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Old 01-29-2006, 06:21 AM   #5
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2002 WRX


Originally Posted by cooleyjb
They do run diesels at Dakar and one could argue that is pretty harsh race.
Good point. Aren't all the top running Dakar "trucks" diesel?

I was specifically thinking of the Taurus (team not car), the last car to run Le Mans with a diesel. Killed the gearbox early on and had to retire. I think the prototype diesels run a lot more torque than the Dakar trucks, but I could be wrong. Doubt if the Pajero Evolution could run under 4min laps anyhow

Apparently the R10's engine is almost too quiet at speed-it's a bit hard to hear over the tire/chassis noise. Makes the shift lights earn their keep, I guess.
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