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Old 27th May 2005, 19:13   #1
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Today seen a 350 Bhp Octavia with big Turbo in it ...
Seen in ECR Chennai ............Black RS...
Any one seen it ????
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Old 27th May 2005, 19:18   #2
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350 BHP on the front wheels? That car would be a disaster to drive.

I honestly dont believe the figures (BHP) some tuners throw around.

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I hope it's a AWD, coz if it isn't..............the point of having 350bhp is immediately lost.

When will people learn that there's a big diff between a smart modification and an obsessive one. The later, ain't gonna take you nowhere.

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I dont have any details about the car.........Its FWD car ......They have told 350 BHP but i dont know........
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Frankly, i don't believe it's anywhere close to 350bhp. 350bhp from a 1.8 is no joke (especially in India).

If this car really has 350bhp, then let me see it do a 12.** sec 1/4 mile first.

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Old 27th May 2005, 19:40   #6
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Well the last i heard was 280 bhp.. on dyno from a modded 1.8T. 350bhp is possible i suppose, but then again unless this car can show its dyno results, the claim can be held untrue.

Besides, logic says... anything more than 250 bhp to the front wheels... and you have a recipe for disaster. That car must be a tramline king, the torque steer it produces must be mad. And of course... understeers like a 1,00,000 tonne oil tanker for sure...

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Old 27th May 2005, 19:41   #7
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I think people in chennai should spend some time in ECR Chennai
U can see lot of cool cars here.......I dont have pic ....if i have i dont post it here because i recived complaint on pic of TC ford mondeo.

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Besides, logic says... anything more than 250 bhp to the front wheels... and you have a recipe for disaster.
Hehe, try telling that to Alfa Romeo coz, they've just gone ahead and launched the AR 147GTA which is a FWD and produces 328bhp!!!

Now, Top Gear tested it on their track and found that it was quicker than the latest Subaru Imprezza and the new BMW M3. But, it's still not the car to have, if you're to handle the twisties.

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... there are so many american cars which are front wheel driven with huge BHP figures ...all it needs is a good Traction control .. Monte carlo SS is one of them ,
so was the Pontiac - Grand Prix GTP .

either ways i need to see a 350bhp Octavia before i can believe something like that ...
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The Octavia WRC car has about that much power....but of course its has AWD as well.
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The Octavia WRC car has about that much power....but of course its has AWD as well
Yeah right, and how many parts/components do you think the WRC car shares with the road car? The Skoda logo would be a good start. LOL

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Yeah right, and how many parts/components do you think the WRC car shares with the road car?
Its supposed to share quite a bit. And to qualify for WRC the companies have to bulid like 2500 cars for sale to the public....called homologation specials. Its supposed to use the same engine block with same bore and stroke with certain components upgraded.
Marcus Grunhom and Harrie Rovenperas' Peugeots were disqualified in last year' Cyprus rally? because they cars did'nt have certain production parts.
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I think people in chennai should spend some time in ECR Chennai.
Hey, tell us more about this ECR place? What is it?
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Its supposed to use the same engine block with same bore and stroke with certain components upgraded.
Octavia WRC :
Engine capacity - 1997.5cc
Bore - 82.5 mm
Stroke - 93.5mm

Octavia Road Car :
Engine capacity - 1984cc
Bore - 82.5mm
Stroke - 92.8mm

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Modifications allowed according to FIA GroupA regulations:

Full suspension geometry and layout. The original mounting points must be preserved within a 20mm radius
Engine internals including camshafts, crankshaft, valves. Other engine components can be machined. The engine bloc must be preserved
2 liter turbo charged engines (there's an FIA 1.7 engine displacement multiplication factor for turbo charged cars) using a 34mm turbo restrictor


OK, I did some research and this is off the net. I guess you have you use a production block and restrict size to 2liter....hence the small increase in BxH .(I was just going off of my memory) Point I'm trying to make is that these cars use a large amount of stock parts unlike DTM cars which are out and out racemachines painted to look like their production brethern....which means 350 bhp is doable.
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