Most of the power (bhp and torque) is right at the top of the rev range.
Max torque (137lb, which isn't a lot) only starts at 4,000 rpm on your CF1 engine, which is not exactly class leading, even then.
Max bhp (150) finally comes in at about roughly 6,250 rpm.
Below 3,000 rpm it's all pretty gutless, things only really get going after 4,000 rpm.
Basically you've got to rev the nuts off it to generate even a reasonable amount of performance. By today's standards, extremely 90s and out of date.
Just enjoy the open top motoring (when the weather gets better) and forget about the rest.........
Hope that helps.
P.S. Don't even start thinking about comparing the Spider with your A3 turbo, (or any turbo driven car whether petrol or diesel for that matter), as these engines generate considerably higher levels of torque - and it's torque that generates the pulling power and will, in normal everyday driving, destroy your Spider in performance all day long.
Last edited by Spider95; 16-02-10 at 20:44.