The Metro Turbo I once drove had so little boost you could hardly tell it was
a turbo. Most Italian cars are made to be thrashed with pedal to the metal
driving. Lag is more usually a problem on cars with massive turbos.
However, I don't think Fiat have really got it together on turbo cars
because whenever I drive one it is real on/off power and feels powerful if
agricultural compared to the Subura Imprenza.
In a message dated 17/10/99 12:55:59 GMT Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
<< BTW, do any of you have driving experience with turbocharged A+ series
engines? The Fiat I had was turbo'd, and the lag really sucked (pun
intended). I guess that was ok, though, because the nonlinear response of
the throttle was easily matched by the nonlinear braking. Made for some
lively mountain driving. Anyway, I've read of a few folks in the UK using a
turbo from a later A series engine on their spridget and they seem to love
it. Maybe the lag isn't as bad? >>