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Old 02-01-2004, 01:33 AM   #41
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3.8'* need more help on the top end.
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Old 02-01-2004, 03:32 AM   #42
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Like Sol said early in this thread..

Stoplight to stoplight: L67
Freeway: L47 (4.0L Northstar)
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AutoBahn: 3.5liter Nissan motor
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Old 02-01-2004, 12:25 PM   #44
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I wouldn't say so. It'* not good enough on the bottom.

Now the New LS2 engine..
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i guess you didnt see the smiley at the end of the sentence.
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Sorry guys, I'll take my SSEI w/240hp & 280lbs torque over the 01-03 Aurora w/250hp & 260lbs torque. Also, the Aurora is heavier (3800+lbsvs3790lbs). The bonny would definitely get the jump and there is no way the Aurora could catch and pass the bonny. It would definitely hang with the bonny as a close second, but the bonny'* top end speed is easily achieved at 135mph. Unless the Aurora has a ridiculous top end speed, I can't see it passing it. My friend has a 1990 12cyl 7series BMW and he will tell you how hard it is to pass the bonny once it has gotten the jump. You need a lot more hp and top end speed. If not, maybe 10 more miles of straight road might help, but for real, nope! Stock Aurora owners dream on! Sorry
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It does have ridiculously top speed (Autobahn equipped)

I have driven a lot of Bonnevilles, and the only one that I could seriously expect to be faster then me is a moderately modded Series II l67 or a HEAVILY modded Series I L67. Ie Bills car.

140 mph and higher shift points, its a quick car, not as fast off the line, but I could catch and surpass a stock L67 any time. Not to hate on any Bonnies, so dont get all antzy in the pants. But dont knock the V8 until you have experienced it at 135+ mph
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The aurouas are RWD right? If so I would take the Aurouras side cause sure I haven't driven a 3800 series II supersharged but once you get amazing tourque the wheels just spin way to much off the start........... my generation I 3.8l 3800 lost off the line to a 3.3l buick cause I was just spinning out.........once the tires gripped I flew by him tho
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It does have ridiculously top speed (Autobahn equipped)

I have driven a lot of Bonnevilles, and the only one that I could seriously expect to be faster then me is a moderately modded Series II l67 or a HEAVILY modded Series I L67. Ie Bills car.

140 mph and higher shift points, its a quick car, not as fast off the line, but I could catch and surpass a stock L67 any time. Not to hate on any Bonnies, so dont get all antzy in the pants. But dont knock the V8 until you have experienced it at 135+ mph

Jim, anyone can have ridiculous top speed pretty easily. Bill'* isn't a heavily modded L67, at this point it'* all bolt ons... The 4.0 doesn't have much against a 3800, but the 4.9'* do.

One thing you've all missed is reliability, and durability. N* has a MUCH shorter life span, from it'* block, and it'* heat dissapation (or lack of).
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Not from the factory, most cars need heavy mods to be ridiculously fast. Compare stock to stock. L47 is a bigger faster engine.

I have driven 3 of the 4 major 3800'* (LN3, L27, L67 Series II) and I would take mine stock for stock any day over it.

But I'm not gonna argue my opinion anymore.
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