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      04-05-2012, 09:47 AM   #135
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Originally Posted by Singletrack View Post
There is nothing fake feeling about a ~450HP/TQ turbo engine. It will cave your chest in on acceleration.

The whole "turbo lag" argument is so overused by enthusiasts and journalists alike. Most high performance turbos, of reasonable displacement, made in the last 5 years or so, have no appreciable lag when driven properly.
What do you mean by driven "properly"? And will it rev to 9000 or so? And what do you mean by "appreciable"?

I'll buy one when you can make the statement, "it has no lag even when you drive it improperly, and revs as high as the previous generation NA engine".

Hell I may buy it anyway just to have my chest cave in on acceleration. You do get tons of torque with turbos, they are good for that.