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1,000 Horsepower Cars
Mike_Mackin

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Msg#: 4027 posted 10:14 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

"Someone told me once that to get a new technology off and running it takes anywhere from 10 to 15 years," says Ford president and chief operating officer Nick Scheele. "I think that's pretty reasonable."

AP [ap.tbo.com]

 

lazerzubb

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Msg#: 4027 posted 10:39 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

This car [koenigsegg.se], will be launched with a 1000 horsepower engine, next year (might even be this year).

lawman

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Msg#: 4027 posted 11:22 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Holy smoke, I know how top fuel dragsters and funny cars do it, but how they gonna get all that horsepower to the ground?

lawman

weisinator

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Msg#: 4027 posted 3:44 pm on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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]

ritch_b

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Msg#: 4027 posted 4:04 pm on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

There's always Bugatti's [bugatti-cars.de] new Veyron with 1001HP.

Talk about overkill - 160BHP is enough for me...

:-)

SlyGuy

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Msg#: 4027 posted 4:16 pm on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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.

;)

- Chad

ritch_b

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Msg#: 4027 posted 4:20 pm on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

As accidents go, I can beat that one SlyGuy!

Rest in pieces, my lovely Scirocco [ritch.org.uk]!...

:-/

Travoli

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Msg#: 4027 posted 4:21 pm on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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 :)

lawman

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Msg#: 4027 posted 4:40 pm on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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?"

Travoli

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Msg#: 4027 posted 6:58 pm on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

smoking the tires is a bad thing?

lawman

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Msg#: 4027 posted 8:15 pm on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Not if you're just showin' off. :)

lawman

gsx

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Msg#: 4027 posted 9:14 pm on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

But if you like British cars, try this from the same company that make "old mans" Rovers:

[xpower-mg.com...]

Not quite 1000 bhp but very close.

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