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      04-21-2019, 01:14 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Grumpy Old Man View Post
There's an old saying, "there's no replacement for displacement", having said that it's not all about power on a road course or track. Weight, breaking, suspension and handling can overcome a car with more power that doesn't perform as well going around corners, changing direction and slowing down. Watch the mini with the V8 Mustang at about the 6 min mark. The Mustang pulls away on the straight, but in the corners its no contest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=t3ppTh3TYtA
Yep - saw that in person in the 80s when BMW M3s were racing in Wellington, with the Aussi V8 Supercars. The M3s would win overall because of their handling.