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Pubudu
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Re: Wow!!!
Pubudu   10/13/2013 1:30:56 AM
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Yes it should be otherwise there will be a long queue for buy this machine. 

Pubudu
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Re: I wonder
Pubudu   10/13/2013 1:24:36 AM
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No No I do not need any shed or garage. It's only a matter of changing the size of my room entrance. 

Planetx
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Re: Questions
Planetx   10/12/2013 11:12:07 PM
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You only need at most the first two gears to get to 62 mph.  Heck, my 92 Mazda MX-3 with a 1.8L V6 redlined in 1st at 30 and in 2nd at 60mph.  At least in that one you could push it to the max thru the fist two gears and part way into 3rd before hitting the freeway speed limit. It was fun to drive for over 200,000 miles.

Fred

Charles Murray
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Re: You should have covered a quicker car!!
Charles Murray   10/11/2013 6:10:21 PM
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Sounds like a good suggestion for a future slideshow, mellowfellow. Thanks!

bob from maine
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Re: Wow!!!
bob from maine   10/10/2013 4:37:18 PM
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Given sufficient HP and a decent aero package, a lot of cars can hit those speeds but often by sacrificing low end peerformance. Imagine the ratio range in the gearbox necessary to allow a 7000 RPM engine achieve 0-60 in 2.9 seconds AND run a top end of 265. A 7 speed gearbox with a final ratio of 0.7 or less to 1 that could handle 1000HP is a major engineering achievement! Riding a motorcycle that can do 0-60 in 3.1 seconds is a pretty good rush, I can't imagine what it'd feel like in a car.

melllowfelllow
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You should have covered a quicker car!!
melllowfelllow   10/10/2013 3:45:42 PM
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I am disappointed that you did not cover the Hennessey Venom GT.  I am a bit prejudiced since Hennessey is just a few miles down the road.  It is a bit quicker...  It is always nice to take a gander at the rich folk's toys - I just ignore the comments of the 'hand wringers'.

There was a nice write-up by a chap from across the pond - Richard Meaden

http://www.evo.co.uk/features/features/288841/az_supercars_hennessey_venom_gt.html

6lz

2013 Hennessey Venom GT Specifications

Performance

0 – 60 mph
0 – 100 mph
0 – 300 km/h
0 – 200 mph
1/4 mile
Standing Half Mile
Standing One Mile
Top Speed
2.7 sec.
5.6 sec.
13.63 sec. – Guinness World Record
14.51 sec. – Hypercar World Record
9.92 sec. @ 163 mph
206 mph
253 mph
278 mph


Charles Murray
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Re: But who would want it?
Charles Murray   10/10/2013 2:55:08 PM
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I have to admit, William K, I wouldn't want it. In the past decade, I've had two snowblowers stolen from my garage (I live in the Chicago area). I also had the airbag module removed from my '96 Olds Cierra. If I put this car in my garage, I'd need a 24-hour security guard. They'd probably steal the security guard, too.  

Charles Murray
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Re: Awesome car
Charles Murray   10/10/2013 2:43:58 PM
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Thanks, bob from maine. I, too, am amazed by the 1.6 G's on the skid pad. It's great to get to 1.0 g's -- 1.6 is off the scales. I actually think that figure is far more impressive than the speed, but the speed makes better headlines.

Charles Murray
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Re: Wow!!!
Charles Murray   10/10/2013 2:39:57 PM
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I could be wrong, naperlou, but I believe the Corvette ZR1 from 1990-'95 had similar speed. I recall a Lotus engineer telling me that theoretically, he believed he could get the ZR1 to 300 mph with a few changes.

William K.
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But who would want it?
William K.   10/10/2013 2:34:03 PM
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While this cr is certainbly an engineering marvel with it's fuel-dragster performance, it certainly does not come acrross to me as a very good return for the price. But I suppose that for anybody able to afford such a vehicle as this one that practicality would not be much of a consideration.

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