This car [koenigsegg.se], will be launched with a 1000 horsepower engine, next year (might even be this year).
Holy smoke, I know how top fuel dragsters and funny cars do it, but how they gonna get all that horsepower to the ground?
Tire friction coefficient and the weight of the vehicle (particularly the weight over the drive wheels) determines how much of that power is transferred.
Useless Factoid: 1988-1996 GM W-Body coupes ( Grand Prix/Cutlass/Regal/Lumina) have a 1% lower Drag Coefficient than that "supercar". (.297 for the GM Coupes and .30 for the Koenigsegg)
Too bad they only have 15-20% of the power.
Added: Who would Crash That Car? [koenigsegg.se]
There's always Bugatti's [bugatti-cars.de] new Veyron with 1001HP.
Talk about overkill - 160BHP is enough for me...
1000HP is a little much for me too.
I was totally satisfied with the 550HP my old car [wreckedexotics.com] had...
..on the other hand maybe that had a little to many horses for me too.
As accidents go, I can beat that one SlyGuy!
Rest in pieces, my lovely Scirocco [ritch.org.uk]!...
It's not that difficult. The Toyota Supra Turbo 3.0 liter 2JZ-GTE can reliably handle 900 horsepower without internal modification. It came to American shores in 1994.
I'm getting mine at the end of this year :)
Assumption: All that horsepower is for acceleration, sometimes from a standing start and sometimes from a roll.
I guess I should've said "assuming you want to be the fastest vehicle from stop light to stoplight, how ya gonna manage all that horsepower without going up in smoke?"
smoking the tires is a bad thing?
Not if you're just showin' off. :)
But if you like British cars, try this from the same company that make "old mans" Rovers:
Not quite 1000 bhp but very close.