Join Date: Aug 2011
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Doug- If it really had 473 lb-ft of torque, it would really be something, but 473 Nm of torque is not bad, even though the OM says 470.
You really cannot believe everything it says in the popular press. According to the owners manuals (which may or may not be accurate), the compression ratio on the Scud and 16M is exactly the same, 11.88:1 for the Scud, and 11.9 (rounded off from 11.88, but could be interpretted as higher compression by a journalist) for the 16M. HP and torque are quoted as exactly the same and performance numbers are the same. Curb weight for the Scud is quoted as 1350 kg and 1470 kg for the 16M. That means the performance figures for the 16M are probably not accurate or, more likely, they never bothered to retest for the small run of cars.
The Scud springs are made of titanium, too, so it sounds like the article is actually comparing the 16M to an F430 Spider.
That encompasses about 90 seconds of research, so you might want to do some fact checking because most of what is stated in that article is suspect for a Scud vs 16M comparison, but appropriate for a 16M vs F430 Spider comparison.
If you do not already have them, the OMs are both available at ferraridatabase.com.
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