Originally Posted by Dilettanteque
I know that. You know that. They don't want to know that. So it is just good sport picking off the list of things that demonstrate why an apple is not an orange.
To me it's less Haldex vs Torsen, it's more normally aspirated vs supercharged.
I've lived with a tuned A6 3.0 NA for 10 years, and loved the fact that the throttle was instantaneous. However, driving the 3.0 TFSI has opened my mind to a forced induction car that operates like an NA with almost (just a miniscule) amount of lag. But the upside is so much more, 240 bhp vs 333 bhp, from the same amount of c.c.
How much is VW squeezing out of the 3.6? 280 bhp? In a heavy, old VW iron block, AL engine head. Handling will also be affected by the nose heaviness.
Love the R36, almost bought one, but no comparison.