| 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).
| 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?
| 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]
| 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...
| 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.
| 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]!...
| 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 :)
| 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?"
| 6:58 pm on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)|
smoking the tires is a bad thing?
| 8:15 pm on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Not if you're just showin' off. :)
| 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:
Not quite 1000 bhp but very close.