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...but not a bad fantasy. :D
 

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I saw an article in one of the magazines about a Jackson supercharged S2000. Bumped the power up to 358 HP.

Only thing is, the 0-60 time only went down by 0.2 second (5.6 to 5.4 IIRC), and the 1/4 mile time down by maybe a 1/2 second. An E46 M3 will still hammer it.

Remember Torque NOT HP makes acceleration. And 2 liter motors tend to be short on torque.
 

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Pinecone said:
Remember Torque NOT HP makes acceleration.
Sorry to be picking on your statement but HP is the better way to gauge acceleration. M3 is a perfect example of a low torque (compared to other cars making similar HP) car having superb acceleration. Conversely a turbo diesel w/ huge torque and low HP can not accelerate very quickly.

A really good read.
http://www.vettenet.org/torquehp.html
 

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Neither is more important than the other. Torque is how strong a motor is, HP is how fast it can use that strength.

A diesel has great strength but can't use that power very quickly, whereas in the s2k, it can work very fast, but doesn't have much strength to use.

Best to just have as much as you can of both. :D
 

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...Torque is how strong a motor is, HP is how fast it can use that strength. A diesel has great strength but can't use that power very quickly, whereas in the s2k, it can work very fast, but doesn't have much strength to use.
A better way to put it is this:
Torque is how strong a motor is and the rpm it generates that torque at is how fast it can use that strength. The end product is power. A diesel engine has great torque but can't rev very fast, and the S2000 has little torque but revs sky high.

Please read that article I linked to. You'll thank that author. :thumbup:
 
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