Originally posted by toykilla@Oct 27 2004, 10:45 PM
the turbo car should be faster, as it will achieve greater power throught the RPM range.. Peak #'s do not always tell the whole story.
Originally posted by Got Rpm@Oct 28 2004, 02:00 AM
Judging potential performance by only looking at peak horsepower is an amateur mistake. In a 3500# car, which will get to the end of the track sooner, a 300hp 2.0 or a 300hp 4.6? Answer, the 4.6 because it has more area under the hp curve.
Originally posted by Dissident@Oct 28 2004, 03:27 AM
I think the other difference would have to do with heat, and which setup makes more heat and experiences more heat soak sooner...
Originally posted by Lo Fi Ched@Oct 28 2004, 04:04 AM
To start, you can't really compair turbos and SCs without talking about torque. If HP is the same for both, for the most part, whichever has more torque, or more correctly, has the higher average torque, should get down the track faster.
However, if you assume they both have equal torque (which would never happen) then the SC should be faster, because of the nature of the HP/torque curves. The SC's HP/torque curve is more linear, therefor would spend more time at optimum HP/torque. The turbo is a slope curve and takes longer to get to its max, and spends less time there.
At least that's how I understand it.
Originally posted by paul@Oct 30 2004, 12:40 AM
but as far as either goin with a "Stillen" roots type blower or a vortech which one would you say is goin to perform better ????