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      09-04-2012, 09:40 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Levi View Post

... will weigh less, making the car lighter and better balanced ...
Sorry, but only partly true if you compare an I6 Turbo with an V8 Turbo ... but not if you compare it with an N/A V8 ... I am pretty sure that the incoming "S55" won´t be any lighter than the S65 V8 - the S65 was an very light V8 with 202kg / the base N55 weights 190kg(?) plus make him stronger and add the TriTurbo-System from the N57S instead of the single TwinScroll-Turbo would bring this engine easily in the 200kg+ range.

And an I6 is allways much longer than an V8 so that in every case with an I6 much more weight is put further forward than with an V8 ... and that meen that in every case the same car is (easier) better balanced with an V8 than with an I6 ... thats the only truth.
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