Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 17:54:06 +0100
From: "DervMan" <>
Subject: Re: Saab reviews

"Craig's Saab C900 Site" <> wrote in message news:ea2s9o$k06$ > Paul Halliday <> writes: > >>in article, Johannes at >> wrote on 23/07/2006 13:27: > >>> >>> >>> "" wrote: >>>> >>>> Saab new car reviews by professional road testers: See what people who >>>> write >>>> about cars for a living say about Saab and other cars. Reviews as far >>>> back >>>> as 1990. Check out Lunch of Champions. >>> >>> I picked a review of a 1986 Saab 9000 Turbo: >>> >>> "The engine is powerful, but there`s so much low-end torque that the >>> rear >>> wheels tend to break into a little dance of their own when moving off >>> the >>> line, even on dry pavement." > >>I have read another review, or rather a recap, of the C900 ... It was in >>Evo >>magazine a few months ago, whereupon C900 drivers were described as >>"easily >>identifiable due to well developed forearms" ... No, they were not saying >>we're all wankers, they were referring to the masses of torque steer >>evident >>in an on-tune example. > > For want of exposing my naivety, what is torque-steer? 8-) In effect, when you thump the accelerator pedal, the car tries to steer - because one wheel effectively gets more torque than the other. Here are some other handy links: -- The DervMan

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