Not true actually. I owned the yellow one. It got a rebuild around 100,000km. After it got dyno'd it put out 415ft/lb torque at the rear wheels. (560nm) on a 3.08 ratio diff. I think it was running 12lb boost.
I was told at the time, by the people who tuned it that it was around 50ft/lb greater than a 350 chev of that era.
In real life it went hard.
Why bother spending the money on a 202 , doesnt matter how much money yo through at it , a bent eight will still beat it