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Old 05-15-2010, 07:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mcrews View Post
But my point is that the 85 engines were not optimally effecient. That is the problem with the whole article.
85 was not some magical moment in mpg nervana.
I don't think the point is to go back to those engines per se, I think the point is to use modern engines, in modern cars, but reduce the HP so that it would be roughly the same HP/weight ratio of the 1985 cars...or even just reduce HP back a bit.
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