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Old 12-30-2009, 12:12 PM   #71
Drives: 1999 Firebird Formula
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 53
Forget HP. Horsepower isn't measured. It's CALCULATED, an imaginary number, effectively. Torque is measurable and what moves the vehicle. 272lb/ft is good, a few mods to get it up to around 300+lb/ft and some rear gears will get this heavy car feeling like what you'd expect a big, quick car to feel like. My 85 Regal T-type was only rated at 200hp but had 300lb/ft. A few years ago my then gf who knew nothing about cars said it scared her when she would gently hit the gas and the tires would chirp without her trying.
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