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Old 04-24-2009, 08:57 PM
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Happy Anzac day to the Aussie (and few other kiwi members) btw. lest we forget.

13B wasn't a good engine to be using for the weight of this car. Nowhere near enough torque. The target market for this car (insanely rich and government ministers) would be able to stand less than favourable fuel consumption but that AND poor performance? The only way to extract anywhere near decent performance was to rev it crazily, straining the 3 speed slushbox and also creating a bit of a noise problem which would go against the luxury pretensions of the car.

Mazda used a 13b again in a large luxury sedan, in the mark 3, 4 and 5 929's/Luce's. However these had less weight to cart around and in the mark 5's case a turbo.
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