164.7 mph out of a Inline-4

Discussion in '2001 Alfa Romeo 156 Super Turismo' started by deuginthesky, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. Re: 164.7 mph out of a Inline-4

    Nothing amazing , it's also the power of 2.0L kit cars (rally cars).<!-- Signature -->
     
  2. 164.7 mph out of a Inline-4 with 310 bhp thats really g00d
     
  3. Re: 164.7 mph out of a Inline-4

    Rally cars can also do it.
     
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    I think that this could be even faster if geared properly. And think about the hp... 310hp and this is from a NA 2.0???<!-- Signature -->
     
  5. Re: 164.7 mph out of a Inline-4

    The Saab I used to have maxed out on 270 and it had somewhere around 350 horses on 1500 kilos. 2.3 litre four. Also, my parents car maxes out on 235-240 and it's a stock 2.0 175 bhp engine in that one. turbo power! :D
     
  6. Re: 164.7 mph out of a Inline-4

    I guess Alfa Romeo geared the car so that the engine is always in the top end power band. I mean, it's a 2 litre motor, you'd want to keep the engine revving.
     
  7. Re: 164.7 mph out of a Inline-4

    erm, this thing doesnt need turbo power, its normally aspirated. the fact it only weighs 900kg has something to do with its top speed and 4.5sec 0-60 time
     
  8. Re: 164.7 mph out of a Inline-4

    Rally cars can do it more easily because they are turbocharged, this thing is not turbocharged.
     
  9. Re: 164.7 mph out of a Inline-4

    that is nothing, i seen a inline-4 that had 800 bhp and it pulled off 8.5 seconds in the quater mile
     
  10. Re: 164.7 mph out of a Inline-4

    yes, but that inline 4 more than likely had a turbo or a supercharger, whereas this doesn't
     
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    It is possible, though, that this racing league does not allow forced air induction. In this case, 300hp is a healthy number for a 4-cylinder.

    Also, doesn't the road-going version have a 2.5L V6? Is the 4Banger an option? Why didn't they go for the V6?
     
  12. Re: 164.7 mph out of a Inline-4

    There are 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder engines for the 156. The most powerfull one is the 156 GTA(I think). The engines have been limited to 2.0l and 4 cylinders in the BTCC series(and other touring car series too).
     
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