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Cadman-LT
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Re: Nice show
Cadman-LT   4/4/2014 12:50:12 PM
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William K., when I was saying "you" I didn't mean YOU. I meant anyone that would have the money for that car....just wanted to clarify.

Cadman-LT
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Cadman-LT   4/4/2014 12:44:24 PM
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Charles, wow finally I impressed you!!...lol I forgot to tell you I'm psychic!...lol

Cadman-LT
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Re: Nice show
Cadman-LT   4/4/2014 12:40:34 PM
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William K., I have no doubt if you could actually afford one that gas mileage would be an issue! Plus, you probably live in Hollywood and don't drive far anyways!...lol

bob from maine
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bob from maine   3/25/2014 3:18:16 PM
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I really don't think fuel consumption is an issue on the dragsters. The engine life expectancy is roughly 12 seconds at full throttle, they get entirely rebuilt at least every second run, typically develop 1600-2400 horsepower and cost over 50 grand. The supercars demonstrated on the show Top-Gear typically only run 3-5 miles per gallon during their track tests, though on the road many of them exceed 20 MPG. I'm not surprised the Tesla wasn't shown considering it was the Geneva show; not normally a show featuring American iron. Nice slide-show! The 454 in my boat sucks up 28 gallons per hour developing only 300HP, but in my truck towing it gets 18 MPG (sometimes!). I could probably turbo-charge either (or both) and decrease my fuel mileage significantly - but oh what a wonderful noise they would make!

Charles Murray
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Re: Nice show
Charles Murray   3/19/2014 7:55:26 PM
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Wow, Caman-LT, I'm impressed. I thought of you when I read this morning's news about Chrysler, which had to suspend production of the Viper for two months because of slow sales. You were a day ahead of the news on this! See link below.

http://www.autonews.com/article/20140318/OEM01/140319833/chrysler-to-idle-viper-plant-for-two-months-on-slow-sales

 

 

William K.
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William K.   3/17/2014 9:34:57 PM
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Charles, I also got an explanation about why they run the engines so very rich, aside from the fact that it makes more power. It seems that if the engine ever goes lean at that speed and power level that detonation will occur and that usually destroys the engine by blasting it apart. At least that was the explanation that I got, which does make sense when I stop and think.

The next highest road vehicle fuel consumption is for a USMC vevicle with a twelve cylinder engine that burns over a gallon a minute at high output.Which vehicle nobody would say, it may be classified information. 

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   3/17/2014 5:21:40 PM
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I've heard the same thing about quarter-mile fuel consumption, William K. To get a sense of what that means, fill a gallon milk jug with water, pour it out, and time it. It takes about 12-13 seconds. That's a lot more time than it takes some of these cars to do a quarter-mile and use more than a gallon of fuel.

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Charles Murray   3/17/2014 5:14:14 PM
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Cadman-LT, you're actually not far off. Chrysler considered shelving the Viper in 2012 but decided to keep it. They showed it at this year's Detroit auto show, where they said the "Stryker Green color would be available starting in February, 2014 on the Viper GTS price class." So I guess the reports of its death were premature.  

William K.
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William K.   3/15/2014 1:00:33 PM
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Cadman, the Hennessey is certainly a fast car, but the fuel consumption is probably quite serious. I have read that some of the faster dragsters go through well over a gallon for that quaerter mile blast, and while the car is not described as a dragster it would probably give a good showing at a lot of strips. 

It would have been interesting to see just what sort of milage is claimed for these cars, but I don't suppose that would matter to anyone who could afford to own one.

An interesting thought: just mention insuring one to an all-state insurance agent! Their expression would be entertaining, I would think.

Cadman-LT
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Cadman-LT   3/15/2014 5:33:54 AM
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Back in 78' Joe Walsh's Maserati did 185! lol Ahh, maybe it just looked like that to him!

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