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Re: Chat about cars you've been in lately

Postby Alucard7002 » Tue May 16, 2017 8:53 pm

Turbos and engine design has come a long way from the first 80's "boom" turbos. You all know the ones, lag so bad you write the engine a letter when you hit the accelerator and put a second class stamp on it! :roll:

A friend of mine also has a 3 pot turbo fiesta, it's all torque from 1500 upwards. 72mm bore and 82mm stroke says it all.

With the modern variable vane turbos they are surprisingly good at feeling like a big NASP 2l.

In fact - nabbed from wikipedia

The 1.0 is built initially in two versions: 74 kW (101 PS; 99 hp) and 88 to 92 kW (120 to 125 PS; 118 to 123 hp).

The more powerful version delivers a maximum of 170 N·m (125 lb·ft) from 1,400–4,500 rpm and 200 N·m (148 lb·ft) on overboost, which makes for a broad torque curve when compared to a naturally aspirated gasoline engine.

A 140-PS (138-hp) version has also been released in the Fiesta Red Edition and Black Edition, with 155 lb ft (210Nm) of torque.

Nearly the same specific outputs as a NASP T16...

Still, I'd rather a supercharged straight 6 anyday :wink:

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Re: Chat about cars you've been in lately

Postby CHR15E » Sat May 20, 2017 12:00 pm

A guy at work has the 140BHP version, he says it goes very well.

So I'd reckon the ST version must feel very quick indeed. Nice cars overall. My mother in law has a diesel version that isn't bad round town but would feel a bit cramped on a longer journey.

Cars have moved on a lot generally I'd say.

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Re: Chat about cars you've been in lately

Postby SJG » Sat May 20, 2017 3:18 pm

I agree Chris
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Re: Chat about cars you've been in lately

Postby scoobyh123 » Sat May 20, 2017 5:02 pm

scoobyh123 wrote:I know this is in a Fiesta but as i said above, many Fiestas are well over a tonne in weight these days. Look back at the original Fiesta, 957cc and about 800kg, adequate performance round town and short commutes, 40-50mpg but little in the way of creature comforts or long distance cruising ability.
The whole idea of the Fiesta has changed but imagine this 3-pot turbo lump in a Mk1 Fiesta :shock: :twisted:

CHR15E wrote:Cars have moved on a lot generally I'd say.

SJG wrote:I agree Chris

Me too! ^^^^^ :wink: :D

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