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Old 08-30-2012, 09:15 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by VicsSTi1288 View Post
Also from what I herd is the STi's power in the middle of the power band? So anything over 5000 rpms the engine goes flat in power... Correct me if I'm wrong.
It's a turbocharged motor; therefore, the powerband is very broad (e.g. 90% of the power is delivered by 4500rpms, peaks at ~6000rpms, and doesn't fall of much near fuel cut). It's not like an NA motor that relies solely on rpm to generate power which results in a more peaky powerband. A turbo band isn't as exciting has an NA one in terms of how the power continues to build as the rpms climb, but you can be certain the turbo powerband will deliver far more average power which results in quicker acceleration.
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