- Jul 31, 2003
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Ludachris said:The base models (N/T in our case) will always sell more in quantity. But it's the specialized versions that create the identity for the brand and help those base models sell more (see Mustang V6). I think Mitsu needs to turbocharge more of their cars and add another AWD coupe/hatch to their lineup to take on the MAZDASPEED 3, the Caliber, etc. It may not sell as well as the base models but it will certainly help more base models sell (assuming they use a nice looking design), it will help their image, it will bring the enthusiasts back, and it will help inject some life into the company.... of course do I see them doing this? No.
Hell, even Volvo is coming out with a cool little turbocharged AWD 2-door hatch. It's pretty bad when Volvo is outshining you. Mitsu needs to take a chance and put out a really good looking car with some good performance, and it shouldn't weigh 3600+ lbs.
Yes, it seems that since it "worked so well" for honda (cylinder braces cough, cough) that some of the other companies are jumping on the bandwagon. The engine block in its simplest form is a round hole in a piece of metal that the piston slides up an down through. I find it hard to believe that any block design is considered "outdated" because of the fact that it is made out of a strong design that has held up great for several decades.slipstream808 said:The World Engine is all aluminum?? So much for that baby...
Apples and apricots. The era of the SBC was one of protracted "good enough" in the automotive world, pretty much up until the Datsun L series which proved to "normal" mechanics that not only was an overhead cam a good idea, but that it was also robust and easy to work on. Until then, pushrods whipping up from between a couple of cylinder banks was all you ever needed, and if you needed more, you made bigger cylinders. Detroit didn't catch on to aluminum heads until well-after they'd found out that being contrary and building the Vega motor backward didn't work worth a crap, and trying to skimp on cam design as in the Pinto wouldn't work, either.blcknspo0ln said:Blasphemy! The 4G63 hasn't been out that long compared to the 350. Give us all another 15 years of it and then it'll be time to switch.