Originally Posted by Corinator
Right now after extensive thought about selling my car to get something else, I have come to the conclusion that I would get one of two cars. Choice number one would be an 03/04 Cobra "terminator" with a 3.4l whipple pushing 800whp on E85. That would be a great car for the fact that I am in Arizona and don't have to drive but 15 miles round trip to school each day. My other thought is to get a Audi urQuattro circa 1983. The 2.2l inline 5 is probably the most powerful German small displacement engine in history. There are inline 5s that turn over 1500 ponies on race gas. The inline 5 can be expensive to build, but are very reliable when done right. The nice thing also is that the transmission is very similar to a subaru trans in that it is not a transaxle with a transfer case like an evo. This means you have symmetrical awd, reliability, and strength. I also love the group B rally heritage of the cars. I think the 4G63 is a great engine, but its greatness is reduced by the need for a built trans in pretty much any DSM under 13 seconds and pretty much any evo under 11 seconds. I know people in my area with mid 12 second DSMs that grenade the trans launching once at the track. A built trans can cost as much as the additional money it requires to make big power on a subaru. The Subaru will almost always be more expensive, although it is not as large of a gap when you start making bigger power where built engines are required.
...All the fastest EVOs are using an $895 trans upgrade.
(AMS drag car and time attack car, AL (Dynoflash), Buschur Racing, Curt Brown, Pruven Performance) http://www.sheptrans.com/transmissions/evo.htm