|QUOTE (rader1 @ Saturday, Jan 26 2013, 23:19)|
Not only that but there are VERY few diesel platforms that are well suited to make big power or turn. If you're talking about race cars(like the Audi TDIs) that's a very extreme exception. Diesels rely more on the "feeling" of acceleration more than actually accelerating.
They also sound like arse.
Fastest I've reached in my little 1.6 hatchback is 121 on the M25, during rush hour. It was very engaging for a minute or so, and I settled back to avoid prosecution rather than an accident. I was surprised how controllable it felt.