > > 0-60 in 15 seconds? maybe if you're flooring it in 5th! > > buy a faster car ;o) ... Or get a better driver. I think this guy must be a sh*t driver. From what I remember of the boy-racer creed <wink>, there's no shame getting beaten by a better car but when you beat a better car, that's the glory. Street racing is all down to the driver and to beat a car that wants a race out of the lights takes some good gearing and "feeling" the car. Personally speaking, both the 8 valve 900 turbos I've owned could beat any BMW - infact, I took out a BMW 730 in my '85 injection the other day. I can still remember the look on the face of "that guy driving his 2000 model M3" when I overtook him on an uphill stretch from a standstill at the lights with my Orca. I'm sure the MY97 cabrio is a faster car than my 900 8V, so it must be the driver that's cr*p. Perhaps he ought to get an old 1300 Metro and learn how to drive first - my wife's was pretty fast; with a good driver :) Paul 1985 900i 16V 1989 900 Turbo S http://pjgh.go.dyndns.org/saab/index.html