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Abbott Racing had a truly stunning 95 estate at the national at the weekend. Did anyone have a close look at the spec sheet on the windscreen? I seem to recall 408bhp was the order of the day.

That's a lot of power. Too much perhaps?

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The Hirsch-tuned 9-5 produced something around 350hp, and in the article I red, they were thinking that this kind of power through a FWD is about maximum, if even some sort of driveability is needed...408hp, sounds pretty cool, though. Imagine the face of a Porsche (say Boxster) owner, when you trash his German testosterone wagon with your family sedan on an Autobahn :smile:
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Yes it was a very nice looking car....

Here's a couple of pictures.





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Actually, was it an estate? I can't tell from the pics...
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Just had a ride in (won't mention it here) something far eastern with 330bhp and it scared the willys out of me. OUTSTANDING acceleration.....

408BHP must be like a white knuckle ride.

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No it wasn't an estate, its an 02 aero auto..

Had abbotts standard 40bhp upgrade, taking to to 290bhp... which is nice! :smile:

Hirsch do a Troll R, with 310bhp, there will be an official Saab backed Hirsch 9-5 aero, with 305bhp... due out anytime soon!
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I'm pretty sure the card in the windscreem said something about 408bhp. A group of us had a discussion about it...

Unless it was just stating what was possible if your wallet was big enough.

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