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1,000 Horsepower Cars

   
10:14 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"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."

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10:39 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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)

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

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3:44 pm on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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)

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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

4:20 pm on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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smoking the tires is a bad thing?
8:15 pm on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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

lawman

gsx

9:14 pm on Jan 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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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