What does "if it was still around" tell you??? Sal is having as much
fun with his dreams as having sex with Marilyn Monroe, if she was
still around. That might be it, he likes them dead.
By the way when one of the car rags was test driving the new C6 by
taping off the grill and folding the mirrors back they came up with
190 MPH, and beyond most peoples ability to handle, a speed that is
close to the 200 MPH that seems so dear to ol Sal. That was a stock C6
without the dicking around with the rev limiters.
Math isn't your strong suit, is it? The B5 Passat's 2.8L V6 made 190
HP. That's about 68 HP/L. Multiply that by the W8's 4.0L and you
get... 271 HP, which is pretty damn close to VW's rating of 270 HP. So
where the hell do you get 400 HP? (Apart from your delusional fanboy
fantasies, I mean.)
I was talking about a THEORETICAL 2008 W8.
Seeing that the Passat B5.5 V6 BHP was just 190, but the Passat B6 V6
BHP was 280 it's reasonable to think that if a 2008 W8 was still
around, it would have 400+ BHP.
The 3.6L in the PQ46 makes 280 HP, or about 78 HP/L. A 400 HP engine
would have to over 5.0L at that rate, rather large for the Passat which
is now basically a stretched Jetta. Also, the W8 was designed for
longitudinal-engine applications, as was the 2.8L V6, and wouldn't work
well in the Passat's current transverse-engine configuration, even if it
Maybe it would be a W10, but if the sucessor of the Passat W8 was
still around in 2008 it would have 400+ BHP.
The 2002 W8 always had 50% more horsepower than the V6 Passats.
The 2008 Passat V6 has 280BHP, and the 2008 V6 Passat R36 has 300 BHP
thus even 400 BHP would be a lowball estimate for a 2008 Passat W8.
Volkswagen can put a 650BHP TWIN TURBO W12 Monster Engine in a GTI so
a 400+ BHP engine in a Passat would be no problem.
Ok so I don't own either car but even if what you say is true, frankly
I'll take a Honda Accord for a daily driver and a Corvette for fun
driving any day over your choices. I dare you to tell me your family
car is more reliable than the Honda or more popular than a Corvette?
Where I live, I don't see too many Passats compared to Corvettes so I
guess per your rant, no matter how fast they are, people prefer
And I don't recall recently seeing anyone here claim the Corvette was
the fastest car around. What I have seen is that it's a fun car to
drive with good performance.
Are you living in a dream world? Passats must outsell Corvettes at
least 10 to 1 in the US.
They're the best selling European Midsize car in America, and they're
the BEST SELLING Midsize Car in ALL OF EUROPE.
On Jul 14, 2:34 am, db wrote:
YOU are the moron living in a dream world. Last year Passats were
75,000, compared to 34,000 Corvettes. So considering IT'S just another
volkswagon sedan, that's pretty lousy, probably cause it's just another
overpriced taildragger. Considering the pathetic horsepower rating it
gets crappy gas mileage too. Especially IF you compare it to a 'vette.
But then you live in your litte contrived dream work, you probably ought
to stay away from computers and real information, and go back to playing
your console games.
What are you talking about? Passats have the MOST horsepower in their
class. Passat 4 Cylinder 200 BHP, Passat V6 280 BHP, Passat R36 300
BHP. That's more than Accord, Camry, Sonata, Altima, Fusion, Malibu,
You obviously know NOTHING about cars thinking that Passats have less
power than their competition.
Oh, really, what's the fuel economy of a Corvette? What's the
Corvette's Drag Coefficient? What's the reliability record of a
Corvette compared to a Passat according to consumer reports? What kind
of crash test results does it have?
Did the Corvette have the 3rd lowest death rate among 200 popular cars
compared by the IIHS like the Passat did?
What kind of top speed to horsepower ratio do Corvettes have compared
What kind of ego emmisions do Corvettes put out?
What car do *you* own Sal? What car do *you* drive Sal?
:>Oh, really, what's the fuel economy of a Corvette? What's the:>Corvette's Drag Coefficient? What's the reliability record of a:>Corvette compared to a Passat according to consumer reports? What kind:>of crash test results does it have?:>Did the Corvette have the 3rd lowest death rate among 200 popular cars:>compared by the IIHS like the Passat did?:>What kind of top speed to horsepower ratio do Corvettes have compared:>to Passats?:>What kind of ego emmisions do Corvettes put out?
:>> :>What are you talking about? Passats have the MOST horsepower in their:>> :>class.
:>> That may be true Sal but a Passat is outclassed by a Corvette every:>> time.
WOW, you can't even tell the differences between a VDUB Speedo and a
That is a VDUB Speedo and I'll let you figure out what car it is if
you're smart enough.
On Jul 14, 8:53 pm, The Wolf With the Red Roses <after-dark-
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